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Cross Country Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games:

Women's 5 kilometres

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): Veliko Polje, Igman
Date Started: February 12, 1984
Date Finished: February 12, 1984

Gold: FIN Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen
Silver: NOR Berit Aunli-Kvello
Bronze: TCH Květa Jeriová

Summary

Defending Olympic Champion Raisa Smetanina, reigning World Champion Berit Aunli and the new Olympic Champion at 10 km three days earlier, Marja-Liisa Hämälainen, were the favorites. Hämälainen, starting half a minute behind Smetanina, almost caught the Russian skier by the halfway point, taking a 2.7 second lead over the bronze medalist from 1980, Czech Květa Jeriová, the Norwegians Aunli and Brit Pettersen following closely behind, with Smetanina back in a disappointing ninth position. Hämälainen soon passed Smetanina out on the track and quickly left the defending champion behind. She secured her second gold medal ten seconds ahead of Aunli, who also finished strongly and moved Jeriová down to third, a new bronze medal for the 27-year-old from Liberec. Sweden’s Marie Risby, starting in her third Winter Olympics, made her best ever Olympic result by placing fourth, followed by three Norwegian skiers. As in the 10 km race, Norway had all their four skiers among the top seven.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R
1 Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 28 Finland FIN Gold 17:04.0 8:40.9 1
2 Berit Aunli-Kvello 27 Norway NOR Silver 17:14.1 8:47.9 3
3 Květa Jeriová 27 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze 17:18.3 8:43.6 2
4 Marie Johansson-Risby 28 Sweden SWE 17:26.3 8:54.0 5
5 Inger Helene Nybråten 23 Norway NOR 17:28.2 8:55.8 6
6 Brit Pettersen 22 Norway NOR 17:33.6 8:50.2 4
7 Anne Jahren 20 Norway NOR 17:38.3 8:58.4 12
8 Ute Noack 22 East Germany GDR 17:46.0 9:01.0 14
9 Evi Kratzer 23 Switzerland SUI 17:47.5 8:58.2 11
10 Pirkko Määttä 24 Finland FIN 17:48.0 8:56.3 7
11 Raisa Smetanina 31 Soviet Union URS 17:52.0 8:57.5 9
12 Yuliya Stepanova 21 Soviet Union URS 17:53.5 8:57.3 8
13 Blanka Paulů 29 Czechoslovakia TCH 17:56.6 9:06.6 15
14 Nadezhda Buryakova 24 Soviet Union URS 17:58.7 8:59.3 13
15 Gabriela Svobodová-Sekajová 30 Czechoslovakia TCH 17:59.8 9:08.9 16
16 Karin Lamberg-Skog 23 Sweden SWE 18:02.5 9:10.5 17
17 Liliya Vasilchenko 21 Soviet Union URS 18:07.6 8:57.8 10
18 Petra Rohrmann 21 East Germany GDR 18:09.4 9:11.7 19
19 Eija Hyytiäinen 23 Finland FIN 18:11.6 9:15.4 20
20 Dagmar Palečková-Švubová 25 Czechoslovakia TCH 18:15.3 9:21.0 26
21 Carola Anding 23 East Germany GDR 18:17.7 9:15.9 21
22 Marjo Matikainen 19 Finland FIN 18:21.6 9:30.0 30
23 Ann Rosendahl 24 Sweden SWE 18:22.8 9:21.3 27
24T Manuela Di Centa 21 Italy ITA 18:24.9 9:10.8 18
24T Guidina Dal Sasso 26 Italy ITA 18:24.9 9:19.7 25
26 Karin Thomas 22 Switzerland SUI 18:30.4 9:17.5 22
27 Lynn von der Heide-Spencer-Galanes 29 United States USA 18:30.8 9:18.9 24
28 Shirley Firth 30 Canada CAN 18:32.3 9:23.6 28
29 Sharon Firth 30 Canada CAN 18:37.5 9:28.1 29
30 Judy Rabinowitz 25 United States USA 18:41.5 9:18.8 23
31 Klara Angerer 19 Italy ITA 18:47.9 9:37.5 35
32 Livia Reit 23 Romania ROU 18:51.6 9:31.9 32
33 Paola Pozzoni 18 Italy ITA 18:51.9 9:44.3 38
34 Jana Mlakar 21 Yugoslavia YUG 18:54.1 9:43.9 37
35 Christina Gilli-Brügger 27 Switzerland SUI 18:56.2 9:32.3 33
36 Petra Voge 21 East Germany GDR 19:16.6 9:30.4 31
37 Eva-Lena Karlsson 22 Sweden SWE 19:21.6 9:33.6 34
38 Susan Long 23 United States USA 19:28.5 9:41.7 36
39 Angela Schmidt-Foster 24 Canada CAN 19:30.1 9:55.7 40
40 Patricia Ross 24 United States USA 19:30.9 9:54.5 39
41 Andreja Smrekar 16 Yugoslavia YUG 19:41.7 10:05.4 42
42 Monika Germann 29 Switzerland SUI 19:42.0 10:02.8 41
43 Metka Munih 24 Yugoslavia YUG 20:12.0 10:05.6 43
44 Ros Coats 34 Great Britain GBR 20:16.7 10:21.6 45
45 Tatjana Smolnikar 21 Yugoslavia YUG 20:21.8 10:20.4 44
46 Doris Trueman 30 Great Britain GBR 21:05.6 10:44.0 47
47 Nicola Lavery 23 Great Britain GBR 21:08.5 10:41.6 46
48 Dou Aixia 22 China CHN 21:33.8 10:57.9 48
49 Tang Yuqin 20 China CHN 21:41.5 11:02.1 49
50 Carolina Brittan 24 Great Britain GBR 21:44.3 11:06.5 50
51 Chen Yufeng 20 China CHN 21:50.2 11:12.5 52
52 Song Shiji 19 China CHN 22:24.1 11:08.0 51