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4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women

Date25 February 1994 — 10:00-11:40
StatusOlympic
LocationBirkebeineren Skistadion, Lillehammer
Participants68 from 17 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 8,250 m
Height Differential: 57 m
Maximum Climb: 23 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.5 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 279 m

The event was expanded to 4 x 7.5 km, as it had been 3 x 7.5 km in 1992 at Albertville. This was expected to be a battle between the Germans and the Russians. Also expected to challenge for medals were the Czech Republic, the 1993 World Champions, and the defending champions France, second at the 1993 Worlds. And for the first two legs, the chalk looked good, as Germany led the opening leg, followed by Russia, and they pulled further ahead on the second leg, leading Russia by 1:11.2 at the second exchange. But on the third leg German Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm missed six of her 10 targets, and 12 of 16 shots overall, and was forced to ski 900 metres in penalty loops, posting a time of 30:43.1, slowest by any biathlete on the top seven teams. This dropped Germany to third, but over 2½ minutes behind Russia, and the gold medal chase was over. Russia won by almost four minutes, while Germany pulled back some time on the anchor leg to get the silver medal, over a minute ahead of France.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
12Russian FederationRUS1-47:19.50 (–)Gold
2-1Nadezhda Talanova27:21.10 (–)27:21.1 (2)
2-2Nataliya Snytina27:25.40 (–)54:46.5 (2)
2-3Luiza Noskova26:59.00 (–)1-21:45.5 (1)
2-4Anfisa Reztsova25:34.00 (–)1-47:19.5 (1)
21GermanyGER1-51:16.56 (–)Silver
1-1Uschi Disl26:56.80 (–)26:56.8 (1)
1-2Antje Harvey26:38.50 (–)53:35.3 (1)
1-3Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm30:43.16 (–)1-24:18.4 (3)
1-4Petra Schaaf26:58.10 (–)1-51:16.5 (2)
35FranceFRA1-52:28.31 (–)Bronze
5-1Corinne Niogret27:32.50 (–)27:32.5 (3)
5-2Véronique Claudel28:15.30 (–)55:47.8 (3)
5-3Delphyne Heymann-Burlet28:30.20 (–)1-24:18.0 (2)
5-4Anne Briand-Bouthiaux28:10.31 (–)1-52:28.3 (3)
415NorwayNOR1-54:08.12 (–)
15-1Ann-Elen Skjelbreid29:36.71 (–)29:36.7 (8)
15-2Annette Sikveland28:21.21 (–)57:57.9 (4)
15-3Hildegunn Fossen28:17.00 (–)1-26:14.9 (4)
15-4Elin Kristiansen27:53.20 (–)1-54:08.1 (4)
57UkraineUKR1-54:26.53 (–)
7-1Valentyna Tserbe-Nesina27:59.60 (–)27:59.6 (4)
7-2Maryna Skolota30:14.22 (–)58:13.8 (5)
7-3Olena Petrova28:25.40 (–)1-26:39.2 (5)
7-4Olena Ohurtsova27:47.31 (–)1-54:26.5 (5)
63BelarusBLR1-54:55.18 (–)
3-1Iryna Kakuyeva30:10.94 (–)30:10.9 (10)
3-2Natallia Permiakova29:19.52 (–)59:30.4 (10)
3-3Natallia Ryzhankova28:43.92 (–)1-28:14.3 (7)
3-4Sviatlana Paramihina26:40.80 (–)1-54:55.1 (6)
76Czech RepublicCZE1-57:00.83 (–)
6-1Jana Kulhavá29:03.00 (–)29:03.0 (5)
6-2Jiřína Pelcová30:24.51 (–)59:27.5 (9)
6-3Iveta Knížková30:19.52 (–)1-29:47.0 (11)
6-4Eva Háková27:13.80 (–)1-57:00.8 (7)
816United StatesUSA1-57:35.93 (–)
16-1Beth Coats31:35.23 (–)31:35.2 (14)
16-2Joan Smith27:34.70 (–)59:09.9 (8)
16-3Laurie Tavares28:15.40 (–)1-27:25.3 (6)
16-4Joan Guetschow30:10.60 (–)1-57:35.9 (8)
94SwedenSWE1-58:07.20 (–)
4-1Eva-Karin Westin30:43.40 (–)30:43.4 (12)
4-2Catarina Eklund29:06.50 (–)59:49.9 (12)
4-3Maria Schylander29:18.00 (–)1-29:07.9 (9)
4-4Heléne Dahlberg28:59.30 (–)1-58:07.2 (9)
1010FinlandFIN1-58:55.74 (–)
10-1Katja Holanti33:11.03 (–)33:11.0 (17)
10-2Tuija Sikiö28:24.20 (–)1-01:35.2 (15)
10-3Mari Lampinen29:50.71 (–)1-31:25.9 (14)
10-4Tuija Vuoksiala27:29.80 (–)1-58:55.7 (10)
1113PolandPOL1-59:18.14 (–)
13-1Anna Stera30:03.60 (–)30:03.6 (9)
13-2Helena Mikołajczyk30:01.92 (–)1-00:05.5 (13)
13-3Agata Suszka29:17.90 (–)1-29:23.4 (10)
13-4Halina Pitoń29:54.72 (–)1-59:18.1 (11)
1211EstoniaEST1-59:30.42 (–)
11-1Jelena Všivtseva29:31.40 (–)29:31.4 (6)
11-2Eveli Peterson29:10.40 (–)58:41.8 (6)
11-3Krista Lepik29:33.61 (–)1-28:15.4 (8)
11-4Merle Viirmaa31:15.01 (–)1-59:30.4 (12)
138BulgariaBUL2-00:16.23 (–)
8-1Mariya Manolova29:33.30 (–)29:33.3 (7)
8-2Nadezhda Aleksieva31:47.32 (–)1-01:20.6 (14)
8-3Ekaterina Dafovska29:26.11 (–)1-30:46.7 (12)
8-4Iva Shkodreva29:29.50 (–)2-00:16.2 (13)
1412People's Republic of ChinaCHN2-01:08.85 (–)
12-1Liu Giulan30:42.80 (–)30:42.8 (11)
12-2Song Aiqin28:51.00 (–)59:33.8 (11)
12-3Wang Jinping33:04.24 (–)1-32:38.0 (15)
12-4Wang Jinfen28:30.81 (–)2-01:08.8 (14)
1514CanadaCAN2-02:22.76 (–)1
14-1Jane Isakson31:42.60 (–)31:42.6 (16)
14-2Myriam Bédard27:20.90 (–)59:03.5 (7)
14-3Kristin Berg32:15.63 (–)1-31:19.1 (13)
14-4Lise Meloche31:03.63 (–)2-02:22.7 (15)
1617RomaniaROU2-02:36.84 (–)
17-1Adina Şotropa31:01.30 (–)31:01.3 (13)
17-2Mihaela Cârstoi31:17.53 (–)1-02:18.8 (16)
17-3Ana Roman30:33.60 (–)1-32:52.4 (16)
17-4Ileana Ianoşiu-Hangan29:44.41 (–)2-02:36.8 (16)
179HungaryHUN2-08:27.65 (–)
9-1Anna Bozsik31:37.12 (–)31:37.1 (15)
9-2Brigitta Bereczki32:11.02 (–)1-03:48.1 (17)
9-3Éva Szemcsák31:49.91 (–)1-35:38.0 (17)
9-4Beatrix Holéczy32:49.60 (–)2-08:27.6 (17)