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15 kilometres Skiathlon, Women

Date 5 February 2022 — 15:45
StatusOlympic
LocationZhangjiakou Nordic Centre and Biathlon Centre, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province
Participants64 from 23 countries
DetailsCourse Length: 15,292 m
Height Differential: 198 m
Maximum Climb: 35 m
Total Climbing: 578 m

Therese Johaug became the first Olympic champion at the Beijing Winter Games on the day after the opening ceremony. In the skiathlon, the Norwegian convincingly finished the 15 kilometers (7.5 km in classic technique and 7.5 km in freestyle) in 44:13.7. World Cup leader Nataliya Nepryayeva from Russia (+30.2 seconds) won silver, and bronze went to Austria’s Teresa Stadlober (+30.5).

After the classical section, Kerttu Niskanen and Frida Karlsson were both on Johaug’s heels, just a few seconds behind. Although the American Jessie Diggins was the fastest in the freestyle section, she was already too far behind to come close to a medal. Johaug continued to extend her lead for the remainder of the race. Nepryayeva and Stadlober, who skied with consistent pace in both styles, outdistanced Niskanen and Karlsson on the last few km after a fierce four-way battle on the second part.

For Johaug, it was her second Olympic victory, twelve years after relay gold at Vancouver in 2010. The three-time world champion in skiathlon (2015, 2019, and 2021) missed the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang due to a doping ban. For Stadlober, the medal served as redemption after she missed out on a podium place in the 30km at PyeongChang 2018, after taking a wrong turn when well placed, and ultimately finished ninth.

Yilamujiang Dinigeer was 43rd for China. The Uyghur lit the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony. Her election by the Chinese leadership had caused a lot of criticism.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeClassical (Pos)Pit Stop (Pos)Freestyle (Pos)
13Therese JohaugNOR44:13.722:28.3 (1)36.4 (12)21:09.0 (2)Gold
21Nataliya NepryayevaROC44:43.922:42.3 (7)37.0 (19)21:24.6 (5)Silver
311Teresa StadloberAUT44:44.222:38.7 (5)45.7 (52)21:19.8 (4)Bronze
48Kerttu NiskanenFIN44:49.822:31.0 (2)34.7 (8)21:44.1 (7)
52Frida KarlssonSWE44:56.222:32.4 (3)36.6 (15)21:47.2 (8)
66Jessie DigginsUSA45:04.223:26.4 (11)36.0 (9)21:01.8 (1)
77Krista PärmäkoskiFIN45:12.122:33.6 (4)33.3 (2)22:05.2 (9)
820Anastasiya RygalinaROC45:30.923:39.8 (16)36.8 (17)21:14.3 (3)
912Delphine ClaudelFRA45:31.523:28.2 (12)37.7 (27)21:25.6 (6)
104Ebba AnderssonSWE45:41.322:40.5 (6)36.5 (13)22:24.3 (11)
119Tatyana SorinaROC46:31.323:34.7 (14)37.5 (26)22:19.1 (10)
1217Johanna MatintaloFIN46:36.523:12.9 (9)34.0 (3)22:49.6 (16)
1324Katherine SauerbreyGER46:37.523:25.9 (10)39.1 (32)22:32.5 (12)
1410Rosie BrennanUSA47:05.423:32.0 (13)44.6 (50)22:48.8 (15)
155Katharina HennigGER47:11.823:12.4 (8)44.0 (49)23:15.4 (23)
1633Izabela MarciszPOL47:30.724:01.6 (17)36.3 (11)22:52.8 (18)
1741Sofie KrehlGER47:41.624:22.2 (24)34.2 (4)22:45.2 (14)
1813Helene Marie FossesholmNOR47:49.024:33.4 (29)34.2 (4)22:41.4 (13)
1918Charlotte KallaSWE47:53.824:21.9 (23)39.2 (33)22:52.7 (17)
2040Cendrine BrowneCAN47:58.124:15.7 (19)34.3 (6)23:08.1 (20)
2132Nadja KälinSUI47:59.824:17.0 (21)34.4 (7)23:08.4 (21)
2221Anne KyllönenFIN48:10.024:14.9 (18)39.8 (36)23:15.3 (22)
2323Katherine Stewart-JonesCAN48:17.324:16.4 (20)38.2 (29)23:22.7 (25)
2415Yuliya StupakROC48:27.523:38.0 (15)46.7 (54)24:02.8 (40)
2522Pia FinkGER48:29.624:22.9 (25)39.4 (34)23:27.3 (27)
2649Petra HynčicováCZE48:40.824:25.8 (27)40.7 (39)23:34.3 (30)
2725Masako IshidaJPN48:44.724:26.3 (28)37.3 (24)23:41.1 (35)
2836Dahria BeattyCAN48:52.024:40.1 (34)37.2 (22)23:34.7 (31)
2914Ragnhild HagaNOR48:52.524:38.2 (32)42.5 (46)23:31.8 (29)
3034Petra NovákováCZE48:52.724:36.5 (30)38.5 (30)23:37.7 (32)
3153Jessica YeatonAUS48:54.025:08.1 (42)47.0 (56)22:58.9 (19)
3235Lydia HiernickelSUI48:59.025:06.6 (41)36.9 (18)23:15.5 (24)
3338Li XinCHN49:07.725:03.1 (38)37.0 (19)23:27.6 (28)
3428Chi ChunxueCHN49:08.324:45.5 (35)42.1 (44)23:40.7 (34)
3539Masae TsuchiyaJPN49:13.624:39.0 (33)38.0 (28)23:56.6 (37)
3647Martina Di CentaITA49:22.825:02.2 (37)40.2 (38)23:40.4 (33)
3727Anna ComarellaITA49:27.824:24.1 (26)44.7 (51)24:19.0 (44)
3826Coralie BentzFRA49:34.425:05.8 (40)42.7 (47)23:45.9 (36)
3956Keidy KaasikuEST49:40.725:40.7 (47)36.1 (10)23:23.9 (26)
4019Hailey SwirbulUSA49:42.524:17.6 (22)39.7 (35)24:45.2 (54)
4145Cristina PittinITA49:48.625:01.1 (36)41.7 (43)24:05.8 (41)
4246Caterina GanzITA49:53.924:37.1 (31)47.4 (57)24:29.4 (48)
4329Yilamujiang DinigeerCHN50:10.725:26.8 (45)42.2 (45)24:01.7 (39)
4464Olivia Bouffard-NesbittCAN50:11.725:27.3 (46)32.7 (1)24:11.7 (42)
4516Moa OlssonSWE50:12.825:05.0 (39)36.6 (15)24:31.2 (49)
4637Jialin BayaniCHN50:20.225:41.2 (48)38.7 (31)24:00.3 (38)
4755Carola VilaAND50:28.825:09.6 (43)46.7 (54)24:32.5 (50)
4851Kseniya ShalyginaKAZ50:37.725:25.9 (44)50.3 (62)24:21.5 (45)
4950Angelina ShurygaKAZ50:55.326:05.6 (50)36.5 (13)24:13.2 (43)
5048Chika KobayashiJPN50:55.425:52.5 (49)41.0 (40)24:21.9 (46)
5142Valeriya TyulenevaKAZ51:30.826:07.8 (51)41.4 (41)24:41.6 (52)
5243Miki KodamaJPN51:48.326:17.4 (52)45.9 (53)24:45.0 (53)
5330Julia KernUSA52:05.526:31.7 (53)40.1 (37)24:53.7 (55)
5454Kaidy KaasikuEST52:12.627:02.9 (55)37.0 (19)24:32.7 (51)
5562Neža ŽerjavSLO52:33.127:07.4 (56)58.2 (64)24:27.5 (47)
5644Maryna AntsyborUKR52:54.027:08.4 (57)37.3 (24)25:08.3 (56)
5760Nina RiedenerLIE52:55.127:02.0 (54)37.2 (22)25:15.9 (57)
5859Nadezhda StepashkinaKAZ53:35.327:26.4 (58)48.8 (60)25:20.1 (58)
5961Magdalena KobieluszPOL54:12.027:32.7 (59)53.5 (63)25:45.8 (59)
6058Viktoriya OlekhUKR54:55.728:26.8 (62)41.6 (42)25:47.3 (60)
6157Lee Chae-WonKOR55:52.628:01.6 (61)49.3 (61)27:01.7 (61)
6252Yuliya KrolUKR57:04.427:57.6 (60)43.9 (48)28:22.9 (62)
6365Daria RublovaUKR29:59.6 (64)48.5 (59)– (–)DNFlapped
DNF63Han Da-SomKOR29:52.3 (63)– (–)– (–)
DNS31Patrīcija EidukaLAT– (–)– (–)– (–)DNS