Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 15 kilometre pursuit
|Women's 15 kilometre pursuit
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||67 from 28 nations|
|Cross-country skiing at the
2006 Winter Olympics
|4 x 5 km relay||women|
|4 x 10 km relay||men|
Julija Tchepalova was the reigning World Champion in the event, while Canadian Beckie Scott won the 10 km pursuit at the 2002 Olympics. However, neither were in the medals here; Kristina Šmigun and Kateřina Neumannová were neck-and-neck coming into the stadium, but Šmigun was the quickest through the last straight and won by 1.9 seconds. Russia's Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova took bronze.
The pursuit consisted of a 7.5 kilometre section raced in the classical style, followed by a 7.5 kilometre portion raced freestyle. In between, the sections, each skier took time (approximately 30 seconds) to 'pit', changing their skis.
- "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved Jun 11, 2009.