1997–98 Biathlon World Cup

The 1997–98 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 6 December 1997 in Lillehammer, Norway, and ended on 15 March 1998 in Hochfilzen, Austria. It was the 21st season of the Biathlon World Cup.

1997–98 World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Sweden Magdalena Forsberg
Nations Cup Norway Norway Germany Germany
Individual Norway Halvard Hanevold Sweden Magdalena Forsberg
Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Sweden Magdalena Forsberg
Pursuit Germany Sven Fischer Sweden Magdalena Forsberg
Relay Norway Norway
Germany Germany
Russia Russia
Competition

CalendarEdit

Below is the IBU World Cup calendar for the 1997–98 season.[1]

Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay
  Lillehammer 6–7 December
  Östersund 11–14 December
  Kontiolahti 18–21 December
  Ruhpolding 8–11 January ●●
  Antholz 15–18 January
  Nagano 11–21 February
  Pokljuka 3–8 March ●●
  Hochfilzen 12–15 March
Total 5 10 3 0 5

World Cup PodiumEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 6 December 1997   Lillehammer 10 km Sprint   Frank Luck   Dag Bjørndalen   Raphaël Poirée   Frank Luck Detail
1 7 December 1997   Lillehammer 12.5 km Pursuit   Alexei Aidarov   Halvard Hanevold   Pavel Muslimov Detail
2 11 December 1997   Östersund 20 km Individual   Sylfest Glimsdal   Alexei Kobelev   Viktor Maigourov   Dag Bjørndalen Detail
2 13 December 1997   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Alexei Kobelev   Raphaël Poirée   Carsten Heymann   Pavel Muslimov Detail
3 18 December 1997   Kontiolahti 10 km Sprint   Jan Wüstenfeld   Ricco Groß   Sven Fischer   Frank Luck Detail
3 20 December 1997   Kontiolahti 12.5 km Pursuit   Sven Fischer   Ludwig Gredler   Jan Wüstenfeld   Sven Fischer Detail
4 8 January 1998   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Raphaël Poirée   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Ricco Groß   Ricco Groß Detail
4 10 January 1998   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Frode Andresen   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Raphaël Poirée   Raphaël Poirée Detail
5 15 January 1998   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km Individual   Halvard Hanevold   Ricco Groß   Alexei Aidarov   Ricco Groß Detail
5 17 January 1998   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Frode Andresen   Viktor Maigourov Detail
OG 11 February 1998   Nagano 20 km Individual   Halvard Hanevold   Pieralberto Carrara   Alexei Aidarov Detail
OG 18 February 1998   Nagano 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Frode Andresen   Ville Räikkönen Detail
6 3 March 1998   Pokljuka 20 km Individual   Ricco Groß   Egil Gjelland   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
6 5 March 1998   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Frank Luck   Raphaël Poirée   Viktor Maigourov   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
7 7 March 1998   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Vladimir Drachev   Sven Fischer   Ilmārs Bricis Detail
WC 8 March 1998   Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit   Vladimir Drachev   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Raphaël Poirée Detail
8 12 March 1998   Hochfilzen 20 km Individual   Vladimir Drachev   Halvard Hanevold   Viktor Maigourov Detail
8 14 March 1998   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Vladimir Drachev   Ilmārs Bricis   Sven Fischer Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 6 December 1997   Lillehammer 7.5 km Sprint   Galina Koukleva   Olga Melnik   Magdalena Forsberg   Galina Koukleva Detail
1 7 December 1997   Lillehammer 10 km Pursuit   Galina Koukleva   Magdalena Forsberg   Uschi Disl Detail
2 11 December 1997   Östersund 15 km Individual   Andreja Grašič   Magdalena Forsberg   Olena Petrova Detail
2 13 December 1997   Östersund 7.5 km Sprint   Magdalena Forsberg   Olena Zubrilova   Galina Koukleva   Magdalena Forsberg Detail
3 18 December 1997   Kontiolahti 7.5 km Sprint   Uschi Disl   Martina Zellner   Svetlana Ishmouratova Detail
3 20 December 1997   Kontiolahti 10 km Pursuit   Magdalena Forsberg   Svetlana Ishmouratova   Martina Zellner Detail
4 8 January 1998   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Magdalena Forsberg   Petra Behle   Corinne Niogret Detail
4 10 January 1998   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Petra Behle   Martina Zellner   Corinne Niogret Detail
5 15 January 1998   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Individual   Olga Romasko   Liv Grete Skjelbreid   Magdalena Forsberg Detail
5 17 January 1998   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint   Nina Lemesh   Svetlana Ishmouratova   Magdalena Forsberg Detail
OG 9 February 1998   Nagano 15 km Individual   Ekaterina Dafovska   Olena Petrova   Uschi Disl Detail
OG 15 February 1998   Nagano 7.5 km Sprint   Galina Koukleva   Uschi Disl   Katrin Apel Detail
6 3 March 1998   Pokljuka 15 km Individual   Magdalena Forsberg   Florence Baverel   Uschi Disl Detail
6 5 March 1998   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Corinne Niogret   Emmanuelle Claret   Annette Sikveland Detail
7 7 March 1998   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Magdalena Forsberg   Ann-Elen Skjelbreid   Christelle Gros Detail
WC 8 March 1998   Pokljuka 10 km Pursuit   Magdalena Forsberg   Corinne Niogret   Martina Zellner Detail
8 12 March 1998   Hochfilzen 15 km Individual   Uschi Disl   Andreja Grašič   Martina Zellner Detail
8 14 March 1998   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Uschi Disl   Magdalena Forsberg   Liv Grete Skjelbreid Detail

Men's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 14 December 1997   Östersund 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Egil Gjelland
Sylfest Glimsdal
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Germany
Jan Wüstenfeld
Carsten Heymann
Marco Morgenstern
Sven Fischer
  Italy
Patrick Favre
Wilfried Pallhuber
Pieralberto Carrara
Rene Cattarinussi
3 21 December 1997   Kontiolahti 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Sergei Rozhkov
Vladimir Drachev
Sergei Tarasov
Pavel Rostovtsev
  Belarus
Alexei Aidarov
Oleg Ryzhenkov
Vadim Sashurin
Alexander Popov
  Italy
Patrick Favre
Wilfried Pallhuber
Pieralberto Carrara
Rene Cattarinussi
4 11 January 1998   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Egil Gjelland
Frode Andresen
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Germany
Ricco Gross
Jan Wüstenfeld
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
  Russia
Sergei Rozhkov
Pavel Vavilov
Pavel Rostovtsev
Alexei Kobelev
5 18 January 1998   Antholz-Anterselva 4x7.5 km Relay   Germany
Ricco Gross
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
  Norway
Egil Gjelland
Halvard Hanevold
Frode Andresen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Belarus
Alexei Aidarov
Oleg Ryzhenkov
Alexander Popov
Vadim Sashurin
OG 21 February 1998   Nagano 4x7.5 km Relay   Germany
Ricco Gross
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
  Norway
Egil Gjelland
Halvard Hanevold
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Russia
Pavel Muslimov
Vladimir Drachev
Sergei Tarasov
Viktor Maigourov
WC 15 March 1998   Hochfilzen Team event   Norway
Egil Gjelland
Sylfest Glimsdal
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Germany
Ricco Gross
Carsten Heymann
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
  Russia
Vladimir Drachev
Alexei Kobelev
Sergei Rozhkov
Viktor Maigourov

Women's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 14 December 1997   Östersund 4x7.5 km Relay   France
Florence Baverel
Emmanuelle Claret
Christelle Gros
Corinne Niogret
  Germany
Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle
  Russia
Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Albina Akhatova
Anna Volkova
3 21 December 1997   Kontiolahti 4x7.5 km Relay   Czech Republic
Kateřina Losmanová
Jiřina Pelcová
Irena Česneková
Eva Háková
  France
Florence Baverel
Anne Briand
Christelle Gros
Corinne Niogret
  Germany
Uschi Disl
Simone Greiner
Katrin Apel
Martina Zellner
4 11 January 1998   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Nadezhda Talanova
Albina Akhatova
  Germany
Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle
  Norway
Ann-Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
5 18 January 1998   Antholz-Anterselva 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Anna Volkova
Galina Kukleva
Olga Romasko
Albina Akhatova
  Norway
Ann-Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
  Germany
Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Katja Beer
OG 19 February 1998   Nagano 4x7.5 km Relay   Germany
Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle
  Russia
Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Albina Akhatova
Olga Romasko
  Norway
Ann-Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Skjelbreid

Standings: MenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Ole Einar Bjørndalen 289
2.   Ricco Groß 286
3.   Sven Fischer 270
4.   Halvard Hanevold 263
5.   Raphaël Poirée 249
  • Final standings after 18 races.

Standings: WomenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Magdalena Forsberg 387
2.   Uschi Disl 325
3.   Martina Zellner 255
4.   Corinne Niogret 238
5.   Galina Kukleva 227
  • Final standings after 18 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany12111437
2  Russia1251027
3  Norway814527
4  Sweden63312
5  France36615
6  Ukraine1214
7  Belarus1135
8  Slovenia1102
9  Bulgaria1001
  Czech Republic1001
11  Italy0123
12  Latvia0112
13  Austria0101
14  Finland0011
Totals (14 entries)464646138

AchievementsEdit

Victory in this World Cup (all-time number of victories in parentheses)

RetirementsEdit

Following notable biathletes retired after the 1997–98 season:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gregor, Jakub. "Schedule". biathlonresults.com. IBU. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

External linksEdit