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15 kilometres, Women

Date13 February 2006 — 12:00
StatusOlympic
LocationCesana San Sicario
Participants82 from 28 countries
FormatOne-minute penalty for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 15,000 m
Height Differential: 54 m
Maximum Climb: 13 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: 490 m

Difficult windy conditions greeted the women biathletes for the 15 km individual event, which affected the shooting. This cost one favorite, German Uschi Disl, who missed five shots and would finish 12th. The defending champion was Andrea Henkel who had won the event at the 2005 World Championships. She was on course to defend her gold medal until she missed her final two shots, her only misses, and dropped to fourth. The final standings initially were taken by two Russians, with Svetlana Ishmuratova first and Olga Pyleva second. But Pyleva would be disqualified for a doping offense when her urine test showed traces of carphedon, a stimulant that could increase endurance and tolerance to cold. Pyleva admitted to taking an over-the-counter medication to treat an ankle injury, and it was found that it contained the carphedon, although it was not listed in the ingredients of the medication. After her disqualification, German Martina Glagow moved up to silver, while Russian Albina Akhatova won the bronze. Ishmuratova’s gold was an upset. She had been on the Russian team since 1996, winning three gold medals in relays at the World Championships, but individually had only a pursuiit bronze and mass start silver at the 2003 Worlds. She had not yet placed in the top 10 in the seasonal World Cup standings.

PosNrBiathleteNOCTimeMissesSkiing (Pos)
115Svetlana IshmuratovaRUS49:24.1148:24.1 (4)Gold
232Martina GlagowGER50:34.9248:34.9 (7)Silver
326Albina AkhatovaRUS50:55.0248:55.0 (8)Bronze
410Andrea HenkelGER51:46.3249:46.3 (17)
535Krystyna PałkaPOL51:50.7051:50.7 (43)
638Sandrine BaillyFRA51:58.2348:58.2 (10)
713Volha NazaravaBLR51:59.6249:59.6 (18)
831Natalia LevcencovaMDA52:11.7250:11.7 (21)
927Liv Grete Skjelbreid-PoiréeNOR52:22.0349:22.0 (12)
105Madara LīdumaLAT52:27.2448:27.2 (5)
1147Ekaterina DafovskaBUL52:45.1349:45.1 (16)
1218Uschi DislGER52:49.7547:49.7 (1)
1340Tora BergerNOR52:53.4250:53.4 (28)
149Alena ZubrilavaBLR52:55.6151:55.6 (44)
1542Anna-Carin OlofssonSWE52:55.8547:55.8 (2)
166Kati WilhelmGER52:59.0547:59.0 (3)
1712Michela PonzaITA53:01.4251:01.4 (30)
1839Teja GregorinSLO53:03.7350:03.7 (19)
1924Eva TofalviROU53:04.3251:04.3 (32)
2034Oksana KhvostenkoUKR53:22.5152:22.5 (49)
2177Andreja MaliSLO53:46.0152:46.0 (51)
2225Marcela PavkovčekováSVK53:52.8350:52.8 (27)
233Liu XianyingCHN53:55.6548:55.6 (9)
248Sylvie BecaertFRA53:59.0251:59.0 (45)
2551Kong YingchaoCHN54:03.5351:03.5 (31)
2636Florence Baverel-RobertFRA54:14.1549:14.1 (11)
2746Zina KocherCAN54:18.8351:18.8 (40)
2857Irina NikulchinaBUL54:29.3648:29.3 (6)
2937Olena PetrovaUKR54:35.6351:35.6 (42)
3063Dijana GrudičekSLO55:01.3451:01.3 (29)
3160Yin QiaoCHN55:06.2451:06.2 (33)
3254Tamami TanakaJPN55:10.5451:10.5 (36)
337Magdalena GwizdońPOL55:17.5451:17.5 (38)
3449Martina HalinárováSVK55:17.7451:17.7 (39)
3528Anna BogalyRUS55:18.4550:18.4 (22)
3658Liliya YefremovaUKR55:28.0550:28.0 (23)
3730Kanae MeguroJPN55:28.4550:28.4 (24)
3876Barbara ErtlITA55:30.0253:30.0 (59)
3922Tadeja BrankovičSLO55:38.9649:38.9 (15)
4069Delphine PerettoFRA55:40.5352:40.5 (50)
4153Rachel SteerUSA55:48.3352:48.3 (53)
4229Sandra KeithCAN55:56.3253:56.3 (64)
4321Pavlina FilipovaBUL56:07.7551:07.7 (34)
4450Katsiaryna IvanovaBLR56:09.7650:09.7 (20)
4548Kateřina HolubcováCZE56:17.9452:17.9 (48)
4680Valj SemerenkoUKR56:22.6353:22.6 (58)
4767Soňa MihokováSVK56:29.5551:29.5 (41)
4861Andžela BriceLAT56:30.5254:30.5 (67)
4919Anna LebedevaKAZ56:46.5452:46.5 (52)
5017Linda TjørhomNOR56:47.8650:47.8 (25)
5143Saskia SanterITA56:52.1650:52.1 (26)
5262Nathalie SanterITA57:08.4651:08.4 (35)
5320Zdeňka VejnarováCZE57:14.3651:14.3 (37)
5478Nina KadevaBUL57:15.0552:15.0 (47)
5566Ikuyo TsukidateJPN57:20.4453:20.4 (57)
5679Katarzyna PonikwiaPOL57:32.7453:32.7 (60)
572Tracy BarnesUSA57:58.0156:58.0 (76)
5823Hou YuxiaCHN58:35.7949:35.7 (14)
5975Janka GerekováSVK58:37.2553:37.2 (61)
6011Gunn Margit AndreassenNOR59:04.3653:04.3 (54)
6165Magda RezlerováCZE59:18.0653:18.0 (56)
6264Sarah KonradUSA59:33.11049:33.1 (13)
6341Linda SavļakaLAT59:44.3356:44.3 (75)
6473Lanny BarnesUSA59:46.2455:46.2 (71)
6556Martine AlbertCAN59:52.1554:52.1 (68)
661Diana RasimovičiūtėLTU1-00:04.4852:04.4 (46)
6771Irena ČesnekováCZE1-00:08.0753:08.0 (55)
6870Alexandra RusuROU1-00:13.7555:13.7 (70)
6982Tomomi OtakaJPN1-00:22.2654:22.2 (66)
7072Gerda KrūmiņaLAT1-00:26.1456:26.1 (73)
7168Magdalena GrzywaPOL1-00:41.3753:41.3 (62)
7245Dana PlotogeaROU1-00:45.5753:45.5 (63)
7314Eveli SaueEST1-00:53.6555:53.6 (72)
744Aleksandra VasiljevićBIH1-01:11.811-00:11.8 (79)
7581Mihaela PurdeaROU1-02:11.5755:11.5 (69)
7659Kseniya ZikunkovaBLR1-02:17.5854:17.5 (65)
7774Marie-Pierre ParentCAN1-02:57.1458:57.1 (78)
7852Emma FowlerGBR1-03:38.9756:38.9 (74)
7916Petra StarčevićCRO1-06:49.6858:49.6 (77)
8033Zsófia GottschallHUN1-08:17.381-00:17.3 (80)
8155Verónica IsbejCHI1-14:55.371-07:55.3 (81)
AC44Olga PylyovaRUS50:09.6149:09.6 (AC)DQ1