Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's 30 kilometre freestyle

The women's 30 kilometre mass start freestyle cross-country skiing competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics took place on 22 February at Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex.[1] Three Norwegian athletes, Marit Bjørgen, Therese Johaug, and Kristin Størmer Steira, took the lead from 1 km on and skied in the group, never being threatened by other competitors. At the finish line, Bjørgen won gold, Johaug finished second, and Størmer Steira was third. This is the first gold for Norway in women's 30 km race, and the first clean sweep in Olympic cross country skiing since 1992. For Bjørgen, this was the sixth Winter Olympic gold medal, which, together with Lidiya Skoblikova and Lyubov Yegorova, made her a woman with the largest number of Winter Olympics gold medals won. Størmer Steira won her first individual Olympic medal.[2] The defending 2010 champion Justyna Kowalczyk did not finish.

Women's 30 kilometre freestyle
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueLaura Biathlon & Ski Complex
Dates22 February
Competitors32 from 16 nations
Winning time1:11:05.2
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marit Bjørgen  Norway
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Therese Johaug  Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kristin Størmer Steira  Norway
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QualificationEdit

An athlete with a maximum of 100 FIS distance points (the A standard) will be allowed to compete in both or one of the event (sprint/distance). An athlete with a maximum 120 FIS sprint points will be allowed to compete in the sprint event and 10 km for women or 15 km for men provided their distance points do not exceed 300 FIS points. NOC's who do not have any athlete meeting the A standard can enter one competitor of each sex (known as the basic quota) in only 10 km classical event for women or 15 km classical event for men. They must have a maximum of 300 FIS distance points at the end of qualifying on January 20, 2014. The qualification period began in July 2012.[3]

ResultsEdit

The race started at 10:30.[4]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Deficit
  2 Marit Bjørgen   Norway 1:11:05.2
  1 Therese Johaug   Norway 1:11:07.8 +2.6
  10 Kristin Størmer Steira   Norway 1:11:28.8 +23.6
4 5 Kerttu Niskanen   Finland 1:12:26.9 +1:21.7
5 13 Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová   Czech Republic 1:12:27.1 +1:21.9
6 20 Aurore Jéan   France 1:12:27.5 +1:22.3
7 21 Coraline Hugue   France 1:12:29.5 +1:24.3
8 25 Emma Wikén   Sweden 1:12:31.6 +1:26.4
9 31 Seraina Boner   Switzerland 1:12:35.0 +1:29.8
10 37 Laura Orgué   Spain 1:12:37.3 +1:32.1
11 24 Anna Haag   Sweden 1:12:40.1 +1:34.9
12 15 Katrin Zeller   Germany 1:12:41.4 +1:36.2
13 34 Elisa Brocard   Italy 1:12:42.0 +1:36.8
14 28 Valentina Shevchenko   Ukraine 1:12:42.6 +1:37.4
15 29 Natalya Zhukova   Russia 1:12:56.7 +1:51.5
16 30 Debora Agreiter   Italy 1:12:58.5 +1:53.3
17 26 Anouk Faivre Picon   France 1:13:29.4 +2:24.2
18 7 Krista Lähteenmäki   Finland 1:13:37.6 +2:32.4
19 4 Heidi Weng   Norway 1:13:46.1 +2:40.9
20 33 Teresa Stadlober   Austria 1:13:50.1 +2:44.9
21 9 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen   Finland 1:13:52.5 +2:47.3
22 48 Li Hongxue   China 1:14:01.5 +2:56.3
23 12 Masako Ishida   Japan 1:14:09.0 +3:03.8
24 11 Liz Stephen   United States 1:14:11.8 +3:06.6
25 27 Marina Piller   Italy 1:14:44.7 +3:39.5
26 19 Riitta-Liisa Roponen   Finland 1:14:51.6 +3:46.4
27 32 Holly Brooks   United States 1:14:58.3 +3:53.1
28 16 Kikkan Randall   United States 1:15:10.7 +4:05.5
29 22 Irina Khazova   Russia 1:15:19.2 +4:14.0
DSQ 22 Yuliya Ivanova   Russia 1:15:22.1 +4:16.9
31 35 Barbara Jezeršek   Slovenia 1:15:35.8 +4:30.6
DSQ 8 Yuliya Chekalyova   Russia 1:15:46.6 +4:41.4
33 44 Sylwia Jaśkowiec   Poland 1:15:47.6 +4:42.4
34 6 Charlotte Kalla   Sweden 1:16:18.5 +5:13.3
35 41 Maryna Antsybor   Ukraine 1:16:22.7 +5:17.5
36 52 Lee Chae-won   South Korea 1:16:38.2 +5:33.0
37 40 Petra Novaková   Czech Republic 1:17:49.6 +6:44.4
38 49 Kateryna Grygorenko   Ukraine 1:17:53.0 +6:47.8
39 18 Sara Lindborg   Sweden 1:18:03.9 +6:58.7
40 14 Jessica Diggins   United States 1:18:13.0 +7:07.8
41 39 Paulina Maciuszek   Poland 1:18:44.7 +7:39.5
42 38 Alena Sannikova   Belarus 1:18:46.3 +7:41.1
43 53 Kornelia Kubińska   Poland 1:19:57.7 +8:52.5
44 36 Ilaria Debertolis   Italy 1:20:22.2 +9:17.0
45 30 Klara Moravcová   Czech Republic 1:20:56.4 +9:51.2
46 54 Brittany Webster   Canada 1:21:05.5 +10:00.3
47 46 Emily Nishikawa   Canada 1:21:38.6 +10:33.4
48 43 Elena Kolomina   Kazakhstan 1:21:50.0 +10:44.8
49 42 Amanda Ammar   Canada 1:22:03.7 +10:58.5
50 47 Antoniya Grigorova-Burgova   Bulgaria 1:23:05.6 +12:00.4
51 45 Tatyana Ossipova   Kazakhstan 1:23:52.6 +12:47.4
52 51 Heidi Widmer   Canada 1:24:11.5 +13:06.3
53 56 Vedrana Malec   Croatia 1:24:13.4 +13:08.2
54 57 Aimee Watson   Australia 1:34:00.1 +22:54.9
3 Justyna Kowalczyk   Poland DNF DNF
23 Nicole Fessel   Germany DNF DNF
55 Teodora Malcheva   Bulgaria DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Cross country: Bjoergen leads rare Norwegian sweep". Reuters. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). International Ski Federation. December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Final Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-02-22.