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Cross-country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's team sprint

Women's team sprint
at the XX Olympic Winter Games

Pictogram for cross country
Venue Pragelato
Dates February 14
Competitors 32 from 16 nations
Winning time 16:36.9
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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 team sprint cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 14 February, at Pragelato. This was the first time the team sprint was contested in the Winter Olympics. Each race featured teams of two, with each skier completing 3 laps of a 1145 metre course.

This event had been held once previously at the World Championships, but then as a free technique event, which Hilde G. Pedersen and Marit Bjørgen won for Norway. The last classical style team sprint in the World Cup was held in Canmore on 18 December 2005 and won by Germany, with Manuela Henkel and Viola Bauer.

Contents

  • Results 1
    • Semifinals 1.1
    • Final 1.2
  • References 2

Results

Semifinals

Eight teams were entered in the two semifinals, with the top five in each advancing to the final.[1]

Semifinal 1
Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
1 Finland Aino Kaisa Saarinen
Virpi Kuitunen
17:16.8 Q
2 Canada Sara Renner
Beckie Scott
17:19.3 Q
3 Italy Arianna Follis
Gabriella Paruzzi
17:32.6 Q
4 Japan Madoka Natsumi
Nobuko Fukuda
17:33.1 Q
5 Kazakhstan Oxana Jatskaja
Elena Kolomina
17:36.3 Q
6 France Elodie Bourgeois Pin
Aurelie Perrillat
17:54.5
7 Slovenia Vesna Fabjan
Maja Benedicic
18:53.5
8 Ukraine Marina Malets Lisogor
Tatjana Zavalij
19:14.3
Semifinal 2
Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
1 Norway Ella Gjømle
Marit Bjørgen
17:14.4 Q
2 Russia Olga Moskalenko-Rotcheva
Alena Sidko
17:32.3 Q
3 Sweden Anna Dahlberg
Lina Andersson
17:33.5 Q
4 Germany Evi Sachenbacher Stehle
Viola Bauer
17:34.7 Q
5 United States Wendy Kay Wagner
Kikkan Randall
17:51.4 Q
6 Czech Republic Helena Balatkova Erbenova
Kamila Rajdlova
18:11.6
7 China Wang Chunli
Jiang Chunli
18:18.4
8 Estonia Piret Pormeister
Kaili Sirge
19:13.6

Final

The top three teams clearly separated themselves, with Sweden pulling away in the final metres to finish ahead of Canada and win the gold.[1]

Rank Country Athletes Time
Sweden Anna Dahlberg
Lina Andersson
16:36.9
Canada Sara Renner
Beckie Scott
16:37.5
Finland Aino Kaisa Saarinen
Virpi Kuitunen
16:39.2
4 Norway Ella Gjømle
Marit Bjørgen
16:48.1
5 Germany Evi Sachenbacher Stehle
Viola Bauer
17:03.5
6 Russia Olga Moskalenko-Rotcheva
Alena Sidko
17:08.5
7 Italy Arianna Follis
Gabriella Paruzzi
17:24.8
8 Japan Madoka Natsumi
Nobuko Fukuda
17:27.6
9 Kazakhstan Oxana Jatskaja
Elena Kolomina
17:42.8
10 United States Wendy Kay Wagner
Kikkan Randall
18:06.9

References

  1. ^ a b "Torino 2006 Official Report - Cross Country Skiing". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved Jun 17, 2009. 
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