Cross-country skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Women's 10 kilometre

The 10 kilometre cross-country skiing event was part of the cross-country skiing programme at the 1960 Winter Olympics, in Squaw Valley, California, United States. It was the third appearance of the event. The competition was held on Saturday, February 20, 1960, at the McKinney Creek Stadium.[1]

Women's 10km
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueMcKinney Creek Stadium
DateFebruary 20
Competitors24 from 7 nations
Winning time39:46.6
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Maria Gusakova  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lyubov Kozyreva  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Radia Yeroshina  Soviet Union
← 1956
1964 →

It was a Soviet Union clean sweep of the medals with Maria Gusakova winning gold and defending champion Lyubov Kozyreva taking silver. In fact the Soviets also took fourth place through Alevtina Kolchina.

Two days later, Gusakova's husband, Nikolay Gusakov won bronze in the Nordic Combined.

ResultsEdit

Rank Name Country Time
1 Maria Gusakova   Soviet Union 39:46.6
2 Lyubov Kozyreva   Soviet Union 40:04.2
3 Radia Yeroshina   Soviet Union 40:06.0
4 Alevtina Kolchina   Soviet Union 40:12.6
5 Sonja Ruthström-Edström   Sweden 40:35.5
6 Toini Pöysti   Finland 40:41.9
7 Barbro Martinsson   Sweden 41:06.2
8 Irma Johansson   Sweden 41:08.3
9 Krastana Stoeva   Bulgaria 41:44.0
10 Britt Strandberg   Sweden 42:06.8
11 Eeva Ruoppa   Finland 42:12.8
12 Rita Czech-Blasl   United Team of Germany 42:29.0
13 Stefania Biegun   Poland 42:45.2
14 Józefa Czerniawska-Pęksa   Poland 42:45.5
15 Siiri Rantanen   Finland 42:52.7
16 Renate Dannhauer-Borges   United Team of Germany 43:46.1
17 Eva Hög   Finland 44:05.0
18 Sonnhilde Hausschild-Kallus   United Team of Germany 44:14.6
19 Nadezhda Vasileva   Bulgaria 44:32.8
20 Anna Krzeptowska-Żebracka   Poland 44:36.1
21 Helena Gąsienica Daniel   Poland 45:08.2
22 Roza Dimova   Bulgaria 45:45.8
23 Magdolna Bartha   Hungary 47:23.2
Christa Göhler   United Team of Germany DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games: Women's 10 kilometres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

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