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Cross Country Skiing at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games:

Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit

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Host City: Albertville, France
Venue(s): , Les Saisies
Date Started: February 13, 1992
Date Finished: February 13, 1992
Format: 5 kilometres classical style race on day one. On day two, runners left in order of their finish in the 5 kilometres classical, based on time differential, and skiied 10 kilometres freestyle, with final placements determined by finish of that race.

Gold: EUN Lyubov Yegorova
Silver: ITA Stefania Belmondo
Bronze: EUN Yelena Välbe

Summary

This was the first time the pursuit was contested at the Winter Olympics, and it would not feature at the World Championships until the next year. The event consisted of results from the 5 km individual race, skied in the classical style. In the second section, skiers skied 10 km freestyle, starting in the order of their placements from the 5 km. Thus, the first skier across the line was the winner of the race. The co-leaders at the start were Marjut Lukkarinen, winner of the 5 km, and Lyubov Yegorova, who had won the silver in that event. The margin of victory in that race had been 0.9 seconds, but because starting margins are rounded down to the lesser second, they started together. Yegorova would post the fastest freestyle time to win the gold medal in this event. The fourth starter, Stefania Belmondo, took the early lead in the freestyle section, but Yegorova moved ahead at 6.5 km and defeated her by over 24 seconds. Yelena Välbe started third, having finished third in the 5 km, she posted the third fastest freestyle section, and won the bronze medal in this event as well. Lukkarinen dropped back to fouth place, with only the seventh fastest freestyle split. In 1993, Belmondo would win the inaugural World Championship in this event, with Yegorova placing third.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T SB RT RR
1 Lyubov Yegorova 25 Unified Team EUN Gold 25:53.7 25:53.7 1
2 Stefania Belmondo 23 Italy ITA Silver 26:17.8 +0:12 26:05.8 2
3 Yelena Välbe 23 Unified Team EUN Bronze 26:37.7 +0:08 26:29.7 3
4 Marjut Rolig-Lukkarinen 26 Finland FIN 26:52.1 26:52.1 7
5 Elin Nilsen 23 Norway NOR 27:13.9 +0:37 26:36.9 4
6 Marie-Helene Westin-Östlund 25 Sweden SWE 27:14.2 +0:28 26:46.2 6
7 Inger Helene Nybråten 31 Norway NOR 27:21.1 +0:19 27:02.1 8
8 Larisa Lazutina 26 Unified Team EUN 27:34.8 +0:27 27:07.8 10
9 Isabelle Mancini 24 France FRA 27:39.3 +0:58 26:41.3 5
10 Manuela Di Centa 29 Italy ITA 27:55.7 +0:41 27:14.7 12
11 Olga Danilova 21 Unified Team EUN 28:10.2 +0:23 27:47.2 21
12 Simone Opitz 28 Germany GER 28:17.3 +1:11 27:06.3 9
13 Sylvia Honegger 23 Switzerland SUI 28:17.7 +0:49 27:28.7 15
14 Gabriele Heß 20 Germany GER 28:19.2 +0:49 27:30.2 16
15 Solveig Pedersen 26 Norway NOR 28:26.6 +0:28 27:58.6 25
16 Gabriella Paruzzi 22 Italy ITA 28:38.8 +1:00 27:38.8 19
17 Alžbeta Havrančíková 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 28:39.9 +1:30 27:09.9 11
18 Jaana Savolainen 28 Finland FIN 28:43.1 +1:06 27:37.1 18
19 Fumiko Aoki 25 Japan JPN 28:44.4 +1:19 27:25.4 13
20 Bice Vanzetta 30 Italy ITA 28:48.7 +1:14 27:34.7 17
21 Dorota Kwaśny 19 Poland POL 28:54.7 +1:02 27:52.7 22
22 Kateřina Neumannová 18 Czechoslovakia TCH 28:56.5 +0:45 28:11.5 28
23 Carina Görlin 28 Sweden SWE 28:57.6 +0:47 28:10.6 26
24 Iveta Zelingerová-Fortová 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 29:03.4 +0:52 28:11.4 27
25 Heike Wezel 23 Germany GER 29:08.6 +0:50 28:18.6 30
26 Ľubomíra Balážová 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 29:11.0 +0:40 28:31.0 34
27 Bernadetta Bocek-Piotrowska 21 Poland POL 29:14.3 +1:33 27:41.3 20
28 Vida Vencienė 30 Lithuania LTU 29:19.1 +0:54 28:25.1 32
29 Nancy Fiddler 35 United States USA 29:24.9 +1:05 28:19.9 31
30 Karin Säterkvist 19 Sweden SWE 29:27.6 +1:30 27:57.6 24
31 Sophie Villeneuve 22 France FRA 29:28.5 +2:01 27:27.5 14
32 Sylvie Giry-Rousset 26 France FRA 29:46.3 +1:52 27:54.3 23
33 Tuulikki Pyykkönen 28 Finland FIN 30:02.5 +1:17 28:45.5 37
34 Naomi Hoshikawa 22 Japan JPN 30:10.8 +1:59 28:11.8 29
35 Ann-Marie Karlsson 23 Sweden SWE 30:14.1 +1:30 28:44.1 36
36 Elvira Knecht 19 Switzerland SUI 30:17.2 +1:51 28:26.2 33
37 Brigitte Albrecht-Loretan 21 Switzerland SUI 30:28.8 +0:55 29:33.8 44
38 Manuela Oschmann 26 Germany GER 30:52.5 +1:47 29:05.5 40
39 Lucy Steele 22 Canada CAN 30:57.4 +1:54 29:03.4 39
40 Rhonda DeLong 26 Canada CAN 31:01.8 +1:45 29:16.8 41
41 Leslie Thompson 28 United States USA 31:05.1 +2:14 28:51.1 38
42 Barbara Mettler 20 Switzerland SUI 31:16.3 +1:19 29:57.3 47
43 Miwa Ota 23 Japan JPN 31:17.3 +1:49 29:28.3 43
44 Halina Nowak-Guńka 21 Poland POL 31:18.4 +2:42 28:36.4 35
45 Piret Niglas 23 Estonia EST 31:36.6 +1:41 29:55.6 46
46 Marie-Pierre Guilbaud 28 France FRA 31:41.3 +1:39 30:02.3 48
47 Yumi Inomata 24 Japan JPN 31:58.6 +2:35 29:23.6 42
48 Ingrid Butts 28 United States USA 31:59.7 +1:54 30:05.7 49
49 Jane Vincent 25 Canada CAN 32:10.7 +2:33 29:37.7 45
50 Reneta Bancheva 23 Bulgaria BUL 32:28.3 +2:02 30:26.3 50
51 Angela Schmidt-Foster 32 Canada CAN 32:30.1 +1:42 30:48.1 51
52 Nina Kemppel 21 United States USA 33:56.7 +2:59 30:57.7 52
53 Li Gyong-Hui 24 North Korea PRK 33:58.8 +2:12 31:46.8 53
54 Anna Bozsik 26 Hungary HUN 36:39.8 +4:15 32:24.8 54
55 Gong Guiping 23 China CHN 36:46.2 +3:34 33:12.2 55
56 Wang Yan 17 China CHN 38:30.3 +3:43 34:47.3 56
57 Inés Alder 21 Argentina ARG 39:41.4 +4:17 35:24.4 57
58 Jenny Palacios-Stillo 31 Honduras HON 48:49.6 +9:07 39:42.6 58