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Team Sprint, Classical, Women

Date16 February 2022
StatusOlympic
LocationZhangjiakou Nordic Centre and Biathlon Centre, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province
Participants52 from 26 countries
FormatTwo-woman teams, each skiing three alternate legs of approximately 1,500 metres.
DetailsCourse Length: 1,176 m
Height Differential: 27 m
Maximum Climb: 25 m
Total Climbing: 43 m

In the team sprint, Germany’s women’s relay silver medallists, Katharina Hennig and Victoria Carl, caused a major upset after winning gold following a furious final sprint. Silver went to the Swedish pair of Maja Dahlqvist and Jonna Sundling, who took gold and silver in the women’s individual sprint and went into the team final as favorites. Bronze was claimed by the Russian Olympic Committee’s team with Yuliya Stupak and Nataliya Nepryayeva.

In bright sunshine and a freezing cold temperature of -16.7° C, Hennig and Carl had previously won their semi-final and thus qualified directly for the final, beating the USA and Austria. Carl had replaced Katherine Sauerbrey, who was originally nominated but did not feel quite fit. The second semi-final went to the ROC, followed by Finland and Sweden.

As expected, the field stayed close together on the opening laps. On the fourth leg, Sweden’s Sundling increased the pace at the front and, along with Diggins, created a small gap. Carl could not quite follow and handed over almost four seconds behind. Hennig, however, was able to re-establish contact with the leaders. She attacked with Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen and tried to outdistance the chasers. Carl went into the final lap with a minimal lead of 0.17, but on the first climb, the first five closed ranks again. Carl ran the last bend in third place, but had the outside lane and pushed past the opposition. She had the most reserves in the final sprint and was the first to cross the line. It was also a birthday present for their coach Peter Schlickenrieder, who won silver at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games exactly 20 years ago, and turned 52 on the day of the Beijing event. Finland with Krista Pärmäkoski dropped back on the last climb, after making most of the leader’s work.

PosTeamNOC
1Katharina Hennig / Victoria CarlGERGold
2Maja Dahlqvist / Jonna SundlingSWESilver
3Yuliya Stupak / Nataliya NepryayevaROCBronze
4Kerttu Niskanen / Krista PärmäkoskiFIN
5Rosie Brennan / Jessie DigginsUSA
6Teresa Stadlober / Lisa UnterwegerAUT
7Laurien van der Graaff / Nadine FähndrichSUI
8Tiril Udnes Weng / Maiken Caspersen FallaNOR
9Izabela Marcisz / Monika SkinderPOL
10Mélissa Gal / Lena QuintinFRA
11Chi Chunxue / Li XinCHN
12Katherine Stewart-Jones / Dahria BeattyCAN
13Caterina Ganz / Lucia ScardoniITA
14Eva Urevc / Anamarija LampičSLO
15Kateřina Janatová / Petra HynčicováCZE
16Jessica Yeaton / Casey WrightAUS
17Mariel Pulles / Keidy KaasikuEST
18Yuliya Krol / Maryna AntsyborUKR
19Nadezhda Stepashkina / Kseniya ShalyginaKAZ
20Tena Hadžić / Vedrana MalecCRO
21Kitija Auzina / Estere VolfaLAT
22Han Da-Som / Lee Ui-JinKOR
=23Jaque Mourão / Eduarda RiberaBRA
=23Maria Danou / Nefeli TitaGRE
=23Eglė Savickaitė / Ieva DainytėLTU
=23Ayşenur Duman / Ceren DursunTUR
DNSAnastasiya Kirylava / Hanna KaraliovaBLR

Semi-Finals (16 February 2022 — 17:00)

First 3 teams in each heat plus the four fastest losers qualify for final.

Heat 1 (17:00)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
14GermanyGER23:02.08Q
4-1Katharina Hennig3:41.53:43.03:50.2
4-2Victoria Carl3:45.83:50.54:11.0
21United StatesUSA23:06.11Q
1-1Rosie Brennan3:39.83:44.83:50.3
1-2Jessie Diggins3:46.33:49.34:15.6
35AustriaAUT23:08.34Q
5-1Teresa Stadlober3:40.53:43.73:48.6
5-2Lisa Unterweger3:45.93:51.44:18.2
42SwitzerlandSUI23:30.86Q
2-1Laurien van der Graaff3:41.53:54.54:11.7
2-2Nadine Fähndrich3:46.53:43.34:13.3
57People's Republic of ChinaCHN23:43.93
7-1Chi Chunxue3:44.13:55.74:07.5
7-2Li Xin3:45.13:53.64:17.9
66CanadaCAN24:03.72
6-1Katherine Stewart-Jones3:41.53:59.34:26.0
6-2Dahria Beatty3:46.03:51.54:19.4
73SloveniaSLO24:10.14
3-1Eva Urevc3:40.54:17.44:24.1
3-2Anamarija Lampič3:47.53:47.44:13.2
811AustraliaAUS25:13.42
11-1Jessica Yeaton3:47.04:20.14:21.6
11-2Casey Wright3:56.54:13.44:34.8
98UkraineUKR25:46.04
8-1Yuliya Krol3:59.34:24.44:22.1
8-2Maryna Antsybor3:58.34:16.14:45.8
1010CroatiaCRO26:29.23
10-1Tena Hadžić4:02.04:45.74:40.8
10-2Vedrana Malec3:55.84:19.44:45.5
1113LatviaLAT26:46.26
13-1Kitija Auzina3:57.34:22.84:12.6
13-2Estere Volfa4:25.14:36.75:11.7
1212TürkiyeTURDNFlapped
12-1Ayşenur Duman4:33.55:01.3
12-2Ceren Dursun4:50.9
DNS9-1BelarusBLRDNS
9-2Anastasiya Kirylava (DNS)
9-3Hanna Karaliova (DNS)

Heat 2

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
114ROCROC23:00.47Q
14-1Yuliya Stupak3:34.53:45.73:52.0
14-2Nataliya Nepryayeva3:45.53:50.64:12.1
216FinlandFIN23:00.82Q
16-1Kerttu Niskanen3:34.93:46.13:51.4
16-2Krista Pärmäkoski3:45.23:50.54:12.7
315SwedenSWE23:01.40Q
15-1Maja Dahlqvist3:35.73:46.23:52.7
15-2Jonna Sundling3:45.43:49.24:12.2
417NorwayNOR23:05.06Q
17-1Tiril Udnes Weng3:34.93:45.53:51.7
17-2Maiken Caspersen Falla3:45.93:50.54:16.5
521FranceFRA23:26.28q
21-1Mélissa Gal3:38.13:48.54:02.2
21-2Lena Quintin3:42.73:48.44:26.3
620PolandPOL23:32.34q
20-1Izabela Marcisz3:37.03:46.23:57.4
20-2Monika Skinder3:45.33:56.64:29.8
719ItalyITA23:47.06
19-1Caterina Ganz3:36.93:54.94:24.4
19-2Lucia Scardoni3:44.83:49.54:16.5
818Czech RepublicCZE23:55.59
18-1Kateřina Janatová3:38.53:53.54:14.8
18-2Petra Hynčicová3:43.43:52.84:32.5
923EstoniaEST24:47.51
23-1Mariel Pulles3:40.04:06.24:19.4
23-2Keidy Kaasiku3:54.44:08.44:39.1
1022KazakhstanKAZ24:57.59
22-1Nadezhda Stepashkina3:42.24:16.24:27.4
22-2Kseniya Shalygina3:55.34:06.24:30.2
1124Republic of KoreaKOR26:55.52DNFlapped
24-1Han Da-Som4:05.24:44.64:37.6
24-2Lee Ui-Jin4:19.54:21.24:47.4
1226BrazilBRADNFlapped
26-1Jaque Mourão4:20.94:49.2
26-2Eduarda Ribera4:39.2
1325GreeceGREDNFlapped
25-1Maria Danou4:21.94:46.0
25-2Nefeli Tita4:38.9
1427LithuaniaLTUDNFlapped
27-1Eglė Savickaitė4:22.24:54.6
27-2Ieva Dainytė4:48.8

Final Round (16 February 2022 — 19:00)

PosNrSkierNOCTimeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3
14GermanyGER22:09.85
4-1Katharina Hennig3:39.93:37.33:35.4
4-2Victoria Carl3:38.63:42.13:56.5
215SwedenSWE22:10.02
15-1Maja Dahlqvist3:39.83:41.13:42.7
15-2Jonna Sundling3:36.53:36.93:53.0
314ROCROC22:10.56
14-1Yuliya Stupak3:39.33:38.63:38.7
14-2Nataliya Nepryayeva3:38.13:41.53:54.3
416FinlandFIN22:13.71
16-1Kerttu Niskanen3:38.43:38.43:39.1
16-2Krista Pärmäkoski3:38.53:39.53:59.8
51United StatesUSA22:22.78
1-1Rosie Brennan3:39.53:39.83:38.7
1-2Jessie Diggins3:36.93:40.64:07.2
65AustriaAUT22:55.25
5-1Teresa Stadlober3:40.33:38.73:44.6
5-2Lisa Unterweger3:37.83:51.44:22.4
72SwitzerlandSUI23:02.09
2-1Laurien van der Graaff3:41.53:46.54:20.0
2-2Nadine Fähndrich3:35.73:37.34:01.0
817NorwayNOR23:15.28
17-1Tiril Udnes Weng3:38.93:42.93:49.5
17-2Maiken Caspersen Falla3:39.33:47.44:37.2
920PolandPOL23:48.01
20-1Izabela Marcisz3:40.03:41.34:07.1
20-2Monika Skinder3:38.74:04.04:36.9
1021FranceFRA24:04.92
21-1Mélissa Gal3:41.13:51.54:08.4
21-2Lena Quintin3:40.14:10.14:33.7