2002–03 Biathlon World Cup

The 2002–03 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union.

2002–03 World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Martina Glagow
Nations Cup Norway Norway Russia Russia
Individual Norway Halvard Hanevold Norway Linda Tjørhom
Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen France Sylvie Becaert
Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Martina Glagow
Mass start Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Albina Akhatova
Relay Belarus Belarus Russia Russia
Competition

The men's overall World Cup was won by Norway's Ole Einar Bjørndalen, while Martina Glagow of Germany claimed the women's overall World Cup.

CalendarEdit

Below is the World Cup calendar for the 2004–05 season.[1]

Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  Östersund 5–8 December
  Pokljuka 11–15 December
  Osrblie 19–22 December
  Oberhof 8–12 January
  Ruhpolding 16–19 January
  Antholz 23–26 January
  Lahti 8–9 February
  Holmenkollen 13–16 February
  Östersund 20–23 February
  Khanty-Mansiysk 15–23 March
Total 3 9 7 4 8 0

World Cup PodiumEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 5 December 2002   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Frode Andresen   Raphaël Poirée   Oleg Ryzhenkov   Frode Andresen Detail
1 8 December 2002   Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Raphaël Poirée   Egil Gjelland   Raphaël Poirée Detail
2 14 December 2002   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Frode Andresen   Andriy Deryzemlya   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
2 15 December 2002   Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Ricco Groß   Frode Andresen Detail
3 19 December 2002   Brezno-Osrblie 10 km Sprint   Raphaël Poirée   Janez Marič   Frode Andresen   Raphaël Poirée Detail
3 22 December 2002   Brezno-Osrblie 12.5 km Pursuit   Raphaël Poirée   Ricco Groß   Vladimir Drachev Detail
4 9 January 2003   Oberhof 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Sergei Tchepikov   Wolfgang Rottmann   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
4 12 January 2003   Oberhof 15 km Mass Start   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Vladimir Drachev   Raphaël Poirée Detail
5 18 January 2003   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Frode Andresen   Raphaël Poirée Detail
5 19 January 2003   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Raphaël Poirée   Frank Luck Detail
6 23 January 2003   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km Individual   Vladimir Drachev   Halvard Hanevold   Stian Eckhoff Detail
6 26 January 2003   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Mass Start   Andriy Deryzemlya   Pavel Rostovtsev   Ricco Groß Detail
7 8 February 2003   Lahti 10 km Sprint   Alexander Wolf   Sergei Tchepikov   Alexei Aidarov Detail
7 9 February 2003   Lahti 15 km Mass Start   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Oleg Ryzhenkov   Halvard Hanevold Detail
8 15 February 2003   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint   Vladimir Drachev   Pavel Rostovtsev   Sven Fischer Detail
8 16 February 2003   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Sven Fischer   Stian Eckhoff Detail
9 20 February 2003   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Sven Fischer   Vladimir Drachev   Lars Berger Detail
9 21 February 2003   Östersund 20 km Individual   Janez Marič   Zdeněk Vítek   Marko Dolenc Detail
9 23 February 2003   Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit   Vladimir Drachev   Zdeněk Vítek   Halvard Hanevold Detail
WC 15 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Ricco Groß   Zdeněk Vítek Detail
WC 16 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Pursuit   Ricco Groß   Halvard Hanevold   Paavo Puurunen Detail
WC 19 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 20 km Individual   Halvard Hanevold   Vesa Hietalahti   Ricco Groß Detail
WC 23 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km Mass Start   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Sven Fischer   Raphaël Poirée Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 5 December 2002   Östersund 7.5 km Sprint   Olga Zaitseva   Sylvie Becaert   Olga Pyleva   Olga Zaitseva Detail
1 8 December 2002   Östersund 10 km Pursuit   Kati Wilhelm   Olga Zaitseva   Katja Beer Detail
2 13 December 2002   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Linda Tjørhom   Svetlana Ishmouratova   Ekaterina Dafovska Detail
2 15 December 2002   Pokljuka 10 km Pursuit   Katja Beer   Linda Tjørhom   Sanna-Leena Perunka   Linda Tjørhom Detail
3 19 December 2002   Brezno-Osrblie 7.5 km Sprint   Galina Koukleva   Albina Akhatova   Uschi Disl Detail
3 22 December 2002   Brezno-Osrblie 10 km Pursuit   Ekaterina Dafovska   Galina Koukleva   Martina Glagow   Galina Koukleva Detail
4 8 January 2003   Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint   Ekaterina Dafovska   Sylvie Becaert   Kateřina Holubcová   Ekaterina Dafovska Detail
4 12 January 2003   Oberhof 12.5 km Mass Start   Uschi Disl   Ekaterina Dafovska   Sylvie Becaert Detail
5 17 January 2003   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Galina Koukleva   Martina Glagow   Olga Pyleva Detail
5 19 January 2003   Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit   Ekaterina Dafovska   Martina Glagow   Svetlana Ishmouratova Detail
6 23 January 2003   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Individual   Ekaterina Dafovska   Sandrine Bailly   Linda Tjørhom Detail
6 26 January 2003   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Mass Start   Albina Akhatova   Sylvie Becaert   Corinne Niogret Detail
7 8 February 2003   Lahti 7.5 km Sprint   Olga Pyleva   Albina Akhatova   Kati Wilhelm Detail
7 9 February 2003   Lahti 12.5 km Mass Start   Kati Wilhelm   Martina Glagow   Ekaterina Dafovska Detail
8 15 February 2003   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint   Sandrine Bailly   Albina Akhatova   Martina Glagow Detail
8 16 February 2003   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit   Martina Glagow   Olena Zubrilova   Michela Ponza   Martina Glagow Detail
9 20 February 2003   Östersund 7.5 km Sprint   Kati Wilhelm   Olena Zubrilova   Uschi Disl Detail
9 22 February 2003   Östersund 15 km Individual   Olga Zaitseva   Linda Tjørhom   Olga Pyleva Detail
9 23 February 2003   Östersund 10 km Pursuit   Olena Zubrilova   Linda Tjørhom   Kateřina Holubcová Detail
WC 15 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 7.5 km Sprint   Sylvie Becaert   Olena Petrova   Kateřina Holubcová Detail
WC 16 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Pursuit   Martina Glagow
  Sandrine Bailly
  Svetlana Ishmouratova Detail
WC 18 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km Individual   Kateřina Holubcová   Olena Zubrilova   Gunn Margit Andreassen Detail
WC 22 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Mass Start   Albina Akhatova   Svetlana Ishmouratova   Sandrine Bailly Detail

Men's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
1 7 December 2002   Östersund 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Egil Gjelland
Frode Andresen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Halvard Hanevold
  Russia
Viktor Maigourov
Sergei Rozhkov
Sergei Tchepikov
Pavel Rostovtsev
  Germany
Ricco Gross
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
2 12 December 2002   Pokljuka 4x7.5 km Relay   Belarus
Alexei Aidarov
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
  Norway
Egil Gjelland
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Frode Andresen
Halvard Hanevold
  Russia
Viktor Maigourov
Sergei Rozhkov
Sergei Tchepikov
Pavel Rostovtsev
3 20 December 2002   Osrblie 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Viktor Maigourov
Pavel Rostovtsev
Sergei Rozhkov
Sergei Tchepikov
  Germany
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Michael Greis
Frank Luck
  France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree
4 11 January 2003   Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Viktor Maigourov
Pavel Rostovtsev
Sergei Rozhkov
Sergei Tchepikov
  Belarus
Alexei Aidarov
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
  France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree
5 16 January 2003   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree
  Germany
Michael Greis
Sven Fischer
Peter Sendel
Ricco Gross
  Norway
Halvard Hanevold
Frode Andresen
Egil Gjelland
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
6 25 January 2003   Antholz-Anterselva 4x7.5 km Relay   Belarus
Alexei Aidarov
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
  Norway
Egil Gjelland
Lars Berger
Stian Eckhoff
Halvard Hanevold
  Italy
Rene Cattarinussi
Rene-Laurent Vuillermoz
Devis Da Canal
Wilfried Pallhuber
8 13 February 2003   Holmenkollen 4x7.5 km Relay   Belarus
Alexei Aidarov
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
  Russia
Sergei Rozhkov
Pavel Rostovtsev
Nikolay Kruglov
Sergei Tchepikov
  Norway
Halvard Hanevold
Stian Eckhoff
Egil Gjelland
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
WC 21 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 4x7.5 km Relay   Germany
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Ricco Gross
Frank Luck
  Russia
Viktor Maigourov
Pavel Rostovtsev
Sergei Rozhkov
Sergei Tchepikov
  Belarus
Alexei Aidarov
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov

Women's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
1 6 December 2002   Östersund 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Katrin Apel
Uschi Disl
Simone Denkinger
Kati Wilhelm
  Norway
Linda Tjorhom
Gro Marit Istad-Kristiansen
Tora Berger
Gunn Margit Andreassen
  Russia
Olga Pyleva
Olga Zaitseva
Anna Bogaliy
Albina Akhatova
2 11 December 2002   Pokljuka 4x6 km Relay   Russia
Svetlana Tchernousova
Galina Kukleva
Irina Malgina
Svetlana Ishmouratova
  Germany
Martina Glagow
Simone Denkinger
Andrea Henkel
Katja Beer
  Bulgaria
Nina Klenovska
Pavlina Filipova
Ekaterina Dafovska
Iva Karagiozova
3 21 December 2002   Osrblie 4x6 km Relay   Belarus
Lilia Efremova
Olga Nazarova
Lyudmila Lysenko
Olena Zubrilova
  Germany
Martina Glagow
Simone Denkinger
Katja Beer
Kati Wilhelm
  Norway
Liv-Kjersti Eikeland
Borghild Ouren
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Linda Tjorhom
4 10 January 2003   Oberhof 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Katrin Apel
Uschi Disl
Andrea Henkel
Kati Wilhelm
  Russia
Albina Akhatova
Svetlana Tchernousova
Galina Kukleva
Olga Pyleva
  France
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly
Julie Carraz
Corinne Niogret
5 15 January 2003   Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay   Russia
Albina Akhatova
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Galina Kukleva
Olga Pyleva
  Germany
Martina Glagow
Uschi Disl
Andrea Henkel
Kati Wilhelm
  Norway
Linda Tjorhom
Ann-Elen Skjelbreid
Gro Marit Istad-Kristiansen
Gunn Margit Andreassen
6 24 January 2003   Antholz-Anterselva 4x6 km Relay   Russia
Albina Akhatova
Anna Bogaliy
Svetlana Tchernousova
Olga Pyleva
  Germany
Simone Denkinger
Uschi Disl
Romy Beer
Kati Wilhelm
  Belarus
Lilia Efremova
Olga Nazarova
Lyudmila Lysenko
Olena Zubrilova
8 13 February 2003   Holmenkollen 4x6 km Relay   Russia
Albina Akhatova
Svetlana Tchernousova
Olga Zaitseva
Olga Pyleva
  Belarus
Lilia Efremova
Olga Nazarova
Lyudmila Ananko
Olena Zubrilova
  France
Florence Baverel-Robert
Sandrine Bailly
Corinne Niogret
Sylvie Becaert
WC 20 March 2003   Khanty-Mansiysk 4x6 km Relay   Russia
Albina Akhatova
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Galina Kukleva
Svetlana Tchernousova
  Ukraine
Oksana Khvostenko
Iryna Merkushina
Oksana Yakovlieva
Olena Petrova
  Germany
Simone Denkinger
Uschi Disl
Kati Wilhelm
Martina Glagow

Standings: MenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Ole Einar Bjørndalen 737
2.   Vladimir Drachev 630
3.   Ricco Groß 613
4.   Raphaël Poirée 591
5.   Halvard Hanevold 553
  • Final standings after 23 races.

Standings: WomenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Martina Glagow 729
2.   Albina Akhatova 699
3.   Sylvie Becaert 680
4.   Ekaterina Dafovska 644
5.   Olena Zubrilova 634
  • Final standings after 23 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway15101439
2  Russia1415736
3  Germany13141239
4  Belarus88521
5  France671023
6  Bulgaria4138
7  Czech Republic1247
8  Ukraine1214
9  Slovenia1113
10  Finland0123
11  Italy0022
12  Austria0011
Totals (12 nations)636162186

AchievementsEdit

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

RetirementsEdit

The following notable biathletes retired after the 2002–03 season:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup Schedule". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

External linksEdit