2003–04 Biathlon World Cup

The 2003–04 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The Biathlon World Championships 2004 were part of the Biathlon World Cup.

2003–04 World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Nations Cup Norway Norway Russia Russia
Individual France Raphaël Poirée Russia Olga Pyleva
Sprint France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Pursuit France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Mass start France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Relay Norway Norway Norway Norway
Competition

The men's overall World Cup was won by Raphaël Poirée,[1] while Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée of Norway claimed the women's overall World Cup.[2]

CalendarEdit

Below is the World Cup calendar for the 2004–05 season.[3]

Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  Kontiolahti 4–7 December
  Hochfilzen 11–14 December
  Osrblie 18–21 December
  Pokljuka 7–11 January
  Ruhpolding 14–18 January
  Antholz 21–25 January
  Oberhof 7–15 February
  Lake Placid 27–29 February
  Fort Kent 3–6 March
  Holmenkollen 16–19 March
Total 3 10 9 4 4 0

World Cup PodiumEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 4 December 2003   Kontiolahti 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Halvard Hanevold   Frode Andresen   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
1 7 December 2003   Kontiolahti 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Raphaël Poirée   Sergei Rozhkov Detail
2 11 December 2003   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Lars Berger   Vladimir Drachev   Halvard Hanevold Detail
2 14 December 2003   Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Vladimir Drachev   Stian Eckhoff Detail
3 18 December 2003   Brezno-Osrblie 20 km Individual   Raphaël Poirée   Ricco Groß   Peter Sendel   Raphaël Poirée Detail
3 19 December 2003   Brezno-Osrblie 10 km Sprint   Sergei Rozhkov   Ludwig Gredler   Sergei Tchepikov Detail
3 21 December 2003   Brezno-Osrblie 12.5 km Pursuit   Raphaël Poirée   Peter Sendel   Pavol Hurajt Detail
4 8 January 2004   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Raphaël Poirée   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Vladimir Drachev Detail
4 10 January 2004   Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Nikolay Kruglov   Sergei Tchepikov Detail
4 11 January 2004   Pokljuka 15 km Mass Start   Halvard Hanevold   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Michael Greis Detail
5 17 January 2004   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Halvard Hanevold   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Lars Berger Detail
5 18 January 2004   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Lars Berger   Halvard Hanevold Detail
6 22 January 2004   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km Individual   Sven Fischer   Raphaël Poirée   Ricco Groß Detail
6 24 January 2004   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint   Sergei Tchepikov   Janez Marič   Ricco Groß Detail
6 25 January 2004   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Mass Start   Raphaël Poirée   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Ricco Groß Detail
WC 7 February 2004   Oberhof 10 km Sprint   Raphaël Poirée   Ricco Groß   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 8 February 2004   Oberhof 12.5 km Pursuit   Ricco Groß   Raphaël Poirée   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 12 February 2004   Oberhof 20 km Individual   Raphaël Poirée   Tomasz Sikora   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 15 February 2004   Oberhof 15 km Mass Start   Raphaël Poirée   Lars Berger   Sergei Konovalov Detail
7 27 February 2004   Lake Placid 10 km Sprint   Lars Berger   Raphaël Poirée   Janez Marič Detail
7 29 February 2004   Lake Placid 12.5 km Pursuit   Raphaël Poirée   Nikolay Kruglov   Ricco Groß Detail
8 4 March 2004   Fort Kent 10 km Sprint   Raphaël Poirée   Michael Greis   Pavol Hurajt Detail
8 5 March 2004   Fort Kent 12.5 km Pursuit   Raphaël Poirée   Carl Johan Bergman   Nikolay Kruglov Detail
8 6 March 2004   Fort Kent 15 km Mass Start   Sven Fischer   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Sergei Rozhkov Detail
9 11 March 2004   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint   Lars Berger   Frode Andresen   Tomasz Sikora Detail
9 13 March 2004   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Pursuit   Raphaël Poirée   Tomasz Sikora   Vladimir Drachev Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 4 December 2003   Kontiolahti 7.5 km Sprint   Sandrine Bailly   Liv Grete Poirée   Uschi Disl   Sandrine Bailly Detail
1 7 December 2003   Kontiolahti 10 km Pursuit   Liv Grete Poirée   Kati Wilhelm   Uschi Disl   Liv Grete Poirée Detail
2 11 December 2003   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Olena Zubrilova   Gro Marit Istad-Kristiansen   Liv Grete Poirée Detail
2 14 December 2003   Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit   Sandrine Bailly   Martina Glagow   Olga Zaitseva Detail
3 18 December 2003   Brezno-Osrblie 15 km Individual   Martina Glagow   Liv Grete Poirée   Olga Pyleva Detail
3 20 December 2003   Brezno-Osrblie 7.5 km Sprint   Sandrine Bailly   Katja Beer   Martina Glagow   Sandrine Bailly Detail
3 21 December 2003   Brezno-Osrblie 10 km Pursuit   Sandrine Bailly   Olga Pyleva   Katrin Apel Detail
4 7 January 2004   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Liv Grete Poirée   Uschi Disl   Sandrine Bailly Detail
4 9 January 2004   Pokljuka 10 km Pursuit   Uschi Disl   Sandrine Bailly   Olga Pyleva Detail
4 11 January 2004   Pokljuka 12.5 km Mass Start   Anna Bogaliy   Liv Grete Poirée   Uschi Disl Detail
5 16 January 2004   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Liv Grete Poirée   Svetlana Ishmouratova   Martina Glagow   Liv Grete Poirée Detail
5 18 January 2004   Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit   Liv Grete Poirée   Svetlana Ishmouratova   Olga Pyleva Detail
6 21 January 2004   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Individual   Anna Bogaliy   Svetlana Ishmouratova   Anna Murínová Detail
6 23 January 2004   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint   Natalia Guseva   Kateřina Holubcová   Svetlana Ishmouratova Detail
6 25 January 2004   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Mass Start   Linda Tjørhom   Natalia Guseva   Anna Bogaliy Detail
WC 7 February 2004   Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint   Liv Grete Poirée   Anna Bogaliy   Martina Glagow Detail
WC 8 February 2004   Oberhof 10 km Pursuit   Liv Grete Poirée   Martina Glagow   Anna Bogaliy Detail
WC 10 February 2004   Oberhof 15 km Individual   Olga Pyleva   Albina Akhatova   Olena Petrova Detail
WC 14 February 2004   Oberhof 12.5 km Mass Start   Liv Grete Poirée   Katrin Apel   Sandrine Bailly Detail
7 27 February 2004   Lake Placid 7.5 km Sprint   Olga Pyleva   Kati Wilhelm   Anna Bogaliy Detail
7 28 February 2004   Lake Placid 10 km Pursuit   Olga Pyleva   Anna Bogaliy   Sandrine Bailly Detail
8 3 March 2004   Fort Kent 7.5 km Sprint   Uschi Disl   Liv Grete Poirée   Olga Zaitseva Detail
8 5 March 2004   Fort Kent 10 km Pursuit   Uschi Disl   Liv Grete Poirée   Kati Wilhelm Detail
8 6 March 2004   Fort Kent 12.5 km Mass Start   Olga Pyleva   Anna Bogaliy   Liv Grete Poirée Detail
9 11 March 2004   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint   Olga Pyleva   Kati Wilhelm   Svetlana Ishmouratova Detail
9 13 March 2004   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit   Olga Pyleva   Ekaterina Dafovska   Liv Grete Poirée Detail

Men's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
1 6 December 2003   Kontiolahti 4x7.5 km Relay   Germany
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Ricco Gross
Frank Luck
  France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree
  Sweden
Carl Johan Bergman
Jakob Börjesson
Mattias Nilsson
Björn Ferry
2 13 December 2003   Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Stian Eckhoff
Lars Berger
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Belarus
Alexandr Syman
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
  France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree
5 15 January 2004   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   Belarus
Alexandr Syman
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
  Norway
Egil Gjelland
Lars Berger
Frode Andresen
Halvard Hanevold
  Russia
Filipp Shulman
Sergei Konovalov
Sergei Rozhkov
Sergei Tchepikov
WC 13 February 2004   Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay   Germany
Frank Luck
Ricco Gross
Sven Fischer
Michael Greis
  Norway
Halvard Hanevold
Lars Berger
Egil Gjelland
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree

Women's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
1 5 December 2003   Kontiolahti 4x6 km Relay   Norway
Liv-Kjersti Eikeland
Linda Tjorhom
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Poiree
  Russia
Albina Akhatova
Olga Zaitseva
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Olga Pyleva
  France
Corinne Niogret
Christelle Gros
Julie Carraz
Sandrine Bailly
2 12 December 2003   Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay   Belarus
Ekaterina Ivanova
Ksenia Zikounkova
Olga Nazarova
Olena Zubrilova
  Germany
Martina Glagow
Katrin Apel
Katja Beer
Kati Wilhelm
  France
Corinne Niogret
Christelle Gros
Julie Carraz
Sandrine Bailly
5 14 January 2004   Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Simone Denkinger
Uschi Disl
Katrin Apel
Kati Wilhelm
  Russia
Olga Pyleva
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Anna Bogaliy
Albina Akhatova
  Norway
Linda Tjorhom
Ann-Elen Skjelbreid
Liv Grete Poiree
Gunn Margit Andreassen
WC 12 February 2004   Oberhof 4x6 km Relay   Norway
Linda Tjorhom
Gro Marit Istad-Kristiansen
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Poiree
  Russia
Olga Pyleva
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Anna Bogaliy-Titovets
Albina Akhatova
  Germany
Martina Glagow
Katrin Apel
Simone Denkinger
Kati Wilhelm

Standings: MenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Raphaël Poirée 1010
2.   Ole Einar Bjørndalen 901
3.   Ricco Groß 769
4.   Halvard Hanevold 688
5.   Lars Berger 589
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Standings: WomenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Liv Grete Poirée 955
2.   Olga Pyleva 860
3.   Sandrine Bailly 788
4.   Uschi Disl 733
5.   Anna Bogaliy 687
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway21161350
2  France156728
3  Russia11141742
4  Germany10141337
5  Belarus3339
6  Poland0213
7  Slovenia0112
  Sweden0112
9  Austria0101
  Bulgaria0101
  Czech Republic0101
12  Slovakia0033
13  Ukraine0011
Totals (13 nations)606060180

AchievementsEdit

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

RetirementsEdit

The following notable biathletes retired after the 2003–04 season:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup Total Score - Men" (PDF). 25 November 2004. Retrieved 22 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "World Cup Total Score - Women" (PDF). 25 November 2004. Retrieved 22 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "World Cup Schedule". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

External linksEdit