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5 kilometres, Classical, Women

Date15 February 1994 — 10:30-11:30
StatusOlympic
LocationBirkebeineren Skistadion, Lillehammer
Participants62 from 19 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 66 m
Intermediate 1: 1.9 km
Maximum Climb: 45 m
Total Climbing: 199 m

Five women had dominated cross-country in the past two years and were favored in all the 1994 Olympic events. They were Russians Lyubov Yegorova, Yelena Välbe, and Larisa Lazutina and Italians Manuela Di Centa and Stefania Belmondo. Välbe was not entered in the short distance, possibly because the Russian coach entered his girlfriend, Svetlana Nageykina, but the other four were. Di Centa was first off of the challengers and set a fast pace, taking the lead at both time checkpoints. Lazutina and Belmondo started later and could not match Di Centa’s pace, eventually finishing sixth and 13th. Yegorova was off 60th of 62 starters and quickly took the lead, winning the gold medal by almost 20 seconds over Di Centa. The bronze medal went to Finland’s Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen, who had won all three individual gold medals at the 1984 Winter Olympics, but this was her first individual medal since 1984, in her fifth Winter Olympics. Yegorova had won five medals and three golds in Albertville, and would repeat the three gold in Lillehammer, adding a silver in the 15 km. Di Centa would win five medals in Lillehammer – two golds, two silvers, and a bronze.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)
160Lyubov YegorovaRUS14:08.85:50.6 (1)Gold
243Manuela Di CentaITA14:28.35:56.2 (3)Silver
347Marja-Liisa KirvesniemiFIN14:36.05:54.4 (2)Bronze
445Anita MoenNOR14:39.45:58.2 (4)
561Inger Helene NybråtenNOR14:43.66:02.3 (7)
653Larisa LazutinaRUS14:44.26:01.0 (5)
751Trude DybendahlNOR14:48.16:05.5 (11)
850Kateřina NeumannováCZE14:49.66:01.4 (6)
949Pirkko MäättäFIN14:51.56:04.7 (10)
1026Antonina OrdinaSWE14:59.26:03.1 (8)
1152Nina GavrylyukRUS15:01.66:09.3 (=14)
1254Elin NilsenNOR15:03.16:08.0 (12)
1355Stefania BelmondoITA15:04.06:11.4 (17)
1446Marjut RoligFIN15:05.16:08.2 (13)
1524Małgorzata RuchałaPOL15:07.56:09.9 (16)
1658Svetlana NageykinaRUS15:08.56:03.7 (9)
1714Anna FrithioffSWE15:13.36:13.5 (18)
1848Tuulikki PyykkönenFIN15:13.66:09.3 (=14)
1928Bice VanzettaITA15:21.36:14.1 (19)
2057Sylvia HoneggerSUI15:21.76:18.0 (21)
2123Ľubomíra BalážováSVK15:23.96:14.9 (20)
2238Piret NiglasEST15:29.06:22.4 (25)
2333Sophie VilleneuveFRA15:31.96:24.8 (27)
2444Gabriella ParuzziITA15:34.76:20.6 (22)
2559Annika EvaldssonSWE15:35.76:21.3 (23)
2640Fumiko AokiJPN15:41.96:26.5 (29)
2716Cristel VahtraEST15:42.36:24.0 (26)
2834Nina KemppelUSA15:44.86:24.9 (28)
2956Iryna Taranenko-TereliaUKR15:46.06:26.8 (30)
3029Kristina ŠmigunEST15:46.16:32.5 (34)
3130Bernadetta BocekPOL15:47.16:35.3 (=38)
3262Alžbeta HavrančíkováSVK15:47.26:28.3 (31)
3321Yelena VolodinaKAZ15:49.76:21.5 (24)
3420Yelena SinkevichBLR15:50.26:32.0 (33)
353Anna-Lena FritzonSWE15:52.96:36.4 (41)
3610Lyudmila DidelevaBLR15:57.76:29.9 (32)
3732Barbara MettlerSUI15:59.66:33.6 (35)
3812Dorota KwaśnyPOL16:04.36:40.3 (46)
3911Silja SuijaEST16:07.86:36.7 (42)
4015Leslie ThompsonUSA16:08.06:35.9 (40)
4127Carole StanisièreFRA16:08.76:35.0 (36)
4213Silke SchwagerSUI16:11.26:38.0 (43)
4339Iveta ZelingerováCZE16:15.66:35.3 (=38)
4425Yelena PiiraynenBLR16:25.06:35.2 (37)
4537Svetlana KamotskayaBLR16:25.86:38.9 (44)
4619Jaroslava BukvajováSVK16:26.66:41.8 (47)
4717Martina VondrováCZE16:27.36:40.2 (45)
484Tatiana KutlíkováSVK16:27.76:44.7 (48)
495Yelena ChernetsovaKAZ16:28.86:45.9 (51)
5018Sumiko YokoyamaJPN16:30.56:51.5 (59)
5122Isabelle ManciniFRA16:31.46:50.7 (57)
5236Nataliya ShtaymetsKAZ16:33.46:44.9 (49)
537Ingrid ButtsUSA16:33.66:49.5 (55)
546Élisabeth TardyFRA16:39.36:48.3 (53)
558Jana RázlováCZE16:39.76:46.8 (52)
5641Oksana KotovaKAZ16:40.76:51.3 (58)
5735Irina NikulchinaBUL16:41.66:48.4 (54)
589Halina NowakPOL16:46.16:45.3 (50)
5931Kerrin PettyUSA16:52.56:49.9 (56)
602Jasmin BaumannSUI17:00.37:07.1 (61)
611Ineta KravaleLAT17:21.57:03.5 (60)
AC42Vida VencienėLTU– (–)DNF