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2002 Women's Olympic Cross Country Skiing Medalists

1.5–km Sprint

    Time
1 Julija Tchepalova, RUS 3:10.6
2 Evi Sachenbacher, GER 3:12.2
3 Anita Moen, NOR 3:12.7
Best USA: No American skier qualified for the elimination heats.

10–km Classical

    Time
1 Bente Skari, NOR 28:05.6
2 Olga Danilova, RUS 28:08.1
3 Julija Tchepalova, RUS 28:09.9
Best USA: 38th, Wendy Wagner (30:50.7); 40th, Nina Kemppel (30:51.9).

Combined Pursuit

    Time
1 Olga Danilova, RUS 24:52.1
2 Larissa Lazutina, RUS 24:59.0
3 Beckie Scott, CAN 25:09.9
Best USA: 32nd, Nina Kemppel (26:27.8).

15–km Freestyle

    Time
1 Stefania Belmondo, ITA 39:54.4
2 Larissa Lazutina, RUS 39:56.2
3 Katerina Neumannova, CZR 40:01.3
Best USA: 30th, Nina Kemppel (42:53.1).

30–km Classical

    Time
1 Gabriella Paruzzi, ITA* 1:30:57.1
2 Stefania Belmondo, ITA 1:31:01.6
3 Bente Skari, NOR 1:31:36.3
*Paruzzi finished second to Russia's Larissa Lazutina, who was stripped of her gold medal and ordered to leave the Games after failing a subsequent drug test. Lazutina tested positive for darbepoetin, a drug that can enhance performance in endurance sports by increasing oxygen capacity through greater red blood cell production. She was allowed to keep the two silver medals she won earlier but was barred from participating in the 20-km team relay.
Note: Russia's Olga Danilova, who finished eighth in this race, also tested positive for darbepoetin and was ordered to leave the Games. She was allowed to keep the gold and silver medals she won earlier.
Best USA: 15th, Nina Kemppel (1:37:08.7).

4 x 5–km Mixed Relay

    Time
1 Germany 49:30.6
2 Norway 49:31.9
3 Switzerland 50:03.6
GER—Manuela Henkel, Viola Bauer, Claudia Kuenzel, Evi Sachenbacher; NOR—Marit Bjoergen, Bente Skari, Hilde G. Pedersen, Anita Moen; SWI—Andrea Huber, Laurence Rochat, Brigitte Albrecht Loretan, Natascia Leonardi Cortesi.
USA entry: 13th; Wendy Wagner, Nina Kemppel, Barbara Jones, Aelin Peterson (53:23.4).

 

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