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Cross Country Skiing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games:

Women's 20 kilometres

Cross Country Skiing at the 1988 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games

Events:

Host City: Calgary, Canada
Venue(s): Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Date Started: February 25, 1988
Date Finished: February 25, 1988

Gold: URS Tamara Tikhonova
Silver: URS Anfisa Reztsova
Bronze: URS Raisa Smetanina

Summary

This event was no longer held at the World Championships, having been supplanted by a 30 km race in 1987 at Oberstdorf, and this would be the last time it was held at the Winter Olympics, as the 30 km would become the women’s long-distance event from 1992 onwards. The 1987 World Champion in the 30 km was Sweden’s [Marie-Helene Westin-Östlund] but she was never a factor in Calgary, finishing 10th. The race was dominated by two Soviet skiers, [Tamara Tikhonova] and [Anfisa Reztsova], who were 1-2 at every checkpoint, and would win the gold and silver medal, respectively, Reztsova over a minute ahead of the bronze medalist, their teammate, [Raisa Smetanina]. The medal sweep was the first in cross-country skiing since 1960 and 1964, when the Soviet Union won all three medals in the 10 km both years. The fourth Soviet skier was [Nina Gavrylyuk], who originally placed eighth but was disqualified for wearing the logo of a shoe manufacturer on her headband.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1 Tamara Tikhonova 23 Soviet Union URS Gold 55:53.6 15:35.0 1 27:20.1 1 44:01.9 1
2 Anfisa Reztsova 23 Soviet Union URS Silver 56:12.8 15:41.1 2 27:30.8 2 44:09.2 2
3 Raisa Smetanina 35 Soviet Union URS Bronze 57:22.1 16:12.2 5 28:10.2 5 45:15.9 =3
4 Christina Gilli-Brügger 31 Switzerland SUI 57:37.4 16:03.0 3 28:07.4 4 45:15.9 =3
5 Simone Opitz 24 East Germany GDR 57:54.3 16:03.1 4 28:07.3 3 45:28.5 5
6 Manuela Di Centa 25 Italy ITA 57:55.2 16:21.9 12 28:25.9 8 45:50.3 6
7 Kerstin Moring 24 East Germany GDR 58:17.2 16:20.6 9 28:23.4 7 45:58.8 7
8 Marianne Dahlmo 23 Norway NOR 58:31.1 16:19.8 8 28:26.3 9 46:03.2 8
9 Anna-Lena Fritzon 22 Sweden SWE 58:37.4 16:20.8 10 28:34.0 10 46:09.8 10
10 Marie-Helene Westin-Östlund 21 Sweden SWE 58:39.4 16:12.8 6 28:14.9 6 46:08.8 9
11 Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 32 Finland FIN 58:45.6 16:55.7 22 29:08.1 17 46:32.5 12
12 Marjo Matikainen 23 Finland FIN 58:50.7 16:45.2 17 28:58.6 16 46:43.6 17
13 Alžbeta Havrančíková 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 58:51.4 16:17.4 7 28:56.2 15 46:34.7 13
14 Evi Kratzer 27 Switzerland SUI 58:56.1 16:25.4 14 28:54.4 13 46:15.0 11
15 Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm 20 East Germany GDR 59:01.2 16:27.4 15 28:54.7 14 46:35.8 14
16 Karin Thomas 26 Switzerland SUI 59:17.2 16:21.8 11 28:45.2 12 46:40.2 =15
17 Viera Klimková 30 Czechoslovakia TCH 59:22.5 16:24.0 13 28:35.1 11 46:40.2 =15
18 Marit Elveos 22 Norway NOR 59:33.2 16:50.4 19 29:19.3 20 47:09.7 18
19 Guidina Dal Sasso 30 Italy ITA 59:40.4 16:42.1 16 29:18.2 19 47:13.2 19
20 Anette Bøe 30 Norway NOR 59:45.8 16:51.8 20 29:14.6 18 47:15.5 20
21 Lis Frost 26 Sweden SWE 59:59.6 17:02.1 =24 29:29.8 21 47:29.0 21
22 Karin Lamberg-Skog 27 Sweden SWE 1-00:34.6 16:55.5 21 29:42.7 24 47:48.5 22
23 Dorcas DenHartog-Wonsavage 23 United States USA 1-00:48.6 17:12.1 29 29:49.3 26 47:57.0 23
24 Marit Wold-Mikkelsplass 22 Norway NOR 1-00:55.0 17:16.6 31 30:07.9 30 48:22.0 26
25 Leslie Thompson 24 United States USA 1-01:04.1 17:02.1 =24 29:30.8 =22 48:09.6 24
26 Carol Gibson 23 Canada CAN 1-01:12.0 17:19.9 32 29:56.2 27 48:31.0 28
27 Marie-Andrée Masson 24 Canada CAN 1-01:12.6 17:02.1 =24 29:46.4 25 48:19.1 25
28 Jaana Savolainen 24 Finland FIN 1-01:26.8 17:09.7 27 30:01.9 28 48:28.4 27
29 Stefania Belmondo 19 Italy ITA 1-01:36.9 16:58.9 23 30:07.2 29 48:36.8 29
30 Marianne Irniger 21 Switzerland SUI 1-01:51.5 17:27.5 37 30:25.2 36 48:47.1 31
31 Jean McAllister 23 Canada CAN 1-02:02.8 17:23.5 36 30:22.4 34 49:02.8 32
32 Eija Hyytiäinen 27 Finland FIN 1-02:06.9 16:48.5 18 29:30.8 =22 48:45.5 30
33 Ľubomíra Balážová 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-02:25.0 17:23.0 35 30:18.9 32 49:35.9 36
34 Ivana Rádlová 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 1-02:25.4 17:21.8 33 30:26.2 37 49:34.1 34
35 Karin Jäger 26 West Germany FRG 1-02:34.6 17:16.0 30 30:22.9 35 49:21.7 33
36 Elena Desderi 20 Italy ITA 1-02:54.8 17:43.7 41 30:50.2 39 49:52.3 40
37 Cornelia Sulzer 24 Austria AUT 1-03:01.2 17:22.4 34 30:19.4 33 49:34.5 35
38 Susann Kuhfittig 22 East Germany GDR 1-03:05.8 17:37.5 39 30:32.8 38 49:49.0 38
39 Rodica Drăguş 23 Romania ROU 1-03:06.0 17:29.7 38 30:56.3 41 49:49.8 39
40 Madonna Harris 21 New Zealand NZL 1-03:09.6 17:11.3 28 30:17.8 31 49:39.0 37
41 Birgit Kohlrusch 22 West Germany FRG 1-03:16.2 17:50.6 43 30:50.9 40 50:03.7 41
42 Betsy Youngman 28 United States USA 1-03:31.3 18:01.1 44 30:59.2 42 50:17.0 42
43 Nancy Fiddler 31 United States USA 1-03:57.5 17:46.5 42 30:59.9 44 50:22.1 43
44 Angela Schmidt-Foster 28 Canada CAN 1-04:21.9 17:38.5 40 30:59.3 43 50:44.1 44
45 Stefanie Birkelbach 20 West Germany FRG 1-04:40.5 18:03.2 45 31:41.2 45 51:19.2 45
46 Adina Ţuţulan-Şotropa 18 Romania ROU 1-05:48.6 18:37.3 46 32:17.6 46 52:00.6 46
47 Tang Yuqin 24 China CHN 1-06:50.1 18:45.4 48 32:36.0 48 52:50.6 47
48 Mihaela Cârstoi 17 Romania ROU 1-06:59.5 18:40.8 47 32:29.3 47 52:55.7 48
49 Piroska Abos 25 Spain ESP 1-07:33.1 18:54.6 50 32:41.5 49 53:26.1 50
50 Hildegard Embacher 20 Austria AUT 1-07:35.1 18:48.4 49 32:42.8 50 53:22.6 49
51 Davaagiin Enkhee 23 Mongolia MGL 1-08:14.5 19:02.7 51 33:11.7 51 53:52.4 51
52 Louise McKenzie 23 Great Britain GBR 1-11:07.3 20:00.8 52 34:40.3 52 56:15.9 52
AC Margot Kober 22 Austria AUT DNF
AC Sonja Bilgeri 23 West Germany FRG DNF
AC Nina Gavrylyuk 22 Soviet Union URS DQ