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
1st, gold medalist(s) Chandra Crawford  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Claudia Kuenzel  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alena Sidko  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 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  Nobuko 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" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved Jun 17, 2009.