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

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Women's sprint
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
BjoergenSprintGold2010.jpg
The medalists
Venue Whistler Olympic Park
Dates 17 February
Competitors 54 from 27 nations
Winning time 3:39.2
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marit Bjørgen  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Justyna Kowalczyk  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Petra Majdič  Slovenia
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Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics
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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 in the classical technique at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 17 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia.[1]

Canada's Chandra Crawford was the defending Olympic champion in this event, though that event was in the freestyle technique.[2] Italy's Arianna Follis was the defending world champion in this event which was also held in freestyle technique.[3] Alena Procházková of Slovakia won the test event that took place at Olympic venue on 16 January 2009.[4] The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 Games in this format took place on 6 February 2010 in Canmore, Alberta and was won by Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk.[5]

Follis did not qualify for the event at the Winter Olympics. Crawford and Procházková were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Kowalczyk won silver. It was Bjørgen's second medal at these Olympics and first gold for her. Majdič won her first Olympic medal and the first for Slovenia in cross-country skiing. During the warm-up she crashed down a bank, into an unprotected 3 m (9.8 ft) deep gorge and landed on ice and rocks, sustaining five broken ribs and a pneumothorax.[6] In spite of agonizing pain, she finished third in the sprint a few hours later, winning the first individual Winter Olympic medal for Slovenia in 16 years and its first ever in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics. She earned the highest praise from other skiers, staff and the media for her amazing bravery[7][8] as she attended the medal giving ceremony with a tube in her chest to relieve pneumothorax.[6]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying took place at 10:15 PST.[1]

Rank Bib Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 2 Marit Bjørgen  Norway 3:38.05 +0.00 Q
2 18 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen  Finland 3:38.82 +0.77 Q
3 23 Anna Olsson  Sweden 3:41.95 +3.90 Q
4 12 Magda Genuin  Italy 3:42.18 +4.13 Q
5 17 Justyna Kowalczyk  Poland 3:43.35 +5.30 Q
6 21 Virpi Kuitunen  Finland 3:43.72 +5.67 Q
7 7 Katja Visnar  Slovenia 3:44.10 +6.05 Q
8 13 Celine Brun-Lie  Norway 3:44.71 +6.66 Q
9 22 Nicole Fessel  Germany 3:44.79 +6.74 Q
10 24 Kikkan Randall  United States 3:44.97 +6.92 Q
11 25 Astrid Jacobsen  Norway 3:45.01 +6.96 Q
12 1 Katerina Smutna  Austria 3:45.03 +6.98 Q
13 8 Magdalena Pajala  Sweden 3:45.50 +7.45 Q
14 5 Natalya Korostelyova  Russia 3:45.56 +7.51 Q
15 20 Pirjo Muranen  Finland 3:46.04 +7.99 Q
16 6 Alena Procházková  Slovakia 3:46.16 +8.11 Q
17 27 Daria Gaiazova  Canada 3:46.97 +8.92 Q
18 47 Chandra Crawford  Canada 3:47.25 +9.20 Q
19 3 Petra Majdič  Slovenia 3:47.84 +9.79 Q
20 10 Kirsi Perälä  Finland 3:48.08 +10.03 Q
21 4 Vesna Fabjan  Slovenia 3:48.40 +10.35 Q
22 26 Madoka Natsumi  Japan 3:48.48 +10.43 Q
23 31 Aurore Cuinet  France 3:48.52 +10.47 Q
24 38 Katrin Zeller  Germany 3:48.63 +10.58 Q
25 19 Ida Ingemarsdotter  Sweden 3:49.11 +11.06 Q
26 16 Yevgeniya Shapovalova  Russia 3:49.52 +11.47 Q
27 14 Hanna Falk  Sweden 3:49.94 +11.89 Q
28 30 Maiken Caspersen Falla  Norway 3:50.23 +12.18 Q
29 33 Hanna Kolb  Germany 3:50.29 +12.24 Q
30 40 Doris Trachsel  Switzerland 3:50.85 +12.80 Q
31 28 Kaija Udras  Estonia 3:51.05 +13.00
32 15 Oxana Jatskaja  Kazakhstan 3:51.27 +13.22
33 37 Eva Nývltová  Czech Republic 3:51.37 +13.32
34 43 Sara Renner  Canada 3:51.79 +13.74
35 9 Elena Turysheva  Russia 3:51.99 +13.94
36 35 Elena Kolomina  Kazakhstan 3:52.12 +14.07
37 34 Triin Ojaste  Estonia 3:52.31 +14.26
38 50 Holly Brooks  United States 3:52.51 +14.46
39 29 Karin Moroder  Italy 3:53.74 +15.69
40 11 Olga Rocheva  Russia 3:53.87 +15.82
41 39 Perianne Jones  Canada 3:54.27 +16.22
42 45 Nastassia Dubarezava  Belarus 3:56.87 +18.82
43 32 Elisa Brocard  Italy 3:58.27 +20.22
44 52 Monika Gyorgy  Romania 3:58.32 +20.27
45 46 Elena Antonova  Kazakhstan 4:01.35 +23.30
46 36 Olga Vasiljonok  Belarus 4:01.73 +23.68
47 49 Katherine Calder  New Zealand 4:03.11 +25.06
48 48 Marina Matrossova  Kazakhstan 4:03.14 +25.09
49 41 Irina Terentjeva  Lithuania 4:04.47 +26.42
50 44 Esther Bottomley  Australia 4:05.12 +27.07
51 42 Man Dandan  China 4:08.55 +30.50
52 51 Nina Broznić  Croatia 4:15.31 +37.26
53 53 Kelime Çetinkaya  Turkey 4:22.32 +44.27
54 54 Olga Reshetkova  Kyrgyzstan 4:32.96 +54.91

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinals took place at 12:30 PST.[1]

Quarterfinal 1
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 1 Marit Bjørgen  Norway 3:35.4 +0.0 Q
2 11 Astrid Jacobsen  Norway 3:39.0 +3.6 Q
3 10 Kikkan Randall  United States 3:39.4 +4.0 LL
4 20 Kirsi Perälä  Finland 3:39.7 +4.3
5 21 Vesna Fabjan  Slovenia 3:43.7 +8.3
6 30 Doris Trachsel  Switzerland 3:44.7 +9.3
Quarterfinal 2
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 4 Magda Genuin  Italy 3:41.9 +0.0 Q
2 14 Natalya Korostelyova  Russia 3:42.9 +1.0 Q
3 24 Katrin Zeller  Germany 3:43.0 +1.1
4 7 Katja Visnar  Slovenia 3:43.5 +1.6
5 17 Daria Gaiazova  Canada 3:44.4 +2.5
6 27 Hanna Falk  Sweden 4:22.5 +40.6
Quarterfinal 3
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 5 Justyna Kowalczyk  Poland 3:38.8 +0.0 Q
2 6 Virpi Kuitunen  Finland 3:39.9 +1.1 Q
3 25 Ida Ingemarsdotter  Sweden 3:40.0 +1.2
4 16 Alena Procházková  Slovakia 3:40.1 +1.3
5 15 Pirjo Muranen  Finland 3:41.7 +2.9
6 26 Yevgeniya Shapovalova  Russia 3:43.2 +4.4
Quarterfinal 4
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 19 Petra Majdič  Slovenia 3:40.2 +0.0 Q
2 12 Katerina Smutna  Austria 3:40.5 +0.3 Q
3 2 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen  Finland 3:40.7 +0.5
4 9 Nicole Fessel  Germany 3:41.2 +1.0
5 29 Hanna Kolb  Germany 3:41.6 +1.4
6 22 Madoka Natsumi  Japan 3:42.6 +2.4
Quarterfinal 5
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 3 Anna Olsson  Sweden 3:36.5 +0.0 Q
2 13 Magdalena Pajala  Sweden 3:37.7 +1.2 Q
3 8 Celine Brun-Lie  Norway 3:39.7 +3.2 LL
4 28 Maiken Caspersen Falla  Norway 3:41.6 +5.1
5 23 Aurore Cuinet  France 3:48.7 +12.2
6 18 Chandra Crawford  Canada 3:50.0 +13.5

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinals took place at 13:20 PST.[1]

Semifinals 1
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 1 Marit Bjørgen  Norway 3:39.3 +0.0 Q
2 4 Magda Genuin  Italy 3:42.2 +2.9 Q
3 11 Astrid Jacobsen  Norway 3:44.2 +4.9
4 10 Kikkan Randall  United States 3:45.9 +6.6
5 6 Virpi Kuitunen  Finland 3:46.4 +7.1
6 14 Natalya Korostelyova  Russia 3:48.1 +8.8
Semifinals 2
Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1 5 Justyna Kowalczyk  Poland 3:38.0 +0.0 Q
2 3 Anna Olsson  Sweden 3:38.7 +0.7 Q
3 8 Celine Brun-Lie  Norway 3:40.1 +2.1 LL
4 19 Petra Majdič  Slovenia 3:41.2 +3.2 LL
5 13 Magdalena Pajala  Sweden 3:45.0 +7.0
6 12 Katerina Smutna  Austria 3:45.1 +7.1

Final[edit]

Final took place at 13:45 PST.[1]

Rank Seed Athlete Country Time Deficit Note
1st, gold medalist(s) 1 Marit Bjørgen  Norway 3:39.2 +0.0
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Justyna Kowalczyk  Poland 3:40.3 +1.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 19 Petra Majdič  Slovenia 3:41.0 +1.8
4 3 Anna Olsson  Sweden 3:41.7 +2.5
5 4 Magda Genuin  Italy 3:49.1 +9.9
6 8 Celine Brun-Lie  Norway 3:51.5 +12.3

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