Cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Women's team sprint

The women’s team sprint competition in cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 16 February, at the Kuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou.[1] Katharina Hennig and Victoria Carl of Germany won the event. Maja Dahlqvist and Jonna Sundling of Sweden won silver medals, and Yuliya Stupak and Natalya Nepryayeva, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, bronze.

Women’s team sprint
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
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VenueKuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center,
Zhangjiakou
Date16 February
Competitors52 from 26 nations
Teams26
Winning time22:09.85
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Katharina Hennig
Victoria Carl
 Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Maja Dahlqvist
Jonna Sundling
 Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yuliya Stupak
Natalya Nepryayeva
 ROC
← 2018
2026 →

SummaryEdit

The defending champions are Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins. Diggins qualified, Randall has since retired. The silver medalists were Charlotte Kalla and Stina Nilsson. Kalla qualified for the Olympics but didn't participate, and Nilsson switched to biathlon. The 2018 bronze medalists were Marit Bjørgen, who retired from competitions, and Maiken Caspersen Falla, who qualified. The overall leader of the 2021–22 FIS Cross-Country World Cup before the Olympics was Natalya Nepryayeva, and the sprint leader was Maja Dahlqvist. Jonna Sundling and Dahlqvist won the only team sprint event of the season. They are also the 2021 World Champions in team sprint and previously finished 1–2 in the individual sprint at the 2022 Olympics.

In the final, five teams, Sweden, Finland, Germany, the United States, and the Russian Olympic Committee, were skiing together, and at the last interchange were within 4 seconds from each other.

QualificationEdit

ResultsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Heat Bib Country Athletes Time[2] Notes
1 1 4   Germany Katharina Hennig
Victoria Carl
23:02.08 Q
2 1 1   United States Rosie Brennan
Jessie Diggins
23:06.11 Q
3 1 5   Austria Teresa Stadlober
Lisa Unterweger
23:08.34 Q
4 1 2   Switzerland Laurien van der Graaff
Nadine Fähndrich
23:30.86 Q
5 1 7   China Chi Chunxue
Li Xin
23:43.93
6 1 6   Canada Katherine Stewart-Jones
Dahria Beatty
24:03.72
7 1 3   Slovenia Eva Urevc
Anamarija Lampič
24:10.14
8 1 11   Australia Jessica Yeaton
Casey Wright
25:13.42
9 1 8   Ukraine Yuliya Krol
Maryna Antsybor
25:46.04
10 1 10   Croatia Tena Hadžić
Vedrana Malec
26:29.23
11 1 13   Latvia Kitija Auziņa
Estere Volfa
26:46.26
12 1 12   Turkey Ayşenur Duman
Özlem Ceren Dursun
Lapped
1 9   Belarus Anastasia Kirillova
Hanna Karaliova
Did not start
1 2 14   ROC Yuliya Stupak
Natalya Nepryayeva
23:00.47 Q
2 2 16   Finland Kerttu Niskanen
Krista Pärmäkoski
23:00.82 Q
3 2 15   Sweden Maja Dahlqvist
Jonna Sundling
23:01.40 Q
4 2 17   Norway Tiril Udnes Weng
Maiken Caspersen Falla
23:05.06 Q
5 2 21   France Mélissa Gal
Léna Quintin
23:26.28 LL
6 2 20   Poland Izabela Marcisz
Monika Skinder
23:32.34 LL
7 2 19   Italy Caterina Ganz
Lucia Scardoni
23:47.06
8 2 18   Czech Republic Kateřina Janatová
Petra Hynčicová
23:55.59
9 2 23   Estonia Mariel Merlii Pulles
Keidy Kaasiku
24:47.51
10 2 22   Kazakhstan Nadezhda Stepashkina
Kseniya Shalygina
24:57.59
11 2 24   South Korea Han Da-som
Lee Eui-jin
26:55.52
12 2 26   Brazil Jaqueline Mourão
Eduarda Ribera
Lapped
13 2 25   Greece Maria Ntanou
Nefeli Tita
14 2 27   Lithuania Eglė Savickaitė
Ieva Dainytė

FinalEdit

Rank Bib Country Athletes Time[3] Deficit
  4   Germany Katharina Hennig
Victoria Carl
22:09.85
  15   Sweden Maja Dahlqvist
Jonna Sundling
22:10.02 +0.17
  14   ROC Yuliya Stupak
Natalya Nepryayeva
22:10.56 +0.71
4 16   Finland Kerttu Niskanen
Krista Pärmäkoski
22:13.71 +3.86
5 1   United States Rosie Brennan
Jessie Diggins
22:22.78 +12.93
6 5   Austria Teresa Stadlober
Lisa Unterweger
22:55.25 +45.40
7 2   Switzerland Laurien van der Graaff
Nadine Fähndrich
23:02.09 +52.24
8 17   Norway Tiril Udnes Weng
Maiken Caspersen Falla
23:15.28 +1:05.43
9 20   Poland Izabela Marcisz
Monika Skinder
23:48.01 +1:38.16
10 21   France Mélissa Gal
Léna Quintin
24:04.92 +1:55.07

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Semifinals results" (PDF). Data.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Final results" (PDF). Data.fis-ski.com. Retrieved 19 February 2022.