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Cross Country Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Women's Sprint

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Complex, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 11, 2014
Date Finished: February 11, 2014
Format: Final standings based on time achieved in last round competed in.

Gold: NOR Maiken Caspersen Falla
Silver: NOR Ingvild Flugstad Østberg
Bronze: SLO Vesna Fabjan

Summary

In the ladies sprint none of the three favorites, Norway’s Marit Bjørgen, US sprinter Kikkan Randall and World Cup leader Denise Herrmann of Germany, even made it to the final. Instead Norway’s lesser known Maiken Caspersen Falla took the gold, the country’s 100th Olympic Winter Games medal. She was not only the fastest qualifier but also won both her quarter-final and semi-final races. In the final, Slovenian starter Vesna Fabjan took an early lead, but Falla quickly came back to the head of the pack. Later in the race, Fabjan, Falla and her compatriot Ingvild Flugstad Østberg dropped the three other finalists. But Falla always appeared to be in command winning in a time of 2:35.49. Metres from the finish line, Østberg made a final effort for the silver in a photo finish, with Fabjan taking bronze.

The only accident in the final occurred when American Sophie Caldwell ski got tangled up with Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen’s pole. Jacobsen, whose brother had sadly died just prior to the Games, came through to take fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Maiken Caspersen Falla 23 Norway NOR Gold
2 Ingvild Flugstad Østberg 23 Norway NOR Silver
3 Vesna Fabjan 28 Slovenia SLO Bronze
4 Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen 27 Norway NOR
5 Ida Ingemarsdotter 28 Sweden SWE
6 Sophie Caldwell 23 United States USA
7 Gaia Vuerich 22 Italy ITA
8 Denise Herrmann 25 Germany GER
9 Katja Višnar 29 Slovenia SLO
10 Stina Nilsson 20 Sweden SWE
11 Marit Bjørgen 33 Norway NOR
12 Aurore Cuinet-Jéan 28 France FRA
13 Jessie Diggins 22 United States USA
14 Britta Johansson-Norgren 30 Sweden SWE
15 Mari Laukkanen 26 Finland FIN
16 Anne Kyllönen 26 Finland FIN
17 Alenka Čebašek 24 Slovenia SLO
18 Kikkan Randall 31 United States USA
19 Ida Sargent 26 United States USA
20 Nataliya Matveyeva 27 Russia RUS
21 Laurien van der Graaf 26 Switzerland SUI
22 Anastasiya Dotsenko 27 Russia RUS
23 Perianne Jones 28 Canada CAN
24 Petra Nováková 20 Czech Republic CZE
25 Daria Gaiazova 30 Canada CAN
26 Greta Laurent 21 Italy ITA
27 Nika Razinger 20 Slovenia SLO
28 Yevgeniya Shapovalova 27 Russia RUS
29 Mona-Liisa Malvalehto 30 Finland FIN
30 Hanna Kolb 22 Germany GER
31 Lucia Anger 23 Germany GER
32T Ilaria Debertolis 24 Italy ITA
32T Man Dandan 24 China CHN
34 Maryna Antsybor 26 Ukraine UKR
35 Claudia Künzel-Nystad 36 Germany GER
36 Marion Buillet 23 France FRA
37 Riikka Sarasoja-Lilja 31 Finland FIN
38 Karolína Grohová 23 Czech Republic CZE
39 Alena Procházková 29 Slovakia SVK
40 Célia Aymonier 22 France FRA
41 Agnieszka Szymańczak 29 Poland POL
42 Posy Musgrave 27 Great Britain GBR
43 Heidi Widmer 22 Canada CAN
44 Chandra Crawford 30 Canada CAN
45 Kateryna Serdyuk 24 Ukraine UKR
46 Yelena Kolomina 33 Kazakhstan KAZ
47 Valentina Kaminskaya 26 Belarus BLR
48 Triin Ojaste 23 Estonia EST
49 Tímea Sára 21 Romania ROU
50 Irina Khazova 29 Russia RUS
51 Li Hongxue 29 China CHN
52 Hanna Erikson 23 Sweden SWE
53 Nathalie Schwarz 20 Austria AUT
54 Teodora Malcheva 31 Bulgaria BUL
55 Daniela Kotschová 28 Slovakia SVK
56 Esther Bottomley 30 Australia AUS
57 Tatyana Roshchina-Osipova 26 Kazakhstan KAZ
58 Maryna Malets-Lisohor 30 Ukraine UKR
59 Inga Dauškāne 33 Latvia LAT
60 Antoniya Grigorova-Burgova 27 Bulgaria BUL
61 Vedrana Malec 23 Croatia CRO
62 Ingrida Ardišauskaitė 21 Lithuania LTU
63 Sylwia Jaśkowiec 27 Poland POL
64 Panagiota Tsakiri 23 Greece GRE
65 Jaqueline Mourão 38 Brazil BRA
66 Ágnes Simon 39 Hungary HUN
67 Kelime Aydın-Çetinkaya 31 Turkey TUR