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10 kilometres, Classical, Women

Date14 February 1988 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationCanmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Participants52 from 17 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 112 m
Intermediate 1: 4.6 km
Intermediate 2: 7.3 km
Maximum Climb: 62 m
Total Climbing: 398 m

The favorite was Marjo Matikainen, who would later win the 5 km gold medal in Calgary. She had won the last two World Cups, was leading the 1987-88 season, and had won a silver in this event at the 1987 World Championship. The 1987 World Champion was Norway’s Anne Jahren but she would finish only 16th in Calgary. The leader at the first two checkpoints was venerable Soviet skier Raisa Smetanina. Matikainen was only 11th at 4.6 km but would move up to third at 7.3 km. Smetanina could not close and would be outrun by her teammate, Vida Vencienė, who won by 8.7 seconds, after narrowly trailing at the 7.3 time check. Matikainen posted the fastest time for the finishing 2.7 km but could only get a bronze medal. Calgary was the end of the line for Smetanina, who closed out a remarkable career. She won two medals in Calgary, adding a bronze in the 20 km, for a total of 10 Olympic medals, with four golds. She also won 12 medals at World Championships, with four full sets. Vencienė competed for her native Lithuania at the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics, but with less success. Four of the top five finishers were from the Soviet Union. The 10 km would drop off the Olympic Program, being replaced by a 15 km event in 1992-1998, but it would return in 2002.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)
140Vida VencienėURS30:08.315:13.7 (3)22:27.6 (2)Gold
251Raisa SmetaninaURS30:17.015:00.1 (1)22:27.4 (1)Silver
331Marjo MatikainenFIN30:20.515:31.5 (11)22:50.3 (3)Bronze
49Sviatlana NahieykinaURS30:26.515:18.8 (6)22:51.2 (4)
518Tamara TikhonovaURS30:38.915:26.2 (8)22:55.5 (7)
632Inger Helene NybråtenNOR30:51.715:16.5 (5)22:53.8 (6)
726Pirkko MäättäFIN30:52.415:29.4 (10)23:02.2 (9)
846Marie-Helene WestinSWE30:53.515:10.5 (2)22:57.1 (8)
943Marja-Liisa KirvesniemiFIN30:57.015:14.1 (4)22:52.4 (5)
1035Simone OpitzGDR31:14.315:24.8 (7)23:06.5 (10)
=1142Evi KratzerSUI31:16.715:28.4 (9)23:14.1 (11)
=1134Guidina Dal SassoITA31:16.715:45.9 (18)23:20.6 (12)
1338Anna-Lena FritzonSWE31:19.315:40.0 (14)23:23.0 (14)
1424Brit PettersenNOR31:20.515:49.1 (20)23:22.8 (13)
157Marit WoldNOR31:31.615:43.6 (16)23:32.7 (18)
1644Anne JahrenNOR31:34.115:31.8 (12)23:23.3 (15)
1721Bice VanzettaITA31:34.515:44.5 (17)23:28.2 (16)
1829Christina Gilli-BrüggerSUI31:37.415:41.0 (15)23:28.7 (17)
191Stefania BelmondoITA31:47.215:46.4 (19)23:36.9 (19)
2045Manuela Di CentaITA31:50.215:52.5 (21)23:40.4 (20)
215Simone Greiner-PetterGDR31:53.016:25.3 (28)24:02.1 (25)
2215Karin SvingstedtSWE31:57.016:00.8 (24)23:51.4 (=22)
2319Susann KuhfittigGDR32:01.515:56.9 (23)23:54.1 (24)
2453Karin JägerFRG32:09.515:54.1 (22)23:51.4 (=22)
2550Kerstin MoringGDR32:12.815:38.8 (13)23:46.0 (21)
2649Cornelia SulzerAUT32:17.116:19.0 (27)24:04.0 (26)
2747Ľubomíra BalážováTCH32:30.316:09.3 (25)24:18.1 (28)
283Annika DahlmanSWE32:31.416:11.9 (26)24:08.1 (27)
2912Tuulikki PyykkönenFIN32:37.716:46.4 (34)24:31.4 (29)
306Lorna SassevilleCAN32:49.716:52.5 (36)24:40.4 (31)
3125Alžbeta HavrančíkováTCH32:59.116:38.6 (32)24:46.3 (34)
3214Sandra ParpanSUI33:02.016:44.1 (33)24:39.5 (30)
3339Carol GibsonCAN33:03.916:38.2 (31)24:44.0 (33)
3427Margot KoberAUT33:22.216:52.9 (37)24:58.3 (36)
3533Viera KlimkováTCH33:23.016:35.6 (30)24:49.3 (35)
3652Leslie KrichkoUSA33:25.116:27.7 (29)24:41.9 (32)
3728Marie-Andrée MassonCAN33:35.617:03.0 (39)25:15.5 (38)
3848Angela Schmidt-FosterCAN33:45.916:52.1 (35)25:09.3 (37)
3922Rodica DrăgușROU33:51.416:57.4 (38)25:15.9 (39)
4010Dorcas DenHartogUSA34:26.117:36.7 (42)25:48.6 (40)
4136Nancy FiddlerUSA34:31.117:21.8 (40)25:50.8 (41)
422Hildegard EmbacherAUT34:53.217:30.7 (41)26:10.7 (43)
4311Marianne IrnigerSUI34:58.317:36.8 (43)26:08.5 (42)
4430Sonja BilgeriFRG35:07.017:51.5 (45)26:27.7 (45)
4523Leslie ThompsonUSA35:17.717:48.6 (44)26:26.0 (44)
4613Piroska AbosESP35:17.817:58.5 (46)26:31.0 (46)
474Adina ŢuţulanROU35:31.118:11.9 (47)26:39.0 (47)
4816Davaagiin EnkheeMGL35:40.818:18.1 (48)26:46.7 (48)
4937Louise McKenzieGBR36:58.718:24.9 (49)27:42.9 (49)
5017Jean WatsonGBR37:54.019:06.8 (50)28:07.4 (50)
5120Wang JinfenCHN38:47.719:42.4 (51)29:10.5 (51)
AC41Maria TheurlAUT– (–)– (–)DNF
DNS8Ivana RádlováTCH– (–)– (–)