Cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay

The women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay cross-country skiing competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics took place on 15 February at Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex.[1] Sweden won the event. This became the first gold medal in the women's relay for Sweden since the 1960 Winter Olympics. Finland won the silver medals, and Germany finished third.

Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueLaura Biathlon & Ski Complex
Dates15 February
Competitors56 from 14 nations
Winning time53:02.7
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ida Ingemarsdotter
Emma Wikén
Anna Haag
Charlotte Kalla
 Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Anne Kyllönen
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Kerttu Niskanen
Krista Lähteenmäki
 Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nicole Fessel
Stefanie Böhler
Claudia Nystad
Denise Herrmann
 Germany
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Gold medals won in this event featured a fragment from the Chelyabinsk meteor, to commemorate the first anniversary of the meteor strike.[2]

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 14:00.[3]

In November 2017, Yuliya Ivanova was disqualified from the event meaning that the whole Russian team was also disqualified.[4]

Rank Bib Nation Skiers Time Deficit
  2   Sweden Ida Ingemarsdotter (14:09.8)
Emma Wikén (14:02.3)
Anna Haag (12:40.2)
Charlotte Kalla (12:10.4)
53:02.7
  5   Finland Anne Kyllönen (14:21.2)
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (13:51.3)
Kerttu Niskanen (12:14.4)
Krista Lähteenmäki (12:36.6)
53:03.2 +0.5
  7   Germany Nicole Fessel (14:13.4)
Stefanie Böhler (13:59.9)
Claudia Nystad (12:19.1)
Denise Herrmann (12:31.2)
53:03.6 +0.9
4 6   France Aurore Jéan (14:12.1)
Célia Aymonier (14:13.8)
Anouk Faivre-Picon (12:34.5)
Coraline Hugue (12:47.3)
53:47.7 +45.0
5 1   Norway Heidi Weng (14:12.0)
Therese Johaug (14:13.5)
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (12:34.5)
Marit Bjørgen (12:56.3)
53:56.3 +53.6
DSQ 3   Russia Yuliya Ivanova (14:05.5)
Olga Kuzyukova (14:37.2)
Natalya Zhukova (12:34.9)
Yuliya Chekalyova (12:48.7)
54:06.3 +1:03.6
6 9   Poland Kornelia Kubińska (14:37.4)
Justyna Kowalczyk (13:47.7)
Sylwia Jaśkowiec (12:34.2)
Paulina Maciuszek (13:39.6)
54:38.9 +1:36.2
DSQ 8   Italy Virginia De Martin Topranin (14:26.9)
Elisa Brocard (14:49.4)
Marina Piller (12:43.9)
Ilaria Debertolis (13:20.7)
55:19.9 +2:17.2
7 4   United States Kikkan Randall (14:45.2)
Sadie Bjornsen (14:31.8)
Liz Stephen (12:48.2)
Jessica Diggins (13:32.2)
55:33.4 +2:30.7
8 12   Czech Republic Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová (14:06.1)
Karolina Grohová (15:25.3)
Petra Novaková (13:06.4)
Klara Moravcová (13:52.0)
56:29.8 +3:27.1
9 13   Slovenia Alenka Čebašek (14:18.2)
Katja Višnar (15:39.1)
Barbara Jezeršek (12:56.1)
Vesna Fabjan (13:43.6)
56:37.0 +3:34.3
10 10   Ukraine Tetyana Antypenko (15:10.6)
Valentina Shevchenko (14:55.4)
Maryna Antsybor (13:01.7)
Kateryna Grygorenko (13:48.4)
56:56.1 +3:53.4
11 11   Austria Kateřina Smutná (14:20.3)
Nathalie Schwarz (15:36.8)
Teresa Stadlober (13:08.7)
Veronika Mayerhofer (13:58.9)
57:04.7 +4:02.0
12 14   Canada Perianne Jones (15:50.9)
Daria Gaiazova (15:09.5)
Emily Nishikawa (13:27.3)
Brittany Webster (14:52.9)
59:13.6 +6:10.9

Flower and medal ceremoniesEdit

Immediately after the race a flower ceremony was held at the ski stadium, where the medalist received flowers on the podium. The next day the medal ceremony was held in Sochi, where the gold medals was handed out by International Olympic Committee member Gunilla Lindberg and flowers handed out by International Ski Federation Cross-Country Committee chairman Vegard Ulvang, after which the Swedish national anthem was played for the gold medal team on the podium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ Augustine, Bernie (25 July 2013). "Select gold medals at Sochi Olympics will include meteorite fragments to commemorate Russian meteor strike". New York Daily News. NYDailyNews.com.
  3. ^ "Final Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  4. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-four-russian-athletes-and-closes-one-case-as-part-of-oswald-commission-findings