Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's team sprint

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Women's team sprint
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Medal ceremony for the women's team sprint.jpg
The medal ceremony. From left: Sweden (silver), Germany (gold), Russia (bronze)
Venue Whistler Olympic Park
Dates 22 February
Competitors 36 from 18 nations
Winning time 18:03.7
Medalists
Gold medal    Germany
Silver medal    Sweden
Bronze medal    Russia
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Cross-country skiing at the 2010 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 team sprint cross-country skiing competition in the freestyle technique at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 22 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia.[1]

The Swedish team of Lina Andersson and Anna Dahlberg (Olsson since 2008) were the defending Olympic champions when the technique was classical.[2] The defending world champions were the Finnish duo of Virpi Kuitunen and Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, the defending Olympic bronze medalists, when the technique was also classical.[3] Italy's team of Magda Genuin and Arianna Follis won the test event that took place at the Olympic venue on 18 January 2009.[4] The last World Cup event in this format prior to the 2010 Games took place in Rybinsk, Russia on 24 January 2010 and was won by the German team of Stefanie Böhler and Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle.[5]

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals took place at 10:45 and 11:10 PST.[1]

Rank Heat Bib Country Athlete Time Note
1 1 6 France Karine Laurent Philippot
Laure Barthélémy
18:42.2 Q
2 1 1 Italy Magda Genuin
Arianna Follis
18:43.0 Q
3 1 3 Germany Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
Claudia Nystad
18:43.5 Q
4 1 8 Poland Kornelia Marek
Sylwia Jaśkowiec
18:44.1 q
5 1 4 Russia Irina Khazova
Natalya Korostelyova
18:48.0 q
6 1 2 Finland Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Riikka Sarasoja
18:53.8 q
7 1 5 Japan Nobuko Fukuda
Madoka Natsumi
19:51.7
8 1 9 Ukraine Kateryna Grygorenko
Maryna Antsybor
19:55.6
9 1 7 Switzerland Bettina Gruber
Silvana Bucher
20:04.6
1 2 12 Sweden Charlotte Kalla
Anna Haag
18:35.9 Q
2 2 11 Norway Astrid Jacobsen
Celine Brun-Lie
18:47.2 Q
3 2 16 United States Caitlin Compton
Kikkan Randall
18:48.9 Q
4 2 14 Canada Daria Gaiazova
Sara Renner
18:54.9 q
5 2 10 Slovenia Katja Visnar
Vesna Fabjan
18:58.9
6 2 15 Kazakhstan Oxana Jatskaja
Elena Kolomina
19:33.6
7 2 17 Belarus Ekaterina Rudakova
Olga Vasiljonok
19:52.3
8 2 13 Estonia Triin Ojaste
Kaija Udras
20:02.2
9 2 18 China Man Dandan
Li Hongxue
20:02.7

Final[edit]

The following are the results of the event.[6]

Defending Olympic champion Sweden won silver under a different team. Finland, the defending world champions, finished a disappointing eighth under a different team. Test event winners Italy finished fourth with the same team members. Germany, the last winners prior to the Olympics in this event, won gold with Nystad replacing Böhler.

Rank Bib Country Athlete Time Deficit
1 3 Germany Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle
Claudia Nystad
18:03.7 +0.0
2 12 Sweden Charlotte Kalla
Anna Haag
18:04.3 +0.6
3 4 Russia Irina Khazova
Natalya Korostelyova
18:07.7 +4.0
4 1 Italy Magda Genuin
Arianna Follis
18:14.2 +10.5
5 11 Norway Astrid Jacobsen
Celine Brun-Lie
18:32.8 +29.1
6 16 United States Caitlin Compton
Kikkan Randall
18:51.6 +47.9
7 14 Canada Daria Gaiazova
Sara Renner
18:51.8 +48.1
8 2 Finland Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Riikka Sarasoja
18:56.6 +52.9
9 8 Poland Kornelia Marek
Sylwia Jaśkowiec
18:59.1 +55.4
10 6 France Karine Laurent Philippot
Laure Barthélémy
19:04.2 +1:00.5

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