Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 15 kilometre pursuit

The Women's 15 kilometre pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 12 February, at Pragelato.[1]

Women's 15 kilometre pursuit
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
VenuePragelato
DatesFebruary 12
Competitors67 from 28 nations
Winning time42:48.7
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kristina Šmigun
 Estonia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kateřina Neumannová
 Czech Republic
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova
 Russia
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Julija Tchepalova was the reigning World Champion in the event, while Canadian Beckie Scott won the 10 km pursuit at the 2002 Olympics. However, neither were in the medals here; Kristina Šmigun and Kateřina Neumannová were neck-and-neck coming into the stadium, but Šmigun was the quickest through the last straight and won by 1.9 seconds. Russia's Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova took bronze.

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 faces a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing before the end of October. If Šmigun were to be stripped of her gold, Kateřina Neumannová of Czech Republic could be elevated to gold in the 15 km pursuit event.[2]

ResultsEdit

The pursuit consisted of a 7.5 kilometre section raced in the classical style, followed by a 7.5 kilometre portion raced freestyle. In between, the sections, each skier took time (approximately 30 seconds) to 'pit', changing their skis.[3]

Rank Name Country Time
  Kristina Šmigun   Estonia 42:48.7
  Kateřina Neumannová   Czech Republic 42:50.6
  Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova   Russia 43:03.2
4 Kristin Størmer Steira   Norway 43:06.8
5 Gabriella Paruzzi   Italy 43:18.9
6 Beckie Scott   Canada 43:20.6
7 Olga Zavyalova   Russia 43:23.7
8 Justyna Kowalczyk   Poland 43:25.6
9 Yuliya Chepalova   Russia 43:39.5
10 Hilde G. Pedersen   Norway 43:40.5
11 Petra Majdič   Slovenia 43:41.7
12 Svetlana Malahova-Shishkina   Kazakhstan 44:00.0
13 Riitta-Liisa Lassila   Finland 44:06.1
14 Valentina Shevchenko   Ukraine 44:13.6
15 Britta Norgren   Sweden 44:18.0
16 Sara Renner   Canada 44:30.9
17 Sabina Valbusa   Italy 44:44.7
18 Claudia Künzel   Germany 44:48.1
19 Kristin Mürer Stemland   Norway 44:59.2
20 Karine Philippot   France 45:06.5
21 Wang Chunli   China 45:09.6
22 Antonella Confortola   Italy 45:11.9
23 Ivana Janečková   Czech Republic 45:33.5
24 Natascia Leonardi Cortesi   Switzerland 45:34.3
25 Elena Kolomina   Kazakhstan 45:44.1
26 Vita Jakimchuk   Ukraine 45:48.1
27 Li Hongxue   China 45:56.4
28 Stefanie Böhler   Germany 45:56.9
29 Helena Erbenová   Czech Republic 45:57.0
30 Sumiko Yokoyama   Japan 45:58.6
31 Elin Ek   Sweden 46:02.7
32 Liu Yuanyuan   China 46:18.5
33 Elina Hietamäki   Finland 46:20.5
34 Kirsi Välimaa   Finland 46:25.6
35 Masako Ishida   Japan 46:37.7
36 Arianna Follis   Italy 46:40.9
37 Yelena Burukhina   Russia 46:42.9
38 Chizuru Soneta   Japan 46:45.5
39 Maja Benedicic   Slovenia 46:51.1
40 Kateryna Grygorenko   Ukraine 46:55.2
41 Oxana Jatskaja   Kazakhstan 46:57.0
42 Clare-Louise Brumley   Australia 47:03.1
43 Alena Sannikova   Belarus 47:05.6
44 Ludmila Korolik Shablouskaya   Belarus 47:07.2
45 Tatjana Zavalij   Ukraine 47:18.7
46 Alena Procházková   Slovakia 47:45.2
47 Anna-Karin Strömstedt   Sweden 47:51.3
48 Rebecca Dussault   United States 47:53.7
49 Ekaterina Rudakova Bulauka   Belarus 48:09.2
50 Yevgeniya Voloshenko   Kazakhstan 48:17.2
51 Olga Vasiljonok   Belarus 48:20.4
52 Manuela Henkel   Germany 48:21.8
53 Irina Terentjeva   Lithuania 48:33.7
54 Milaine Thériault   Canada 48:38.9
55 Lindsey Weier   United States 48:45.0
56 Abby Larson   United States 48:47.5
57 Lee Chae-Won   South Korea 49:01.2
58 Xu Yinghui   China 49:47.3
59 Mónika György   Romania 50:15.3
60 Chandra Crawford   Canada 50:35.4
61 Laia Aubert Torrents   Spain 50:41.3
62 Lindsay Williams   United States 50:49.7
63 Laura Orgué   Spain 51:16.5
64 Maja Kezele   Croatia 51:36.3
Marit Bjørgen   Norway DNF
Kelime Aydin   Turkey DNF
Branka Kuzeljević   Serbia and Montenegro DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2006 Turin Winter Games: Women's 15 km Skiathlon". 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 11, 2009.