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Cross Country Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Women's Sprint

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): Ski Jumping Stadium, Pragelato Plan
Date Started: February 22, 2006
Date Finished: February 22, 2006
Format: Final standings based on time achieved in last round competed in.

Gold: CAN Chandra Crawford
Silver: GER Claudia Künzel-Nystad
Bronze: RUS Alyona Sidko

Summary

This was the second Olympic sprint competition, as it was first held in 2002 at Salt Lake City. The format was slightly different, however, In 2002, 16 skiiers qualified for four quarter-finals of four skiers each. But in Torino, 30 skiiers advanced to five quarter-finals of six racers, with two advancing in each quarter to two semi-finals of five skiers. The final was again contested by four skiers, two advancing from each semi. The qualifying was led by Canadian Beckie Scott. In the quarter-finals, the big news was the failure of the defending champion, Yuliya Chepalova, and the 2005 World Champion, Swede Emelie Öhrstig, who both failed to advance. The final consisted of Scott, German Claudia Künzel, runner-up at the 2003 Worlds, and fourth at the 2002 Winter Olympics; Russian Alyona Sidko, who had won a bronze in team sprint at the 2005 Worlds; and Candian Chandra Crawford, who had only moved up to the senior international level in 2006. But in the final, Crawford moved ahead early and won relatively easily for the sprint, with Künzel taking silver and Sidko the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Chandra Crawford 22 Canada CAN Gold
2 Claudia Künzel-Nystad 28 Germany GER Silver
3 Alyona Sidko 26 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Beckie Scott 31 Canada CAN
5 Virpi Kuitunen 29 Finland FIN
6 Ella Gjømle 26 Norway NOR
7 Arianna Follis 28 Italy ITA
8 Petra Majdič 26 Slovenia SLO
9 Kikkan Randall 23 United States USA
10 Anna Dahlberg-Olsson 29 Sweden SWE
11 Lina Andersson 24 Sweden SWE
12 Manuela Henkel 31 Germany GER
13 Britta Johansson-Norgren 22 Sweden SWE
14 Olga Rocheva 27 Russia RUS
15 Laurence Rochat 26 Switzerland SUI
16 Sara Renner 29 Canada CAN
17 Madoka Natsumi 27 Japan JPN
18 Marit Bjørgen 25 Norway NOR
19 Magda Genuin 26 Italy ITA
20 Stefanie Böhler 24 Germany GER
21 Viktoriya Lopatina 24 Belarus BLR
22 Emelie Öhrstig 27 Sweden SWE
23 Alena Procházková 21 Slovakia SVK
24 Nobuko Fukuda 25 Japan JPN
25 Olga Vasilyonok 25 Belarus BLR
26 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen 27 Finland FIN
27 Yuliya Chepalova 29 Russia RUS
28 Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen 41 Norway NOR
29 Kati Sundqvist-Venäläinen 30 Finland FIN
30 Nataliya Matveyeva 19 Russia RUS
31 Nicole Fessel 22 Germany GER
32 Seraina Mischol 24 Switzerland SUI
33 Barbara Moriggl 23 Italy ITA
34 Aurélie Perrillat-Collomb Storti 25 France FRA
35 Wendy Wagner 32 United States USA
36 Vita Yakymchuk 25 Ukraine UKR
37 Irina Terentjeva 21 Lithuania LTU
38T Yelena Kolomina 25 Kazakhstan KAZ
38T Lindsay Williams 21 United States USA
40 Vesna Fabjan 20 Slovenia SLO
41 Tatjana Mannima 26 Estonia EST
42 Elina Pienimäki-Hietamäki 29 Finland FIN
43 Maryna Malets-Lisohor 22 Ukraine UKR
44 Justyna Kowalczyk 23 Poland POL
45 Nataliya Isachenko 26 Kazakhstan KAZ
46 Oksana Yatskaya 27 Kazakhstan KAZ
47T Émilie Vina 23 France FRA
47T Kaili Sirge 22 Estonia EST
49 Amanda Ammar 20 Canada CAN
50 Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová 20 Czech Republic CZE
51 Yekaterina Rudakova-Bulavka 22 Belarus BLR
52 Esther Bottomley 23 Australia AUS
53 Katarína Garajová 18 Slovakia SVK
54 Piret Pormeister 20 Estonia EST
55 Élodie Bourgeois-Pin 23 France FRA
56 Man Dandan 16 China CHN
57 Song Bo 20 China CHN
58 Maja Kezele 26 Croatia CRO
59 Monika Gyorgy 23 Romania ROU
60 Darya Starostina 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
61 Jia Yuping 19 China CHN
62 Elena Gorohova 33 Moldova MDA
63 Kelime Aydın-Çetinkaya 23 Turkey TUR
64 Lee Chae-Won 24 South Korea KOR
65 Liu Liming 19 China CHN
66 Panagiota Tsakiri 15 Greece GRE