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Kristina Šmigun-Vähi

Full name: Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: February 23, 1977 in Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
Affiliations: Otepää Sports Club/Oti-Audentes Sports Club
Country: EST Estonia
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Sister of Katrin Šmigun; Cousin of Aivar Rehemaa.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Kristina Šmigun was born into a sporting family, her parents both world class cross-country skiers and her younger sister Katrin would also became a cross-country skier. Coached by her parents her entire career, which lasted from 1991-2010, Šmigun became one of the most successful female Estonian athletes ever along with track cyclist Erika Salumäe. During her career, Šmigun won three Olympic medals – golds in 10 km classical and pursuit at the 2006 Olympics and silver in 10 km freestyle at the 2010 Olympics. At the World Championships, she won six medals – gold in pursuit in 2003, silvers in 15 km freestyle in 1999 and in 10 km classical and 15 km classical in 2003 and bronzes in 30 km classical in 1999 and 30 km freestyle in 2003.

Šmigun also won 16 World Cup events during her career and her best place in overall World Cup standings was second in the 1999-00 and 2002-03 seasons. Domestically, Šmigun won 42 Estonian titles between 1991-10 and was elected as Estonian Sportswoman of the Year eight times (1997, 1999-2000, 2002-04, 2006, 2010). Šmigun finished her sporting career after the 2010 Winter Olympics and since 2012 has been vice-president of the Estonian National Olympic Committee. In 2011 she began working as a marketing director of Estonian fast food franchise Näps.

Results

Women's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Estonia Qualifying Round 25 3:20.94

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 30 15:46.1 6:32.5 34

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank I1T I1R T I2T I2R I3T I3R
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings AC DNF 6:33.9 33
2006 Winter 28 Torino Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 1 6:57.4 6 27:51.4 16:51.6 2 25:03.8 1
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 2 12:39.8 2 25:05.0

Women's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 28 45:21.1 5:35.2 38 25:21.9 31
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 7 40:33.6 5:46.8 11 20:16.5 12 31:14.1 8

Women's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1998 Winter 20 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 46 1-34:18.1 5:56.7 51 35:17.5 51 1-12:03.3 50
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 7 1-33:52.7 23:50.1 7 46:15.5 7 1-04:53.6 7
2006 Winter 28 Torino Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 8 1-23:22.5 26:53.6 8 54:52.0 =4
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 27 1-35:27.2 22:29.4 10 47:10.6 18 1-10:52.6 20

Women's 5/5 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Estonia 5 kilometres, Classical 19 Q 13:51.5
2002 Winter 24 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Estonia 5 kilometres, Freestyle 13 12:50.4 +0:52 11:57.6 11

Women's 15 km Skiathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T CT CR PST PSR FT FLR
2006 Winter 28 Torino Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 1 42:48.7 20:24.9 2 36.5 30 21:47.2 1
2010 Winter 32 Vancouver Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings AC DNF

Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Estonia Final Standings 27 31:51.4 +1:38 30:13.4 29

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1994 Winter 16 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Estonia EST Final Standings 12 15:42.8 15:42.8 7