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4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women

Date17 February 1992 — 9:45
StatusOlympic
LocationLes Saisies
Participants52 from 13 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 63 m / 73 m
Maximum Climb: 41 m / 54 m
Total Climbing: 197 m / 201 m

The heavy favorite was the Unified Team, which had won the 1991 World Championships as the Soviet Union. They were led by Lyubov Yegorova, who won five medals and three golds in Albertville, and Yelena Välbe, winner of five medals in 1992, with a bronze in every individual event. Their other skiers were Larisa Lazutina, who in her career would win seven Olympic medals and five golds, and Raisa Smetanina, who had first competed at the Winter Olympics in 1976, and had won nine Olympic medals, with four golds. It was a true all-star team. But the race was strangely close. Välbe gave the Unifieds a 22.8 second lead at the first exchange, but Inger Helene Nybråten skied the fastest second leg and moved Norway ahead. But Lazutina took back the lead on the third leg, but Norway was only 2.5 seconds back as the anchor skiers took off. Yegorova was the Unified anchor and she would not be headed, bringing her team home 21.6 seconds ahead of Norway. Italy, which had been runner-up at the 1991 Worlds, and would repeat that finish in 1993, won the bronze medal. Smetanina’s gold medal made her the first Winter Olympian to win 10 medals, and this also made her the first woman to win medals at five Olympic Winter Games.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeSplit (Pos)
11Unified TeamEUN59:34.8Gold
1-1Yelena Välbe14:51.214:51.2 (1)
1-2Raisa Smetanina15:15.130:06.3 (2)
1-3Larisa Lazutina15:12.745:19.0 (1)
1-4Lyubov Yegorova14:15.859:34.8 (1)
23NorwayNOR59:56.4Silver
3-1Solveig Pedersen15:14.015:14.0 (2)
3-2Inger Helene Nybråten14:43.129:57.1 (1)
3-3Trude Dybendahl15:24.445:21.5 (2)
3-4Elin Nilsen14:34.959:56.4 (2)
32ItalyITA1-00:25.9Bronze
2-1Bice Vanzetta16:01.716:01.7 (11)
2-2Manuela Di Centa14:52.130:53.8 (4)
2-3Gabriella Paruzzi15:23.346:17.1 (6)
2-4Stefania Belmondo14:08.81-00:25.9 (3)
44FinlandFIN1-00:52.9
4-1Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi15:49.915:49.9 (7)
4-2Pirkko Määttä15:05.130:55.0 (5)
4-3Jaana Savolainen15:18.046:13.0 (5)
4-4Marjut Lukkarinen14:39.91-00:52.9 (4)
59FranceFRA1-01:30.7
9-1Carole Stanisière16:02.516:02.5 (12)
9-2Sylvie Giry-Rousset15:41.031:43.5 (9)
9-3Sophie Villeneuve15:22.047:05.5 (7)
9-4Isabelle Mancini14:25.21-01:30.7 (5)
68CzechoslovakiaTCH1-01:37.4
8-1Ľubomíra Balážová15:34.815:34.8 (4)
8-2Kateřina Neumannová15:13.030:47.8 (3)
8-3Alžbeta Havrančíková15:17.946:05.7 (3)
8-4Iveta Zelingerová15:31.71-01:37.4 (6)
76SwedenSWE1-01:54.5
6-1Carina Görlin15:44.215:44.2 (6)
6-2Magdalena Wallin15:23.231:07.4 (8)
6-3Karin Säterkvist16:00.347:07.7 (9)
6-4Marie-Helene Westin14:46.81-01:54.5 (7)
85GermanyGER1-02:22.6
5-1Heike Wezel15:59.115:59.1 (10)
5-2Gabriele Heß15:07.031:06.1 (7)
5-3Simone Opitz15:01.546:07.6 (4)
5-4Ina Kümmel16:15.01-02:22.6 (8)
910SwitzerlandSUI1-02:54.1
10-1Sylvia Honegger15:28.415:28.4 (3)
10-2Brigitte Albrecht15:31.230:59.6 (6)
10-3Natascia Leonardi16:07.447:07.0 (8)
10-4Elvira Knecht15:47.11-02:54.1 (9)
107PolandPOL1-03:23.0
7-1Małgorzata Ruchała15:57.515:57.5 (9)
7-2Dorota Kwaśny15:51.531:49.0 (11)
7-3Bernadetta Bocek15:45.447:34.4 (10)
7-4Halina Nowak15:48.61-03:23.0 (10)
1111CanadaCAN1-03:38.5
11-1Angela Schmidt-Foster15:54.515:54.5 (8)
11-2Rhonda DeLong15:53.731:48.2 (10)
11-3Jane Vincent16:09.847:58.0 (12)
11-4Lucy Steele15:40.51-03:38.5 (11)
1213JapanJPN1-04:09.3
13-1Miwa Ota16:24.716:24.7 (13)
13-2Fumiko Aoki15:26.031:50.7 (12)
13-3Naomi Hoshikawa15:53.547:44.2 (11)
13-4Yumi Inomata16:25.11-04:09.3 (12)
1312United StatesUSA1-04:48.5
12-1Nancy Fiddler15:36.115:36.1 (5)
12-2Ingrid Butts16:32.432:08.5 (13)
12-3Leslie Thompson16:11.948:20.4 (13)
12-4Betsy Youngman16:28.11-04:48.5 (13)