E.Ochirsuren finished 74th among 78 skiers from 36 countries in the women’s 10-km cross country race in the Vancouver Winter Olympics while Kh.Khash-Erdene was 86th among 94 contestants at the men’s 15-km race.
Ochirsuren finished the first circle in 16 minutes 15.5 seconds and the second in 16 minutes 40.6 seconds. She was almost eight minutes behind the winner, an improvement on her performance at the Torino Olympics where she finished 11 minutes after the winner.
She said after the race that road was icy and uncomfortable which made it dangerous during turn, but luckily there was no rain during the race. She was happy to reduce the difference from the winner’s time.
She will train for the National Championships early in March but could retire after that. After injuring herself last year she now runs with bandages on her legs.
Kh.Khash-Erdene said he was disappointed but he had worked hard for four years and was happy that his time of 42 minutes 27 seconds was better than the 45 minutes 46 seconds he had clocked in the test rounds.