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5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women

Date10 February 1998
StatusOlympic
LocationSnow Harp, Hakuba
Participants69 from 25 countries
Format5 kilometres classical style race on day one. On day two, runners left in order of their finish in the 5 kilometres classical, based on time differential, and skiied 10 kilometres freestyle, with final placements determined by finish of that race.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 10,000 m
Height Differential: 57 m
Maximum Climb: 51 m
Total Climbing: 378 m

Larisa Lazutina had won the 5 km classical three days earlier in a driving snow. The freestyle pursuit was held in a heavy rain. Lazutina, the 1995 World Champion, started first, with a 5-second lead over Kateřina Neumannová. Neumannová chased hard, but could never catch the Russian, who won her second gold medal in Hakuba. Near the end of the pursuit, her teammate, Olga Danilova passed Neumannová and won the silver medal. Danilova would later add two golds in Hakuba, winning the 15 km and skiing on the winning Russian relay team with Lazutina. Lazutina won five medals in 1998, including three golds. Four years later, things would not be as good for the Russian lasses, as both were disqualified in Salt Lake City for doping, when their tests were positive for darbopoietin, an erythropoietin analogue. Neumannová would fare better, adding two silver medals in 2002 and a gold and silver in 2006, giving her six Winter Olympic medals, all in individual events. She also competed in mountain biking at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, finishing 18th.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeStart BehindRace Time (Pos)
11Larisa LazutinaRUS28:29.928:29.9 (5)Gold
25Olga DanilovaRUS28:36.4+0:1428:22.4 (4)Silver
32Kateřina NeumannováCZE28:37.2+0:0528:32.2 (6)Bronze
411Iryna Taranenko-TereliaUKR28:40.1+0:4028:00.1 (1)
512Stefania BelmondoITA28:42.6+0:4228:00.6 (2)
613Yuliya ChepalovaRUS28:51.4+0:4328:08.4 (3)
74Nina GavrylyukRUS29:12.3+0:1328:59.3 (8)
87Anita Moen-GuidonNOR29:27.6+0:2729:00.6 (11)
93Bente MartinsenNOR29:34.1+0:1229:22.1 (15)
1010Brigitte AlbrechtSUI29:34.8+0:3928:55.8 (7)
118Trude Dybendahl-HartzNOR29:36.0+0:3129:05.0 (12)
129Gabriella ParuzziITA29:36.8+0:3728:59.8 (=9)
1315Maria TheurlAUT29:58.8+0:5928:59.8 (=9)
146Marit MikkelsplassNOR30:15.3+0:1629:59.3 (=25)
1520Katrin ŠmigunEST30:16.3+1:1129:05.3 (13)
1618Satu SalonenFIN30:32.0+1:0629:26.0 (17)
1729Sabina ValbusaITA30:34.0+1:2329:11.0 (14)
1816Jaroslava BukvajováSVK30:34.5+1:0229:32.5 (20)
1924Antonina OrdinaSWE30:35.6+1:1329:22.6 (16)
2019Valentyna ShevchenkoUKR30:38.8+1:1029:28.8 (18)
2123Yelena SinkevichBLR30:42.5+1:1329:29.5 (19)
2214Sylvia HoneggerSUI30:44.3+0:5229:52.3 (24)
2321Manuela Di CentaITA30:47.1+1:1129:36.1 (21)
2422Kateřina HanušováCZE30:58.8+1:1229:46.8 (23)
2525Sumiko YokoyamaJPN31:04.2+1:1829:46.2 (22)
2630Constanze BlumGER31:28.5+1:2530:03.5 (=27)
2732Sophie VilleneuveFRA31:31.5+1:2830:03.5 (=27)
2836Karin SäterkvistSWE31:49.4+1:3530:14.4 (32)
2931Fumiko AokiJPN31:50.1+1:2730:23.1 (34)
3041Olena HaiasovaUKR31:51.9+1:4130:10.9 (30)
3137Anke SchulzeGER31:53.4+1:3730:16.4 (33)
3226Kati WilhelmGER31:54.0+1:1930:35.0 (38)
3352Karine PhilippotFRA32:00.3+2:0129:59.3 (=25)
3434Nataša LačenSLO32:03.6+1:3230:31.6 (36)
3533Małgorzata RuchałaPOL32:15.2+1:2930:46.2 (41)
3640Maryna PestriakovaUKR32:18.7+1:4030:38.7 (39)
3749Annick PierrelFRA32:20.0+1:5630:24.0 (35)
3844Svetlana DeshevykhKAZ32:20.2+1:4830:32.2 (37)
3927Oksana YatskayaKAZ32:20.5+1:2031:00.5 (43)
4058Alžbeta HavrančíkováSVK32:21.3+2:1130:10.3 (29)
4159Zuzana KocumováCZE32:34.9+2:2130:13.9 (31)
4235Svetlana ShishkinaKAZ32:39.4+1:3331:06.4 (44)
4339Bernadetta PiotrowskaPOL32:50.9+1:4031:10.9 (47)
4456Anita NymanFIN32:53.7+2:0830:45.7 (40)
4547Beckie ScottCAN33:04.8+1:5531:09.8 (45)
4650Kumiko YokoyamaJPN33:07.0+1:5731:10.0 (46)
4748Svetlana KamotskayaBLR33:11.2+1:5531:16.2 (49)
4846Tomomi OtakaJPN33:21.9+1:5131:30.9 (50)
4961Dorota KwaśnyPOL33:38.6+2:2631:12.6 (48)
5053Cristel VahtraEST33:40.4+2:0431:36.4 (52)
5157Kati PulkkinenFIN33:43.5+2:1131:32.5 (51)
5251Kerrin PettyUSA34:12.2+1:5932:13.2 (55)
5370Irina NikulchinaBUL34:13.5+3:1530:58.5 (42)
5438Sigrid WilleGER34:15.1+1:3832:37.1 (60)
5555Irina SkripnikBLR34:15.8+2:0732:08.8 (54)
5654Milaine ThériaultCAN34:29.8+2:0432:25.8 (59)
5765Laura WilsonUSA34:42.4+2:4731:55.4 (53)
5863Lyudmila KorolikBLR34:55.4+2:4032:15.4 (56)
5960Katarzyna GębalaPOL35:04.3+2:2132:43.3 (61)
6069Monica LăzăruțROU35:27.9+3:1232:15.9 (57)
6173Õnne KurgEST28:37.0+3:2132:24.5 (58)
6268Luan ZhengrongCHN35:47.3+2:5332:54.3 (62)
6366Olga SeleznyovaKAZ36:00.6+2:5033:10.6 (64)
6474Sara RennerCAN36:36.7+3:2533:11.7 (65)
6572Guo DonglingCHN36:58.2+3:2133:37.2 (66)
6678Andžela BriceLAT37:07.5+4:0233:05.5 (63)
6771Ināra RudkoLAT37:20.3+3:1934:01.3 (67)
6876Kazimiera StrolienėLTU38:44.3+3:4035:04.3 (68)
AC75Laura McCabeUSA+3:29– (–)DNF
DNS17Tuulikki PyykkönenFIN+1:05– (–)
DNS28Jana ŠaldováCZE+1:23– (–)
DNS42Renate RoiderAUT+1:41– (–)
DNS43Elin EkSWE+1:42– (–)
DNS45Andrea HuberSUI+1:50– (–)
DNS62Andrea SentelerSUI+2:30– (–)
DNS64Anne-Laure CondevauxFRA+2:44– (–)
DNS67Nina KemppelUSA+2:52– (–)
DNS77Jaime FortierCAN+3:43– (–)