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15 kilometres, Women

Date 7 February 2022 — 17:00
StatusOlympic
LocationZhangjiakou Nordic Centre and Biathlon Centre, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province
Participants87 from 29 countries
FormatOne-minute penalty for each missed target.
DetailsCourse Length: 14,986 m
Height Differential: 37 m
Maximum Climb: 38 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.824 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.913 km, 50 m range
Shooting 3: Prone at 9.002 km, 50 m range
Shooting 4: Standing at 12.091 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 510 m

Denise Herrmann delivered an almost perfect race over 15 kilometres and was rewarded with gold, despite being without a victory in the season’s World Cup. Silver went to Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet from France (+9.4 seconds), and bronze was won by Norway’s Marte Olsbu Røiseland (+15.3).

With good wind conditions, the victory was decided by the performance on the shooting range and a perfect pacing on the difficult course. Herrmann, who had won a cross-country skiing medal at the 2014 Winter Games, had a reputation as a fast skier who was less stable on the shooting range. This event is frequently decided by the shooting, as one minute is added to the running time for every miss at the range. In the third round of shooting she missed the first target, but she was not discouraged and had a clean last shooting round, and a strong final round earned her the gold. It was Herrmann’s first Olympic medal in biathlon after one gold, three silver and one bronze at World Championships.

Chevalier-Bouchet also conceded just one penalty minute, but was about 10 seconds slower on the course. Top favourite Marte Olsbu Røiseland missed two targets and was not able to make up for the additional minute, although she was clearly the fastest skier. The best running time was achieved by 2021 World Cup winner Tiril Eckhoff. Five penalty minutes, however, brought her down to 22nd place. Ukraine’s Iryna Petrenko hit all 20 targets, but her skiing time was only good enough for an 11th place finish. A major surprise was Germany’s Vanessa Voigt in her first World Cup season. Her fourth place was a career-high in an individual event.

PosNrBiathleteNOCTimeMissesSkiing (Pos)
18Denise HerrmannGER44:12.7143:12.7 (5)Gold
212Anaïs Chevalier-BouchetFRA44:22.1143:22.1 (6)Silver
31Marte Olsbu RøiselandNOR44:28.0242:28.0 (2)Bronze
436Vanessa VoigtGER44:29.3143:29.3 (8)
530Dzinara AlimbekavaBLR44:44.4143:44.4 (14)
615Markéta DavidováCZE44:44.6143:44.6 (15)
716Deedra IrwinUSA45:14.1144:14.1 (23)
822Ingrid Landmark TandrevoldNOR45:15.4144:15.4 (24)
974Kristina ReztsovaROC45:25.8243:25.8 (7)
1032Yuliya DzhimaUKR45:34.4243:34.4 (9)
1121Iryna PetrenkoUKR45:42.2045:42.2 (46)
1213Mona BrorssonSWE45:43.1144:43.1 (27)
1328Elvira ÖbergSWE45:55.2342:55.2 (3)
1480Vanessa HinzGER46:07.4145:07.4 (35)
1534Linn PerssonSWE46:22.3244:22.3 (25)
1617Hanna ÖbergSWE46:35.8343:35.8 (10)
1711Lisa HauserAUT46:36.0343:36.0 (12)
184Dorothea WiererITA46:45.0343:45.0 (16)
1965Lucie CharvátováCZE46:46.6244:46.6 (29)
2026Monika Hojnisz-StaręgaPOL46:55.3244:55.3 (31)
2145Julia SimonFRA47:09.1443:09.1 (4)
2219Tiril EckhoffNOR47:10.2542:10.2 (1)
2338Svetlana MironovaROC47:59.3344:59.3 (33)
2441Lena HäckiSUI48:03.3444:03.3 (18)
2571Franziska PreußGER48:04.2444:04.2 (19)
2654Katharina InnerhoferAUT48:10.0444:10.0 (21)
273Fuyuko TachizakiJPN48:17.5345:17.5 (43)
2823Jessica JislováCZE48:17.5246:17.5 (54)
292Polona KlemenčičSLO48:18.8246:18.8 (55)
3010Anaïs BescondFRA48:26.0444:26.0 (26)
3120Julia SchwaigerAUT48:42.2345:42.2 (46)
3218Mari EderFIN48:42.9345:42.9 (48)
3325Megan BankesCAN48:47.2246:47.2 (58)
3450Tereza VoborníkováCZE48:51.6246:51.6 (59)
3558Chu YuanmengCHN48:58.8246:58.8 (61)
3643Kamila ŻukPOL49:02.7346:02.7 (51)
3756Alina StremousMDA49:07.5445:07.5 (36)
3853Emilie KalkenbergNOR49:08.8445:08.8 (37)
3959Clare EganUSA49:08.9544:08.9 (20)
4024Justine Braisaz-BouchetFRA49:10.1544:10.1 (22)
4114Iryna LeshchankaBLR49:10.3445:10.3 (39)
426Paulína FialkováSVK49:10.7445:10.7 (41)
435Tuuli TomingasEST49:20.3445:20.3 (44)
4444Galina Vishnevskaya-SheporenkoKAZ49:32.3148:32.3 (74)
4551Lotte LieBEL49:36.9445:36.9 (45)
4649Ivona FialkováSVK49:54.2643:54.2 (17)
4773Meng FanqiCHN49:56.5247:56.5 (70)
4835Alena KruchynkinaBLR49:56.8445:56.8 (50)
4933Federica SanfilippoITA50:09.3545:09.3 (38)
5081Maria ZdravkovaBUL50:13.1149:13.1 (78)
5148Nastassia KinunenFIN50:13.5446:13.5 (53)
5252Milena TodorovaBUL50:14.9545:14.9 (42)
5355Ukaleq SlettemarkDEN50:27.4050:27.4 (83)
5427Hanna SolaBLR50:35.9743:35.9 (11)
5588Kinga ZbylutPOL50:54.7347:54.7 (69)
5657Natalia UshkinaROU51:04.1249:04.1 (77)
5783Joanne ReidUSA51:06.3546:06.3 (52)
589Baiba BendikaLAT51:10.3645:10.3 (39)
5937Tang JialinCHN51:16.0447:16.0 (62)
6075Michela CarraraITA51:29.1546:29.1 (56)
6160Gabrielė LeščinskaitėLTU51:39.2447:39.2 (66)
6277Selina GasparinSUI51:43.8744:43.8 (28)
6367Susan DunkleeUSA51:46.0447:46.0 (67)
6446Živa KlemenčičSLO51:51.6447:51.6 (68)
6563Asuka HachisukaJPN51:58.0447:58.0 (71)
6668Johanna TalihärmEST51:59.5348:59.5 (76)
6747Emma LunderCAN52:02.4745:02.4 (34)
6878Henrieta HorvátováSVK52:16.1349:16.1 (80)
697Amy BasergaSUI52:25.1547:25.1 (64)
7085Emily DicksonCAN52:26.1547:26.1 (65)
7186Yurie TanakaJPN52:26.3448:26.3 (73)
7261Alla GhilenkoMDA52:28.3250:28.3 (84)
7340Yekaterina AvvakumovaKOR52:31.4646:31.4 (57)
7439Sari MaedaJPN52:45.0745:45.0 (49)
7572Anna JuppeAUT52:49.7844:49.7 (30)
7631Lisa VittozziITA52:57.1844:57.1 (32)
7784Yevgeniya BurtasovaROC53:20.3647:20.3 (63)
7829Ulyana NigmatullinaROC53:42.1143:42.1 (13)
7942Regina OjaEST53:53.7746:53.7 (60)
8064Sarah BeaudryCAN53:55.0548:55.0 (75)
8182Ding YuhuanCHN54:14.6549:14.6 (79)
8289Susan KülmEST54:17.0648:17.0 (72)
8387Veronika MachyniakováSVK55:21.7550:21.7 (82)
8470Kim Seon-SuKOR56:37.5650:37.5 (85)
8569Anna MąkaPOL58:18.3949:18.3 (81)
8676Daniela KadevaBUL59:30.4851:30.4 (86)
DNF62Valj SemerenkoUKR (–)lapped
DNS66Suvi MinkkinenFIN (–)DNS
DNS79Daria BlashkoUKR (–)DNS