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

Women's 30 kilometres

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Soldier Hollow, Wasatch Mountain State Park
Date Started: February 24, 2002
Date Finished: February 24, 2002

Gold: ITA Gabriella Paruzzi
Silver: ITA Stefania Belmondo
Bronze: NOR Bente Skari-Martinsen

Summary

This was the final women’s event of the 2002 cross-country program. The event had not been held at the 2001 World Championships, when it was cancelled because of weather conditions. The best female cross-country skier of the past five years had been Norwegian Bente Skari-Martinsen, but she was better in the shorter distances. The early leader in this race was Russian Larisa Lazutina, the 1999 World Champion and 2001 Holmenkollen champion in the event. And she was the late leader too, winning by almost two minutes over Italy’s Gabriella Paruzzi. Lazutina led at every checkpoint and had the fastest intermediate split for each time check. But she would not win the gold medal.

In December 2003 it was revealed that Lazutina had tested positive for darpopoietin, an erythropoietin analogue, and was disqualified from all events in Salt Lake City. Her teammate, Olga Danilova, who had originally finished eighth had been discovered two months earlier and was also disqualified. This brought Paruzzi up to a very surprising gold medal, as she had never won an individual medal before at three Winter Olympics or the World Championships. The silver medalist became Italy Stefania Belmondo while Skari-Martinsen won the bronze. For Belmondo this was her 10th Olympic medal, equaling the Winter Olympic record for women held by Soviet/Unified Team skier Raisa Smetanina, both trailing only Norway’s Bjørn Dæhlie among men, who won 12.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1 Gabriella Paruzzi 32 Italy ITA Gold 1-30:57.1 23:05.0 1 44:45.1 1 1-02:30.2 1
2 Stefania Belmondo 33 Italy ITA Silver 1-31:01.6 23:15.4 2 45:09.7 2 1-02:49.9 2
3 Bente Skari-Martinsen 29 Norway NOR Bronze 1-31:36.3 23:31.0 4 45:27.2 4 1-03:26.1 3
4 Anita Moen-Guidon 34 Norway NOR 1-31:37.3 23:15.8 3 45:14.0 3 1-03:30.2 4
5 Valentyna Shevchenko 26 Ukraine UKR 1-33:03.1 23:36.3 5 46:03.2 5 1-04:10.2 5
6 Viola Bauer 25 Germany GER 1-33:25.1 23:49.8 6 46:09.9 6 1-04:38.0 6
7 Kristina Šmigun-Vähi 24 Estonia EST 1-33:52.7 23:50.1 7 46:15.5 7 1-04:53.6 7
8 Vibeke Skofterud 21 Norway NOR 1-35:02.3 24:25.8 9 46:57.3 8 1-05:31.9 8
9 Yuliya Chepalova 25 Russia RUS 1-35:37.4 25:08.5 19 48:07.8 13 1-07:00.7 13
10 Natascia Leonardi Cortesi 30 Switzerland SUI 1-35:46.8 24:10.0 8 47:24.4 9 1-06:20.4 9
11 Svetlana Nageykina 37 Belarus BLR 1-35:51.6 24:33.5 10 47:53.2 11 1-06:35.5 10
12 Petra Majdič 22 Slovenia SLO 1-35:51.8 24:47.9 13 47:53.3 12 1-06:44.0 12
13 Katrin Šmigun 22 Estonia EST 1-36:04.0 24:45.0 11 47:43.7 10 1-06:37.9 11
14 Marit Bjørgen 21 Norway NOR 1-37:02.6 25:23.9 22 48:49.9 20 1-07:52.6 18
15 Nina Kemppel 31 United States USA 1-37:08.7 25:02.3 17 48:16.3 16 1-07:28.3 16
16 Svetlana Shishkina-Malakhova 24 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-37:14.5 25:08.3 18 48:14.0 14 1-07:12.2 14
17 Oksana Yatskaya 23 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-37:25.3 24:53.4 14 48:15.6 15 1-07:22.0 15
18 Iryna Taranenko-Terelia 35 Ukraine UKR 1-37:32.9 24:53.8 15 48:42.1 18 1-07:48.4 17
19T Antonella Confortola-Wyatt 26 Italy ITA 1-37:47.4 25:41.0 24 49:21.5 22 1-08:17.5 21
19T Olga Zavyalova 29 Russia RUS 1-37:47.4 24:59.1 16 48:33.9 17 1-07:57.0 19
20 Laurence Rochat 22 Switzerland SUI 1-38:24.2 24:46.5 12 48:55.4 21 1-08:16.2 20
21 Sumiko Yokoyama 27 Japan JPN 1-39:48.8 25:52.4 25 50:12.2 25 1-09:29.9 23
23 Wendy Wagner 28 United States USA 1-39:54.8 25:36.8 23 49:26.8 23 1-09:09.3 22
24 Annmari Viljanmaa 28 Finland FIN 1-40:47.9 26:17.9 28 51:11.0 29 1-10:29.3 25
25 Elin Ek 28 Sweden SWE 1-40:48.2 26:01.4 26 50:10.5 24 1-09:55.8 24
26 Madoka Natsumi 23 Japan JPN 1-41:06.0 26:20.7 29 51:01.5 27 1-11:07.9 27
27 Kamila Rajdlová 23 Czech Republic CZE 1-41:57.7 25:15.1 21 50:22.9 26 1-10:35.9 26
28 Amanda Fortier 23 Canada CAN 1-42:08.1 26:52.4 31 51:50.5 32 1-11:21.0 29
29 Nataliya Zyatikova 27 Belarus BLR 1-42:18.0 26:48.9 30 51:15.5 30 1-11:32.9 30
30 Irina Skripnik 32 Belarus BLR 1-42:49.1 26:08.4 27 51:06.4 28 1-11:44.8 31
31 Milaine Thériault 28 Canada CAN 1-42:56.9 26:58.3 33 51:30.9 31 1-11:18.1 28
32 Yelena Volodina-Antonova 30 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-43:37.6 27:03.8 34 52:08.4 33 1-12:53.2 33
33 Marianna Longa 22 Italy ITA 1-44:02.5 27:14.1 36 53:10.9 38 1-13:24.1 34
34 Jaime Fortier 25 Canada CAN 1-44:26.2 27:22.5 38 52:13.6 34 1-12:30.8 32
35 Barb Jones 25 United States USA 1-45:18.7 26:55.5 32 52:32.5 36 1-13:32.0 37
36 Midori Furusawa 27 Japan JPN 1-45:50.0 27:14.6 37 52:20.9 35 1-13:25.8 36
37 Svetlana Deshevykh 31 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-46:18.1 27:41.4 39 53:14.4 39 1-14:01.3 38
38 Olena Rodina 26 Ukraine UKR 1-46:51.2 28:00.8 40 54:22.0 40 1-14:41.6 39
39 Anna Dahlberg-Olsson 25 Sweden SWE 1-46:51.3 27:12.4 35 52:38.5 37 1-13:24.2 35
40 Kateřina Hanušová-Nash 24 Czech Republic CZE 1-48:52.6 28:17.0 42 54:35.0 41 1-15:37.9 40
41 Luan Zhengrong 27 China CHN 1-49:37.7 29:07.8 45 55:32.1 44 1-17:06.1 43
42 Hou Yuxia 22 China CHN 1-49:45.8 29:12.7 46 55:56.1 45 1-16:57.5 42
43 Tomomi Otaka 25 Japan JPN 1-50:00.3 28:13.9 41 54:55.7 42 1-16:37.8 41
AC Satu Salonen 28 Finland FIN DNF
AC Manuela Henkel 27 Germany GER 25:13.1 20 48:47.0 19 DNF
AC Anna-Carin Olofsson-Zidek 28 Sweden SWE 28:31.6 43 56:17.7 46 DNF
AC Ulrika Persson 26 Sweden SWE 28:33.0 44 55:02.7 43 DNF
AC Maryna Pestriakova 30 Ukraine UKR 29:45.9 47 DNF
AC Larisa Lazutina 36 Russia RUS [1-29:09.0] [22:39.9] AC [43:54.9] AC [1-01:08.5] AC DQ
AC Olga Danilova 31 Russia RUS [1-33:44.1] [23:36.1] AC [45:58.5] AC [1-04:29.5] AC DQ