Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's relay

The Women's 4 x 6 kilometre relay biathlon competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia on 23 February 2010.[1] The race consisted of four laps of cross-country skiing, each lap a total of 6 km. Every 2 km there would be a shooting zone, the first one is prone and the second one is standing. Any misses in the shooting zones count as penalties which must be completed by going around a penalty loop right after the second shooting zone. There were four racers per team, each completing one lap. As all the teams started together, the team that crossed the finish line first would win.

Women's relay
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Russia biathlon gold medal.jpg
Russian women biathlon gold medal
VenueWhistler Olympic Park
Date23 February
Competitors19 teams from 19 nations
Winning time1:09:36.3
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Svetlana Sleptsova
Anna Bogaliy-Titovets
Olga Medvedtseva
Olga Zaitseva
 Russia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Marie Dorin
Sandrine Bailly
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kati Wilhelm
Simone Hauswald
Martina Beck
Andrea Henkel
 Germany
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ResultsEdit

The following are the results of the event.[2]

Rank Bib Country Time Penalties (P+S) Deficit
  1   Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Anna Bogaliy-Titovets
Olga Medvedtseva
Olga Zaitseva
1:09:36.3
17:24.4
17:17.3
17:27.7
17:26.9
0+2 0+3
0+0 0+0
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+0
0+1 0+2
0.0
  4   France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Marie Dorin
Sandrine Bailly
1:10:09.1
17:22.6
17:17.6
18:34.2
16:54.7
2+4 0+4
0+0 0+2
0+0 0+1
2+3 0+1
0+1 0+0
+32.8
  2   Germany
Kati Wilhelm
Simone Hauswald
Martina Beck
Andrea Henkel
1:10:13.4
17:26.0
17:16.2
18:12.0
17:19.2
0+2 0+3
0+1 0+0
0+0 0+0
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+2
+37.1
4 5   Norway
Liv Kjersti Eikeland
Ann Kristin Flatland
Solveig Rogstad
Tora Berger
1:10:34.1
18:20.4
16:52.6
18:21.2
16:59.9
0+1 0+2
0+0 0+2
0+0 0+0
0+0 0+0
0+1 0+0
+57.8
5 3   Sweden
Elisabeth Högberg
Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek
Anna Maria Nilsson
Helena Jonsson
1:10:47.2
17:46.7
17:25.9
18:16.8
17:17.8
0+2 0+1
0+0 0+1
0+0 0+0
0+2 0+0
0+0 0+0
+1:10.9
6 7   Ukraine
Olena Pidhrushna
Valj Semerenko
Oksana Khvostenko
Vita Semerenko
1:11:08.2
17:36.9
17:56.3
17:44.7
17:50.3
0+2 0+6
0+0 0+1
0+1 0+3
0+1 0+0
0+0 0+2
+1:31.9
7 8   Belarus
Liudmila Kalinchik
Darya Domracheva
Olga Kudrashova
Nadezhda Skardino
1:11:34.0
17:40.0
17:28.7
18:27.4
17:57.9
0+1 0+2
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+1
0+0 0+0
0+0 0+0
+1:57.7
DSQ (8) 12   Slovenia
Dijana Ravnikar
Andreja Mali
Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar
Teja Gregorin
1:12:02.4
17:50.4
18:18.2
18:07.8
17:46.0
0+4 0+2
0+0 0+1
0+1 0+1
0+2 0+0
0+1 0+0
+2:26.1
8 6   China
Wang Chunli
Liu Xianying
Kong Yingchao
Song Chaoqing
1:12:16.9
17:44.7
17:47.7
19:10.4
17:34.1
0+2 0+6
0+1 0+2
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+3
0+0 0+0
+2:40.6
9 10   Romania
Dana Plotogea
Éva Tófalvi
Mihaela Purdea
Réka Ferencz
1:12:32.9
18:10.6
17:47.8
18:23.2
18:11.3
0+1 0+6
0+0 0+1
0+0 0+2
0+1 0+3
0+0 0+0
+2:56.6
10 17   Italy
Michela Ponza
Katja Haller
Karin Oberhofer
Roberta Fiandino
1:12:54.2
18:20.5
17:58.2
18:19.3
18:16.2
0+4 0+4
0+1 0+1
0+0 0+0
0+0 0+2
0+3 0+1
+3:17.9
11 11   Poland
Krystyna Pałka
Magdalena Gwizdoń
Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak
Agnieszka Cyl
1:12:54.3
18:21.2
19:10.2
17:55.7
17:27.2
0+5 1+7
0+2 0+2
0+3 1+3
0+0 0+1
0+0 0+1
+3:18.0
12 15   Slovakia
Martina Halinárová
Anastasiya Kuzmina
Natália Prekopová
Jana Gereková
1:13:15.8
18:27.1
17:09.3
19:41.7
17:57.7
0+2 1+9
0+1 0+2
0+0 0+1
0+0 1+3
0+1 0+3
+3:39.5
13 9   Kazakhstan
Elena Khrustaleva
Anna Lebedeva
Lyubov Filimonova
Marina Lebedeva
1:13:42.9
17:42.1
18:00.8
18:52.6
19:07.4
0+4 0+5
0+0 0+1
0+1 0+1
0+1 0+2
0+2 0+1
+4:06.6
14 18   Canada
Megan Imrie
Zina Kocher
Rosanna Crawford
Megan Tandy
1:14:25.5
18:18.9
18:04.9
19:50.9
18:10.8
1+7 0+5
0+1 0+3
0+2 0+1
1+3 0+0
0+1 0+1
+4:49.2
15 14   Czech Republic
Veronika Vítková
Magda Rezlerová
Gabriela Soukalová
Zdeňka Vejnarová
1:14:37.5
17:51.1
18:25.9
18:23.7
19:56.8
2+4 1+6
0+1 0+1
0+0 1+3
0+0 0+1
2+3 0+1
+5:01.2
16 19   United States
Sara Studebaker
Lanny Barnes
Haley Johnson
Laura Spector
1:15:47.5
17:53.2
18:52.5
19:01.5
20:00.3
1+8 0+4
0+1 0+0
0+1 0+1
0+3 0+0
1+3 0+3
+6:11.2
17 16   Estonia
Kadri Lehtla
Eveli Saue
Sirli Hanni
Kristel Viigipuu
1:17:55.5
18:49.8
18:15.4
20:06.6
20:43.7
2+9 0+7
0+2 0+2
0+1 0+1
1+3 0+1
1+3 0+3
+8:19.2
18 13   Latvia
Zanna Juskane
Madara Līduma
Liga Glazere
Gerda Krumina
1:18:56.2
21:06.7
18:09.7
20:51.6
18:48.2
2+5 2+7
2+3 0+2
0+1 0+1
0+0 2+3
0+1 0+1
+9:19.9

Teja Gregorin was the only competitor who failed the 2017 doping retests from the 2010 Winter Olympics. In October 2017, the International Biathlon Union said that her two samples tested positive for GHRP-2, a banned substance which stimulates the body to produce more growth hormone, in samples taken the week before competition started.[3] She was disqualified in December 2017.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule by Sport - Biathlon". Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2009.
  2. ^ "2010 Winter Olympics results: Women's 4x6 km Relay". 23 February 2010. Archived from the original on 23 February 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/21166212/slovenia-biathlete-teja-gregorin-sole-2010-olympian-retest-positive
  4. ^ https://www.delo.si/sport/zimski/disciplinska-komisija-mok-potrdila-gregorinova-krsila-protidopinska-pravila.html