Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's sprint

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Women's sprint
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Venue Pragelato
Dates February 22
Competitors 66 from 28 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Canada
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Russia
«2002 2010»
Cross-country skiing at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Distance
10 km women
15 km men women
30 km men women
50 km men
4 x 5 km relay women
4 x 10 km relay men
Sprint
Individual men women
Team men women

The Women's sprint cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 22 February, at Pragelato.

Emilie Öhrstig was the defending World Champion, but she won in the classical style, and the last free style sprint in the World Championships (in 2003) was won by Marit Bjørgen. Julija Tchepalova is defending Olympic champion. The most recent free style sprint event in the World Cup, however, was won by the Russian Alena Sidko at 30 December 2005.

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Sixty-six skiers completed the 1.1 kilometre course in the qualifying portion of the event, with the top thirty advancing to the quarterfinals.[1]

Rank Name Country Time Notes
1 Beckie Scott Canada 2:12.45 Q
2 Arianna Follis Italy 2:12.90 Q
3 Lina Andersson Sweden 2:13.29 Q
4 Claudia Kuenzel Germany 2:13.64 Q
5 Alena Sidko Russia 2:14.54 Q
6 Petra Majdič Slovenia 2:14.62 Q
7 Virpi Kuitunen Finland 2:14.83 Q
8 Chandra Crawford Canada 2:15.06 Q
9 Sara Renner Canada 2:15.37 Q
10 Kikkan Randall United States 2:15.63 Q
11 Aino Kaisa Saarinen Finland 2:15.75 Q
12 Anna Dahlberg Sweden 2:15.91 Q
13 Ella Gjømle Norway 2:16.02 Q
14 Manuela Henkel Germany 2:16.04 Q
15 Madoka Natsumi Japan 2:16.30 Q
16 Viktoria Lopatina Belarus 2:16.36 Q
17 Marit Bjørgen Norway 2:16.38 Q
18 Magda Genuin Italy 2:16.41 Q
19 Britta Norgren Sweden 2:16.43 Q
20 Olga Moskalenko-Rotcheva Russia 2:16.43 Q
21 Emelie Öhrstig Sweden 2:16.75 Q
22 Julija Tchepalova Russia 2:16.90 Q
23 Hilde G. Pedersen Norway 2:17.17 Q
24 Kati Venalainen Finland 2:17.29 Q
25 Natalia Matveeva Russia 2:17.73 Q
26 Laurence Rochat Switzerland 2:17.73 Q
27 Alena Prochazkova Slovakia 2:17.75 Q
28 Nobuko Fukuda Japan 2:17.82 Q
29 Olga Vasiljonok Belarus 2:18.12 Q
30 Stefanie Boehler Germany 2:18.14 Q
31 Nicole Fessel Germany 2:18.35
32 Seraina Mischol Switzerland 2:18.83
33 Barbara Moriggl Italy 2:19.12
34 Aurelie Perrillat France 2:19.28
35 Wendy Kay Wagner United States 2:19.71
36 Vita Jakimchuk Ukraine 2:19.92
37 Irina Terentjeva Lithuania 2:20.08
38 Elena Kolomina Kazakhstan 2:20.28
38 Lindsey Williams United States 2:20.28
40 Vesna Fabjan Slovenia 2:20.34
41 Tatjana Mannima Estonia 2:20.44
42 Elina Hietamaeki Finland 2:20.49
43 Marina Malets Lisogor Ukraine 2:20.79
44 Justyna Kowalczyk Poland 2:21.19
45 Natalya Issachenko Kazakhstan 2:21.22
46 Oxana Jatskaja Kazakhstan 2:22.12
47 Emilie Vina France 2:22.42
48 Kaili Sirge Estonia 2:22.42
49 Amanda Ammar Canada 2:22.78
50 Eva Nývltová Czech Republic 2:22.86
51 Ekaterina Rudakova Bulauka Belarus 2:23.19
52 Esther Bottomley Australia 2:23.55
53 Katarina Garajova Slovakia 2:23.98
54 Piret Pormeister Estonia 2:24.67
55 Elodie Bourgeois Pin France 2:24.77
56 Man Dandan China 2:25.16
57 Song Bo China 2:27.07
58 Maja Kezele Croatia 2:27.16
59 Monika Gyorgy Romania 2:27.53
60 Daria Starostina Kazakhstan 2:27.58
61 Jia Yuping China 2:30.03
62 Elena Gorohova Moldova 2:31.61
63 Kelime Aydin Turkey 2:33.33
64 Lee Chae-Won South Korea 2:35.47
65 Liu Liming China 2:35.76
66 Panagiota Tsakiri Greece 2:43.28

Quarterfinals[edit]

There were five quarterfinal races, each with six skiers. The top two in each heat advanced to the semifinals.[1]

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 1  Beckie Scott (CAN) 2:16.6 Q
2 10  Kikkan Randall (USA) 2:17.8 Q
3 20  Olga Moskalenko-Rotcheva (RUS) 2:18.4
4 30  Stefanie Boehler (GER) 2:18.5
5 21  Emelie Öhrstig (SWE) 2:19.9
6 11  Aino Kaisa Saarinen (FIN) 2:20.7
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 4  Claudia Kuenzel (GER) 2:15.5 Q
2 7  Virpi Kuitunen (FIN) 2:16.2 Q
3 14  Manuela Henkel (GER) 2:16.4
4 17  Marit Bjørgen (NOR) 2:16.8
5 27  Alena Prochazkova (SVK) 2:17.9
6 24  Kati Venalainen (FIN) 2:18.1
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 5  Alena Sidko (RUS) 2:17.7 Q
2 6  Petra Majdič (SLO) 2:17.7 Q
3 26  Laurence Rochat (SUI) 2:18.9
4 15  Madoka Natsumi (JPN) 2:19.9
5 16  Viktoria Lopatina (BLR) 2:24.8
6 25  Natalia Matveeva (RUS) 2:31.4
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 12  Anna Dahlberg (SWE) 2:14.3 Q
2 2  Arianna Follis (ITA) 2:14.7 Q
3 19  Britta Norgren (SWE) 2:15.0
4 9  Sara Renner (CAN) 2:15.6
5 29  Olga Vasiljonok (BLR) 2:16.6
6 22  Julija Tchepalova (RUS) 2:16.6
Quarterfinal 5
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 8  Chandra Crawford (CAN) 2:14.2 Q
2 13  Ella Gjømle (NOR) 2:15.7 Q
3 3  Lina Andersson (SWE) 2:16.0
4 18  Magda Genuin (ITA) 2:17.9
5 28  Nobuka Fukuda (JPN) 2:18.2
6 23  Hilde G. Pedersen (NOR) 2:19.1

Semifinals[edit]

There were two semifinal races, each with five skiers. The top two in each semifinal advanced to the A Final, to compete for the top four places, while the third and fourth placed finishers advanced to the B Final, for places five through eight.[1]

Semifinal 1
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 4  Claudia Kuenzel (GER) 2:15.5 Q
2 1  Beckie Scott (CAN) 2:15.8 Q
3 7  Virpi Kuitunen (FIN) 2:16.3
4 6  Petra Majdič (SLO) 2:18.7
5 10  Kikkan Randall (USA) 2:19.1
Semifinal 2
Rank Seed Athlete Result Notes
1 8  Chandra Crawford (CAN) 2:13.4 Q
2 5  Alena Sidko (RUS) 2:15.1 Q
3 2  Arianna Follis (ITA) 2:16.2
4 13  Ella Gjømle (NOR) 2:16.4
5 12  Anna Dahlberg (SWE) 2:18.9

Finals[edit]

Chandra Crawford finished 0.7 seconds ahead of Claudia Kuenzel to win the Olympic gold medal in the women's cross-country sprint.[1]

Final A
Rank Seed Athlete Result
1Gold medal icon.svg 8  Chandra Crawford (CAN) 2:12.3
2Silver medal icon.svg 4  Claudia Kuenzel (GER) 2:13.0
3Bronze medal icon.svg 5  Alena Sidko (RUS) 2:13.2
4 1  Beckie Scott (CAN) 2:14.7
Final B
Rank Seed Athlete Result
1 7  Virpi Kuitunen (FIN) 2:18.1
2 13  Ella Gjømle (NOR) 2:18.2
3 2  Arianna Follis (ITA) 2:20.3
4 6  Petra Majdič (SLO) 2:21.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved Jun 17, 2009.