Cross-country skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay

The women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay cross-country skiing competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States, was held on 19 February at Soldier Hollow.

Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay
at the XIX Olympic Winter Games
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VenueSoldier Hollow
Dates21 February
Competitors60 from 15 nations
Winning time49:30.6
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Germany
Manuela Henkel, Viola Bauer, Claudia Künzel, Evi Sachenbacher
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Norway
Marit Bjørgen, Bente Skari, Hilde Pedersen, Anita Moen
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Switzerland
Andrea Huber, Laurence Rochat, Brigitte Albrecht-Loretan, Natascia Leonardi Cortesi
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At Nagano in 1998, the Russians won over the Norwegians, but were forced to scratch due to positive drug tests from Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova.[1]

Race summaryEdit

In Russia's absence due to doping, Germany took an early lead in the first leg. Switzerland, Slovenia, and Norway trailed after Germany the first leg. Norway went ahead on the second leg, 2.7 seconds ahead of Germany, as they both distanced themselves from Switzerland, which was third. Norway stayed ahead by the third and final exchange, nine seconds over Germany, and another seven seconds ahead of Switzerland. On the anchor leg, Germany's Evi Sachenbacher caught Norway's anchor, Anita Moen, and pulled ahead 100 metres from the finish line to win the gold medal for Germany. Switzerland won the bronze medal.

ResultsEdit

Each team used four skiers, with each completing racing over the same 5 kilometre circuit. The first two raced in the classical style, and the final pair of skiers raced freestyle.[2]

Rank Team Time [min:s] Deficit
    Germany
Manuela Henkel
Viola Bauer
Claudia Künzel
Evi Sachenbacher
49:30.6
13:01.8
12:58.0
11:47.7
11:43.1
    Norway
Marit Bjørgen
Bente Skari
Hilde Pedersen
Anita Moen
49:31.9
13:15.9
12:41.2
11:41.0
11:53.8
+1.3
    Switzerland
Andrea Huber
Laurence Rochat
Brigitte Albrecht-Loretan
Natascia Leonardi Cortesi
50:03.6
13:08.2
13:02.7
11:43.3
12:09.4
+33.0
4   Czech Republic
Helena Balatková
Kamila Rajdlová
Kateřina Neumannová
Kateřina Hanušová
50:35.2
13:33.6
13:24.6
12:11.1
11:53.8
+1:04.6
5   Belarus
Yelena Kalugina
Svetlana Nageykina
Vera Zyatikova
Nataliya Zyatikova
50:37.9
13:45.1
12:47.9
11:43.3
12:09.4
+1:07.3
6   Italy
Marianna Longa
Gabriella Paruzzi
Sabina Valbusa
Stefania Belmondo
50:38.6
14:14.2
13:13.2
11:41.3
11:29.9
+1:08.0
7   Finland
Kati Sundqvist
Satu Salonen
Riitta-Liisa Lassila
Kaisa Varis
50:45.5
13:48.5
12:44.8
12:09.3
12:02.9
+1:14.9
8   Canada
Sara Renner
Milaine Thériault
Amanda Fortier
Beckie Scott
50:49.6
13:19.8
13:39.7
12:10.7
11:39.4
+1:19.0
9   Slovenia
Petra Majdič
Teja Gregorin
Andreja Mali
Nataša Lačen
51:19.6
13:12.7
14:04.2
11:50.5
12:12.2
+1:49.0
10   Japan
Kanoko Goto
Madoka Natsumi
Nobuko Fukuda
Sumiko Yokoyama
51:35.7
13:35.7
13:22.9
12:27.4
12:09.7
+2:05.1
11   Kazakhstan
Svetlana Deshevykh
Yelena Antonova
Oksana Yatskaya
Svetlana Shishkina
51:52.2
13:53.9
13:23.2
12:04.0
12:31.1
+2:21.6
12   Sweden
Lina Andersson
Elin Ek
Jenny Olsson
Anna Dahlberg
52:40.4
14:09.6
13:37.0
12:11.5
12:42.3
+3:09.8
13   United States
Wendy Wagner
Nina Kemppel
Barbara Jones
Aelin Peterson
53:23.4
14:03.4
13:49.9
12:35.2
12:54.9
+3:52.8
DNS   Russia
Olga Danilova
Larisa Lazutina
Nina Gavrylyuk
Yuliya Chepalova
DNS DNS
DNS   Ukraine
Olena Rodina
Valentina Shevchenko
Olena Zubrilova
Iryna Terelia
DNS DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games: Women's 4 x 5 kilometres Relay". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL RESULTS Olympic Winter Games - Ladies' Rel 4x5 km". International Ski Federation (FIS). Retrieved 2 February 2018.

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