Not held in other editions
| Event type

5 kilometres, B1, Women

Date17 February 1988
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationCanmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Participants10 from 3 countries

The B1 event is for competitors who are “legally blind”, or formally have a visual acuity of LogMAR 2.60 or worse. Competitors are accompanied by sighted guides.

The event was a fairly close contest between Kirsti Pennänen, who lost by a narrow 3.8 seconds to Veronika Preining. Preining had won three medals (gold-silver-bronze) in alpine skiing at the 1984 Paralympics, and would add three more in Innsbruck 1988, winning the 5 km, as in Calgary, and adding two silvers behind Pennänen.

Veronika PreiningSiegfried Haberl
Kirsti PennänenAntero Viljaharju
Margaret HegerManfred Pucher
4Soviet UnionURS27:44.3
Valentina GrigoryevaL. Fyodor
Doris CampbellHermann Tidl