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4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women

Date21 February 1994 — 10:30-11:40
StatusOlympic
LocationBirkebeineren Skistadion, Lillehammer
Participants56 from 14 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: ?
Height Differential: 66 m / 66 m
Maximum Climb: 45 m / 45 m
Total Climbing: 199 m / 210 m

The Soviet Union, and their avatar, the Unified Team, had won the last two Olympic gold medals, but in the new world order, the 1993 World Champion was new, sort of. Actually it was Russia, and all of the skiers had won gold medals in the event in either 1988 or 1992. Russia led after the opening leg in Lillehammer, but Norway surprised and took the lead on the second leg, holding it until the final exchange, although by only one second. The two anchors were Anita Moen for Norway and Lyubov Yegorova for Russia. Moen skied well, posting the third fastest leg of the competition, but she was no match for Yegorova, who defeated her by over 31 seconds to bring a gold medal to the Russian team. Norway was second with the Italian team another minute behind in third place. Yegorova won her sixth gold medal, tying the Winter Olympic record set by Soviet speed skater Lidiya Skoblikova in 1960-64. The record would later be surpassed by Norway’s Bjørn Dæhlie, who would win eight, but through 2006, Yegorova and Skoblikova still hold the record for female Winter Olympians with six gold medals.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeSplit (Pos)
11Russian FederationRUS57:12.5Gold
1-1Yelena Välbe15:05.415:05.4 (1)
1-2Larisa Lazutina14:47.429:52.8 (2)
1-3Nina Gavrylyuk13:58.743:51.5 (2)
1-4Lyubov Yegorova13:21.057:12.5 (1)
23NorwayNOR57:42.6Silver
3-1Trude Dybendahl15:13.415:13.4 (2)
3-2Inger Helene Nybråten14:31.629:45.0 (1)
3-3Elin Nilsen14:05.543:50.5 (1)
3-4Anita Moen13:52.157:42.6 (2)
32ItalyITA58:42.6Bronze
2-1Bice Vanzetta15:58.615:58.6 (8)
2-2Manuela Di Centa14:29.230:27.8 (4)
2-3Gabriella Paruzzi14:38.045:05.8 (4)
2-4Stefania Belmondo13:36.858:42.6 (3)
44FinlandFIN59:15.9
4-1Pirkko Määttä15:20.115:20.1 (5)
4-2Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi14:41.030:01.1 (3)
4-3Merja Lahtinen14:40.844:41.9 (3)
4-4Marjut Rolig14:34.059:15.9 (4)
56SwitzerlandSUI1-00:05.1
6-1Sylvia Honegger15:14.915:14.9 (4)
6-2Silke Schwager15:50.431:05.3 (6)
6-3Barbara Mettler14:35.245:40.5 (5)
6-4Brigitte Albrecht14:24.61-00:05.1 (5)
65SwedenSWE1-00:05.8
5-1Anna Frithioff15:42.715:42.7 (6)
5-2Marie-Helene Östlund15:14.530:57.2 (5)
5-3Anna-Lena Fritzon15:03.846:01.0 (6)
5-4Antonina Ordina14:04.81-00:05.8 (6)
714SlovakiaSVK1-01:00.2
14-1Ľubomíra Balážová15:14.315:14.3 (3)
14-2Jaroslava Bukvajová16:01.631:15.9 (7)
14-3Tatiana Kutlíková15:37.246:53.1 (8)
14-4Alžbeta Havrančíková14:07.11-01:00.2 (7)
89PolandPOL1-01:13.2
9-1Mićhalina Maciuszek16:15.916:15.9 (9)
9-2Małgorzata Ruchała15:50.532:06.4 (9)
9-3Dorota Kwaśny14:49.646:56.0 (9)
9-4Bernadetta Bocek14:17.21-01:13.2 (8)
911Czech RepublicCZE1-02:02.1
11-1Martina Vondrová16:39.616:39.6 (13)
11-2Iveta Zelingerová16:05.032:44.6 (12)
11-3Kateřina Neumannová14:08.046:52.6 (7)
11-4Lucie Chroustovská15:09.51-02:02.1 (9)
107United StatesUSA1-02:28.4
7-1Laura Wilson16:16.116:16.1 (10)
7-2Nina Kemppel16:14.832:30.9 (11)
7-3Laura McCabe15:31.348:02.2 (12)
7-4Leslie Thompson14:26.21-02:28.4 (10)
118FranceFRA1-02:28.6
8-1Carole Stanisière16:24.816:24.8 (12)
8-2Sylvie Giry-Rousset16:37.933:02.7 (13)
8-3Sophie Villeneuve14:20.847:23.5 (10)
8-4Élisabeth Tardy15:05.11-02:28.6 (11)
1212EstoniaEST1-02:32.4
12-1Kristina Šmigun15:42.815:42.8 (7)
12-2Cristel Vahtra15:53.031:35.8 (8)
12-3Silja Suija16:17.647:53.4 (11)
12-4Piret Niglas14:39.01-02:32.4 (12)
1310KazakhstanKAZ1-03:13.0
10-1Nataliya Shtaymets16:23.716:23.7 (11)
10-2Yelena Chernetsova15:53.832:17.5 (10)
10-3Oksana Kotova15:45.348:02.8 (13)
10-4Yelena Volodina15:10.21-03:13.0 (13)
1413BelarusBLR1-04:25.8
13-1Yelena Piiraynen17:12.517:12.5 (14)
13-2Svetlana Kamotskaya16:20.033:32.5 (14)
13-3Lyudmila Dideleva15:32.849:05.3 (14)
13-4Yelena Sinkevich15:20.51-04:25.8 (14)