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10 kilometres, Freestyle, Women

Date15 February 2018 — 15:30
StatusOlympic
LocationAlpensia Cross-Country Centre, Alpensia Resort, Mountain Cluster, Daegwallyeong
Participants90 from 44 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 10,142 m
Height Differential: 57 m
Intermediate 1: 1.6 km
Intermediate 2: 5.0 km
Intermediate 3: 6.2 km
Intermediate 4: 8.4 km
Maximum Climb: 35 m
Total Climbing: 406 m

Having dominated the last decade in women’s cross-country skiing, the expert’s top choices were again Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla and Norway’s Marit Bjørgen, the most successful female skier ever. Other highly rated athletes included Tour de Ski winner, and World Cup leader, Heidi Weng and the runner-up in both competitions, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (both from Norway) and the American Jessie Diggins. With just one first place in the World Cup, a 10 km pursuit in Ruka, Finland, earlier this season under her belt, Ragnhild Haga was the unlikely winner in PyeongChang. The Sochi 10 km gold medalist Justyna Kowalczyk was competing in her fourth Olympcs but, at 35-years-of-age, was obviously past her prime and did not even compete in this event.

Haga, a former Junior and U23 World Champion, won the race with an impressive 20.3 seconds margin ahead of silver medalist Kalla, and 31.9 seconds ahead of third-placed Bjørgen. Clocking exactly the same time as Bjørgen, Krista Pärmäkoski from Finland joined her on the podium to as two bronze medals were awarded.

In a race contested under excellent conditions, with little wind, and bright sunshine, Marit Bjørgen crossed the finish line as the first of the favorites to set a mark. Then it looked like another triumph for skiathlon gold medalist, Charlotte Kalla but, at the 5 km mark, it became obvious that Haga, who started at a relatively modest pace, could actually outperform the two favorites. She took the lead between km 5 and 6, gradually increasing her lead. Pärmäkoski was in fifth or sixth place throughout the race, but a strong finish closed the gap to Bjørgen, equaling her time, and winning the second of her of three medals in PyeongChang. Diggins, still on third position at the last intermediate, lost five seconds to Bjørgen, and eight seconds to Pärmäkoski, to drop out of the medal positions. Nathalie von Siebenthal, from Switzerland, could repeat her remarkable sixth place from the skiathlon and Austrian Teresa Stadlober, who was to become a tragic figure in the 30 km, added another top ten finish.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)Int 4 (Pos)
150Ragnhild HagaNOR25:00.54:15.7 (4)12:16.3 (2)15:51.1 (1)21:35.0 (1)Gold
252Charlotte KallaSWE25:20.84:12.8 (1)12:13.1 (1)15:52.8 (2)21:47.2 (2)Silver
=332Marit BjørgenNOR25:32.44:17.5 (5)12:22.1 (3)16:09.7 (4)22:06.2 (4)Bronze
=348Krista PärmäkoskiFIN25:32.44:19.2 (6)12:26.8 (6)16:11.6 (5)22:09.3 (5)Bronze
556Jessie DigginsUSA25:35.74:21.2 (7)12:26.6 (5)16:09.0 (3)22:04.3 (3)
646Nathalie von SiebenthalSUI25:50.34:14.1 (2)12:30.4 (7)16:18.1 (7)22:20.1 (6)
758Ingvild Flugstad ØstbergNOR26:06.04:15.1 (3)12:23.7 (4)16:13.4 (6)22:22.1 (7)
842Anastasiya SedovaROC26:07.84:34.3 (25)12:55.1 (14)16:45.1 (13)22:42.5 (8)
954Teresa StadloberAUT26:16.14:26.3 (9)12:50.9 (10)16:40.7 (10)22:42.6 (9)
1029Anna NechayevskayaROC26:24.84:28.4 (15)12:47.1 (9)16:35.6 (9)22:46.6 (11)
1160Heidi WengNOR26:25.14:21.9 (8)12:39.1 (8)16:29.4 (8)22:44.8 (10)
1237Alenka ČebašekSLO26:30.14:26.8 (11)12:53.9 (12)16:43.5 (12)22:50.2 (12)
1330Ebba AnderssonSWE26:32.94:27.4 (12)12:52.7 (11)16:40.9 (11)22:54.4 (13)
1428Coraline Thomas HugueFRA26:37.94:38.2 (31)13:01.9 (16)16:53.2 (16)23:04.1 (15)
1544Sadie BjornsenUSA26:42.64:28.8 (16)12:54.0 (13)16:48.9 (14)22:57.4 (14)
1623Kikkan RandallUSA26:50.44:27.4 (12)12:58.0 (15)16:53.0 (15)23:08.6 (16)
1719Alisa ZhambalovaROC26:57.84:43.0 (46)13:16.2 (32)17:15.6 (25)23:24.3 (19)
1821Masako IshidaJPN27:03.54:34.6 (26)13:12.1 (26)17:05.5 (18)23:23.1 (18)
1918Victoria CarlGER27:04.64:30.2 (18)13:02.3 (17)17:02.1 (17)23:21.6 (17)
2027Riitta-Liisa RoponenFIN27:04.84:41.6 (39)13:14.5 (29)17:07.2 (19)23:26.0 (20)
2116Hanna FalkSWE27:08.54:32.1 (22)13:11.3 (24)17:13.9 (23)23:31.1 (22)
2222Aurore JeanFRA27:12.64:30.6 (19)13:12.1 (26)17:12.7 (22)23:32.7 (23)
2340Laura MononenFIN27:15.64:32.6 (23)13:09.0 (20)17:09.2 (20)23:29.7 (21)
2435Sylwia JaśkowiecPOL27:21.54:35.7 (27)13:09.1 (21)17:14.0 (24)23:37.1 (24)
2534Stefanie BöhlerGER27:21.84:27.7 (14)13:06.6 (18)17:09.8 (21)23:38.2 (25)
2624Sandra RingwaldGER27:24.74:26.3 (9)13:10.2 (22)17:18.5 (29)23:41.6 (26)
2715Anamarija LampičSLO27:26.44:42.3 (42)13:17.2 (33)17:25.6 (32)23:46.5 (27)
2838Petra NovákováCZE27:33.84:29.1 (17)13:17.5 (34)17:24.0 (31)23:47.9 (28)
2926Elisa BrocardITA27:34.84:40.3 (37)13:23.9 (35)17:28.3 (34)23:52.9 (31)
3017Liz StephenUSA27:35.94:33.9 (24)13:11.3 (24)17:18.0 (28)23:52.2 (30)
3159Ilaria DebertolisITA27:41.24:35.8 (28)13:10.7 (23)17:16.3 (26)23:55.6 (34)
3255Emily NishikawaCAN27:41.54:38.3 (32)13:16.0 (31)17:27.0 (33)23:54.6 (33)
336Barbara JezeršekAUS27:42.54:41.8 (40)13:30.5 (39)17:35.7 (38)24:01.0 (36)
3436Ida IngemarsdotterSWE27:42.64:31.0 (20)13:06.6 (18)17:19.6 (30)24:04.4 (37)
3525Anouk Faivre PiconFRA27:42.84:38.3 (32)13:13.2 (28)17:16.9 (27)23:49.9 (29)
3649Li XinCHN27:44.54:44.2 (52)13:30.2 (38)17:28.7 (35)23:53.9 (32)
3764Dahria BeattyCAN27:48.94:37.9 (30)13:15.8 (30)17:33.6 (36)24:00.6 (35)
3813Sara PellegriniITA28:01.54:42.5 (44)13:35.1 (44)17:43.6 (43)24:14.5 (41)
3939Lucia ScardoniITA28:04.14:43.1 (47)13:24.6 (36)17:35.4 (37)24:09.4 (38)
4033Yuliya TsikhanavaBLR28:07.04:42.2 (41)13:38.0 (46)17:42.5 (42)24:10.4 (39)
4161Jessica YeatonAUS28:09.64:39.6 (35)13:33.1 (42)17:41.9 (40)24:19.5 (42)
4241Ewelina MarciszPOL28:10.04:42.4 (43)13:31.9 (41)17:46.3 (44)24:20.3 (43)
4347Cendrine BrowneCAN28:12.44:31.7 (21)13:31.6 (40)17:41.9 (40)24:21.1 (44)
4465Patrīcija EidukaLAT28:13.64:39.7 (36)13:25.9 (37)17:40.7 (39)24:13.8 (40)
4520Kateřina BerouškováCZE28:14.44:36.2 (29)13:40.1 (47)17:49.0 (45)24:25.5 (46)
4611Maryna AntsyborUKR28:18.74:42.9 (45)13:33.4 (43)17:51.5 (47)24:22.1 (45)
4712Valeriya TyulenevaKAZ28:20.74:47.8 (55)13:45.5 (50)17:58.5 (48)24:31.1 (48)
489Palina SeranosavaBLR28:22.84:53.0 (66)13:52.9 (52)18:04.7 (51)24:29.8 (47)
4910Lydia HiernickelSUI28:33.44:38.9 (34)13:44.9 (49)18:05.1 (52)24:45.4 (52)
5051Tatjana MannimaEST28:37.04:44.0 (50)13:40.6 (48)18:02.3 (50)24:37.9 (50)
512Lee Chae-WonKOR28:37.54:49.3 (64)13:49.2 (51)17:59.8 (49)24:41.3 (51)
527Tetyana AntypenkoUKR28:38.24:40.6 (38)13:36.3 (45)17:51.4 (46)24:35.6 (49)
5380Timea LorinczROU28:40.94:44.4 (53)13:53.3 (53)18:17.8 (58)24:49.8 (53)
5457Manca SlabanjaSLO28:47.34:48.1 (57)13:54.6 (54)18:17.7 (57)24:57.1 (56)
5543Chi ChunxueCHN28:49.74:49.2 (63)13:55.7 (55)18:12.7 (53)24:53.9 (55)
5614Anna ShevchenkoKAZ28:56.94:47.9 (56)14:02.9 (64)18:14.7 (54)24:53.1 (54)
574Delphine ClaudelFRA28:58.94:48.7 (59)13:59.0 (60)18:32.7 (64)25:07.1 (58)
5853Alena ProcházkováSVK28:59.54:48.8 (60)13:56.3 (56)18:14.8 (55)25:00.6 (57)
595Barbora HavlíčkováCZE29:00.74:46.7 (54)13:56.8 (57)18:20.6 (59)25:09.3 (60)
608Petra HynčicováCZE29:09.94:48.9 (62)13:58.8 (59)18:24.3 (61)25:09.0 (59)
6145Anna SeebacherAUT29:11.24:43.9 (48)13:59.4 (62)18:27.2 (63)25:17.7 (63)
6268Anne-Marie ComeauCAN29:11.34:44.0 (50)13:59.3 (61)18:16.9 (56)25:13.4 (62)
633Yelena KolominaKAZ29:13.04:48.2 (58)13:58.1 (58)18:23.8 (60)25:12.1 (61)
6431Martyna GalewiczPOL29:23.34:43.9 (48)14:02.4 (63)18:24.9 (62)25:24.3 (64)
6571Tanja KosaračBIH29:24.35:01.7 (72)14:14.3 (66)18:37.5 (65)25:26.9 (65)
6663Antoniya GrigorovaBUL29:32.84:55.9 (68)14:15.8 (67)18:45.3 (68)25:34.8 (66)
671Lisa UnterwegerAUT29:35.24:50.1 (65)14:09.2 (65)18:39.2 (66)25:37.6 (67)
6866Aimee WatsonAUS29:41.45:01.5 (71)14:17.9 (68)18:44.6 (67)25:41.7 (68)
6974Nika RazingerSLO29:45.55:10.3 (75)14:23.3 (70)18:51.9 (69)25:47.4 (69)
7062Valiantsina KaminskayaBLR30:01.64:59.6 (69)14:25.3 (71)19:01.1 (71)26:02.4 (70)
7170Vedrana MalecCRO30:20.34:48.8 (60)14:21.3 (69)19:00.1 (70)26:11.3 (71)
7281Katya GalstyanARM30:25.15:21.4 (82)14:57.3 (77)19:28.5 (73)26:25.1 (72)
7383Marija KaznačenkoLTU30:44.25:00.4 (70)14:33.7 (72)19:20.5 (72)26:35.3 (73)
7473Jaque MourãoBRA30:50.35:12.1 (76)14:52.5 (75)19:34.9 (75)26:46.8 (75)
7576Annika TaylorGBR30:52.94:54.8 (67)14:50.3 (73)19:34.4 (74)26:46.4 (74)
7669Maria DanouGRE31:04.15:21.3 (81)15:11.0 (79)19:53.8 (79)26:59.8 (78)
7785Emőke SzőcsHUN31:04.65:05.5 (73)14:53.3 (76)19:39.1 (77)26:57.6 (77)
7877Elsa Guðrún JónsdóttirISL31:12.85:07.3 (74)14:51.0 (74)19:37.3 (76)26:56.6 (76)
7967Ju Hye-RiKOR31:27.15:20.6 (80)15:03.4 (78)19:49.3 (78)27:09.3 (79)
8086Inga PaškovskaLAT31:34.95:16.0 (78)15:12.4 (81)19:56.8 (80)27:22.4 (80)
8175Casey WrightAUS31:56.35:15.5 (77)15:12.0 (80)20:17.2 (81)27:47.2 (81)
8278Karen ChanloungTHA32:30.25:30.3 (84)15:44.5 (84)20:46.1 (83)28:11.2 (83)
8384Mathilde Amivi PetitjeanTOG32:35.25:25.2 (83)15:40.9 (82)20:39.8 (82)28:09.5 (82)
8482Chinbatyn OtgontsetsegMGL32:52.15:18.2 (79)15:43.6 (83)20:51.8 (84)28:29.4 (84)
8579Viktorija TodorovskaMKD32:57.65:31.8 (85)15:50.7 (85)20:51.8 (84)28:31.1 (85)
8672Ayşenur DumanTUR33:06.45:37.3 (86)15:53.7 (86)20:54.7 (86)28:44.8 (86)
8787María Cecilia DomínguezARG34:16.15:41.8 (87)16:33.6 (87)21:33.5 (87)29:27.1 (87)
8889Marija BulatovićMNE35:24.05:56.6 (88)16:52.4 (88)22:10.3 (88)30:29.2 (88)
8990Ri Yong-GumPRK36:40.46:03.1 (90)17:58.8 (90)23:42.5 (90)31:54.2 (89)
9088Claudia SalcedoCHI37:19.26:00.0 (89)17:40.5 (89)23:15.9 (89)32:06.4 (90)