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

Women's 15 kilometre pursuit
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Venue Pragelato
Dates February 12
Competitors 67 from 28 nations
Winning time 42:48.7
Medalists
Gold medal    Estonia
Silver medal    Czech Republic
Bronze medal    Russia
Cross-country skiing at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Distance
10 km women
15 km men women
30 km men women
50 km men
4 x 5 km relay women
4 x 10 km relay men
Sprint
Individual men women
Team men women

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.

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.

Results

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.[1]

Rank Name Country Time
1 Kristina Šmigun Estonia 42:48.7
2 Kateřina Neumannová Czech Republic 42:50.6
3 Evgenia Medvedeva-Abruzova 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 Savialova Russia 43:23.7
8 Justyna Kowalczyk Poland 43:25.6
9 Julija Tchepalova 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 Kuenzel Germany 44:48.1
19 Kristin Murer 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 Boehler Germany 45:56.9
29 Helena Balatkova Erbenova 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 Hietamaeki Finland 46:20.5
34 Kirsi Valimaa Finland 46:25.6
35 Masako Ishida Japan 46:37.7
36 Arianna Follis Italy 46:40.9
37 Elena 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 Prochazkova Slovakia 47:45.2
47 Anna Karin Stromstedt 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 Theriault 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 Monika Gyorgy Romania 50:15.3
60 Chandra Crawford Canada 50:35.4
61 Laia Aubert Torrents Spain 50:41.3
62 Lindsey Williams United States 50:49.7
63 Laura Orgue Spain 51:16.5
64 Maja Kezele Croatia 51:36.3
65 Marit Bjørgen Norway DNF
65 Kelime Aydin Turkey DNF
65 Branka Kuzeljevc Serbia and Montenegro DNF

References

  1. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved Jun 11, 2009. 
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