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4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women

Date18 February 2002 — 11:30
StatusOlympic
LocationSoldier Hollow, Wasatch Mountain State Park
Participants60 from 15 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 7,821 m
Height Differential: 42 m
Maximum Climb: 21 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.5 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 242 m

Germany had won every World Championship from 1995-99, but Russia had won in 2000-01. Germany was favored, having won three of the season’s four World Cup relays, with Ukraine, Norway, and Russia considered for a shot at the podium, having placed third at the last two Worlds. Russia immediately went into the lead on the first leg, followed by Belarus, Norway, and the Ukraine, with Germany trailing sixth. The first five teams shot cleanly but Katrin Apel missed four (one miss and three re-load misses) shots and skied one penalty loop for Germany. Uschi Disl solved that problem on the second leg, with a leg that was the fastest of the event, and put Germany ahead of Bulgaria by 21.2 seconds, with Slovenia third and Russia back in seventh after Galina Kukleva had to ski two penalty loops. But at the final exchange the order was Germany, Norway, and Russia, and that is how the medals would sort out, with Bulgaria dropping off the podium into fourth. The Ukraine was not a factor, trailing back in 10th place.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
11GermanyGER1-27:55.01 (7)Gold
1-1Katrin Apel22:15.61 (3)22:15.6 (6)
1-2Uschi Disl21:19.20 (2)43:34.8 (1)
1-3Andrea Henkel22:13.80 (0)1-05:48.6 (1)
1-4Kati Wilhelm22:06.40 (2)1-27:55.0 (1)
22NorwayNOR1-28:25.60 (9)Silver
2-1Ann-Elen Skjelbreid22:01.00 (3)22:01.0 (3)
2-2Linda Tjørhom22:07.70 (1)44:08.7 (5)
2-3Gunn Margit Andreassen22:18.50 (2)1-06:27.2 (2)
2-4Liv Grete Skjelbreid-Poirée21:58.40 (3)1-28:25.6 (2)
33Russian FederationRUS1-29:19.72 (13)Bronze
3-1Olga Pylyova21:32.40 (2)21:32.4 (1)
3-2Galina Kukleva23:05.82 (6)44:38.2 (7)
3-3Svetlana Ishmuratova22:00.10 (2)1-06:38.3 (3)
3-4Albina Akhatova22:41.40 (3)1-29:19.7 (3)
411BulgariaBUL1-29:25.80 (13)
11-1Pavlina Filipova22:11.90 (4)22:11.9 (5)
11-2Irina Nikulchina21:44.10 (3)43:56.0 (2)
11-3Iva Karagiozova23:29.20 (3)1-07:25.2 (7)
11-4Ekaterina Dafovska22:00.60 (3)1-29:25.8 (4)
55SlovakiaSVK1-30:11.51 (8)
5-1Martina Jašicová22:24.90 (0)22:24.9 (8)
5-2Anna Murínová21:57.70 (1)44:22.6 (6)
5-3Marcela Pavkovčeková23:39.21 (5)1-08:01.8 (8)
5-4Soňa Mihoková22:09.70 (2)1-30:11.5 (5)
66SloveniaSLO1-30:18.00 (13)
6-1Lucija Larisi22:22.40 (3)22:22.4 (7)
6-2Andreja Grašič21:38.60 (3)44:01.0 (3)
6-3Dijana Grudiček22:40.80 (2)1-06:41.8 (4)
6-4Tadeja Brankovič23:36.20 (5)1-30:18.0 (6)
712BelarusBLR1-31:01.60 (7)
12-1Volha Nazarava21:44.50 (0)21:44.5 (2)
12-2Liudmila Lysenka22:23.70 (1)44:08.2 (4)
12-3Yauheniya Kutsepalova23:11.60 (4)1-07:19.8 (5)
12-4Alena Khrustaliova23:41.80 (2)1-31:01.6 (7)
814Czech RepublicCZE1-31:07.60 (8)
14-1Kateřina Losmanová22:28.90 (1)22:28.9 (9)
14-2Magda Rezlerová22:14.30 (1)44:43.2 (8)
14-3Irena Česneková22:39.10 (2)1-07:22.3 (6)
14-4Eva Háková23:45.30 (4)1-31:07.6 (8)
94FranceFRA1-31:09.30 (11)
4-1Delphyne Burlet22:45.40 (2)22:45.4 (11)
4-2Florence Baverel-Robert22:46.10 (3)45:31.5 (9)
4-3Sandrine Bailly22:35.60 (4)1-08:07.1 (9)
4-4Corinne Niogret23:02.20 (2)1-31:09.3 (9)
108UkraineUKR1-32:00.61 (5)
8-1Olena Zubrilova22:04.00 (0)22:04.0 (4)
8-2Olena Petrova24:04.91 (3)46:08.9 (10)
8-3Nina Lemesh23:19.20 (1)1-09:28.1 (10)
8-4Tetiana Vodop'ianova22:32.50 (1)1-32:00.6 (10)
117ItalyITA1-34:03.72 (9)
7-1Michela Ponza22:49.30 (0)22:49.3 (12)
7-2Nathalie Santer24:18.82 (5)47:08.1 (14)
7-3Katja Haller23:19.80 (0)1-10:27.9 (12)
7-4Saskia Santer23:35.80 (4)1-34:03.7 (11)
1210FinlandFIN1-34:18.70 (10)
10-1Katja Holanti23:21.50 (2)23:21.5 (13)
10-2Sanna-Leena Perunka23:03.60 (2)46:25.1 (11)
10-3Anita Nyman23:31.30 (4)1-09:56.4 (11)
10-4Outi Kettunen24:22.30 (2)1-34:18.7 (12)
139People's Republic of ChinaCHN1-34:45.60 (9)
9-1Yu Shumei22:31.90 (3)22:31.9 (10)
9-2Sun Ribo24:02.40 (3)46:34.3 (12)
9-3Liu Xianying23:57.30 (2)1-10:31.6 (13)
9-4Kong Yingchao24:14.00 (1)1-34:45.6 (13)
1413JapanJPN1-35:09.81 (15)
13-1Mami Shindo23:25.10 (3)23:25.1 (14)
13-2Tamami Tanaka23:14.90 (3)46:40.0 (13)
13-3Hiromi Suga24:35.21 (5)1-11:15.2 (14)
13-4Ryoko Takahashi23:54.60 (4)1-35:09.8 (14)
1515United StatesUSA1-41:16.03 (16)
15-1Andrea Nahrgang25:23.71 (3)25:23.7 (15)
15-2Kara Salmela25:45.61 (6)51:09.3 (15)1
15-3Rachel Steer24:21.10 (2)1-15:30.4 (15)
15-4Kristina Sabasteanski25:45.61 (5)1-41:16.0 (15)