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4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women

Date25 February 2010 — 11:00
StatusOlympic
LocationWhistler Olympic Park, Whistler
Participants64 from 16 countries
Venue detailsCourse Length: 5,170 m / 5,560 m
Height Differential: 53 m / 40 m
Maximum Climb: 41 m / 32 m
Total Climbing: 188 m / 164 m

Finland had won the last two World Championships, with Germany second both times, but Finnish skiers had struggled in Vancouver. Norway was led by Marit Bjørgen, who had already won two golds at Whistler. Anna Dahlberg-Olsson put Sweden into the lead on the first leg, with Norway second and Germany third. Finland was back in 12th place and seemed out of the medal race. Justyna Kowalczyk had by far the fastest second leg to pull Poland from 10th into the lead, with Italy second and Norway third. Germany had dropped back to sixth while Finland had moved up to seventh. By the end of the third leg Kristin Størmer Steira had moved Norway fractionally into the lead ahead of Silvia Rupil (ITA), with Germany and Finland tied for third within 20 seconds of the leaders, as the Finns made a remarkable recovery from their disastrous opening leg. Italy’s anchor Sabina Valbusa was unable to keep up with the pace of Norway’s Bjørgen and fell back. Bjørgen was never seriously challenged and brought the Norwegians home to the gold medal in a time of 55:19.5. Claudia Nystad (GER) and Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN) both overtook the Italians, before Nystad pulled away at the end to take the silver for Germany, with Finland winning bronze. In winning as part of the Norwegian team Bjørgen claimed her third gold medal of the Games. As she entered the stadium on her anchor leg, she was far enough ahead that she picked up a Norwegian flag and skiied without poling to the line, while she carried the flag on high.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeSplit (Pos)
14NorwayNOR55:19.5Gold
4-1Vibeke Skofterud14:49.914:49.9 (2)
4-2Therese Johaug14:46.529:36.4 (2)
4-3Kristin Størmer Steira12:53.242:29.6 (1)
4-4Marit Bjørgen12:49.955:19.5 (1)
22GermanyGER55:44.1Silver
2-1Katrin Zeller14:53.714:53.7 (3)
2-2Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle15:00.629:54.3 (5)
2-3Miriam Gössner12:52.042:46.3 (=3)
2-4Claudia Nystad12:57.855:44.1 (2)
31FinlandFIN55:49.9Bronze
1-1Pirjo Muranen15:32.415:32.4 (11)
1-2Virpi Kuitunen14:35.730:08.1 (6)
1-3Riitta-Liisa Roponen12:38.242:46.3 (=3)
1-4Aino-Kaisa Saarinen13:03.655:49.9 (3)
45ItalyITA56:04.9
5-1Arianna Follis14:58.614:58.6 (5)
5-2Marianna Longa14:29.429:28.0 (1)
5-3Silvia Rupil13:01.842:29.8 (2)
5-4Sabina Valbusa13:35.156:04.9 (4)
53SwedenSWE56:18.9
3-1Anna Olsson14:47.114:47.1 (1)
3-2Magdalena Pajala15:35.630:22.7 (7)
3-3Charlotte Kalla12:25.042:47.7 (5)
3-4Ida Ingemarsdotter13:31.256:18.9 (5)
69FranceFRA56:30.6
9-1Aurore Cuinet15:13.315:13.3 (7)
9-2Karine Philippot14:38.829:52.1 (3)
9-3Célia Bourgeois12:59.942:52.0 (6)
9-4Cécile Storti13:38.656:30.6 (6)
78Russian FederationRUS57:00.9
8-1Olga Zavyalova15:15.215:15.2 (9)
8-2Irina Khazova15:19.030:34.2 (8)
8-3Yevgeniya Medvedeva13:01.143:35.3 (8)
8-4Nataliya Korostelyova13:25.657:00.9 (7)
87JapanJPN57:40.4
7-1Madoka Natsumi15:03.015:03.0 (6)
7-2Masako Ishida14:50.429:53.4 (4)
7-3Nobuko Fukuda13:34.543:27.9 (7)
7-4Michiko Kashiwabara14:12.557:40.4 (8)
911KazakhstanKAZ58:23.3
11-1Yelena Kolomina15:29.115:29.1 (10)
11-2Oksana Yatskaya15:25.730:54.8 (10)
11-3Tatyana Roshchina13:47.744:42.5 (11)
11-4Svetlana Malakhova13:40.858:23.3 (9)
1010BelarusBLR58:28.4
10-1Nastassia Dubarezava15:36.515:36.5 (13)
10-2Alena Sannikova15:29.231:05.7 (11)
10-3Volha Vasilionak13:22.144:27.8 (10)
10-4Katsiaryna Rudakova-Bulavka14:00.658:28.4 (10)
1114United StatesUSA58:57.5
14-1Kikkan Randall14:57.514:57.5 (4)
14-2Holly Brooks16:12.831:10.3 (12)
14-3Morgan Arritola13:41.644:51.9 (12)
14-4Caitlin Compton14:05.658:57.5 (11)
1213Czech RepublicCZE59:11.2
13-1Eva Nývltová15:15.015:15.0 (8)
13-2Kamila Rajdlová15:28.930:43.9 (9)
13-3Iva Janečková13:34.344:18.2 (9)
13-4Eva Skalníková14:53.059:11.2 (12)
1312UkraineUKR59:25.7
12-1Tetyana Zavaliy15:38.115:38.1 (14)
12-2Kateryna Hryhorenko16:16.731:54.8 (14)
12-3Maryna Antsybor13:34.245:29.0 (13)
12-4Valentyna Shevchenko13:56.759:25.7 (13)
1416SloveniaSLO59:47.5
16-1Anja Eržen16:00.816:00.8 (15)
16-2Katja Višnar16:32.332:33.1 (15)
16-3Vesna Fabjan13:25.045:58.1 (14)
16-4Barbara Jezeršek13:49.459:47.5 (14)
1515CanadaCAN1-00:05.0
15-1Dasha Gaiazova15:35.815:35.8 (12)
15-2Perianne Jones16:14.731:50.5 (13)
15-3Chandra Crawford14:17.746:08.2 (15)
15-4Madeleine Williams13:56.81-00:05.0 (15)
AC6PolandPOL56:29.4DQ
6-1Kornelia Marek15:25.315:25.3 (AC)1
6-2Justyna Kowalczyk14:00.329:25.6 (AC)
6-3Paulina Maciuszek13:38.443:04.0 (AC)
6-4Sylwia Jaśkowiec13:25.456:29.4 (AC)