Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 15 kilometre pursuit

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Women's 15 kilometre pursuit
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Venue Pragelato
Dates February 12
Competitors 67 from 28 nations
Winning time 42:48.7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kristina Smigun  Estonia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kateřina Neumannová  Czech Republic
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova  Russia
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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 15 kilometre pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 12 February, at Pragelato.

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.

In 2014, the Estonian Olympic Committee was notified by the IOC that one of Šmigun's samples from the 2006 Turin Games had been retested with a positive result. On 24 October 2016, the World Anti-Doping Agency Athletes' Commission stated that Šmigun faces a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing before the end of October. If Šmigun were to be stripped of her gold, Kateřina Neumannová of Czech Republic could be elevated to gold in the 15 km pursuit event.[1]

Results[edit]

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.[2]

Rank Name Country Time
1Gold medal icon.svg Kristina Šmigun  Estonia 42:48.7
2Silver medal icon.svg Kateřina Neumannová  Czech Republic 42:50.6
3Bronze medal icon.svg Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova  Russia 43:03.2
4 Kristin Størmer Steira  Norway 43:06.8
5 Gabriella Paruzzi  Italy 43:18.9
6 Beckie Scott  Canada 43:20.6
7 Olga Savialova  Russia 43:23.7
8 Justyna Kowalczyk  Poland 43:25.6
9 Julija Tchepalova  Russia 43:39.5
10 Hilde G. Pedersen  Norway 43:40.5
11 Petra Majdič  Slovenia 43:41.7
12 Svetlana Malahova-Shishkina  Kazakhstan 44:00.0
13 Riitta Liisa Lassila  Finland 44:06.1
14 Valentina Shevchenko  Ukraine 44:13.6
15 Britta Norgren  Sweden 44:18.0
16 Sara Renner  Canada 44:30.9
17 Sabina Valbusa  Italy 44:44.7
18 Claudia Kuenzel  Germany 44:48.1
19 Kristin Murer Stemland  Norway 44:59.2
20 Karine Philippot  France 45:06.5
21 Wang Chunli  China 45:09.6
22 Antonella Confortola  Italy 45:11.9
23 Ivana Janečková  Czech Republic 45:33.5
24 Natascia Leonardi Cortesi  Switzerland 45:34.3
25 Elena Kolomina  Kazakhstan 45:44.1
26 Vita Jakimchuk  Ukraine 45:48.1
27 Li Hongxue  China 45:56.4
28 Stefanie Boehler  Germany 45:56.9
29 Helena Balatkova Erbenova  Czech Republic 45:57.0
30 Sumiko Yokoyama  Japan 45:58.6
31 Elin Ek  Sweden 46:02.7
32 Liu Yuanyuan  China 46:18.5
33 Elina Hietamaeki  Finland 46:20.5
34 Kirsi Valimaa  Finland 46:25.6
35 Masako Ishida  Japan 46:37.7
36 Arianna Follis  Italy 46:40.9
37 Elena Burukhina  Russia 46:42.9
38 Chizuru Soneta  Japan 46:45.5
39 Maja Benedicic  Slovenia 46:51.1
40 Kateryna Grygorenko  Ukraine 46:55.2
41 Oxana Jatskaja  Kazakhstan 46:57.0
42 Clare-Louise Brumley  Australia 47:03.1
43 Alena Sannikova  Belarus 47:05.6
44 Ludmila Korolik Shablouskaya  Belarus 47:07.2
45 Tatjana Zavalij  Ukraine 47:18.7
46 Alena Prochazkova  Slovakia 47:45.2
47 Anna Karin Stromstedt  Sweden 47:51.3
48 Rebecca Dussault  United States 47:53.7
49 Ekaterina Rudakova Bulauka  Belarus 48:09.2
50 Yevgeniya Voloshenko  Kazakhstan 48:17.2
51 Olga Vasiljonok  Belarus 48:20.4
52 Manuela Henkel  Germany 48:21.8
53 Irina Terentjeva  Lithuania 48:33.7
54 Milaine Theriault  Canada 48:38.9
55 Lindsey Weier  United States 48:45.0
56 Abby Larson  United States 48:47.5
57 Lee Chae-Won  South Korea 49:01.2
58 Xu Yinghui  China 49:47.3
59 Monika Gyorgy  Romania 50:15.3
60 Chandra Crawford  Canada 50:35.4
61 Laia Aubert Torrents  Spain 50:41.3
62 Lindsey Williams  United States 50:49.7
63 Laura Orgue  Spain 51:16.5
64 Maja Kezele  Croatia 51:36.3
65 Marit Bjørgen  Norway DNF
65 Kelime Aydin  Turkey DNF
65 Branka Kuzeljevc  Serbia and Montenegro DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler, Nick (24 Oct 2016). "Šmigun-Vähi facing CAS hearing after "positive" retest at Turin 2006". INSIDETHEGAMES.BIZ. Dunsar Media Company Limited. Retrieved 2016-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved Jun 11, 2009.