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30 kilometres Mass Start, Freestyle, Women

Date22 February 2014 — 13:30
StatusOlympic
LocationKompleks Dlya Sorevnovaniy Po Lyzhnym Gonkam i Biatlonu Laura, Mountain Cluster, Krasnaya Polyana
Participants57 from 24 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 29,841 m
Height Differential: 90 m
Intermediate 1: 8.0 km
Intermediate 2: 18.0 km
Intermediate 3: 25.0 km
Maximum Climb: 56 m
Total Climbing: 1,074 m

After 10 kilometers this event became an all Norwegian contest as Marit Bjørgen, Therese Johaug and Kristin Størmer Steira built up a lead of around a minute from the rest of the field. The three clearly raced as a team, taking turns leading until the final two kilometers, when Johaug and Bjørgen pulled away from their teammate. Obviously the Norwegians left their waxing problems from the early days of Sochi far behind, sweeping the medals in an event no Nordic country had ever won. Approaching the last hill and then coming into the stadium, Johaug could not challenge Bjørgen’s lead in the sprint, finishing 2.6 sec behind the winner. Steira, a slightly surprising medal winner, came in on third place another 23.6 sec behind Johaug but well ahead of the fast finishing Kerttu Niskanen from Finland. One of the favorites, Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk, the defending gold medalist, had to retire halfway through the race due to an injury after being hit by another skier.

In winning, Bjørgen equaled her gold medal count at Vancouver. Her sixth gold medal also equaled the Olympic Winter Games record of Soviet speed skater Lidiya Skoblikova and Russian cross-country skier Lyubov Yegorova. With her additional three silver medals and one bronze medal, Bjørgen became now the most successful woman in Olympic Winter Games history, although her 10 medals equalled the female Winter best by Stefania Belmondo (ITA-CCS) and Raisa Smetanina (URS-CCS).

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)
12Marit BjørgenNOR1-11:05.217:09.5 (2)40:33.5 (2)59:00.5 (3)Gold
21Therese JohaugNOR1-11:07.817:09.0 (1)40:34.0 (3)58:59.6 (1)Silver
310Kristin Størmer SteiraNOR1-11:28.817:10.1 (3)40:33.0 (1)59:00.1 (2)Bronze
45Kerttu NiskanenFIN1-12:26.917:14.0 (14)41:17.3 (8)1-00:17.3 (16)
513Eva VrabcováCZE1-12:27.117:13.4 (=12)41:15.1 (=4)1-00:01.2 (4)
620Aurore JeanFRA1-12:27.517:16.0 (19)41:16.4 (7)1-00:01.7 (5)
721Coraline HugueFRA1-12:29.517:18.6 (25)41:20.9 (13)1-00:04.4 (=10)
825Emma WikénSWE1-12:31.617:11.1 (7)41:18.1 (9)1-00:02.7 (7)
931Seraina BonerSUI1-12:35.017:17.5 (23)41:15.1 (=4)1-00:02.2 (6)
1037Laura OrguéESP1-12:37.317:21.7 (30)41:25.1 (21)1-00:03.8 (9)
1124Anna HaagSWE1-12:40.117:18.2 (24)41:18.4 (10)1-00:04.4 (=10)
1215Katrin ZellerGER1-12:41.417:15.4 (18)41:19.2 (11)1-00:03.3 (8)
1334Elisa BrocardITA1-12:42.017:16.4 (20)41:21.3 (14)1-00:08.4 (14)
1428Valentyna ShevchenkoUKR1-12:42.617:19.8 (28)41:22.6 (17)1-00:06.4 (12)
1529Nataliya ZhukovaRUS1-12:56.717:25.6 (36)41:23.0 (18)1-00:07.7 (13)
1630Debora AgreiterITA1-12:58.517:13.0 (11)41:19.7 (12)1-00:17.7 (17)
1726Anouk Faivre PiconFRA1-13:29.417:11.5 (8)41:21.4 (15)1-00:09.3 (15)
187Krista LähteenmäkiFIN1-13:37.617:10.6 (=4)41:15.8 (6)1-00:33.1 (18)
194Heidi WengNOR1-13:46.117:10.8 (6)41:23.5 (19)1-00:56.5 (20)
2033Teresa StadloberAUT1-13:50.117:23.6 (33)41:21.5 (16)1-00:51.3 (19)
219Aino-Kaisa SaarinenFIN1-13:52.517:22.9 (31)42:02.9 (26)1-01:20.6 (24)
2248Li HongxueCHN1-14:01.517:34.0 (37)42:01.7 (25)1-01:10.5 (22)
2312Masako IshidaJPN1-14:09.017:15.3 (17)42:01.0 (24)1-01:17.9 (23)
2411Liz StephenUSA1-14:11.817:18.9 (26)41:54.3 (22)1-01:10.0 (21)
2519Riitta-Liisa RoponenFIN1-14:51.617:12.7 (10)42:03.2 (27)1-01:59.4 (27)
2632Holly BrooksUSA1-14:58.317:16.7 (21)42:04.2 (28)1-01:33.2 (26)
2716Kikkan RandallUSA1-15:10.717:24.4 (34)42:49.1 (33)1-02:33.6 (31)
2822Irina KhazovaRUS1-15:19.217:19.6 (27)42:00.6 (23)1-02:00.6 (28)
2935Barbara JezeršekSLO1-15:35.817:14.4 (15)42:31.4 (31)1-02:10.8 (30)
3044Sylwia JaśkowiecPOL1-15:47.617:38.0 (38)43:01.1 (34)1-02:46.4 (34)
316Charlotte KallaSWE1-16:18.517:10.6 (=4)42:18.7 (30)1-02:41.5 (33)
3241Maryna AntsyborUKR1-16:22.717:39.6 (40)43:13.4 (36)1-03:00.1 (35)
3352Lee Chae-WonKOR1-16:38.217:54.1 (42)43:06.3 (35)1-03:20.5 (36)
3440Petra NovákováCZE1-17:49.617:38.3 (39)43:50.6 (38)1-04:23.1 (37)
3549Kateryna HryhorenkoUKR1-17:53.018:01.5 (44)43:52.6 (39)1-04:40.5 (40)
3618Sara LindborgSWE1-18:03.917:54.7 (43)44:11.3 (42)1-04:23.8 (38)
3714Jessie DigginsUSA1-18:13.017:14.6 (16)43:43.5 (37)1-04:41.2 (41)
3839Paulina MaciuszekPOL1-18:44.718:07.4 (46)44:07.8 (41)1-04:27.5 (39)
3938Alena SannikovaBLR1-18:46.318:11.4 (48)44:51.2 (44)1-04:56.8 (42)
4053Kornelia KubińskaPOL1-19:57.717:52.3 (41)44:50.3 (43)1-05:34.1 (43)
4136Ilaria DebertolisITA1-20:22.217:25.5 (35)44:06.2 (40)1-06:05.2 (44)
4250Klára MoravcováCZE1-20:56.418:41.4 (52)45:53.6 (47)1-06:47.2 (45)
4354Brittany WebsterCAN1-21:05.518:30.6 (49)45:52.8 (46)1-06:47.7 (46)
4446Emily NishikawaCAN1-21:38.618:06.5 (45)44:54.8 (45)1-07:11.4 (47)
4543Yelena KolominaKAZ1-21:50.018:40.6 (51)46:08.5 (49)1-07:22.3 (49)
4642Amanda AmmarCAN1-22:03.718:10.6 (47)45:57.1 (48)1-07:21.8 (48)
4747Antoniya Grigorova-BurgovaBUL1-23:05.618:39.8 (50)46:27.2 (50)1-08:00.0 (50)
4845Tatyana OsipovaKAZ1-23:52.619:23.0 (54)47:39.9 (51)1-08:59.4 (51)
4951Heidi WidmerCAN1-24:11.519:23.8 (55)47:40.5 (52)1-09:22.6 (52)
5056Vedrana MalecCRO1-24:13.419:24.3 (56)47:41.6 (53)1-09:25.6 (53)
5157Aimee WatsonAUS1-34:00.121:23.9 (57)52:48.4 (54)1-17:33.1 (54)
AC3Justyna KowalczykPOL17:13.4 (=12)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC23Nicole FesselGER17:21.0 (29)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC55Teodora MalchevaBUL18:46.4 (53)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC17Yuliya IvanovaRUS1-15:22.117:12.5 (9)42:15.2 (29)1-02:02.5 (29)DQ1
AC8Yuliya ChekalyovaRUS1-15:46.617:23.3 (32)42:34.0 (32)1-02:41.1 (32)DQ2
AC27Marina PillerITA1-14:44.717:17.0 (22)41:24.2 (20)1-01:21.3 (25)DQ3