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5 kilometres, Women

Date13 February 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationAutrans
Participants34 from 11 countries
DetailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 100 m
Maximum Climb: 65 m
Total Climbing: 170 m

The 5 km race tuned out to be a much closer race than the 10 km four days earlier. Sweden’s Toini Gustafsson, having the advantage of starting last of the 34 participants, won her second gold medal, but this time only 3.2 seconds ahead of Soviet’s Galina Kulakova. One km from home, Swedish team leaders informed Gustafsson that she was five seconds behind Kulakova, but a strong finish secured Gustafsson her second Olympic gold medal. Alevtina Kolchina, now aged 37 and competing in her fourth Olympics, snatched the bronze medal another 3.2 seconds behind, but only 1.3 ahead of another four-time Olympian, Sweden’s Barbro Martinsson. Only 18.2 seconds separated the first nine skiers.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
134Toini GustafssonSWE16:45.2– (–)Gold
227Galina KulakovaURS16:48.4– (–)Silver
324Alevtina KolchinaURS16:51.6– (–)Bronze
425Barbro MartinssonSWE16:52.9– (–)
533Marjatta KajosmaaFIN16:54.6– (–)
617Rita AchkinaURS16:55.1– (–)
723Inger AuflesNOR16:58.1– (–)
814Senja PusulaFIN17:00.3– (–)
930Stefania BiegunPOL17:03.4– (–)
1031Berit MørdreNOR17:11.9– (–)
111Marjatta OlkkonenFIN17:12.4– (–)
1232Christine NestlerGDR17:23.5– (–)
1316Gudrun SchmidtGDR17:24.3– (–)
1419Renate KöhlerGDR17:25.5– (–)
157Britt StrandbergSWE17:25.8– (–)
163Anni UngerGDR17:30.7– (–)
1712Monika MrklasFRG17:32.5– (–)
1813Barbro TanoSWE17:35.8– (–)
1921Weronika BudnyPOL17:38.2– (–)
205Alevtina SmirnovaURS17:43.2– (–)
2115Babben Enger-DamonNOR17:43.3– (–)
2222Helena KiviojaFIN17:46.2– (–)
2310Józefa CzerniawskaPOL17:56.5– (–)
2428Nadezhda VasilevaBUL17:58.7– (–)
2518Michaela EndlerFRG17:59.2– (–)
264Anna DurajPOL18:02.7– (–)
2726Éva BalázsHUN18:05.8– (–)
282Tone DahleNOR18:09.1– (–)
298Barbara BarthelFRG18:20.0– (–)
309Velichka PandevaBUL18:23.7– (–)
3120Tsvetana SotirovaBUL18:27.3– (–)
3229Fujiko KatoJPN18:28.2– (–)
336Roza DimovaBUL19:05.6– (–)
3411Kirsten CarlsenDEN19:56.6– (–)