Cross-country skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's 2 × 5 kilometre pursuit

The 2 × 5 kilometre pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States, was held on 24 February at Soldier Hollow.

Women’s 2 × 5 kilometre pursuit
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
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VenueSoldier Hollow
Dates24 February
Competitors73 from 27 nations
Winning time25:09.9
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Beckie Scott
 Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Katerina Neumannová
 Czech Republic
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Viola Bauer
 Germany
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This competition consisted of two races. The first race was a 5 kilometre classical race and the second was a 5 km freestyle pursuit where the competitors started based on their times from the classical race. The winner was the first competitor to cross the finish line in the second race.

The raceEdit

This event was changed in 2002 as the short-distance classical event no longer was used as the first section of the event. Rather the event was skied in two sections on the same day, with classical skied first, followed by the freestyle pursuit, both sections now over 5 km.[1] The morning classical leg was won by Olga Danilova with her teammate Larisa Lazutina in second. They had a lead of over seven seconds on Slovenian Petra Majdic. The Russians were not as strong in the freestyle, but still won the gold and silver medals easily, Danilova seven seconds ahead of Lazutina, who was 10 seconds ahead of Beckie Scott. The battle for the bronze was very close. Canadian Scott had been sixth in the classical section, with Czech skier Katerina Neumannova in eighth, trailing Scott by 10.1 seconds. But Neumannova closed on Scott by the last kilometer but could never pass her, Scott holding on to make the podium.

In October 2003 it was confirmed that Danilova had tested positive for darpopoietin, an erythropoietin analogue, and was disqualified. Later Lazutina was also found to have tested positive for darbopoietin, and was disqualified. At the end of 2003, Beckie Scott was awarded the gold medal. Neumannova being moved up to silver, and the bronze medal going to German Viola Bauer. This was the first ever gold medal for Canada in Nordic skiing.

ResultsEdit

The 5 km classical race was started at 09:00 and 5 km freestyle pursuit at 11:30.[2]

Rank Name Country 5 km classic 5 km free Finish time Deficit
  Beckie Scott   Canada 13:17.5 11:52.9 25:09.9
  Katerina Neumannová   Czech Republic 13:27.6 11:43.0 25:10.0 +0.1
  Viola Bauer   Germany 13:15.3 11:56.1 25:11.1 +1.2
4 Yuliya Chepalova   Russia 13:30.0 11:41.3 25:11.3 +1.4
5 Nina Gavrylyuk   Russia 13:26.8 11:47.5 25:13.5 +3.6
6 Bente Skari   Norway 13:11.7 12:03.2 25:14.2 +4.3
7 Petra Majdič   Slovenia 13:06.1 12:10.5 25:16.5 +6.6
8 Gabriella Paruzzi   Italy 13:33.9 11:45.6 25:18.6 +8.7
9 Sabina Valbusa   Italy 13:41.9 11:41.1 25:22.1 +12.2
10 Iryna Terelia   Ukraine 13:43.7 11:50.6 25:33.6 +23.7
11 Stefania Belmondo   Italy 13:50.4 11:45.3 25:35.3 +25.4
12 Kaisa Varis   Finland 13:37.9 11:59.0 25:36.0 +26.1
13 Kristina Smigun   Estonia 13:51.5 11:57.6 25:48.6 +38.7
14 Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen   Norway 13:44.7 12:22.0 26:06.0 +56.1
15 Oxana Yatskaya   Kazakhstan 13:48.3 12:21.0 26:09.0 +59.1
16 Kati Sundqvist   Finland 13:54.4 12:16.1 26:10.1 +1:00.2
17 Sara Renner   Canada 13:57.3 12:13.3 26:10.3 +1:00.4
18 Evi Sachenbacher   Germany 14:05.4 12:06.0 26:11.0 +1:01.1
19 Karine Philippot   France 14:12.9 11:59.0 26:11.0 +1:01.1
20 Manuela Henkel   Germany 13:49.8 12:22.4 26:11.4 +1:01.5
21 Valentina Shevchenko   Ukraine 13:48.7 12:23.4 26:11.4 +1:01.5
22 Laurence Rochat   Switzerland 13:57.1 12:14.8 26:11.8 +1:01.9
23 Nataša Lačen   Slovenia 14:14.7 12:00.1 26:14.1 +1:04.2
24 Svetlana Shishkina   Kazakhstan 14:00.6 12:15.0 26:15.0 +1:05.1
25 Elin Ek   Sweden 14:01.6 12:17.3 26:18.3 +1:08.4
26 Tina Bay   Norway 13:53.7 12:29.7 26:22.7 +1:12.8
27 Sumiko Yokoyama   Japan 14:22.4 12:01.3 26:23.3 +1:13.4
28 Vibeke Skofterud   Norway 14:12.3 12:14.7 26:26.7 +1:16.8
29 Brigitte Albrecht-Loretan   Switzerland 14:30.0 11:57.3 26:27.3 +1:17.4
30 Nina Kemppel   United States 13:58.1 12:29.8 26:27.8 +1:17.9
31 Aurelie Storti   France 14:06.0 12:21.9 26:27.9 +1:18.0
32 Vera Zjatikova   Belarus 14:15.2 12:13.0 26:28.0 +1:18.1
33 Milaine Thériault   Canada 13:57.0 12:32.1 26:29.1 +1:19.2
34 Natalja Zjatikova   Belarus 14:23.5 12:06.4 26:29.4 +1:19.5
35 Jenny Karin Olsson   Sweden 14:00.7 12:29.8 26:29.8 +1:19.9
36 Satu Salonen   Finland 13:43.4 12:49.5 26:32.5 +1:22.6
37 Annick Pierrel   France 14:18.6 12:16.1 26:34.1 +1:24.2
38 Kanoko Goto   Japan 14:16.1 12:19.6 26:35.6 +1:25.7
39 Lina Andersson   Sweden 13:50.6 12:45.7 26:35.7 +1:25.8
40 Elina Pienimäki-Hietamäki   Finland 14:21.3 12:16.7 26:37.7 +1:27.8
41 Teja Gregorin   Slovenia 14:20.7 12:43.6 27:03.6 +1:53.7
42 Helena Balatková   Czech Republic 14:20.6 12:45.8 27:05.8 +1:55.9
43 Svetlana Deshevykh   Kazakhstan 14:16.2 12:51.7 27:07.7 +1:57.8
44 Yuxia Hou   China 14:26.3 12:43.3 27:09.3 +1:59.4
45 Kamila Rajdlová   Czech Republic 14:11.1 12:58.6 27:09.6 +1:59.7
46 Anna-Carin Olofsson   Sweden 14:28.3 12:52.7 27:20.7 +2:10.8
47 Elena Antonova   Kazakhstan 14:06.6 13:15.8 27:21.8 +2:11.9
48 Wendy Kay Wagner   United States 14:11.1 13:14.1 27:25.1 +2:15.2
49 Amanda Fortier   Canada 14:30.5 Did not advance
50 Nobuko Fukuda   Japan 14:31.6
51 Aelin Peterson   United States 14:33.7
52 Elena Kalugina   Belarus 14:34.6
53 Cristina Paluselli   Italy 14:36.5
54 Piret Niglas   Estonia 14:36.9
55 Claudia Künzel   Germany 14:37.0
56 Olena Rodina   Ukraine 14:37.8
57 Marina Pestrekova   Ukraine 14:41.0
58 Jaroslava Bukvajová   Slovakia 14:42.9
59 Madoka Natumi   Japan 14:51.4
60 Kikkan Randall   United States 14:53.0
61 Nataliya Sviridova-Kalinovskaya   Belarus 14:53.6
62 Kateřina Hanušová   Czech Republic 14:55.0
63 Irina Terentjeva   Lithuania 15:13.5
64 Maja Kezele   Croatia 15:40.1
65 Luan Zhengrong   China 15:40.6
66 Lee Chun-ja   South Korea 16:13.1
67 Kelime Çetinkaya   Turkey 17:10.8
68 Davaa Enkhee   Mongolia 17:20.3
69 Margarit Nikolyan   Armenia 17:23.6
70 Zsófia Gottschall   Hungary 17:36.6
71 Katerina Balkaba   Greece 18:48.9
DSQ Olga Danilova   Russia 12:58.7 11:54.1 24:52.1
Larisa Lazutina   Russia 12:58.9 12:01.0 24:59.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Women's 5/5 kilometres Pursuit". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ Final results