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10 kilometres, Classical, Women

Date16 February 2006 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationStadio del Trampolino, Pragelato Plan
Participants72 from 29 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 10,000 m
Height Differential: 76 m
Intermediate 1: 2.5 km
Intermediate 2: 6.2 km
Intermediate 3: 8.8 km
Maximum Climb: 54 m
Total Climbing: 362 m

The winner of the last three sprint World Cups, and the leader in 2005-06, was Norwegian Marit Bjørgen. She had also won the overall World Cup in 2004-05 and would do so again in 2005-06. She was expected to be challenged by 2005 World Champion Kateřina Neumannová. The leader at the first two checkpoints was Canadian Sara Renner, who had won a bronze medal in the sprint at the 2005 World Championships. But Renner dropped back by the final time check at 8.8 km, with the lead taken by Estonia’s Kristina Šmigun, who had already won a gold medal in Torino in the pursuit, with Neumannová second and Bjørgen third. Over the last 1,200 metres, Šmigun extended her lead and won the gold medal easily. Bjørgen also skied strongly, moving up to silver, while Neumannová dropped back to fifth, the bronze going to Norwegian Hilde Gjermundshaug-Pedersen. Šmigun was not a surprise. By the time of the Torino Olympics, she had already won 16 World Cup races, and six individual medals at the World Championships, including a gold in the 2003 pursuit.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)
163Kristina ŠmigunEST27:51.46:57.4 (6)16:51.6 (2)25:03.8 (1)Gold
272Marit BjørgenNOR28:12.76:55.1 (2)16:52.2 (3)25:24.8 (3)Silver
366Hilde Gjermundshaug PedersenNOR28:14.07:04.0 (12)17:04.0 (6)25:30.1 (5)Bronze
456Kristin Størmer SteiraNOR28:21.06:59.5 (11)16:55.1 (4)25:25.5 (4)
570Kateřina NeumannováCZE28:22.26:55.2 (3)16:56.4 (5)25:23.7 (2)
662Petra MajdičSLO28:22.36:57.6 (7)17:06.5 (9)25:35.0 (6)
757Aino-Kaisa SaarinenFIN28:29.66:58.8 (8)17:04.2 (8)25:43.8 (8)
861Sara RennerCAN28:33.06:49.4 (1)16:51.4 (1)25:42.1 (7)
967Virpi KuitunenFIN28:51.46:57.2 (5)17:04.1 (7)25:55.3 (9)
1060Viola BauerGER29:03.67:11.6 (27)17:22.0 (12)26:11.9 (11)
1140Britta NorgrenSWE29:07.16:55.5 (4)17:10.4 (10)26:10.9 (10)
1255Kristin Mürer StemlandNOR29:20.56:59.3 (10)17:19.2 (11)26:26.6 (13)
1352Gabriella ParuzziITA29:24.07:08.9 (17)17:33.5 (15)26:28.6 (14)
1458Svetlana MalakhovaKAZ29:24.17:06.2 (13)17:25.0 (13)26:24.9 (12)
1542Seraina MischolSUI29:30.47:11.2 (26)17:43.3 (23)26:32.6 (17)
1659Nataliya BaranovaRUS29:30.97:12.3 (=28)17:28.3 (14)26:30.0 (15)
1765Claudia NystadGER29:31.67:08.0 (14)17:35.2 (16)26:39.1 (20)
1839Wang ChunliCHN29:34.67:11.1 (=24)17:42.2 (22)26:41.5 (22)
1949Larisa KurkinaRUS29:36.87:14.8 (=35)17:41.7 (21)26:40.8 (21)
2068Evi Sachenbacher-StehleGER29:38.47:10.0 (19)17:44.3 (24)26:33.3 (18)
2164Valentyna ShevchenkoUKR29:40.47:10.5 (21)17:40.5 (19)26:36.2 (19)
2232Élodie Bourgeois-PinFRA29:40.67:14.8 (=35)17:41.2 (20)26:43.7 (23)
2353Elin EkSWE29:40.97:11.1 (=24)17:37.4 (18)26:32.5 (16)
2448Olga ZavyalovaRUS29:57.67:09.4 (18)17:35.9 (17)26:46.5 (24)
2547Laurence RochatSUI30:02.27:08.1 (=15)17:47.5 (25)27:03.4 (25)
2671Yuliya ChepalovaRUS30:04.77:10.6 (22)17:48.6 (28)27:07.7 (26)
2721Tetyana ZavaliyUKR30:13.27:18.3 (39)18:10.3 (39)27:13.1 (27)
2825Alena ProcházkováSVK30:13.67:17.1 (38)18:08.6 (37)27:20.1 (32)
2936Alena SannikovaBLR30:15.17:13.5 (33)17:56.0 (31)27:14.3 (28)
3035Liudmila KarolikBLR30:23.67:10.4 (20)17:47.8 (26)27:18.1 (30)
3137Masako IshidaJPN30:24.07:19.5 (41)17:54.5 (30)27:15.5 (29)
3243Kamila RajdlováCZE30:25.27:11.0 (23)17:48.4 (27)27:18.9 (31)
3346Lina AnderssonSWE30:25.57:12.3 (=28)18:04.5 (34)27:34.3 (38)
3441Antonella ConfortolaITA30:26.97:20.4 (42)18:09.5 (38)27:24.2 (33)
3550Riitta-Liisa RoponenFIN30:28.47:22.9 (45)18:02.3 (33)27:28.1 (34)
3633Li HongxueCHN30:33.97:21.9 (44)18:06.3 (35)27:33.6 (37)
3745Aurélie Perrillat-CollombFRA30:35.97:26.6 (50)18:14.4 (40)27:31.4 (36)
3854Stefanie BöhlerGER30:43.27:08.1 (=15)18:00.2 (32)27:37.2 (39)
397Cristina PaluselliITA30:46.07:20.8 (43)18:24.4 (44)27:45.9 (40)
404Yevgeniya VoloshenkoKAZ30:47.17:13.0 (=31)17:53.7 (29)27:29.6 (35)
4131Seraina BonerSUI30:58.07:25.5 (48)18:21.2 (41)27:53.2 (41)
4211Yelena AntonovaKAZ31:04.47:13.0 (=31)18:22.3 (42)27:56.3 (43)
4344Kati VenäläinenFIN31:04.97:26.3 (49)18:24.0 (43)27:54.9 (42)
4417Kateryna HryhorenkoUKR31:16.67:32.0 (53)18:40.3 (49)28:11.8 (44)
4530Eva NývltováCZE31:25.86:59.1 (9)18:07.1 (36)28:19.3 (45)
4627Milaine ThériaultCAN31:30.47:12.5 (30)18:39.7 (48)28:25.2 (46)
4734Emelie ÖhrstigSWE31:31.67:14.0 (34)18:25.8 (45)28:30.4 (47)
4838Magda GenuinITA31:37.87:19.4 (40)18:37.5 (47)28:37.0 (49)
4929Silja SuijaEST31:40.97:33.7 (=54)18:56.7 (54)28:37.1 (50)
5020Wendy WagnerUSA31:41.07:24.2 (46)18:36.5 (46)28:42.5 (52)
5124Tatjana MannimaEST31:46.87:15.5 (37)18:40.9 (50)28:43.3 (53)
5214Kelime AydınTUR31:47.17:42.7 (60)19:06.8 (56)28:42.1 (51)
539Kikkan RandallUSA31:49.77:40.6 (58)18:59.1 (55)28:36.4 (48)
5422Amanda AmmarCAN31:51.77:24.3 (47)18:51.7 (51)28:44.5 (54)
5510Huo LiCHN31:58.77:26.7 (51)18:54.1 (53)28:52.2 (55)
5623Kaili SirgeEST32:06.67:33.7 (=54)18:53.5 (52)28:59.6 (56)
5719Abby LarsonUSA32:09.07:53.9 (64)19:07.3 (57)29:00.4 (57)
5818Jiang ChunliCHN32:22.17:31.9 (52)19:10.8 (58)29:23.0 (58)
598Lindsey WeierUSA32:43.37:35.8 (56)19:19.4 (59)29:31.3 (59)
606Monika GyorgyROU32:44.07:56.3 (66)19:41.4 (62)29:33.2 (60)
6115Nataliya IsachenkoKAZ32:52.97:38.4 (57)19:32.3 (61)29:37.0 (61)
6226Lee Chae-WonKOR32:57.87:53.4 (63)19:31.4 (60)29:43.3 (62)
6312Laura OrguéESP33:18.67:41.8 (59)19:45.2 (63)29:53.8 (63)
6416Laia AubertESP33:29.47:58.2 (67)20:00.1 (64)30:13.9 (64)
6528Maja BenedičičSLO33:41.37:54.0 (65)20:03.5 (65)30:23.7 (65)
6613Maja KezeleCRO35:04.27:51.8 (62)20:27.9 (67)31:39.7 (66)
673Jaque MourãoBRA35:59.78:20.9 (69)21:39.6 (68)32:20.0 (67)
681Erdene-Ochiryn OchirsürenMGL36:40.18:09.5 (68)21:54.9 (69)33:11.5 (69)
695Leila GyeneseiHUN36:43.07:46.5 (61)20:10.2 (66)32:50.5 (68)
702Vedrana VučićevićBIH42:45.89:46.7 (70)25:33.7 (70)39:01.8 (70)
AC69Beckie ScottCAN– (–)– (–)– (–)DQ
AC51Justyna KowalczykPOL– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF