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

Women's 5/5 kilometres Pursuit

Cross Country Skiing at the 2002 Winter Games:

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Soldier Hollow, Wasatch Mountain State Park
Date Started: February 15, 2002
Date Finished: February 15, 2002

Gold: CAN Beckie Scott
Silver: CZE Kateřina Neumannová
Bronze: GER Viola Bauer

Summary

This event was changed in 2002 as the short-distance classical event no longer was used as the first section of the event. Rather the event was skied in two sections on the same day, with classical skied first, followed by the freestyle pursuit, both sections now over 5 km. The morning classical leg was won by Olga Danilova with her teammate Larisa Lazutina in second. They had a comfortable lead of over seven seconds on Slovenian Petra Majdič. The Russians were not as strong in the freestyle, but still won the gold and silver medals easily, Danilova seven seconds ahead of Lazutina, who was 10 seconds ahead of Scott. The battle for the bronze was very close. Canada’s Beckie Scott had been sixth in the classical section, with Czech skier Kateřina Neumannová in eighth, trailing Scott by 10.1 seconds. But Neumannová closed on Scott by the last kilometer but could never pass her, Scott holding on to make the podium. She did not know it would eventually be the top step.

In October 2003 it was revealed that Danilova had tested positive for darpopoietin, an erythropoietin analogue, and was disqualified. Scott now had the silver medal behind Lazutina. Not so fast, my friends. Two months, Lazutina was found to have tested positive for darbopoietin, and was also disqualified. At the end of 2003, almost two years later, Scott was awarded the gold medal in this event, Neumannová being moved up to silver, and the bronze medal going to German Viola Bauer. This was the first ever gold medal for Canada in Nordic skiing.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Beckie Scott 27 Canada CAN Gold
2 Kateřina Neumannová 28 Czech Republic CZE Silver
3 Viola Bauer 25 Germany GER Bronze
4 Yuliya Chepalova 25 Russia RUS
5 Nina Gavrylyuk 36 Russia RUS
6 Bente Skari-Martinsen 29 Norway NOR
7 Petra Majdič 22 Slovenia SLO
8 Gabriella Paruzzi 32 Italy ITA
9 Sabina Valbusa 30 Italy ITA
10 Iryna Taranenko-Terelia 35 Ukraine UKR
11 Stefania Belmondo 33 Italy ITA
12 Kaisa Varis 26 Finland FIN
13 Kristina Šmigun-Vähi 24 Estonia EST
14 Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen 37 Norway NOR
15 Oksana Yatskaya 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
16 Kati Sundqvist-Venäläinen 26 Finland FIN
17 Sara Renner 25 Canada CAN
18 Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle 21 Germany GER
19 Karine Philippot 27 France FRA
20 Manuela Henkel 27 Germany GER
21 Valentyna Shevchenko 26 Ukraine UKR
22 Laurence Rochat 22 Switzerland SUI
23 Nataša Lačen 30 Slovenia SLO
24 Svetlana Shishkina-Malakhova 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
25 Elin Ek 28 Sweden SWE
26 Tina Bay 28 Norway NOR
27 Sumiko Yokoyama 27 Japan JPN
28 Vibeke Skofterud 21 Norway NOR
29 Brigitte Albrecht-Loretan 31 Switzerland SUI
30 Nina Kemppel 31 United States USA
31 Aurélie Perrillat-Collomb Storti 21 France FRA
32 Vera Zyatikova 27 Belarus BLR
33 Milaine Thériault 28 Canada CAN
34 Nataliya Zyatikova 27 Belarus BLR
35 Jenny Olsson 22 Sweden SWE
36 Satu Salonen 28 Finland FIN
37 Annick Vaxelaire-Pierrel 27 France FRA
38 Kanoko Goto 26 Japan JPN
39 Lina Andersson 20 Sweden SWE
40 Elina Pienimäki-Hietamäki 25 Finland FIN
41 Teja Gregorin 21 Slovenia SLO
42 Helena Balatková-Erbenová 23 Czech Republic CZE
43 Svetlana Deshevykh 31 Kazakhstan KAZ
44 Hou Yuxia 22 China CHN
45 Kamila Rajdlová 23 Czech Republic CZE
46 Anna-Carin Olofsson-Zidek 28 Sweden SWE
47 Yelena Volodina-Antonova 30 Kazakhstan KAZ
48 Wendy Wagner 28 United States USA
49 r1/2 Amanda Fortier 23 Canada CAN
50 r1/2 Nobuko Fukuda 21 Japan JPN
51 r1/2 Aelin Peterson 27 United States USA
52 r1/2 Yelena Kalugina 29 Belarus BLR
53 r1/2 Cristina Paluselli 28 Italy ITA
54 r1/2 Piret Niglas 33 Estonia EST
55 r1/2 Claudia Künzel-Nystad 24 Germany GER
56 r1/2 Olena Rodina 26 Ukraine UKR
57 r1/2 Maryna Pestriakova 30 Ukraine UKR
58 r1/2 Jaroslava Bukvajová 26 Slovakia SVK
59 r1/2 Madoka Natsumi 23 Japan JPN
60 r1/2 Kikkan Randall 19 United States USA
61 r1/2 Nataliya Sviridova-Kalinovskaya 24 Belarus BLR
62 r1/2 Kateřina Hanušová-Nash 24 Czech Republic CZE
63 r1/2 Irina Terentjeva 17 Lithuania LTU
64 r1/2 Maja Kezele 22 Croatia CRO
65 r1/2 Luan Zhengrong 27 China CHN
66 r1/2 Lee Chae-Won 20 South Korea KOR
67 r1/2 Kelime Aydın-Çetinkaya 19 Turkey TUR
68 r1/2 Enkhee Davaagiin 37 Mongolia MGL
69 r1/2 Margarita Nikolyan 27 Armenia ARM
70 r1/2 Zsófia Gottschall 23 Hungary HUN
71 r1/2 Katerina Balkaba 19 Greece GRE
AC r2/2 Olga Danilova 31 Russia RUS DQ
AC r2/2 Larisa Lazutina 36 Russia RUS DQ