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15 kilometres Skiathlon, Women

Date 8 February 2014 — 14:00
StatusOlympic
LocationKompleks Dlya Sorevnovaniy Po Lyzhnym Gonkam i Biatlonu Laura, Mountain Cluster, Krasnaya Polyana
Participants61 from 24 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 15,736 m
Height Differential: 87 m
Maximum Climb: 56 m
Total Climbing: 564 m

The ladies’ skiathlon, contested for the third time as a mixed style event with 7.5 km each of classical and freestyle, was the first cross-country skiing event in Sochi with defending champion Marit Bjørgen the hot favorite. During the first classical part of the race, a group of six was leading the race consisting of the three Norwegians Bjørgen, Heidi Weng and Therese Johaug, Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla, Finland’s Aino-Kaisa Saarinen and Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk, all experienced Olympians and former medal winners except Weng. Kowalczyk collided with Saarinen during the ski changing phase at the half-way mark and never really was able to close this gap again, finishing in sixth place. The remaining group of five led the rest of the second half. On the final uphill stretch Kalla made an effort to break away followed only by Bjørgen. In the sprint for the gold Bjørgen took advantage of a small gap that opened up, winning with Kalla 1.8 seconds behind. Weng was successful in the contest for the bronze medal, beating Johaug and Saarinen in a close finish.

In winning the opening event at Sochi Marit Bjørgen, on that day 33 years, 324 days old, and already a triple gold medalist at Vancouver in 2010, bettered the mark set by the Italian Stefania Belmondo as the oldest female Winter Olympics gold medalist

PosNrSkierNOCTimeClassical (Pos)Pit Stop (Pos)Freestyle (Pos)
12Marit BjørgenNOR38:33.619:10.6 (1)35.1 (=26)18:47.9 (1)Gold
26Charlotte KallaSWE38:35.419:11.6 (3)33.5 (4)18:50.3 (2)Silver
34Heidi WengNOR38:46.819:12.0 (4)33.7 (=5)19:01.1 (4)Bronze
41Therese JohaugNOR38:48.219:11.5 (2)35.7 (=31)19:01.0 (3)
59Aino-Kaisa SaarinenFIN38:48.919:12.4 (5)34.2 (9)19:02.3 (5)
63Justyna KowalczykPOL39:29.719:12.9 (6)39.6 (53)19:37.2 (10)
75Kerttu NiskanenFIN39:35.319:17.4 (7)32.0 (1)19:45.9 (14)
815Jessie DigginsUSA40:05.520:01.7 (27)34.3 (=10)19:29.5 (8)
927Emma WikénSWE40:07.219:48.5 (14)33.8 (=7)19:44.9 (13)
1013Masako IshidaJPN40:08.319:24.4 (8)34.3 (10)20:09.6 (27)
1114Eva VrabcováCZE40:08.819:51.0 (17)33.7 (5)19:44.1 (11)
1212Liz StephenUSA40:09.620:14.7 (31)32.7 (2)19:22.2 (7)
137Krista LähteenmäkiFIN40:09.919:27.6 (10)34.6 (=19)20:07.7 (24)
1426Nicole FesselGER40:11.419:24.8 (9)37.3 (43)20:09.3 (26)
1531Nataliya ZhukovaRUS40:15.519:48.2 (13)35.1 (=26)19:52.2 (15)
1620Aurore JeanFRA40:27.119:55.2 (20)34.6 (=19)19:57.3 (16)
1737Barbara JezeršekSLO40:29.519:48.9 (15)34.8 (=23)20:05.8 (22)
1819Sara LindborgSWE40:32.419:56.1 (21)34.7 (=21)20:01.6 (19)
1933Célia AymonierFRA40:32.620:00.0 (25)35.1 (=26)19:57.5 (17)
2024Coraline HugueFRA40:33.120:41.1 (45)34.5 (=14)19:17.5 (6)
2111Kristin Størmer SteiraNOR40:35.519:54.2 (18)34.8 (=23)20:06.5 (23)
2221Olga KuzyukovaRUS40:43.219:39.2 (12)35.0 (25)20:29.0 (34)
2338Laura OrguéESP40:46.520:07.6 (29)34.1 (8)20:04.8 (20)
2416Katrin ZellerGER40:49.719:57.6 (23)35.4 (30)20:16.7 (29)
2530Valentyna ShevchenkoUKR40:50.720:17.0 (34)33.1 (3)20:00.6 (18)
2625Irina KhazovaRUS41:00.320:04.9 (28)38.9 (50)20:16.5 (28)
2741Paulina MaciuszekPOL41:00.620:15.0 (32)36.4 (=37)20:09.2 (25)
2832Debora AgreiterITA41:04.820:25.4 (40)34.5 (=14)20:04.9 (21)
2923Sadie BjornsenUSA41:09.719:56.8 (22)35.9 (33)20:37.0 (36)
3036Elisa BrocardITA41:12.620:20.3 (36)34.3 (=10)20:18.0 (30)
3110Anne KyllönenFIN41:18.919:30.3 (11)35.7 (=31)21:12.9 (47)
3256Kornelia KubińskaPOL41:19.420:23.5 (39)35.2 (29)20:20.7 (31)
3317Stefanie BöhlerGER41:20.020:00.8 (26)39.5 (52)20:39.7 (37)
3443Petra NovákováCZE41:20.720:16.5 (33)38.2 (46)20:26.0 (33)
3535Teresa StadloberAUT41:38.820:35.7 (42)38.6 (48)20:24.5 (32)
3628Anouk Faivre PiconFRA41:44.420:21.2 (37)34.7 (=21)20:48.5 (40)
3739Britta Johansson-NorgrenSWE41:51.019:59.3 (24)34.5 (=14)21:17.2 (48)
3846Yelena KolominaKAZ41:52.220:27.8 (41)39.9 (54)20:44.5 (38)
3961Anastasiya SlonovaKAZ41:52.820:40.3 (43)40.7 (55)20:31.8 (35)
4049Emily NishikawaCAN42:04.720:42.6 (46)36.7 (39)20:45.4 (39)
4118Claudia NystadGER42:08.820:40.7 (44)36.1 (34)20:52.0 (42)
4247Virginia De Martin TopraninITA42:17.620:19.8 (35)38.0 (45)21:19.8 (49)
4355Agnieszka SzymańczakPOL42:22.320:42.9 (47)36.3 (=35)21:03.1 (45)
4422Katerina SmutnaAUT42:32.820:14.2 (30)36.9 (41)21:41.7 (53)
4534Holly BrooksUSA42:34.020:22.3 (38)37.1 (42)21:34.6 (50)
4644Maryna AntsyborUKR42:42.521:06.1 (49)34.5 (=14)21:01.9 (44)
4752Kateryna HryhorenkoUKR42:47.221:11.6 (50)34.4 (13)21:01.2 (43)
4851Li HongxueCHN43:17.721:21.0 (52)44.2 (60)21:12.5 (46)
4957Brittany WebsterCAN43:25.621:01.6 (48)36.8 (40)21:47.2 (55)
5042Tetyana AntypenkoUKR43:40.321:19.5 (51)39.2 (51)21:41.6 (52)
5140Alena SannikovaBLR44:09.721:46.4 (55)36.3 (=35)21:47.0 (54)
5254Lee Chae-WonKOR44:17.222:41.1 (59)44.8 (61)20:51.3 (41)
5345Amanda AmmarCAN44:24.321:39.3 (54)37.4 (44)22:07.6 (57)
5450Antoniya Grigorova-BurgovaBUL44:27.922:12.5 (57)34.5 (=14)21:40.9 (51)
5548Tatyana OsipovaKAZ44:29.021:31.3 (53)41.8 (57)22:15.9 (58)
5653Klára MoravcováCZE44:40.822:00.9 (56)42.7 (58)21:57.2 (56)
5758Vedrana MalecCRO45:52.122:23.2 (58)38.8 (49)22:50.1 (59)
5860Timea SaraROU46:43.022:54.0 (60)38.5 (47)23:10.5 (60)
5959Kelime Aydın-ÇetinkayaTUR47:17.722:54.9 (61)41.7 (56)23:41.1 (61)
AC8Yuliya ChekalyovaRUS40:11.619:50.6 (16)36.4 (=37)19:44.6 (12)DQ1
AC29Marina PillerITA40:14.019:54.7 (19)43.2 (59)19:36.1 (9)DQ2