Cross-country skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics – Women's 10 kilometre

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The women's 10 kilometre cross-country skiing event was part of the cross-country skiing programme at the 1952 Winter Olympics. It was the first appearance of a women's cross-country skiing event at the Olympics. The competition was held on Saturday, February 23, 1952.

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Twenty cross-country skiers from eight nations competed.

Medalists

GoldSilverBronze
Lydia Wideman
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Mirja Hietamies
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Siiri Rantanen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

Results

RankAthleteTime
At 5.5 kmFinal
1Flag of Finland.svg  Lydia Wideman  (FIN)23:0041:40
2Flag of Finland.svg  Mirja Hietamies  (FIN)24:0042:39
3Flag of Finland.svg  Siiri Rantanen  (FIN)24:1542:50
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Märta Nordberg  (SWE)24:1042:53
5Flag of Finland.svg  Sirkka Polkunen  (FIN)24:1043:07
6Flag of Norway.svg  Rakel Wahl  (NOR)25:2044:54
7Flag of Norway.svg  Marit Øiseth  (NOR)25:4045:04
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Margit Albrechtsson  (SWE)25:0545:05
9Flag of Sweden.svg  Eivor Alm  (SWE)25:3045:20
10Flag of Norway.svg  Gina Sigstad  (NOR)25:3545:37
11Flag of Sweden.svg  Sonja Edström  (SWE)25:4545:41
12Flag of Norway.svg  Jorun Askersrud  (NOR)26:5047:45
13Flag of Germany.svg  Hanni Gehring  (GER)28:1050:39
14Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Nada Birko  (YUG)28:3050:44
15Flag of France.svg  Josette Baisse  (FRA)28:4551:43
16Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Angela Kordež  (YUG)28:5552:33
17Flag of Italy.svg  Fides Romanin  (ITA)31:0054:43
18Flag of France.svg  Michèle Angirany  (FRA)30:3054:56
-Flag of Italy.svg  Ildegarda Taffra  (ITA)DNF-
-Flag of Austria.svg  Lizzy Kladensky  (AUT)DNF-

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