Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's 15 kilometre pursuit

The women's 7.5 kilometre + 7.5 kilometre double pursuit cross-country skiing competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 19 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia at 13:00 PST.[1]

Women's 15 kilometre pursuit
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
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VenueWhistler Olympic Park
Dates19 February
Competitors68 from 25 nations
Winning time39:58.1
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marit Bjørgen  Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Anna Haag  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Justyna Kowalczyk  Poland
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The 15 km double pursuit format has been competed at the world championship level since 2005 and at the Winter Olympic level since 2006. Estonia's Kristina Šmigun-Vähi was the defending Olympic champion.[2] Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk was the defending world champion.[3] Kowalczyk also won the test event that took place at the Olympic venue on 17 January 2009.[4] The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 Games in this format took place on 23 January 2010 in Rybinsk, Russia and was won by Kowalczyk.[5]

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 takes time (approximately 30 seconds) to change skis and poles in a pit stop.

ResultsEdit

Leaders after the classical portion were Finland's Saarinen (who finished fifth), Bjørgen, and Kowalczyk. Pit stop leaders were tied for first with Saarinen and Italy's Follis (who finished ninth), and Finland's Roponen (who finished 15th). Kowalczyk edged out Størmer Steira in a photo finish in the bronze. For Størmer Steira, it became the fourth fourth-place finish in the Olympics (following three fourth places in 2006), and she again failed to win a medal. (She became on Olympic champion in the relay several days later). Defending Olympic champion Smigun-Vähi dropped out during the classical portion of the event.[6]

Rank Bib Name Country 7.5 km C Rank Pitstop 7.5 km F Rank Finish Time Deficit
  6 Marit Bjørgen   Norway 21:00.8 2 25.8 18:31.5 1 39:58.1
  11 Anna Haag   Sweden 21:04.5 4 24.7 18:37.8 2 40:07.0 +8.9
  1 Justyna Kowalczyk   Poland 21:02.2 3 23.2 18:42.0 4 40:07.4 +9.3
4 4 Kristin Størmer Steira   Norway 21:05.1 5 22.7 18:39.7 3 40:07.5 +9.4
5 2 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen   Finland 21:00.7 1 21.9 19:18.0 7 40:40.6 +42.5
6 23 Therese Johaug   Norway 21:06.1 7 26.9 19:17.0 5 40:50.0 +51.9
7 9 Marianna Longa   Italy 21:05.5 6 23.1 19:33.6 14 41:02.2 +1:04.1
8 3 Charlotte Kalla   Sweden 21:26.4 9 24.6 19:27.5 11 41:18.5 +1:20.4
9 7 Arianna Follis   Italy 21:26.0 8 21.9 19:33.7 15 41:21.6 +1:23.5
10 28 Sara Renner   Canada 21:28.1 10 25.5 19:44.3 21 41:37.9 +1:39.8
11 15 Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle   Germany 21:38.3 12 26.7 19:32.9 13 41:37.9 +1:39.8
12 14 Olga Zavyalova   Russia 21:35.7 11 26.6 19:36.0 16 41:38.3 +1:40.2
13 5 Irina Khazova   Russia 22:07.0 18 28.9 19:20.2 9 41:56.1 +1:58.0
14 13 Valentina Shevchenko   Ukraine 22:06.6 17 24.5 19:27.6 12 41:58.7 +2:00.6
15 8 Riitta-Liisa Roponen   Finland 22:20.4 31 22.2 19:17.6 6 42:00.2 +2:02.1
16 36 Silvia Rupil   Italy 22:18.2 28 24.0 19:19.4 8 42:01.6 +2:03.5
17 61 Barbara Jezeršek   Slovenia 22:16.2 26 24.1 19:36.7 17 42:17.0 +2:18.9
18 21 Sabina Valbusa   Italy 22:11.0 22 26.8 19:41.6 19 42:19.4 +2:21.3
19 26 Karine Laurent Philippot   France 22:11.5 23 24.5 19:45.2 22 42:21.2 +2:23.1
20 27 Masako Ishida   Japan 21:57.8 14 24.7 20:01.8 31 42:24.3 +2:26.2
21 20 Riikka Sarasoja   Finland 22:20.8 32 24.6 19:39.0 18 42:24.4 +2:26.3
22 40 Nicole Fessel   Germany 22:30.3 36 28.3 19:26.5 10 42:25.1 +2:27.0
23 25 Kamila Rajdlová   Czech Republic 22:06.0 16 26.8 19:53.7 25 42:26.5 +2:28.4
24 19 Katrin Zeller   Germany 21:51.9 13 27.7 20:07.3 34 42:26.9 +2:28.8
25 18 Svetlana Malahova-Shishkina   Kazakhstan 22:19.2 29 25.6 19:42.3 20 42:27.1 +2:29.0
26 17 Olga Rocheva   Russia 22:07.5 19 29.1 19:53.9 26 42:30.5 +2:32.4
27 35 Laura Orgue   Spain 22:15.2 25 26.5 19:56.6 28 42:38.3 +2:40.2
28 22 Elena Kolomina   Kazakhstan 22:22.5 34 27.9 19:58.0 29 42:48.4 +2:50.3
29 31 Kateřina Smutná   Austria 22:19.7 30 28.0 20:02.6 32 42:50.3 +2:52.2
30 24 Pirjo Muranen   Finland 22:10.4 21 25.7 20:14.4 40 42:50.5 +2:52.4
31 41 Tatjana Zavalij   Ukraine 22:21.2 33 30.4 19:59.1 30 42:50.7 +2:52.6
32 37 Aurore Cuinet   France 21:59.8 15 42.9 20:09.0 35 42:51.7 +2:53.6
33 38 Oxana Jatskaja   Kazakhstan 22:10.1 20 29.0 20:13.9 37 42:53.0 +2:54.9
34 46 Sylwia Jaśkowiec   Poland 22:30.0 35 28.6 19:56.2 27 42:54.8 +2:56.7
35 52 Kornelia Marek   Poland 22:17.7 27 25.2 20:14.0 39 42:56.9 +2:58.8
36 29 Stefanie Böhler   Germany 22:12.0 24 26.2 20:39.7 45 43:17.9 +3:19.8
37 34 Li Hongxue   China 22:44.1 39 26.3 20:13.9 37 43:24.3 +3:26.2
38 44 Morgan Arritola   United States 23:06.6 43 28.8 19:50.5 24 43:25.9 +3:27.8
39 32 Alena Sannikova   Belarus 22:34.5 37 27.1 20:32.1 43 43:33.7 +3:35.6
40 12 Yevgeniya Medvedeva   Russia 23:27.9 49 25.8 20:05.9 33 43:59.6 +4:01.5
41 54 Madeleine Williams   Canada 23:09.3 44 29.2 20:32.7 44 44:11.2 +4:13.1
42 48 Ida Ingemarsdotter   Sweden 22:43.3 38 24.4 21:08.8 53 44:16.5 +4:18.4
43 59 Caitlin Compton   United States 24:01.2 56 35.3 19:46.8 23 44:23.3 +4:25.2
44 47 Tatjana Mannima   Estonia 23:01.9 42 28.7 20:53.6 48 44:24.2 +4:26.1
45 43 Cécile Storti   France 23:41.7 54 30.0 20:12.6 36 44:24.3 +4:26.2
46 58 Vita Jakimchuk   Ukraine 23:30.2 50 24.9 20:29.7 42 44:24.8 +4:26.7
47 50 Daria Gaiazova   Canada 23:00.6 40 30.1 21:05.2 51 44:35.9 +4:37.8
48 53 Marina Matrossova   Kazakhstan 23:13.0 46 30.9 20:52.3 46 44:36.2 +4:38.1
49 60 Emilie Vina   France 23:01.1 41 27.3 21:16.6 56 44:45.0 +4:46.9
50 45 Ekaterina Rudakova   Belarus 24:01.8 57 26.1 20:22.6 41 44:50.5 +4:52.4
51 39 Eva Nývltová   Czech Republic 23:23.9 48 29.1 20:59.8 49 44:52.8 +4:54.7
52 62 Paulina Maciuszek   Poland 23:23.0 47 33.4 21:00.2 50 44:56.6 +4:58.5
53 30 Britta Johansson Norgren   Sweden 23:46.6 55 27.0 21:12.1 54 45:25.7 +5:27.6
54 49 Nastassia Dubarezava   Belarus 23:35.4 52 29.6 21:22.9 57 45:27.9 +5:29.8
55 57 Monika Gyorgy   Romania 24:18.9 59 26.2 20:52.4 47 45:37.5 +5:39.4
56 51 Holly Brooks   United States 23:38.2 53 28.7 21:31.9 58 45:38.8 +5:40.7
57 64 Perianne Jones   Canada 23:30.6 51 27.0 21:51.1 59 45:48.7 +5:50.6
58 42 Liz Stephen   United States 24:21.3 60 27.2 21:05.3 52 45:53.8 +5:55.7
59 67 Lee Chae-Won   South Korea 25:48.9 62 29.9 21:15.8 55 47:34.6 +7:36.5
60 65 Anja Eržen   Slovenia 24:18.5 58 30.0 23:34.4 62 48:22.9 +8:24.8
61 68 Kelime Çetinkaya   Turkey 25:12.7 61 29.3 23:04.0 60 48:46.0 +8:47.9
62 66 Antonia Grigorova   Bulgaria 25:59.7 63 26.3 23:05.5 61 49:31.5 +9:33.4
56 Maryna Antsybor   Ukraine 23:11.1 45 29.7 DNF
10 Vibeke Skofterud   Norway DNF
16 Kristina Šmigun-Vähi   Estonia DNF
55 Kaija Udras   Estonia DNF
33 Ivana Janečková   Czech Republic DNS
63 Katherine Calder   New Zealand DNS

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