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Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Women's 10 kilometres

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Soldier Hollow, Wasatch Mountain State Park
Date Started: February 12, 2002
Date Finished: February 12, 2002

Gold: NOR Bente Skari-Martinsen
Silver: RUS Yuliya Chepalova
Bronze: ITA Stefania Belmondo

Summary

The heavy favorite in this race was Norway’s Bente Skari-Martinsen. She was World Champion at this distance in 2001, at 15 km in 2001, and at 5 km in 1999. She had won the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 World Cup and would win it again in 2001-02, after placing second in 2000-01. She would also win the sprint World Cup in 2001-02, for the fifth consecutive season. But early in the race, Skari-Martinsen was well behind Russian Olga Danilova. Danilova led by over 15 seconds at 5.8 km, but Skari-Martinsen had closed to within 10 seconds at 8.7 km. And then she blasted to the finish, defeating Danilova to win by 2½ seconds, as expected, though it had not been easy. The bronze medal went to Danilova’s teammate Yuliya Chepalova, the 2000-01 World Cup champion. Fourth was another Russian, Larisa Lazutina.

But that podium didn’t last. Skari-Martinsen won the gold medal. But Danilova and Lazutina would eventually be disqualified when it was revealed they had tested positive for darpopoietin, an erythropoietin analogue. This was not revealed, however, until October 2003, for Danilova, and two months later for Lazutina. Chepalova was moved up to the silver medal, while fifth-place finisher Stefania Belmondo was awarded the bronze medal. In 2003 Skari-Martinsen would win the event at the World Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1 Bente Skari-Martinsen 29 Norway NOR Gold 28:05.6 6:13.3 2 17:45.4 2 24:50.8 2
2 Yuliya Chepalova 25 Russia RUS Silver 28:09.9 6:09.0 1 17:40.9 1 24:46.8 1
3 Stefania Belmondo 33 Italy ITA Bronze 28:45.8 6:24.7 13 17:59.6 3 25:18.2 3
4 Beckie Scott 27 Canada CAN 28:49.2 6:19.8 9 18:06.6 4 25:30.6 5
5 Lyubov Yegorova 35 Russia RUS 28:50.7 6:19.1 =7 18:13.6 6 25:29.2 4
6 Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen 37 Norway NOR 28:56.2 6:30.3 =20 18:18.1 9 25:33.0 7
7 Satu Salonen 28 Finland FIN 29:02.3 6:23.9 12 18:11.2 5 25:30.9 6
8 Petra Majdič 22 Slovenia SLO 29:03.9 6:14.7 4 18:17.1 8 25:39.8 8
9 Anita Moen-Guidon 34 Norway NOR 29:15.5 6:20.5 11 18:24.1 10 25:44.3 9
10 Viola Bauer 25 Germany GER 29:30.0 6:14.6 3 18:32.4 12 26:02.2 10
11 Iryna Taranenko-Terelia 35 Ukraine UKR 29:35.8 6:17.3 6 18:29.0 11 26:02.6 =11
12 Valentyna Shevchenko 26 Ukraine UKR 29:42.7 6:19.1 =7 18:16.5 7 26:02.6 =11
13 Sara Renner 25 Canada CAN 29:46.7 6:25.3 =15 18:38.3 15 26:09.7 14
14 Svetlana Nageykina 37 Belarus BLR 29:48.4 6:28.0 18 18:37.5 14 26:05.6 13
15 Natascia Leonardi Cortesi 30 Switzerland SUI 29:57.5 6:32.2 27 18:53.4 20 26:22.4 16
16 Lina Andersson 20 Sweden SWE 30:00.1 6:29.0 19 19:01.8 26 26:28.9 22
17 Aurélie Perrillat-Collomb Storti 21 France FRA 30:00.2 6:35.5 36 18:48.7 17 26:27.5 20
18 Manuela Henkel 27 Germany GER 30:00.5 6:25.2 14 19:02.9 27 26:22.7 17
19 Elin Ek 28 Sweden SWE 30:02.3 6:34.2 34 18:59.1 23 26:30.0 23
20 Marianna Longa 22 Italy ITA 30:04.0 6:33.3 31 18:57.9 22 26:28.7 21
21 Svetlana Shishkina-Malakhova 24 Kazakhstan KAZ 30:06.7 6:20.3 10 18:41.5 16 26:21.9 15
22 Jenny Olsson 22 Sweden SWE 30:09.5 6:41.0 44 19:01.6 25 26:32.6 24
23 Milaine Thériault 28 Canada CAN 30:12.6 6:27.0 17 18:53.0 19 26:24.3 18
24 Oksana Yatskaya 23 Kazakhstan KAZ 30:13.9 6:15.7 5 18:36.1 13 26:26.4 19
25 Tina Bay 28 Norway NOR 30:16.3 6:31.3 22 18:56.4 21 26:40.3 27
26 Kamila Rajdlová 23 Czech Republic CZE 30:17.9 6:25.3 =15 18:52.4 18 26:40.1 26
27 Vera Zyatikova 27 Belarus BLR 30:20.5 6:36.2 37 19:00.6 24 26:37.8 25
28 Kati Sundqvist-Venäläinen 26 Finland FIN 30:24.0 6:30.3 =20 19:12.5 33 26:48.3 31
29 Yelena Volodina-Antonova 30 Kazakhstan KAZ 30:27.3 6:31.9 =25 19:05.6 30 26:46.3 29
30 Nataša Lačen 30 Slovenia SLO 30:31.3 6:34.4 35 19:06.7 31 26:44.9 28
31 Sumiko Yokoyama 27 Japan JPN 30:32.3 6:32.5 29 19:19.6 36 26:56.5 32
32 Kanoko Goto 26 Japan JPN 30:36.6 6:41.2 45 19:24.7 38 26:58.2 =33
33 Svetlana Deshevykh 31 Kazakhstan KAZ 30:39.2 6:32.6 30 19:03.9 29 26:47.1 30
34 Antonella Confortola-Wyatt 26 Italy ITA 30:42.2 6:40.2 =42 19:17.8 34 27:01.8 36
35 Nataliya Zyatikova 27 Belarus BLR 30:44.2 6:31.8 24 19:03.5 28 27:01.7 35
36 Wendy Wagner 28 United States USA 30:50.7 6:31.9 =25 19:32.6 39 27:14.1 39
37 Annmari Viljanmaa 28 Finland FIN 30:51.8 6:33.7 32 19:09.7 32 26:58.2 =33
38 Nina Kemppel 31 United States USA 30:51.9 6:31.7 23 19:22.7 37 27:08.9 37
39 Cristina Paluselli 28 Italy ITA 30:59.4 6:32.4 28 19:18.9 35 27:11.6 38
40 Anna Dahlberg-Olsson 25 Sweden SWE 31:01.7 6:47.7 49 19:49.5 43 27:26.4 41
41 Olena Rodina 26 Ukraine UKR 31:07.4 6:42.1 48 19:35.9 40 27:29.2 43
42 Katrin Šmigun 22 Estonia EST 31:10.2 6:52.7 50 19:41.2 41 27:22.5 40
43 Yelena Kalugina 29 Belarus BLR 31:10.9 6:41.4 46 19:42.8 42 27:27.8 42
44 Hou Yuxia 22 China CHN 31:30.6 6:37.1 38 19:56.7 46 27:48.3 44
45 Jaime Fortier 25 Canada CAN 31:42.1 6:41.6 47 19:49.7 44 27:52.4 45
46 Jaroslava Bukvajová 26 Slovakia SVK 31:50.5 6:40.2 =42 19:54.4 45 28:01.0 46
47 Madoka Natsumi 23 Japan JPN 31:54.1 6:38.7 41 20:00.0 47 28:02.6 47
48 Tomomi Otaka 25 Japan JPN 32:27.9 7:03.9 53 20:37.9 50 28:36.4 49
49 Ilona Bublová 24 Czech Republic CZE 32:32.8 6:37.9 40 20:14.1 48 28:30.0 48
50 Luan Zhengrong 27 China CHN 32:35.3 7:04.2 54 20:45.0 51 28:44.3 50
51 Piret Niglas 33 Estonia EST 32:49.1 6:52.9 51 20:35.5 49 28:52.6 51
52 Tessa Benoit 24 United States USA 33:09.1 7:26.0 55 21:17.8 53 29:20.2 52
53 Aelin Peterson 27 United States USA 33:18.9 6:59.6 52 20:58.5 52 29:20.6 53
54 Lee Chae-Won 20 South Korea KOR 34:04.1 7:28.1 56 21:44.9 54 30:03.9 54
55 Maja Kezele 22 Croatia CRO 34:10.8 7:35.1 57 21:53.5 55 30:10.8 55
56 Margarita Nikolyan 27 Armenia ARM 38:16.4 8:36.1 58 24:39.5 56 33:54.5 56
57 Franziska Becskehazy 36 Brazil BRA 46:46.0 9:40.4 59 29:02.9 57 41:01.2 57
AC Laurence Rochat 22 Switzerland SUI 6:37.5 39 DNF
AC Kristina Šmigun-Vähi 24 Estonia EST 6:33.9 33 DNF
AC Olga Danilova 31 Russia RUS [28:08.1] [5:58.9] AC [17:29.9] AC [24:40.1] AC DQ
AC Larisa Lazutina 36 Russia RUS [28:21.6] [6:06.5] AC [17:42.9] AC [25:01.1] AC DQ