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4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women

Date19 February 1998 — 13:00
StatusOlympic
LocationNozawa Onsen Resort, Nozawa Onsen
Participants68 from 17 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 7,500 m
Height Differential: 68 m
Maximum Climb: 25 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.5 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 253 m

Germany had won the event at the last three World Championships and was a heavy favorite. They were led by Uschi Disl and Katrin Apel, medalists in the sprint, and Petra Behle, three-time individual gold medalist at the Worlds. Disl had a problem as the lead-off, when an opponent stepped on one of her poles. She dropped it and fell back to 15th place after retrieving it, but she recovered to be third at the first exchange. After the second exchange the surprise leader was Slovakia with Russia second, and Germany third. But order was restored on the third leg, with Germany taking the lead ahead of Russia, followed by Norway. They would finish in that order as well, Slovakia eventually crossing in fourth.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
16GermanyGER1-40:13.60 (11)Gold
6-1Uschi Disl25:20.30 (5)25:20.3 (3)
6-2Martina Zellner24:46.10 (1)50:06.4 (3)
6-3Katrin Apel24:39.20 (2)1-14:45.6 (1)
6-4Petra Behle25:28.00 (3)1-40:13.6 (1)
27Russian FederationRUS1-40:25.20 (9)Silver
7-1Olga Melnik25:32.10 (3)25:32.1 (6)
7-2Galina Kukleva24:27.40 (3)49:59.5 (2)
7-3Albina Akhatova24:59.80 (2)1-14:59.3 (2)
7-4Olga Romasko25:25.90 (1)1-40:25.2 (2)
34NorwayNOR1-40:37.32 (10)Bronze
4-1Ann-Elen Skjelbreid25:47.21 (4)25:47.2 (9)
4-2Annette Sikveland24:55.01 (4)50:42.2 (5)
4-3Gunn Margit Andreassen25:20.80 (0)1-16:03.0 (3)
4-4Liv Grete Skjelbreid24:34.30 (2)1-40:37.3 (3)
48SlovakiaSVK1-41:20.62 (9)
8-1Martina Schwarzbacherová24:44.50 (1)24:44.5 (1)
8-2Anna Murínová24:57.10 (3)49:41.6 (1)
8-3Tatiana Kutlíková26:31.52 (4)1-16:13.1 (4)
8-4Soňa Mihoková25:07.50 (1)1-41:20.6 (4)
53UkraineUKR1-42:32.60 (6)
3-1Valentyna Tserbe-Nesina26:36.50 (2)26:36.5 (13)
3-2Olena Petrova25:20.90 (0)51:57.4 (13)
3-3Tetiana Vodop'ianova25:43.90 (2)1-17:41.3 (6)
3-4Olena Zubrilova24:51.30 (2)1-42:32.6 (5)
69Czech RepublicCZE1-43:20.50 (10)
9-1Kateřina Losmanová25:32.40 (1)25:32.4 (7)
9-2Irena Novotná26:16.60 (4)51:49.0 (11)
9-3Jiřína Pelcová26:49.70 (2)1-18:38.7 (10)
9-4Eva Háková24:41.80 (3)1-43:20.5 (6)
717People's Republic of ChinaCHN1-43:32.61 (10)
17-1Yu Shumei25:15.70 (1)25:15.7 (2)
17-2Sun Ribo25:17.20 (2)50:32.9 (4)
17-3Liu Jinfeng25:59.00 (2)1-16:31.9 (5)
17-4Liu Xianying27:00.71 (5)1-43:32.6 (7)
85FranceFRA1-43:54.60 (8)
5-1Christelle Gros26:20.60 (3)26:20.6 (11)
5-2Emmanuelle Claret25:17.70 (2)51:38.3 (9)
5-3Florence Baverel26:20.70 (1)1-17:59.0 (7)
5-4Corinne Niogret25:55.60 (2)1-43:54.6 (8)
912SloveniaSLO1-44:18.83 (14)
12-1Lucija Larisi27:12.32 (6)27:12.3 (14)
12-2Andreja Grašič24:44.30 (4)51:56.6 (12)
12-3Matejka Mohorič26:21.50 (1)1-18:18.1 (9)
12-4Tadeja Brankovič26:00.71 (3)1-44:18.8 (9)
102SwedenSWE1-44:50.80 (7)
2-1Maria Schylander27:28.00 (3)27:28.0 (15)
2-2Magdalena Forsberg24:06.20 (2)51:34.2 (8)
2-3Kristina Brounéus26:42.90 (2)1-18:17.1 (8)
2-4Eva-Karin Westin26:33.70 (0)1-44:50.8 (10)
1110KazakhstanKAZ1-45:22.92 (11)
10-1Inna Sheshkil25:24.60 (4)25:24.6 (4)
10-2Margarita Dulova25:27.00 (1)50:51.6 (6)
10-3Yelena Dubok28:35.52 (3)1-19:27.1 (11)
10-4Lyudmila Guryeva25:55.80 (3)1-45:22.9 (11)
121BelarusBLR1-45:24.00 (7)
1-1Iryna Tananaika25:42.40 (1)25:42.4 (8)
1-2Natallia Ryzhankova25:47.50 (2)51:29.9 (7)
1-3Natallia Maroz28:30.50 (2)1-20:00.4 (14)
1-4Sviatlana Paramihina25:23.60 (2)1-45:24.0 (12)
1311PolandPOL1-45:45.52 (15)
11-1Agata Suszka25:58.10 (3)25:58.1 (10)
11-2Halina Pitoń26:33.61 (5)52:31.7 (14)
11-3Iwona Daniluk27:01.00 (3)1-19:32.7 (13)
11-4Anna Stera26:12.81 (4)1-45:45.5 (13)
1414JapanJPN1-46:23.01 (15)
14-1Mami Honma25:31.20 (2)25:31.2 (5)
14-2Hiromi Seino26:08.81 (6)51:40.0 (10)
14-3Mie Takeda27:51.30 (3)1-19:31.3 (12)
14-4Ryoko Takahashi26:51.70 (4)1-46:23.0 (14)
1515United StatesUSA1-48:30.21 (12)
15-1Ntala Skinner26:35.00 (3)26:35.0 (12)
15-2Stacey Wooley27:12.10 (1)53:47.1 (16)
15-3Kara Salmela26:21.20 (3)1-20:08.3 (15)
15-4Kristina Sabasteanski28:21.91 (5)1-48:30.2 (15)
1616BulgariaBUL1-48:55.23 (9)
16-1Radka Popova28:06.00 (1)28:06.0 (16)
16-2Ekaterina Dafovska24:56.40 (0)53:02.4 (15)
16-3Pavlina Filipova27:52.73 (5)1-20:55.1 (16)
16-4Valentina Peychinova28:00.10 (3)1-48:55.2 (16)
1713CanadaCAN1-53:15.03 (15)
13-1Kristin Berg28:44.61 (5)28:44.6 (17)
13-2Myriam Bédard25:20.00 (1)54:04.6 (17)
13-3Nikki Keddie29:56.12 (6)1-24:00.7 (17)
13-4Michelle Collard29:14.30 (3)1-53:15.0 (17)