Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's relay

The Women's 4 x 6 kilometre biathlon relay competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 23 February, at Cesana San Sicario. Each national team consisted of four members, with each skiing 6 kilometres and shooting twice, once prone and once standing.

Women's biathlon relay
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
VenueCesana San Sicario
Dates23 February
Competitors72 from 18 nations
Winning time1:16:12.5
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Anna Bogaliy
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Olga Zaitseva
Albina Akhatova
 Russia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Katrin Apel
Kati Wilhelm
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Delphyne Peretto
Florence Baverel-Robert
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly
 France
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SummaryEdit

At each shooting station, a competitor has eight shots to hit five targets; however, only five bullets are loaded in a magazine at one - if additional shots are required, the spare bullets must be loaded one at a time. If after the eight shots are taken, there are still targets not yet hit, the competitor must ski a 150-metre penalty loop.[1]

Germany won the relay event at the 2002 Winter Olympics, while Russia's women were the defending World Champions after beating Germany by 41.4 seconds at the 2005 World Championship; Russia also led the World Cup standings after four relay events.[citation needed]

Despite missing the veteran Olga Pyleva, suspended for two years after failing an anti-doping test last week, the Russian team led from start to finish. The Germans finished 50.7 seconds behind for the silver. The French team took the bronze.[2]

ResultsEdit

The race was held at 12:00.[3]

Rank Bib Team Time Penalties (P+S) Deficit
  1   Russia
Anna Bogaliy
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Olga Zaitseva
Albina Akhatova
1:16:12.5
19:06.3
18:56.2
19:06.8
19:03.2
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+1
0+1 0+0
0+0 0+0
0+0 0+0
  2   Germany
Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Katrin Apel
Kati Wilhelm
1:17:03.2
19:18.8
19:15.9
19:45.5
18:43.0
0+3 1+5
0+1 0+2
0+2 0+0
0+0 1+3
0+0 0+0
+50.7
  4   France
Delphyne Peretto
Florence Baverel-Robert
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly
1:18:38.7
20:46.5
19:02.6
19:50.2
18:59.4
0+6 0+2
0+2 0+1
0+1 0+0
0+1 0+1
0+2 0+0
+2:26.2
4 6   Belarus
Ekaterina Ivanova
Olga Nazarova
Lyudmila Ananko
Olena Zubrilova
1:19:19.6
19:33.0
19:45.8
19:53.9
20:06.9
0+5 0+3
0+2 0+0
0+2 0+2
0+0 0+1
0+1 0+0
+3:07.1
5 3   Norway
Tora Berger
Liv Grete Poirée
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Linda Tjørhom
1:19:34.4
20:28.1
18:43.2
20:32.0
19:51.1
1+6 0+7
1+3 0+1
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+3
0+2 0+2
+3:21.9
6 5   Slovenia
Teja Gregorin
Andreja Mali
Dijana Grudiček
Tadeja Brankovič
1:19:55.7
19:45.2
20:09.8
19:44.5
20:16.2
0+5 1+6
0+0 0+0
0+0 0+1
0+2 0+2
0+3 1+3
+3:43.2
7 11   Poland
Krystyna Pałka
Magdalena Gwizdon
Katarzyna Ponikwia
Magdalena Grzywa
1:20:29.3
20:11.1
19:39.3
20:15.5
20:23.4
0+4 0+4
0+2 0+1
0+1 0+2
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+0
+4:16.8
8 9   Bulgaria
Pavlina Filipova
Radka Popova
Irina Nikoultchina
Ekaterina Dafovska
1:20:38.7
19:17.7
20:43.1
20:27.2
20:10.7
0+5 3+9
0+0 0+0
0+0 1+3
0+3 1+3
0+2 1+3
+4:26.2
9 7   China
Kong Yingchao
Sun Ribo
Yin Qiao
Liu Xianying
1:21:43.7
19:51.1
20:41.5
20:55.3
20:15.8
0+5 2+8
0+0 0+0
0+2 1+3
0+1 1+3
0+2 0+2
+5:31.2
10 12   Slovakia
Anna Murínová
Marcela Pavkovčeková
Martina Halinárová
Soňa Mihoková
1:21:55.5
21:09.2
20:12.2
20:35.4
19:58.7
0+2 0+8
0+0 0+2
0+0 0+3
0+0 0+1
0+2 0+2
+5:43.0
11 8   Ukraine
Oksana Khvostenko
Olena Petrova
Nina Lemesh
Lilia Efremova
1:21:55.5
20:14.2
19:36.7
21:37.5
20:27.1
3+7 0+7
0+0 0+0
0+1 0+1
2+3 0+3
1+3 0+3
+5:43.0
12 15   Italy
Michela Ponza
Saskia Santer
Nathalie Santer
Barbara Ertl
1:22:42.7
19:22.7
20:38.3
22:01.1
20:40.6
0+4 3+5
0+1 0+0
0+2 0+2
0+0 3+3
0+1 0+0
+6:30.2
13 10   Czech Republic
Kateřina Holubcová
Lenka Faltusová
Magda Rezlerová
Zdeňka Vejnarová
1:24:14.8
20:47.3
20:34.8
21:23.6
21:29.1
0+5 1+7
0+1 0+0
0+0 0+1
0+3 0+3
0+1 1+3
+8:02.3
14 16   Romania
Dana Elena Plotogea
Éva Tófalvi
Mihaela Purdea
Alexandra Rusu
1:25:13.3
21:26.7
19:38.1
22:09.8
21:58.7
1+8 2+10
0+3 0+3
0+0 0+3
0+2 2+3
1+3 0+1
+9:00.8
15 18   United States
Rachel Steer
Tracy Barnes
Rachel Steer
Carolyn Treacy
1:25:20.3
20:31.1
22:07.0
21:21.7
21:20.5
0+5 0+6
0+1 0+3
0+2 0+0
0+1 0+1
0+1 0+2
+9:07.8
16 14   Japan
Tomomi Otaka
Kanae Meguro
Tamami Tanaka
Ikuyo Tsukidate
1:26:09.0
23:21.2
19:58.5
21:21.3
21:28.0
0+5 4+9
0+2 2+3
0+2 0+0
0+1 1+3
0+0 1+3
+9:56.5
17 13   Canada
Zina Kocher
Sandra Keith
Martine Albert
Marie-Pierre Parent
1:26:09.7
20:24.3
21:32.8
21:25.2
22:47.4
0+1 1+9
0+0 0+1
0+0 0+3
0+0 0+2
0+1 1+3
+9:57.2
18 17   Latvia
Madara Līduma
Anžela Brice
Linda Savļaka
Gerda Krūmiņa
1:26:21.3
19:35.8
20:57.9
22:07.3
23:40.3
0+5 2+6
0+1 0+2
0+0 0+1
0+1 0+0
0+3 2+3
+10:08.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2002). The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. New York: The Overlook Press. p. 320. ISBN 1-58567-185-1.
  2. ^ "Sharp-shooting Russians dedicate gold to drug cheat". ABC. 2006-02-24. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  3. ^ Final results