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4 × 6 kilometres Relay, Women

Date16 February 2022 — 15:45
StatusOlympic
LocationZhangjiakou Nordic Centre and Biathlon Centre, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province
Participants80 from 20 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target, with three extra shots allowed to obtain 5 target hits.
DetailsCourse Length: 5,928 m
Height Differential: 36 m
Maximum Climb: 40 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 1.864 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 3.993 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 156 m

After a silver medal in 2018, Sweden won its second medal in the women’s biathlon relay by taking gold. Three members of their team competed in PyeongChang: Linn Persson, Mona Brorsson, and Hanna Öberg. The team was completed with Hanna’s younger sister Elvira Öberg. The ROC team took the silver medal with Germany taking the bronze.

The first German runner, Vanessa Voigt, did a good job and gave a courageous performance in what was her first World Cup season and Winter Olympics début. Voigt handed over as the leader, ahead of Sweden (0.5 seconds) and Italy (1.5 seconds). On the second leg, Vanessa Hinz had to reload twice for the last shot of the standing shooting and dropped to fourth place. Kristina Reztsova was first at the second exchange for the ROC with Italy’s Dorothea Wierer in second place.

Despite reloading four times, Hanna Öberg took the lead on the third leg. Italy’s youngest competitor, Samuela Comola, held on to second place. Svetlana Mironova had to go a penalty loop and dropped to third place. Germany started in fourth place, 45.9 seconds behind. Franziska Preuß, who could not compete for about two months prior to the Games due to an injury and COVID-19 infection, maintained their fourth place.

Elvira Öberg started the anchor leg with a lead of 26 seconds, and the Swede secured the gold medal, reloading just once in the final standing shooting. Federica Sanfilippo for Italy lost almost 90 seconds to the top teams and fell out of the medal ranking, finishing fifth. Uliana Nigmatullina had to reload just once, and took silver for the ROC. Olympic champion Denise Herrmann, Germany’s final runner, could never close the gap but was happy with bronze.

Heavy favourites Norway lost all chances early in the race, when their second runner, Tiril Eckhoff had to go two penalty loops and added 1:40 to Norway’s deficit, which was too much for the last two competitors to claw back.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
13SwedenSWE1-11:03.90 (6)Gold
3-1Linn Persson17:24.90 (1)17:24.9 (2)
3-2Mona Brorsson17:45.90 (0)35:10.8 (3)
3-3Hanna Öberg17:58.40 (4)53:09.2 (1)
3-4Elvira Öberg17:54.70 (1)1-11:03.9 (1)
22ROCROC1-11:15.91 (7)Silver
2-1Irina Kazakevich17:41.30 (2)17:41.3 (7)
2-2Kristina Reztsova17:02.50 (1)34:43.8 (1)
2-3Svetlana Mironova18:38.91 (3)53:22.7 (3)
2-4Ulyana Nigmatullina17:53.20 (1)1-11:15.9 (2)
35GermanyGER1-11:41.30 (6)Bronze
5-1Vanessa Voigt17:24.40 (0)17:24.4 (1)
5-2Vanessa Hinz18:05.30 (2)35:29.7 (4)
5-3Franziska Preuß18:16.50 (2)53:46.2 (4)
5-4Denise Herrmann17:55.10 (2)1-11:41.3 (3)
44NorwayNOR1-11:54.62 (8)
4-1Karoline Knotten17:38.00 (0)17:38.0 (6)
4-2Tiril Eckhoff18:59.22 (5)36:37.2 (9)
4-3Ida Lien17:47.50 (1)54:24.7 (5)
4-4Marte Olsbu Røiseland17:29.90 (2)1-11:54.6 (4)
57ItalyITA1-12:37.00 (5)
7-1Lisa Vittozzi17:25.90 (2)17:25.9 (3)
7-2Dorothea Wierer17:28.60 (0)34:54.5 (2)
7-3Samuela Comola18:22.10 (1)53:16.6 (2)
7-4Federica Sanfilippo19:20.40 (2)1-12:37.0 (5)
61FranceFRA1-13:16.92 (0)
1-1Anaïs Bescond17:36.90 (1)17:36.9 (5)
1-2Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet18:53.41 (4)36:30.3 (8)
1-3Justine Braisaz-Bouchet17:55.10 (2)54:25.4 (6)
1-4Julia Simon18:51.51 (3)1-13:16.9 (6)
79UkraineUKR1-14:04.11 (6)
9-1Iryna Petrenko17:46.10 (0)17:46.1 (10)
9-2Yuliya Dzhima19:06.11 (6)36:52.2 (12)
9-3Anastasiya Merkushyna18:09.50 (0)55:01.7 (8)
9-4Olena Pidhrushna19:02.40 (0)1-14:04.1 (7)
88Czech RepublicCZE1-14:06.01 (8)
8-1Eva Puskarčíková18:20.20 (2)18:20.2 (17)
8-2Markéta Davidová17:40.70 (1)36:00.9 (5)
8-3Jessica Jislová18:49.80 (2)54:50.7 (7)
8-4Lucie Charvátová19:15.31 (3)1-14:06.0 (8)
914AustriaAUT1-15:07.63 (7)
14-1Dunja Zdouc18:13.00 (0)18:13.0 (15)
14-2Lisa Hauser18:12.30 (1)36:25.3 (7)
14-3Anna Juppe19:51.32 (3)56:16.6 (10)
14-4Katharina Innerhofer18:51.01 (3)1-15:07.6 (9)
1016CanadaCAN1-15:34.30 (8)
16-1Emma Lunder17:45.80 (2)17:45.8 (9)
16-2Megan Bankes18:29.70 (3)36:15.5 (6)
16-3Emily Dickson19:39.30 (3)55:54.8 (9)
16-4Sarah Beaudry19:39.50 (0)1-15:34.3 (10)
1110United StatesUSA1-15:51.32 (9)
10-1Susan Dunklee18:44.80 (0)18:44.8 (18)
10-2Clare Egan19:04.11 (5)37:48.9 (15)
10-3Deedra Irwin19:17.11 (3)57:06.0 (13)
10-4Joanne Reid18:45.30 (1)1-15:51.3 (11)
1218People's Republic of ChinaCHN1-16:11.51 (5)
18-1Tang Jialin18:05.20 (1)18:05.2 (13)
18-2Chu Yuanmeng18:37.90 (1)36:43.1 (10)
18-3Ding Yuhuan19:44.21 (3)56:27.3 (11)
18-4Meng Fanqi19:44.20 (0)1-16:11.5 (12)
136BelarusBLR1-16:34.45 (6)
6-1Iryna Leshchanka17:51.90 (2)17:51.9 (11)
6-2Dzinara Alimbekava18:59.91 (3)36:51.8 (11)
6-3Alena Kruchynkina20:47.73 (6)57:39.5 (14)
6-4Hanna Sola18:54.91 (5)1-16:34.4 (13)
1415PolandPOL1-17:12.11 (0)
15-1Monika Hojnisz-Staręga18:06.00 (3)18:06.0 (14)
15-2Kamila Żuk20:04.31 (4)38:10.3 (18)
15-3Kinga Zbylut19:33.10 (3)57:43.4 (15)
15-4Anna Mąka19:28.70 (0)1-17:12.1 (14)
1512EstoniaEST ()DNFlapped
12-1Regina Oja18:18.90 (4)18:18.9 (16)
12-2Tuuli Tomingas19:36.82 (5)37:55.7 (17)
12-3Susan Külm18:42.60 (1)56:38.3 (12)
12-4Johanna Talihärm ()– (–)
1613FinlandFIN ()DNFlapped
13-1Suvi Minkkinen19:15.20 (0)19:15.2 (19)
13-2Mari Eder17:39.30 (0)36:54.5 (13)
13-3Erika Jänkä21:11.62 (4)58:06.1 (16)
13-4Nastassia Kinunen ()– (–)
1717JapanJPN ()DNFlapped
17-1Fuyuko Tachizaki17:55.90 (3)17:55.9 (12)
17-2Sari Maeda19:01.80 (3)36:57.7 (14)
17-3Asuka Hachisuka21:16.42 (3)58:14.1 (17)
17-4Yurie Tanaka ()– (–)
1820BulgariaBUL ()DNFlapped
20-1Milena Todorova17:36.70 (2)17:36.7 (4)
20-2Maria Zdravkova21:04.71 (3)38:41.4 (19)
20-3Lora Hristova0 (2)– (–)
20-4Daniela Kadeva ()– (–)
1919SlovakiaSVK ()DNFlapped
19-1Ivona Fialková17:43.00 (3)17:43.0 (8)
19-2Henrieta Horvátová20:10.20 (5)37:53.2 (16)
19-3Veronika Machyniaková2 (4)– (–)
19-4Paulína Fialková ()– (–)
DNF11SwitzerlandSUI ()
11-1Irène Cadurisch0 (3)– (–)
11-2Lena Häcki ()– (–)
11-3Selina Gasparin ()– (–)
11-4Amy Baserga ()– (–)