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15 kilometres, Women

Date 9 February 1998 — 13:00
StatusOlympic
LocationNozawa Onsen Resort, Nozawa Onsen
Participants64 from 24 countries
FormatOne-minute penalty for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 15,000 m
Height Differential: 88 m
Maximum Climb: 28 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 3.0 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 6.0 km, 50 m range
Shooting 3: Prone at 9.0 km, 50 m range
Shooting 4: Standing at 12.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 488 m

Bulgaria’s Ekaterina Dafovska was the 18th starter and took the lead with 54:52.0, missing only one target. She had been the bronze medalist in the event at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships, but was having a poor World Cup season in 1997-98. The next challenger was German Uschi Disl who had been second in the World Cup in the last two seasons, and would also finish second in 1997-98, and at the time was the all-time leader in World Cup victories. Disl also missed only one target but trailed Dafovska’s ski time by 25.9 seconds. Nine starters later was Ukraine’s Olena Petrova, who had been third at the 1996 Worlds. She beat Disl, but could not catch Dafovska and Bulgaria had its first Winter Olympic gold medal, and first Winter Olympic medal since 1980. The fastest ski time in the event was posted by the unlikely Slovenian Andreja Grašič, but her four missed targets dropped her back to fifth place. Sweden’s Magdalena Forsberg had been favored. A former cross-country skier, she had been the World Champion in 1996-97 and would win the seasonal World Cup through 1998, but she struggled in Nagano.

PosNrBiathleteNOCTimeMissesSkiing (Pos)
118Ekaterina DafovskaBUL54:52.0153:52.0 (8)Gold
235Olena PetrovaUKR55:09.8154:09.8 (11)Silver
326Uschi DislGER55:17.9154:17.9 (13)Bronze
430Pavlina FilipovaBUL55:18.1154:18.1 (14)
541Andreja GrašičSLO56:01.0452:01.0 (1)
651Ryoko TakahashiJPN56:17.4353:17.4 (5)
732Albina AkhatovaRUS56:21.7155:21.7 (24)
87Annette SikvelandNOR56:38.7353:38.7 (7)
921Yu ShumeiCHN56:41.3254:41.3 (17)
1052Martina ZellnerGER56:46.3452:46.3 (4)
1122Eva TofalviROU56:48.6155:48.6 (27)
1262Sviatlana ParamihinaBLR56:53.4254:53.4 (19)
1357Olga MelnikRUS57:10.8255:10.8 (22)
1443Magdalena ForsbergSWE57:16.9354:16.9 (12)
1550Liv Grete SkjelbreidNOR57:21.2552:21.2 (3)
1664Corinne NiogretFRA57:51.1156:51.1 (35)
1740Anna SteraPOL57:56.0255:56.0 (29)
1846Nathalie SanterITA58:01.0454:01.0 (10)
1938Natallia RyzhankovaBLR58:03.5355:03.5 (20)
2019Anne Briand-BouthiauxFRA58:13.1355:13.1 (23)
2149Sun RiboCHN58:19.2652:19.2 (2)
2228Iryna TananaikaBLR58:25.4157:25.4 (=38)
2347Lyudmila GuryevaKAZ58:42.8454:42.8 (18)
2414Tetiana Vodop'ianovaUKR58:45.9355:45.9 (26)
2529Ieva CederštremaLAT58:54.4157:54.4 (43)
2633Soňa MihokováSVK59:20.8356:20.8 (31)
2744Petra BehleGER59:29.7158:29.7 (47)
283Olena ZubrilovaUKR59:43.0257:43.0 (42)
2923Mami HonmaJPN59:59.3455:59.3 (30)
3053Irena NovotnáCZE1-00:09.0357:09.0 (37)
315Galina KuklevaRUS1-00:29.2654:29.2 (16)
3239Mari LampinenFIN1-00:55.2555:55.2 (28)
3311Olga RomaskoRUS1-00:58.8357:58.8 (=44)
3420Ann-Elen SkjelbreidNOR1-01:00.3754:00.3 (9)
3560Lucija LarisiSLO1-01:05.8655:05.8 (21)
3616Tadeja BrankovičSLO1-01:19.1853:19.1 (6)
3748Hiromi SeinoJPN1-01:21.9754:21.9 (15)
386Jiřína PelcováCZE1-01:26.3358:26.3 (46)
392Katja BeerGER1-01:26.4457:26.4 (40)
4063Gunn Margit AndreassenNOR1-01:28.5556:28.5 (33)
418Natallia PermiakovaBLR1-01:33.5358:33.5 (48)
4256Agata SuszkaPOL1-01:35.4655:35.4 (25)
4345Kerryn RimAUS1-01:38.1457:38.1 (41)
4436Kateřina LosmanováCZE1-01:48.911-00:48.9 (57)
4524Katja HolantiFIN1-01:50.9358:50.9 (50)
4617Martina SchwarzbacherováSVK1-01:56.5556:56.5 (36)
4759Valentyna Tserbe-NesinaUKR1-01:58.8457:58.8 (=44)
4854Anna MurínováSVK1-02:06.721-00:06.7 (55)
4958Maria SchylanderSWE1-02:35.0458:35.0 (49)
5031Myriam BédardCAN1-02:44.1359:44.1 (54)
5115Halina PitońPOL1-02:45.0656:45.0 (34)
521Eva-Karin WestinSWE1-03:00.521-01:00.5 (59)
5313Eva HákováCZE1-03:25.4657:25.4 (=38)
5455Inna SheshkilKAZ1-03:27.7756:27.7 (32)
5525Stacey WooleyUSA1-03:57.321-01:57.3 (60)
5661Kara SalmelaUSA1-04:43.7559:43.7 (53)
5734Anna BozsikHUN1-05:41.1659:41.1 (52)
5827Éva SzemcsákHUN1-05:51.851-00:51.8 (58)
599Christelle GrosFRA1-06:33.8759:33.8 (51)
6010Nikki KeddieCAN1-08:46.551-03:46.5 (61)
6142Ntala SkinnerUSA1-09:09.031-06:09.0 (64)
624Elena GorohovaMDA1-09:18.191-00:18.1 (56)
6337Florence BaverelFRA1-09:42.841-05:42.8 (63)
6412Kristina BrounéusSWE1-09:51.151-04:51.1 (62)