Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 10 kilometre classical

The Women's 10 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 16 February, at Pragelato.[1]

Women's 10 kilometre classical
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
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VenuePragelato
Dates16 February
Competitors72 from 29 nations
Winning time27:51.4
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kristina Šmigun
 Estonia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Marit Bjørgen
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
 Norway
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The world champion at the 10 kilometre event was Kateřina Neumannová – however, that was in the freestyle event, and a classical-style 10 kilometre in the World Championship had not been held since 1989. In the World Cup, however, there had been two events leading up to the Olympics, both won by Norwegians: Marit Bjørgen won at Kuusamo, Finland in November, and Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen at Otepää, Estonia in January. Bente Skari won the Olympic gold in 2002, but did not defend her status, having retired after the 2003 World Championship.

Šmigun won her second gold of the Olympics, winning 21 seconds ahead of Marit Bjørgen, with two other Norwegians following.

In 2014, the Estonian Olympic Committee was notified by the IOC that one of Šmigun's samples from the 2006 Turin Games had been retested with a positive result. On 24 October 2016, the World Anti-Doping Agency Athletes' Commission stated that Šmigun's case will be heard in the Court of Arbitration for Sport by the end of the month. Marit Bjørgen of Norway, winner of the silver medal, would receive the gold medal if Šmigun is stripped of the gold.[2]

ResultsEdit

Seventy-two skiers entered the race, with all but two completing the course and receiving a rank. Beckie Scott, the 2002 Olympic champion in the pursuit event, was disqualified for skiing outside the marked track, the only such disqualification in the cross-country events in Turin.[3]

Rank Name Country Time
  Kristina Šmigun   Estonia 27:51.4
  Marit Bjørgen   Norway 28:12.7
  Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen   Norway 28:14.0
4 Kristin Størmer Steira   Norway 28:21.0
5 Kateřina Neumannová   Czech Republic 28:22.2
6 Petra Majdič   Slovenia 28:22.3
7 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen   Finland 28:29.6
8 Sara Renner   Canada 28:33.0
9 Virpi Kuitunen   Finland 28:51.4
10 Viola Bauer   Germany 29:03.6
11 Britta Norgren   Sweden 29:07.1
12 Kristin Mürer Stemland   Norway 29:20.5
13 Gabriella Paruzzi   Italy 29:24.0
14 Svetlana Malahova-Shishkina   Kazakhstan 29:24.1
15 Seraina Mischol   Switzerland 29:30.4
16 Natalya Baranova-Masalkina   Russia 29:30.9
17 Claudia Künzel   Germany 29:31.6
18 Wang Chunli   China 29:34.6
19 Larisa Kurkina   Russia 29:36.8
20 Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle   Germany 29:38.4
21 Valentina Shevchenko   Ukraine 29:40.4
22 Élodie Bourgeois-Pin   France 29:40.6
23 Elin Ek   Sweden 29:40.9
24 Olga Zavyalova   Russia 29:57.6
25 Laurence Rochat   Switzerland 30:02.2
26 Yuliya Chepalova   Russia 30:04.7
27 Tatjana Zavalij   Ukraine 30:13.2
28 Alena Procházková   Slovakia 30:13.6
29 Alena Sannikova   Belarus 30:15.1
30 Ludmila Korolik Shablouskaya   Belarus 30:23.6
31 Masako Ishida   Japan 30:24.0
32 Kamila Rajdlová   Czech Republic 30:25.2
33 Lina Andersson   Sweden 30:25.5
34 Antonella Confortola   Italy 30:26.9
35 Riitta-Liisa Lassila   Finland 30:28.4
36 Li Hongxue   China 30:33.9
37 Aurelie Perrillat   France 30:35.9
38 Stefanie Böhler   Germany 30:43.2
39 Cristina Paluselli   Italy 30:46.0
40 Yevgeniya Voloshenko   Kazakhstan 30:47.1
41 Seraina Boner   Switzerland 30:58.0
42 Elena Antonova   Kazakhstan 31:04.4
43 Kati Venäläinen   Finland 31:04.9
44 Kateryna Grygorenko   Ukraine 31:16.6
45 Eva Nývltová   Czech Republic 31:25.8
46 Milaine Thériault   Canada 31:30.4
47 Emelie Öhrstig   Sweden 31:31.6
48 Magda Genuin   Italy 31:37.8
49 Silja Suija   Estonia 31:40.9
50 Wendy Kay Wagner   United States 31:41.0
51 Tatjana Mannima   Estonia 31:46.8
52 Kelime Aydın   Turkey 31:47.1
53 Kikkan Randall   United States 31:49.7
54 Amanda Ammar   Canada 31:51.7
55 Huo Li   China 31:58.7
56 Kaili Sirge   Estonia 32:06.6
57 Abby Larson   United States 32:09.0
58 Jiang Chunli   China 32:22.1
59 Lindsey Weier   United States 32:43.3
60 Mónika György   Romania 32:44.0
61 Natalya Issachenko   Kazakhstan 32:52.9
62 Lee Chae-won   South Korea 32:57.8
63 Laura Orgué   Spain 33:18.6
64 Laia Aubert   Spain 33:29.4
65 Maja Benedičič   Slovenia 33:41.3
66 Maja Kezele   Croatia 35:04.2
67 Jaqueline Mourão   Brazil 35:59.7
68 Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren   Mongolia 36:40.1
69 Leila Gyenesei   Hungary 36:43.0
70 Vedrana Vučićević   Bosnia and Herzegovina 42:45.8
Beckie Scott   Canada DQ
Justyna Kowalczyk   Poland DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2006 Turin Winter Games: Women's 10 kilometres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ Butler, Nick (24 Oct 2016). "Šmigun-Vähi facing CAS hearing after "positive" retest at Turin 2006". INSIDETHEGAMES.BIZ. Dunsar Media Company Limited. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved Jun 8, 2009.