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4 × 6 kilometres Relay, Women

Date23 February 2010 — 11:30
StatusOlympic
LocationWhistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Participants76 from 19 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 6,244 m
Height Differential: 27 m
Maximum Climb: 25 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.0 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 4.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 198 m

The teams from Russia, Germany and France were in close contention to the half way stage but, on the third leg, Olga Medvedtseva made no shooting errors and took a lead of 44.8 seconds into the final leg. Behind them, the German team, minus Magdalena Neuner who had given up her place to her friend Martina Beck, had a lead of 20.2 seconds ahead of France after Marie Dorin had missed 4 targets in her leg. Olga Zaitseva, despite missing 3 targets in the final leg, brought the Russian team home in the time of 1-09:36.3 to win the gold medal comfortably. A good leg from Sandrine Bailly saw her overtake Andrea Henkel in the last leg to win the silver medal for France ahead of Germany. The Russian victory was not without controversy. Olga Medvedtseva, then competing under the name Olga Pylyova, had been an Olympic champion in Salt Lake City but was thrown out of the 2006 Winter Games after testing positive for the drug Carphedon which is claimed to increase physical stamina and tolerance to cold. The Russian biathlon programme had been in turmoil over the previous few years following a number of positive tests by some of the nation’s leading athletes.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
11Russian FederationRUS1-09:36.30 (5)Gold
1-1Svetlana Sleptsova17:24.40 (0)17:24.4 (2)
1-2Anna Bogaly-Titovets17:17.30 (2)34:41.7 (2)
1-3Olga Medvedtseva17:27.70 (0)52:09.4 (1)
1-4Olga Zaytseva17:26.90 (3)1-09:36.3 (1)
24FranceFRA1-10:09.12 (8)Silver
4-1Marie-Laure Brunet17:22.60 (2)17:22.6 (1)
4-2Sylvie Becaert17:17.60 (1)34:40.2 (1)
4-3Marie Dorin18:34.22 (4)53:14.4 (3)
4-4Sandrine Bailly16:54.70 (1)1-10:09.1 (2)
32GermanyGER1-10:13.40 (5)Bronze
2-1Kati Wilhelm17:26.00 (1)17:26.0 (3)
2-2Simone Hauswald17:16.20 (0)34:42.2 (3)
2-3Martina Beck18:12.00 (2)52:54.2 (2)
2-4Andrea Henkel17:19.20 (2)1-10:13.4 (3)
45NorwayNOR1-10:34.10 (3)
5-1Liv Kjersti Eikeland18:20.40 (2)18:20.4 (14)
5-2Ann Kristin Flatland16:52.60 (0)35:13.0 (6)
5-3Solveig Rogstad18:21.20 (0)53:34.2 (6)
5-4Tora Berger16:59.90 (1)1-10:34.1 (4)
53SwedenSWE1-10:47.20 (3)
3-1Elisabeth Högberg17:46.70 (1)17:46.7 (8)
3-2Anna-Carin Olofsson-Zidek17:25.90 (0)35:12.6 (5)
3-3Anna-Maria Nilsson18:16.80 (2)53:29.4 (5)
3-4Helena Jonsson17:17.80 (0)1-10:47.2 (5)
67UkraineUKR1-11:08.20 (8)
7-1Olena Pidhrushna17:36.90 (1)17:36.9 (4)
7-2Valj Semerenko17:56.30 (4)35:33.2 (8)
7-3Oksana Khvostenko17:44.70 (1)53:17.9 (4)
7-4Vita Semerenko17:50.30 (2)1-11:08.2 (6)
78BelarusBLR1-11:34.00 (3)
8-1Liudmila Kalinchyk17:40.00 (2)17:40.0 (5)
8-2Daria Domrachava17:28.70 (1)35:08.7 (4)
8-3Volha Kudrashova18:27.40 (0)53:36.1 (7)
8-4Nadzeya Skardsina17:57.90 (0)1-11:34.0 (7)
86People's Republic of ChinaCHN1-12:16.90 (8)
6-1Wang Chunli17:44.70 (3)17:44.7 (7)
6-2Liu Xianying17:47.70 (2)35:32.4 (7)
6-3Kong Yingchao19:10.40 (3)54:42.8 (13)
6-4Song Chaoqing17:34.10 (0)1-12:16.9 (9)
910RomaniaROU1-12:32.90 (7)
10-1Dana Plotogea18:10.60 (1)18:10.6 (12)
10-2Eva Tofalvi17:47.80 (2)35:58.4 (11)
10-3Mihaela Purdea18:23.20 (4)54:21.6 (9)
10-4Reka Ferencz18:11.30 (0)1-12:32.9 (10)
1017ItalyITA1-12:54.20 (8)
17-1Michela Ponza18:20.50 (2)18:20.5 (15)
17-2Katja Haller17:58.20 (0)36:18.7 (14)
17-3Karin Oberhofer18:19.30 (2)54:38.0 (11)
17-4Roberta Fiandino18:16.20 (4)1-12:54.2 (11)
1111PolandPOL1-12:54.31 (12)
11-1Krystyna Pałka18:21.20 (4)18:21.2 (16)
11-2Magdalena Gwizdoń19:10.21 (6)37:31.4 (18)
11-3Weronika Nowakowska17:55.70 (1)55:27.1 (15)
11-4Agnieszka Cyl17:27.20 (1)1-12:54.3 (12)
1215SlovakiaSVK1-13:15.81 (11)
15-1Martina Halinárová18:27.10 (3)18:27.1 (17)
15-2Anastasia Kuzmina17:09.30 (1)35:36.4 (9)
15-3Natália Prekopová19:41.71 (3)55:18.1 (14)
15-4Janka Gereková17:57.70 (4)1-13:15.8 (13)
139KazakhstanKAZ1-13:42.90 (9)
9-1Yelena Khrustalyova17:42.10 (1)17:42.1 (6)
9-2Anna Lebedeva18:00.80 (2)35:42.9 (10)
9-3Lyubov Filimonova18:52.60 (3)54:35.5 (10)
9-4Marina Lebedeva19:07.40 (3)1-13:42.9 (14)
1418CanadaCAN1-14:25.51 (12)
18-1Megan Imrie18:18.90 (4)18:18.9 (13)
18-2Zina Kocher18:04.90 (3)36:23.8 (15)
18-3Rosanna Crawford19:50.91 (3)56:14.7 (17)
18-4Megan Tandy18:10.80 (2)1-14:25.5 (15)
1514Czech RepublicCZE1-14:37.53 (10)
14-1Veronika Vítková17:51.10 (2)17:51.1 (10)
14-2Magda Rezlerová18:25.91 (3)36:17.0 (13)
14-3Gabriela Soukalová18:23.70 (1)54:40.7 (12)
14-4Zdeňka Vejnarová19:56.82 (4)1-14:37.5 (16)
1619United StatesUSA1-15:47.51 (12)
19-1Sara Studebaker17:53.20 (1)17:53.2 (11)
19-2Lanny Barnes18:52.50 (2)36:45.7 (16)
19-3Haley Johnson19:01.50 (3)55:47.2 (16)
19-4Laura Spector20:00.31 (6)1-15:47.5 (17)
1716EstoniaEST1-17:55.52 (16)
16-1Kadri Lehtla18:49.80 (4)18:49.8 (18)
16-2Eveli Saue18:15.40 (2)37:05.2 (17)
16-3Sirli Hanni20:06.61 (4)57:11.8 (18)
16-4Kristel Viigipuu20:43.71 (6)1-17:55.5 (18)
1813LatviaLAT1-18:56.24 (12)
13-1Žanna Juškāne21:06.72 (5)21:06.7 (19)
13-2Madara Līduma18:09.70 (2)39:16.4 (19)
13-3Līga Glāzere20:51.62 (3)1-00:08.0 (19)
13-4Gerda Krūmiņa18:48.20 (2)1-18:56.2 (19)
AC12SloveniaSLO1-12:02.40 (6)DQ1
12-1Dijana Ravnikar17:50.40 (1)17:50.4 (9)
12-2Andreja Mali18:18.20 (2)36:08.6 (12)
12-3Tadeja Brankovič18:07.80 (2)54:16.4 (8)
12-4Teja Gregorin17:46.00 (1)[1-12:02.4] ([8])2