Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's team sprint

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Women's team sprint
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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Venue Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex
Dates 19 February
Competitors 34 from 17 nations
Winning time 16:04.05
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Marit Bjørgen
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
 Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
 Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ida Ingemarsdotter
Stina Nilsson
 Sweden
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The women's team sprint cross-country skiing competition in the classical technique at the 2014 Sochi Olympics took place on 19 February at Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex.[1]

Results[edit]

The races were started at 14:05.[2]

In November 2017, Julia Ivanova was disqualified from the event meaning that the whole Russian team was also disqualified.[3]

Semifinals[edit]

Rank Heat Bib Country Athletes Time Note
1 1 1  Norway Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
Marit Bjørgen
16:43.45 Q
2 1 3  Sweden Ida Ingemarsdotter
Stina Nilsson
16:48.76 Q
3 1 2  United States Sophie Caldwell
Kikkan Randall
16:51.36 LL
4 1 7  Switzerland Bettina Gruber
Seraina Boner
17:02.14 LL
5 1 6  Canada Perianne Jones
Daria Gaiazova
17:09.13
6 1 5  France Aurore Jéan
Célia Aymonier
17:10.07
7 1 4  Italy Ilaria Debertolis
Gaia Vuerich
17:35.98
8 1 8  China Man Dandan
Li Hongxue
17:40.90
9 1 9  Kazakhstan Yelena Kolomina
Anastassiya Slonova
17:49.66
1 2 11  Finland Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
16:42.15 Q
2 2 13  Poland Sylwia Jaśkowiec
Justyna Kowalczyk
16:49.43 Q
DSQ 2 14  Russia Anastasia Dotsenko
Julia Ivanova
16:49.61 LL
4 2 12  Germany Stefanie Böhler
Denise Herrmann
16:58.98 LL
5 2 15  Austria Katerina Smutna
Teresa Stadlober
16:59.50 LL
6 2 10  Slovenia Alenka Čebašek
Katja Višnar
17:00.32 LL
7 2 16  Slovakia Alena Procházková
Daniela Kotschová
18:51.94
2 17  Ukraine Marina Lisogor
Kateryna Serdyuk
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On 19 February Ukrainian athletes asked for and were refused permission by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to wear black arm bands to honor those killed in the violent clashes Ukrainian's capital Kiev the previous day.[4] According to press reports Lisogor and Serdyuk had refused to start because they had been denied to wear black arm bands.[5] The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine claimed Serdyuk was injured.[6]

Final[edit]

Rank Bib Country Athletes Time Deficit
1st, gold medalist(s) 1  Norway Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
Marit Bjørgen
16:04.05
2nd, silver medalist(s) 11  Finland Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
16:13.14 +09.09
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3  Sweden Ida Ingemarsdotter
Stina Nilsson
16:23.82 +19.77
4 12  Germany Stefanie Böhler
Denise Herrmann
16:24.97 +20.94
5 13  Poland Sylwia Jaśkowiec
Justyna Kowalczyk
16:35.54 +31.49
DSQ 14  Russia Anastasia Dotsenko
Julia Ivanova
16:44.91 +40.86
7 7  Switzerland Bettina Gruber
Seraina Boner
16:45.47 +41.42
8 2  United States Sophie Caldwell
Kikkan Randall
16:48.08 +44.03
9 15  Austria Katerina Smutna
Teresa Stadlober
16:49.16 +45.11
10 10  Slovenia Alenka Čebašek
Katja Višnar
16:57.98 +53.93

Medal ceremony[edit]

At the medal ceremony in Sochi on 20 February, the day after the race, all medals were awarded by IOC member H.R.H. Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and flowers to all medalists were awarded by Mats Årjes, FIS council member.

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