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4 × 6 kilometres Relay, Women

Date22 February 2018 — 20:15
StatusOlympic
LocationAlpensia Biathlon Centre, Alpensia Resort, Mountain Cluster, Daegwallyeong
Participants72 from 18 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target, with three extra shots allowed to obtain 5 target hits.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 5,928 m
Height Differential: 36 m
Maximum Climb: 40 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 1.864 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 3.993 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 156 m

Germany came in as the favorites, led by Laura Dahlmeier, but three missed targets and 11 extra shots left them back in eighth place. For some time disqualifying the German team was discussed by the officials. The tragic figure was first leg runner Franziska Preuß, who hit all five targets in her first round of shooting, but thought she had missed a shot. She reloaded a cartridge, but did not shoot when she noticed her miscalculation. The jury did not disqualify her, but at the second shooting she then missed four targets and had to run a penalty loop.

The event ended up being very close, with only 64 seconds separating gold medal winning Belarus from ninth-placed Italy. Belarus never led until the final leg, when their anchor skier Darya Domracheva pulled ahead of France’s Anaïs Bescond and won the event by 10.7 seconds over Sweden, led by their anchor Hanna Öberg, who pulled them from eighth place after three legs with the fastest leg of the entire relay, marked by perfect shooting. Bescond and France held on for the bronze medal, with Norway finishing fourth. Italy had been third after three legs, but Federica Sanfilippo struggled both skiing and shooting as they dropped back to ninth.

Domracheva won her fourth gold medal, after three in Sochi, and replaced Germany’s Kati Wilhelm and Slovkaia’s Anastasia Kuzmina, both with three golds, as the most successful female biathletes in Olympic history in terms of gold medals. Wilhelm was the color commentator for this race on German TV.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
110BelarusBLR1-12:03.40 (9)Gold
10-1Nadzeya Skardsina17:35.20 (2)17:35.2 (10)
10-2Iryna Kryuko18:08.20 (1)35:43.4 (5)
10-3Dzinara Alimbekava18:52.40 (3)54:35.8 (4)
10-4Daria Domrachava17:27.60 (3)1-12:03.4 (1)
23SwedenSWE1-12:14.10 (12)Silver
3-1Linn Persson17:35.10 (4)17:35.1 (9)
3-2Mona Brorsson19:16.80 (6)36:51.9 (11)
3-3Anna Magnusson18:25.90 (2)55:17.8 (8)
3-4Hanna Öberg16:56.30 (0)1-12:14.1 (2)
32FranceFRA1-12:21.00 (14)Bronze
2-1Anaïs Chevalier17:20.80 (3)17:20.8 (5)
2-2Marie Dorin-Habert18:25.60 (2)35:46.4 (6)
2-3Justine Braisaz18:40.60 (6)54:27.0 (2)
2-4Anaïs Bescond17:54.00 (3)1-12:21.0 (3)
47NorwayNOR1-12:33.13 (12)
7-1Synnøve Solemdal17:09.80 (1)17:09.8 (4)
7-2Tiril Eckhoff18:49.51 (4)35:59.3 (9)
7-3Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold19:18.92 (4)55:18.2 (9)
7-4Marte Olsbu17:14.90 (3)1-12:33.1 (4)
517SlovakiaSVK1-12:41.81 (9)
17-1Paulína Fialková17:07.80 (1)17:07.8 (3)
17-2Anastasia Kuzmina18:30.51 (4)35:38.3 (3)
17-3Terézia Poliaková18:59.40 (2)54:37.7 (5)
17-4Ivona Fialková18:04.10 (2)1-12:41.8 (5)
68SwitzerlandSUI1-12:46.90 (16)
8-1Elisa Gasparin17:32.80 (1)17:32.8 (8)
8-2Lena Häcki18:15.50 (5)35:48.3 (8)
8-3Selina Gasparin18:56.70 (5)54:45.0 (7)
8-4Irène Cadurisch18:01.90 (5)1-12:46.9 (6)
79PolandPOL1-12:47.01 (14)
9-1Monika Hojnisz17:29.30 (3)17:29.3 (7)
9-2Magdalena Gwizdoń18:18.60 (2)35:47.9 (7)
9-3Krystyna Guzik18:30.81 (4)54:18.7 (1)
9-4Weronika Nowakowska18:28.30 (5)1-12:47.0 (7)
81GermanyGER1-12:57.33 (11)
1-1Franziska Preuß17:49.61 (3)17:49.6 (12)
1-2Denise Herrmann19:07.41 (3)36:57.0 (12)
1-3Franziska Hildebrand18:33.91 (4)55:30.9 (11)
1-4Laura Dahlmeier17:26.40 (1)1-12:57.3 (8)
95ItalyITA1-13:07.54 (13)
5-1Lisa Vittozzi16:49.00 (1)16:49.0 (1)
5-2Dorothea Wierer18:47.42 (3)35:36.4 (2)
5-3Nicole Gontier18:55.01 (6)54:31.4 (3)
5-4Federica Sanfilippo18:36.11 (3)1-13:07.5 (9)
1011CanadaCAN1-13:36.81 (11)
11-1Sarah Beaudry18:04.00 (3)18:04.0 (15)
11-2Julia Ransom18:27.70 (3)36:31.7 (10)
11-3Emma Lunder19:09.61 (3)55:41.3 (13)
11-4Rosanna Crawford17:55.50 (2)1-13:36.8 (10)
114UkraineUKR1-13:44.82 (10)
4-1Iryna Varvynets18:30.91 (3)18:30.9 (17)
4-2Vita Semerenko19:15.41 (3)37:46.3 (17)
4-3Yuliya Dzhima17:38.70 (2)55:25.0 (10)
4-4Anastasiya Merkushyna18:19.80 (2)1-13:44.8 (11)
126Czech RepublicCZE1-13:59.74 (11)
6-1Eva Puskarčíková17:21.40 (3)17:21.4 (6)
6-2Jessica Jislová19:56.12 (3)37:17.5 (14)
6-3Markéta Davidová18:57.92 (3)56:15.4 (15)
6-4Veronika Vítková17:44.30 (2)1-13:59.7 (12)
1318United StatesUSA1-14:05.31 (10)
18-1Susan Dunklee16:56.60 (1)16:56.6 (2)
18-2Clare Egan18:42.40 (0)35:39.0 (4)
18-3Joanne Reid19:01.11 (4)54:40.1 (6)
18-4Emily Dreissigacker19:25.20 (5)1-14:05.3 (13)
1414KazakhstanKAZ1-14:18.01 (9)
14-1Galina Vishnevskaya17:50.20 (3)17:50.2 (13)
14-2Darya Klimina19:54.31 (4)37:44.5 (16)
14-3Alina Raykova18:28.30 (2)56:12.8 (14)
14-4Olga Poltoranina18:05.20 (0)1-14:18.0 (14)
1513FinlandFIN1-14:37.22 (13)
13-1Laura Toivanen17:36.80 (1)17:36.8 (11)
13-2Kaisa Mäkäräinen17:45.40 (2)35:22.2 (1)
13-3Mari Laukkanen20:09.22 (5)55:31.4 (12)
13-4Venla Lehtonen19:05.80 (5)1-14:37.2 (15)
1616BulgariaBUL1-14:38.02 (9)
16-1Emiliya Yordanova18:24.41 (3)18:24.4 (16)
16-2Daniela Kadeva18:33.20 (1)36:57.6 (13)
16-3Stefani Popova19:27.61 (4)56:25.2 (17)
16-4Desislava Stoyanova18:12.80 (1)1-14:38.0 (16)
1712JapanJPN1-15:47.72 (9)
12-1Fuyuko Tachizaki17:51.60 (2)17:51.6 (14)
12-2Sari Furuya19:50.22 (4)37:41.8 (15)
12-3Rina Mitsuhashi18:40.00 (1)56:21.8 (16)
12-4Yurie Tanaka19:25.90 (2)1-15:47.7 (17)
1815Republic of KoreaKOR1-20:20.66 (16)
15-1Anna Frolina20:32.34 (5)20:32.3 (18)
15-2Yekaterina Avvakumova18:33.90 (3)39:06.2 (18)
15-3Mun Ji-Hui19:24.51 (4)58:30.7 (18)
15-4Go Eun-Jeong21:49.91 (4)1-20:20.6 (18)