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10 kilometres, Classical, Women

Date12 February 2002 — 9:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSoldier Hollow, Wasatch Mountain State Park
Participants61 from 23 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 10,132 m
Height Differential: 119 m
Intermediate 1: 2.0 km
Intermediate 2: 5.8 km
Intermediate 3: 8.7 km
Maximum Climb: 70 m
Total Climbing: 382 m

The heavy favorite in this race was Norway’s Bente Skari-Martinsen. She was World Champion at this distance in 2001, at 15 km in 2001, and at 5 km in 1999. She had won the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 World Cup and would win it again in 2001-02, after placing second in 2000-01. She would also win the sprint World Cup in 2001-02, for the fifth consecutive season. But early in the race, Skari-Martinsen was well behind Russian Olga Danilova. Danilova led by over 15 seconds at 5.8 km, but Skari-Martinsen had closed to within 10 seconds at 8.7 km. And then she blasted to the finish, defeating Danilova to win by 2½ seconds, as expected, though it had not been easy. The bronze medal went to Danilova’s teammate Yuliya Chepalova, the 2000-01 World Cup champion. Fourth was another Russian, Larisa Lazutina.

But that podium didn’t last. Skari-Martinsen won the gold medal. But Danilova and Lazutina would eventually be disqualified when it was revealed they had tested positive for darpopoietin, an erythropoietin analogue. This was not revealed, however, until October 2003, for Danilova, and two months later for Lazutina. Chepalova was moved up to the silver medal, while fifth-place finisher Stefania Belmondo was awarded the bronze medal. In 2003 Skari-Martinsen would win the event at the World Championships.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)
154Bente SkariNOR28:05.66:13.3 (2)17:45.4 (2)24:50.8 (2)Gold
250Yuliya ChepalovaRUS28:09.96:09.0 (1)17:40.9 (1)24:46.8 (1)Silver
343Stefania BelmondoITA28:45.86:24.7 (13)17:59.6 (3)25:18.2 (3)Bronze
455Beckie ScottCAN28:49.26:19.8 (9)18:06.6 (4)25:30.6 (5)
545Lyubov YegorovaRUS28:50.76:19.1 (=7)18:13.6 (6)25:29.2 (4)
653Hilde Gjermundshaug PedersenNOR28:56.26:30.3 (=20)18:18.1 (9)25:33.0 (7)
741Satu SalonenFIN29:02.36:23.9 (12)18:11.2 (5)25:30.9 (6)
858Petra MajdičSLO29:03.96:14.7 (4)18:17.1 (8)25:39.8 (8)
946Anita MoenNOR29:15.56:20.5 (11)18:24.1 (10)25:44.3 (9)
1059Viola BauerGER29:30.06:14.6 (3)18:32.4 (12)26:02.2 (10)
1126Iryna TereliaUKR29:35.86:17.3 (6)18:29.0 (11)26:02.6 (=11)
1251Valentyna ShevchenkoUKR29:42.76:19.1 (=7)18:16.5 (7)26:02.6 (=11)
1339Sara RennerCAN29:46.76:25.3 (=15)18:38.3 (15)26:09.7 (14)
1444Svetlana NageykinaBLR29:48.46:28.0 (18)18:37.5 (14)26:05.6 (13)
1524Natascia Leonardi CortesiSUI29:57.56:32.2 (27)18:53.4 (20)26:22.4 (16)
1660Lina AnderssonSWE30:00.16:29.0 (19)19:01.8 (26)26:28.9 (22)
1727Aurélie StortiFRA30:00.26:35.5 (36)18:48.7 (17)26:27.5 (20)
1847Manuela HenkelGER30:00.56:25.2 (14)19:02.9 (27)26:22.7 (17)
197Elin EkSWE30:02.36:34.2 (34)18:59.1 (23)26:30.0 (23)
205Marianna LongaITA30:04.06:33.3 (31)18:57.9 (22)26:28.7 (21)
2128Svetlana ShishkinaKAZ30:06.76:20.3 (10)18:41.5 (16)26:21.9 (15)
2210Jenny OlssonSWE30:09.56:41.0 (44)19:01.6 (25)26:32.6 (24)
2323Milaine ThériaultCAN30:12.66:27.0 (17)18:53.0 (19)26:24.3 (18)
2442Oksana YatskayaKAZ30:13.96:15.7 (5)18:36.1 (13)26:26.4 (19)
2557Tina BayNOR30:16.36:31.3 (22)18:56.4 (21)26:40.3 (27)
2638Kamila RajdlováCZE30:17.96:25.3 (=15)18:52.4 (18)26:40.1 (26)
2725Vera ZyatikovaBLR30:20.56:36.2 (37)19:00.6 (24)26:37.8 (25)
2848Kati SundqvistFIN30:24.06:30.3 (=20)19:12.5 (33)26:48.3 (31)
292Yelena AntonovaKAZ30:27.36:31.9 (=25)19:05.6 (30)26:46.3 (29)
3035Nataša LačenSLO30:31.36:34.4 (35)19:06.7 (31)26:44.9 (28)
3131Sumiko YokoyamaJPN30:32.36:32.5 (29)19:19.6 (36)26:56.5 (32)
3222Kanoko GotoJPN30:36.66:41.2 (45)19:24.7 (38)26:58.2 (=33)
3321Svetlana DeshevykhKAZ30:39.26:32.6 (30)19:03.9 (29)26:47.1 (30)
3416Antonella ConfortolaITA30:42.26:40.2 (=42)19:17.8 (34)27:01.8 (36)
3515Nataliya ZyatikovaBLR30:44.26:31.8 (24)19:03.5 (28)27:01.7 (35)
3632Wendy WagnerUSA30:50.76:31.9 (=25)19:32.6 (39)27:14.1 (39)
3711Annmari ViljanmaaFIN30:51.86:33.7 (32)19:09.7 (32)26:58.2 (=33)
3836Nina KemppelUSA30:51.96:31.7 (23)19:22.7 (37)27:08.9 (37)
3929Cristina PaluselliITA30:59.46:32.4 (28)19:18.9 (35)27:11.6 (38)
4030Anna DahlbergSWE31:01.76:47.7 (49)19:49.5 (43)27:26.4 (41)
4112Olena RodinaUKR31:07.46:42.1 (48)19:35.9 (40)27:29.2 (43)
4218Katrin ŠmigunEST31:10.26:52.7 (50)19:41.2 (41)27:22.5 (40)
436Yelena KaluginaBLR31:10.96:41.4 (46)19:42.8 (42)27:27.8 (42)
443Hou YuxiaCHN31:30.66:37.1 (38)19:56.7 (46)27:48.3 (44)
454Jaime FortierCAN31:42.16:41.6 (47)19:49.7 (44)27:52.4 (45)
4640Jaroslava BukvajováSVK31:50.56:40.2 (=42)19:54.4 (45)28:01.0 (46)
4737Madoka NatsumiJPN31:54.16:38.7 (41)20:00.0 (47)28:02.6 (47)
481Tomomi OtakaJPN32:27.97:03.9 (53)20:37.9 (50)28:36.4 (49)
4920Ilona BublováCZE32:32.86:37.9 (40)20:14.1 (48)28:30.0 (48)
5014Luan ZhengrongCHN32:35.37:04.2 (54)20:45.0 (51)28:44.3 (50)
5134Piret NiglasEST32:49.16:52.9 (51)20:35.5 (49)28:52.6 (51)
528Tessa BenoitUSA33:09.17:26.0 (55)21:17.8 (53)29:20.2 (52)
5319Aelin PetersonUSA33:18.96:59.6 (52)20:58.5 (52)29:20.6 (53)
5417Lee Chae-WonKOR34:04.17:28.1 (56)21:44.9 (54)30:03.9 (54)
5513Maja KezeleCRO34:10.87:35.1 (57)21:53.5 (55)30:10.8 (55)
569Margarita NikolyanARM38:16.48:36.1 (58)24:39.5 (56)33:54.5 (56)
5761Franziska BecskehazyBRA46:46.09:40.4 (59)29:02.9 (57)41:01.2 (57)
AC33Laurence RochatSUI6:37.5 (39)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC56Kristina ŠmigunEST6:33.9 (33)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC49Olga DanilovaRUS28:08.15:58.9 (AC)17:29.9 (AC)24:40.1 (AC)DQ1
AC52Larisa LazutinaRUS28:21.66:06.5 (AC)17:42.9 (AC)25:01.1 (AC)DQ2