Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's team sprint
|Women's team sprint
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
The medal ceremony. From left: Sweden (silver), Germany (gold), Russia (bronze)
|Venue||Whistler Olympic Park|
|Competitors||36 from 18 nations|
|Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
|4 x 5 km relay||women|
|4 x 10 km relay||men|
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.
The Swedish team of Lina Andersson and Anna Dahlberg (Olsson since 2008) were the defending Olympic champions when the technique was classical. 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. Italy's team of Magda Genuin and Arianna Follis won the test event that took place at the Olympic venue on 18 January 2009. 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.
The following are the results of the event.
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.
|6||16||United States||Caitlin Compton
|10||6||France||Karine Laurent Philippot
- Cross-country skiing schedule for the 2010 Winter Olympics. - accessed 3 November 2009.
- 2006 Winter Olympics women's team sprint classical results. - accessed 3 February 2009.
- FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 women's team sprint classical results. - accessed 3 November 2009 results.
- FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Whistler Olympic Park 18 January 2009 women's team sprint freestyle results. - accessed 3 November 2009.
- FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Rybinsk 24 January 2010 women's team sprint freestyle results. - accessed 24 January 2010.
- vancouver2010.com: Ladies' Team Sprint Free
- 2010 Winter Olympics results: Ladies' Team Sprint Free (semifinals), from http://www.vancouver2010.com/; retrieved 2010-02-21.
- 2010 Winter Olympics results: Ladies' Team Sprint Free (final), from http://www.vancouver2010.com/; retrieved 2010-02-21.