Cross-country skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's 10 kilometre classical

The women's 10 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States, was held on 12 February at Soldier Hollow.

Women's 10 kilometre classical
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
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VenueSoldier Hollow
Dates12 February
Competitors61 from 23 nations
Winning time28:05.6
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Bente Skari  Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Julija Tchepalova  Russia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Stefania Belmondo  Italy
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Each skier started at half a minute intervals, skiing the entire 10 kilometre course. The defending Olympic champion was the Russia Larisa Lazutina, who won in Nagano, but the 10 kilometre event was then held as a pursuit.

The raceEdit

Early in the race, Norwegian Bente Skari was well behind Russian Olga Danilova.[1] Danilova led by over 15 seconds at 5.8 km, but Skari had closed to within 10 seconds at 8.7 km. Norway's Skari finished strongly, defeating Danilova to win by 2 seconds. The bronze medal went to russian Yuliya Chepalova, the 2000-01 World Cup champion. Fourth was another Russian, Larisa Lazutina.

In October 2003, Olga Danilova was disqualified for use of darpopoietin, an erythropoietin analogue. In January 2004 Lazutina was disqualified for use of the same substance. Chepalova was moved up to the silver medal, while fifth-place finisher Stefania Belmondo was awarded the bronze medal. Chepalova was also later found guilty of doping, but her results were left unaffected.[2]

ResultsEdit

[3]

Rank Name Country Time
  Bente Skari   Norway 28:05.6
  Julija Tchepalova   Russia 28:09.9
  Stefania Belmondo   Italy 28:45.8
4 Beckie Scott   Canada 28:49.2
5 Lyubov Yegorova   Russia 28:50.7
6 Hilde G. Pedersen   Norway 28:56.2
7 Satu Salonen   Finland 29:02.3
8 Petra Majdič   Slovenia 29:03.9
9 Anita Moen   Norway 29:15.5
10 Viola Bauer   Germany 29:30.0
11 Irina Terelia   Ukraine 29:35.8
12 Valentina Shevchenko   Ukraine 29:42.7
13 Sara Renner   Canada 29:46.7
14 Svetlana Nageykina   Russia 29:48.4
15 Natascia Leonardi Cortesi   Switzerland 29:57.5
16 Lina Andersson   Sweden 30:00.1
17 Aurélie Perrillat-Collomb Storti   France 30:00.2
18 Manuela Henkel   Germany 30:00.5
19 Elin Ek   Sweden 30:02.3
20 Marianna Longa   Italy 30:04.0
21 Svetlana Shishkina   Kazakhstan 30:06.7
22 Jenny Olsson   Sweden 30:09.5
23 Milaine Thérault   Canada 30:12.6
24 Oksana Yatskaya   Kazakhstan 30:13.9
25 Tina Bay   Norway 30:16.3
26 Kamila Rajdlová   Czech Republic 30:17.9
27 Vera Zyatikova   Belarus 30:20.5
28 Kati Sundqvist   Finland 30:24.0
29 Yelena Antonova   Kazakhstan 30:27.3
30 Nataša Lačen   Slovenia 30:31.3
31 Sumiko Yokoyama   Japan 30:32.3
32 Kanoko Goto   Japan 30:36.6
33 Svetlana Deshevykh   Kazakhstan 30:39.2
34 Antonella Confortola   Italy 30:42.2
35 Nataliya Zyatikova   Belarus 30:44.2
36 Wendy Wagner   United States 30:50.7
37 Annmari Viljanmaa   Finland 30:51.8
38 Nina Kemppel   United States 30:51.9
39 Cristina Paluselli   Italy 30:59.4
40 Anna Dahlberg   Sweden 31:01.7
41 Olena Rodina   Ukraine 31:07.4
42 Katrin Šmigun   Estonia 31:10.2
43 Yelena Kalugina   Belarus 31:10.9
44 Hou Yuxia   China 31:30.6
45 Jaime Fortier   Canada 31:42.1
46 Jaroslava Bukvajová   Slovakia 31:50.5
47 Madoka Natsumi   Japan 31:54.1
48 Tomomi Otaka   Japan 32:27.9
49 Ilona Bublová   Czech Republic 32:32.8
50 Luan Zhengrong   China 32:35.3
51 Piret Niglas   Estonia 32:49.1
52 Tessa Benoit   United States 33:09.1
53 Aelin Peterson   United States 33:18.9
54 Lee Chae-Won   South Korea 34:04.1
55 Maja Kezele   Croatia 34:10.8
56 Margarita Nikolyan   Armenia 38:16.4
57 Franziska Becskehazy   Brazil 46:46.0
Laurence Rochat   Switzerland DNF
Kristina Šmigun   Estonia DNF
Olga Danilova   Russia DSQ
Larisa Lazutina   Russia DSQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Women's 10 kilometres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ https://nordiqcanada.ca/Archives/2010/CAS-Dismisses-Appeal-by-Chepalova.aspx
  3. ^ Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Men's 15 kilometres | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com