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15 km Skiathlon, Women

Date19 February 2010 — 13:00
StatusOlympic
LocationWhistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Participants66 from 24 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 7,790 m / 7,680 m
Height Differential: 71 m / 40 m
Maximum Climb: 59 m / 33 m
Total Climbing: 276 m / 258 m

As in 2006, this event was no longer truly a pursuit. The competitors skied 7½ km using the classical technique, followed by a pit stop to change to shorter skis, and then skied 7½ km freestyle. Following her first gold medal in the Sprint event, Norway’s Marit Bjørgen, a four-time World Champion, was full of confidence and was among the leaders from the start. Charlotte Kalla (SWE), winner of the 10 km event, had an unfortunate fall towards the end of the classical section, and didn’t feature in the race thereafter. By the pit stop, seven skiers had broken away from the main field, led by Aino-Kaisa Saarinen of Finland, who had been third at the 2009 World Championships. The lead group was then whittled down to four as the event came to its climax – Bjørgen, Saarinen, 2009 World Champion Justyna Kowalczyk (POL), and the runner-up at the 2009 Worlds, Kristin Størmer Steira (NOR). Going into the home straight Bjørgen had a comfortable lead, and took her second gold medal of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The contest for the remaining medals was much closer, with Anna Haag (SWE) taking the silver medal less than one second ahead of Kowalczyk, who won the bronze medal by the length of her foot, just defeating Størmer Steira, the official difference being 0.1 seconds. Defending gold medalist Kristina Šmigun-Vähi (EST) started the race, but did not finish. For Størmer Steira, this was her fourth fourth-place finish at the Olympics, after three fourths and a fifth in 2006. She would later win gold in Vancouver with the relay.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeClassical (Pos)Pit Stop (Pos)Freestyle (Pos)
16Marit BjørgenNOR39:58.121:00.8 (1)25.8 (=17)18:31.5 (1)Gold
211Anna HaagSWE40:07.021:04.5 (4)24.7 (=12)18:37.8 (2)Silver
31Justyna KowalczykPOL40:07.421:02.2 (3)23.2 (5)18:42.0 (4)Bronze
44Kristin Størmer SteiraNOR40:07.521:05.1 (5)22.7 (4)18:39.7 (3)
52Aino-Kaisa SaarinenFIN40:40.621:00.7 (2)21.9 (=1)19:18.0 (7)
623Therese JohaugNOR40:50.021:06.1 (7)26.9 (26)19:17.0 (5)
79Marianna LongaITA41:02.221:05.5 (6)23.1 (6)19:33.6 (14)
83Charlotte KallaSWE41:18.521:26.4 (8)24.6 (=8)19:27.5 (12)
97Arianna FollisITA41:21.621:26.0 (9)21.9 (=1)19:33.7 (15)
1028Sara RennerCAN41:37.921:28.1 (10)25.5 (21)19:44.3 (21)
1115Evi Sachenbacher-StehleGER41:37.921:38.3 (12)26.7 (24)19:32.9 (13)
1214Olga ZavyalovaRUS41:38.321:35.7 (11)26.6 (28)19:36.0 (16)
135Irina KhazovaRUS41:56.122:07.0 (19)28.9 (41)19:20.2 (9)
1413Valentyna ShevchenkoUKR41:58.722:06.6 (17)24.5 (=13)19:27.6 (11)
158Riitta-Liisa RoponenFIN42:00.222:20.4 (31)22.2 (3)19:17.6 (6)
1636Silvia RupilITA42:01.622:18.2 (27)24.0 (7)19:19.4 (8)
1761Barbara JezeršekSLO42:17.022:16.2 (26)24.1 (16)19:36.7 (17)
1821Sabina ValbusaITA42:19.422:11.0 (23)26.8 (=22)19:41.6 (19)
1926Karine PhilippotFRA42:21.222:11.5 (22)24.5 (=13)19:45.2 (22)
2027Masako IshidaJPN42:24.321:57.8 (14)24.7 (=12)20:01.8 (31)
2120Riikka SarajosaFIN42:24.422:20.8 (30)24.6 (=8)19:39.0 (18)
2240Nicole FesselGER42:25.122:30.3 (35)28.3 (43)19:26.5 (10)
2325Kamila RajdlováCZE42:26.522:06.0 (16)26.8 (=22)19:53.7 (25)
2419Katrin ZellerGER42:26.921:51.9 (13)27.7 (34)20:07.3 (34)
2518Svetlana MalakhovaKAZ42:27.122:19.2 (28)25.6 (18)19:42.3 (20)
2617Olga RochevaRUS42:30.522:07.5 (18)29.1 (=49)19:53.9 (26)
2735Laura OrguéESP42:38.322:15.2 (25)26.5 (32)19:56.6 (27)
2822Yelena KolominaKAZ42:48.422:22.5 (33)27.9 (39)19:58.0 (29)
2931Katerina SmutnaAUT42:50.322:19.7 (29)28.0 (44)20:02.6 (32)
3024Pirjo MuranenFIN42:50.522:10.4 (20)25.7 (19)20:14.4 (39)
3141Tetyana ZavaliyUKR42:50.722:21.2 (32)30.4 (58)19:59.1 (30)
3237Aurore CuinetFRA42:51.721:59.8 (15)42.9 (62)20:09.0 (35)
3338Oksana YatskayaKAZ42:53.022:10.1 (21)29.0 (47)20:13.9 (=37)
3446Sylwia JaśkowiecPOL42:54.822:30.0 (34)28.6 (45)19:56.2 (28)
3529Stefanie BöhlerGER43:17.922:12.0 (24)26.2 (=25)20:39.7 (44)
3634Li HongxueCHN43:24.322:44.1 (38)26.3 (=29)20:13.9 (=37)
3744Morgan ArritolaUSA43:25.923:06.6 (42)28.8 (42)19:50.5 (24)
3832Alena SannikovaBLR43:33.722:34.5 (36)27.1 (38)20:32.1 (42)
3912Yevgeniya MedvedevaRUS43:59.623:27.9 (48)25.8 (=17)20:05.9 (33)
4054Madeleine WilliamsCAN44:11.223:09.3 (43)29.2 (51)20:32.7 (43)
4148Ida IngemarsdotterSWE44:16.522:43.3 (37)24.4 (9)21:08.8 (52)
4259Caitlin ComptonUSA44:23.324:01.2 (56)35.3 (61)19:46.8 (23)
4347Tatjana MannimaEST44:24.223:01.9 (41)28.7 (=40)20:53.6 (47)
4443Cécile StortiFRA44:24.323:41.7 (53)30.0 (=57)20:12.6 (36)
4558Vita YakymchukUKR44:24.823:30.2 (50)24.9 (10)20:29.7 (41)
4650Dasha GaiazovaCAN44:35.923:00.6 (39)30.1 (56)21:05.2 (51)
4753Marina MatrosovaKAZ44:36.223:13.0 (45)30.9 (55)20:52.3 (45)
4860Émilie VinaFRA44:45.023:01.1 (40)27.3 (37)21:16.6 (55)
4945Katsiaryna Rudakova-BulavkaBLR44:50.524:01.8 (55)26.1 (30)20:22.6 (40)
5039Eva NývltováCZE44:52.823:23.9 (47)29.1 (=49)20:59.8 (48)
5162Paulina MaciuszekPOL44:56.623:23.0 (46)33.4 (60)21:00.2 (49)
5230Britta Johansson-NorgrenSWE45:25.723:46.6 (54)27.0 (=33)21:12.1 (53)
5349Nastassia DubarezavaBLR45:27.923:35.4 (51)29.6 (53)21:22.9 (56)
5457Monika GyorgyROU45:37.524:18.9 (58)26.2 (=25)20:52.4 (46)
5551Holly BrooksUSA45:38.823:38.2 (52)28.7 (=40)21:31.9 (57)
5664Perianne JonesCAN45:48.723:30.6 (49)27.0 (=33)21:51.1 (58)
5742Liz StephenUSA45:53.824:21.3 (59)27.2 (36)21:05.3 (50)
5867Lee Chae-WonKOR47:34.625:48.9 (61)29.9 (48)21:15.8 (54)
5965Anja ErženSLO48:22.924:18.5 (57)30.0 (=57)23:34.4 (61)
6068Kelime ÇetinkayaTUR48:46.025:12.7 (60)29.3 (52)23:04.0 (59)
6166Antoniya GrigorovaBUL49:31.525:59.7 (62)26.3 (=29)23:05.5 (60)
AC52Kornelia MarekPOL42:56.922:17.7 (AC)25.2 (AC)20:14.0 (AC)DQ1
AC56Maryna AntsyborUKR23:11.1 (44)29.7 (54)– (–)DNF
AC10Vibeke SkofterudNOR– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC16Kristina Šmigun-VähiEST– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
AC55Kaija UdrasEST– (–)– (–)– (–)DNF
DNS33Iva JanečkováCZE– (–)– (–)– (–)
DNS63Katie CalderNZL– (–)– (–)– (–)