2007–08 Biathlon World Cup

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The 2007–08 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started 28 November 2007 and ended 16 March 2008.

2007–08 Biathlon World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Magdalena Neuner
Nations Cup Norway Norway Germany Germany
Individual France Vincent Defrasne Germany Martina Glagow
Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Magdalena Neuner
Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen France Sandrine Bailly
Mass start Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Magdalena Neuner
Relay Norway Norway Norway Norway
Competition

This article contains the top ten result listings and concise summary comments for each of the season's twenty-seven individual races and five relays for both genders, arranged by World Cup meet 1 through 9 (denoted WC 1–9), accompanied by the top ten Total Cup rankings after each of the meets plus the 2008 World Championships (held between WC 6 and 7, and in the usual way counted as a World Cup meet towards the accumulated scores).

  • For detailed tables of the development of accumulated scores and related rankings in the Total, Individual, Sprint, Pursuit, Mass start, Relay, and Nation Cups, see 2007–08 Biathlon World Cup statistics.
  • For a list of the Total and Relay World Cup winners and runners-up of all World Cup seasons since 1977–78, see the Biathlon World Cup article.

Scores and leader bibsEdit

  • For the eighth successive season, the race victory gives 50 points, a 2nd place gives 46 pts, a 3rd place 43 pts, a 4th place 40 pts, a fifth place 37 pts, a 6th place 34 pts, then further decreasing by two pts down to the 15th place (16 pts), then linearly decreasing by one point down to the 30th place (see the Place/Points table on the page's upper right). Equal placings, i.e. same-time finishes (ties) give an equal number of points.
  • The sum of all WC points of the season, minus the score from a predetermined number of events (say, 3) give the biathlete's accumulated WC score (naturally, the races chosen to be eliminated from the total will be those with the lowest scores). Biathletes with an equal number of accumulated points are ranked by number of victories, 2nd places, 3rd places, and so on, in practice reducing the possibility of ties to just about nil.
  • In addition to the Total WC score as described above, the points from races in each separate single-biathlete format—Individual, Sprint, Pursuit, and Mass start—accumulate toward separate scores with associated "sub-Cups" to be won. See the main Biathlon article for a detailed description of the race formats.
  • In any given race, the biathlete with the highest accumulated Total WC score before the race wears a yellow    number bib. The leader of the specific race format wears a red    bib. If the same biathlete leads both the Total and the specific format's World Cup, a combined yellow-and-red    bib is worn. In the first races of the season, the winners of the previous season's Cups wear the associated bibs.
  • There are also two multi-biathlete Cups to be won, namely the Relay and Nation Cups. The scores of the Relay races are awarded to each nation's team in the same manner as in the single-biathlete Cups. No leader bibs are worn during the Relays. For the Nation Cup, the combined scores of the three best biathletes from each nation in the Individual and Sprint races, as well as the Relay scores, are accumulated. The Nation Cup points scale is different from the World Cup points scale; each place from 1st through 30th scores 100 more points than in the World Cup, and from 31st down to 130th points are awarded on a scale from 100 to 1.

CalendarEdit

Below is the IBU World Cup calendar for the 2007–08 season.[1]

Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Details
  Kontiolahti 29 November–2 December details
  Hochfilzen 6–9 December details
  Pokljuka 12–16 December details
  Oberhof 2–6 January details
  Ruhpolding 8–13 January details
  Antholz 16–20 January details
  Östersund 8–17 February World Championships
  Pyeongchang 28 February–2 March details
  Khanty-Mansiysk 5–9 March details
  Holmenkollen 12–16 March details
Total 3 10 8 5 5

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany24112156
2  Norway20151045
3  Russia11231751
4  France54312
5  Poland2103
6  Sweden1326
7  Czech Republic1012
8  Italy0325
9  Austria0134
  Ukraine0134
11  Finland0112
12  Belarus0101
13  China0011
Totals (13 nations)646464192

World Cup podiumsEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 29 November 2007   Kontiolahti 20 km Individual   Vincent Defrasne   Halvard Hanevold   Maxim Tchoudov   Vincent Defrasne Detail
1 1 December 2007   Kontiolahti 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Dmitry Yaroshenko   Carsten Pump Detail
1 2 December 2007   Kontiolahti 12.5 km Pursuit   Ivan Tcherezov   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Dmitry Yaroshenko   Ivan Tcherezov Detail
2 7 December 2007   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Dmitry Yaroshenko   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Andrei Makoveev   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
2 8 December 2007   Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Dmitry Yaroshenko   Daniel Graf Detail
3 13 December 2007   Pokljuka 20 km Individual   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Alexander Wolf   Serhiy Sednev Detail
3 15 December 2007   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Dmitry Yaroshenko   Mattias Nilsson Detail
4 5 January 2008   Oberhof 10 km Sprint   Tomasz Sikora   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
4 6 January 2008   Oberhof 15 km Mass Start   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Nikolay Kruglov   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
5 12 January 2008   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Michael Greis   Maxim Tchoudov   Alexander Wolf Detail
5 13 January 2008   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Pursuit   Michael Greis   Maxim Tchoudov   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
6 18 January 2008   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint   Michael Greis   Nikolay Kruglov   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
6 19 January 2008   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Pursuit   Björn Ferry   Nikolay Kruglov   Michael Greis Detail
6 20 January 2008   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Mass Start   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Björn Ferry   Michael Greis Detail
WC 9 February 2008   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Maxim Tchoudov   Halvard Hanevold   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 10 February 2008   Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Maxim Tchoudov   Alexander Wolf Detail
WC 14 February 2008   Östersund 20 km Individual   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Maxim Maksimov Detail
WC 17 February 2008   Östersund 15 km Mass Start   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Maxim Tchoudov Detail
7 27 February 2008   Pyeongchang 10 km Sprint   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Halvard Hanevold   Friedrich Pinter Detail
7 29 February 2008   Pyeongchang 12.5 km Pursuit   Michael Greis   Halvard Hanevold   Alexander Os Detail
8 6 March 2008   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Andrei Makoveev Detail
8 8 March 2008   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Pursuit   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Tomasz Sikora   Andrei Makoveev Detail
8 9 March 2008   Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km Mass Start   Tomasz Sikora   Daniel Graf   Michal Šlesingr Detail
9 13 March 2008   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Michael Rösch   Friedrich Pinter Detail
9 15 March 2008   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Pursuit   Ivan Tcherezov   Friedrich Pinter   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
9 16 March 2008   Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km Mass Start   Michal Šlesingr   Nikolay Kruglov   Halvard Hanevold Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 29 November 2007   Kontiolahti 15 km Individual   Martina Glagow   Tatiana Moiseeva   Simone Denkinger   Martina Glagow Detail
1 30 November 2007   Kontiolahti 7.5 km Sprint   Martina Glagow   Kati Wilhelm   Tora Berger Detail
1 2 December 2007   Kontiolahti 10 km Pursuit   Tora Berger   Andrea Henkel   Martina Glagow Detail
2 7 December 2007   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Sandrine Bailly   Ekaterina Iourieva   Kati Wilhelm Detail
2 8 December 2007   Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit   Sandrine Bailly   Ekaterina Iourieva   Kati Wilhelm   Sandrine Bailly Detail
3 13 December 2007   Pokljuka 15 km Individual   Ekaterina Iourieva   Michela Ponza   Martina Glagow   Martina Glagow Detail
3 15 December 2007   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Sandrine Bailly   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Magdalena Neuner Detail
4 5 January 2008   Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint   Tora Berger   Svetlana Sleptsova   Magdalena Neuner Detail
4 6 January 2008   Oberhof 12.5 km Mass Start   Magdalena Neuner   Olga Anisimova   Tatiana Moiseeva Detail
5 11 January 2008   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Kaisa Varis   Svetlana Sleptsova   Helena Jonsson Detail
5 13 January 2008   Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit   Solveig Rogstad   Kati Wilhelm   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Kati Wilhelm Detail
6 17 January 2008   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint   Kati Wilhelm   Andrea Henkel   Svetlana Sleptsova Detail
6 19 January 2008   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Pursuit   Andrea Henkel   Svetlana Sleptsova   Tora Berger Detail
6 20 January 2008   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Mass Start   Andrea Henkel   Anna Carin Olofsson   Kati Wilhelm Detail
WC 9 February 2008   Östersund 7.5 km Sprint   Andrea Henkel   Albina Akhatova   Oksana Khvostenko   Andrea Henkel Detail
WC 10 February 2008   Östersund 10 km Pursuit   Andrea Henkel   Ekaterina Iourieva   Albina Akhatova Detail
WC 14 February 2008   Östersund 15 km Individual   Ekaterina Iourieva   Martina Glagow   Oksana Khvostenko Detail
WC 16 February 2008   Östersund 12.5 km Mass Start   Magdalena Neuner   Tora Berger   Ekaterina Iourieva Detail
7 28 February 2008   Pyeongchang 7.5 km Sprint   Magdalena Neuner   Sandrine Bailly   Michela Ponza   Sandrine Bailly Detail
7 1 March 2008   Pyeongchang 10 km Pursuit   Sandrine Bailly   Michela Ponza   Albina Akhatova Detail
8 6 March 2008   Khanty-Mansiysk 7.5 km Sprint   Magdalena Neuner   Sandrine Bailly   Albina Akhatova Detail
8 8 March 2008   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Pursuit   Kathrin Hitzer   Sandrine Bailly   Andrea Henkel Detail
8 9 March 2008   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Mass Start   Kathrin Hitzer   Magdalena Neuner   Svetlana Sleptsova   Magdalena Neuner Detail
9 13 March 2008   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint   Svetlana Sleptsova   Tora Berger   Kati Wilhelm Detail
9 15 March 2008   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit   Svetlana Sleptsova   Kati Wilhelm   Liu Xianying Detail
9 16 March 2008   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Mass Start   Kati Wilhelm   Solveig Rogstad   Michela Ponza Detail

Men's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 9 December 2007   Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Alexander Os
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Maxim Tchoudov
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
  Germany
Michael Rösch
Daniel Graf
Carsten Pump
Michael Greis
3 16 December 2007   Pokljuka 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Andrei Makoveev
Maxim Tchoudov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Nikolay Kruglov
  Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
  Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Friedrich Pinter
Dominik Landertinger
Simon Eder
4 4 January 2008   Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Alexander Os
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Maxim Tchoudov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Nikolay Kruglov
  Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Carsten Pump
Michael Greis
5 10 January 2008   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Rune Brattsveen
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Maxim Tchoudov
  Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Carsten Pump
Michael Greis
WC 16 February 2008   Östersund 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Maxim Tchoudov
  Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Rune Brattsveen
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis

Women's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 9 December 2007   Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Simone Denkinger
Kati Wilhelm
  Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Olga Anisimova
Tatiana Moiseeva
Ekaterina Iourieva
  Sweden
Elisabeth Högberg
Anna Carin Olofsson
Anna Maria Nilsson
Helena Jonsson
3 16 December 2007   Pokljuka 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Martina Glagow
Sabrina Buchholz
Magdalena Neuner
Andrea Henkel
  Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Natalia Guseva
Ekaterina Iourieva
  France
Delphyne Peretto
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly
4 3 January 2008   Oberhof 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Simone Denkinger
Andrea Henkel
Kathrin Hitzer
Kati Wilhelm
  France
Delphyne Peretto
Sylvie Becaert
Pauline Macabies
Sandrine Bailly
  Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Tatiana Moiseeva
Natalia Guseva
5 9 January 2008   Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Kathrin Hitzer
Magdalena Neuner
Sabrina Buchholz
Kati Wilhelm
  Norway
Tora Berger
Anne Ingstadbjorg
Solveig Rogstad
Ann Kristin Flatland
  Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Olga Anisimova
Ekaterina Iourieva
Natalia Guseva
WC 17 February 2008   Östersund 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Magdalena Neuner
Kati Wilhelm
  Ukraine
Oksana Yakovlieva
Vita Semerenko
Valj Semerenko
Oksana Khvostenko
  France
Delphyne Peretto
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly

MixedEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
WC 12 February 2008   Östersund 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  Germany
Sabrina Buchholz
Magdalena Neuner
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
  Belarus
Liudmila Kalinchik
Darya Domracheva
Rustam Valiullin
Sergey Novikov
  Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
7 2 March 2008   Pyeongchang 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  Norway
Ann Kristin Flatland
Solveig Rogstad
Hans Martin Gjedrem
Alexander Os
  Italy
Michela Ponza
Katja Haller
René-Laurent Vuillermoz
Christian De Lorenzi
  France
Julie Carraz-Collin
Pauline Macabies
Simon Fourcade
Alexis Bœuf

Standings: MenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Ole Einar Bjørndalen 869
2.   Dmitry Yaroshenko 696
3.   Emil Hegle Svendsen 687
4.   Michael Greis 596
5.   Ivan Tcherezov 573
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Standings: WomenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Magdalena Neuner 815
2.   Sandrine Bailly 804
3.   Andrea Henkel 764
4.   Kati Wilhelm 746
5.   Martina Glagow 675
  • Final standings after 26 races.

AchievementsEdit

First World Cup career victory
  •   Tora Berger (NOR), 26, in her 6th season — the WC 1 Pursuit in Kontiolahti; first podium was 2004–05 Sprint in Antholz-Anterselva
  •   Dmitri Yaroshenko (RUS) 31, in his 6th season — the WC 2 Sprint in Hochfilzen; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Östersund
  •   Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR), 22, in his 3rd season — the WC 3 Individual in Pokljuka; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Ruhpolding
  •   Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS), 24, in her 3rd season — the WC 3 Individual in Pokljuka; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Lahti
  •   Kaisa Varis (FIN), 32, in her 2nd season — the WC 5 Sprint in Ruhpolding; also her first individual podium
  •   Svetlana Sleptsova (RUS), 21, in her 2nd season — the WC 5 Sprint in Ruhpolding; first podium was 2007–08 in the WC 4 Sprint in Oberhof
  •   Solveig Rogstad (NOR), 25, in her 3rd season — the WC 5 Pursuit in Ruhpolding; also her first individual podium
  •   Björn Ferry (SWE), 29, in his 7th season — the WC 6 Pursuit in Antholz-Anterselva; first podium was 2004–05 Sprint in Torino - Cesana San Sicario
  •   Kathrin Hitzer (GER), 21, in her 2nd season — the WC 8 Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk ; first podium was 2006–07 Pursuit in Lahti
  •   Michal Šlesingr (CZE), 25, in his 7th season — the WC 9 Mass Start in Holmenkollen ; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Antholz-Anterselva
First World Cup podium
  •   Carsten Pump (GER), 31, in his 6th season — no. 3 in the WC 1 Sprint in Kontiolahti
  •   Daniel Graf (GER), 26, in his 5th season — no. 3 in the WC 2 Pursuit in Hochfilzen
  •   Serguei Sednev (UKR), 23, in his 4th season — no. 3 in the WC 3 Individual in Pokljuka
  •   Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN), 24, in her 3rd season — no. 2 in the WC 3 Sprint in Pokljuka
  •   Olga Anisimova (RUS), 35, in her 6th season — no. 2 in the WC 4 Mass Start in Oberhof
  •   Maxim Maksimov (RUS), 28, in his 2nd season — no. 3 in the World Championships 2008 Individual in Östersund
  •   Friedrich Pinter (AUT), 30, in his 7th season — no. 3 in the WC 7 Sprint in Pyeongchang
Victory in this World Cup (all-time number of victories in parentheses)

RetirementsEdit

Following notable biathletes retired after the 2007–08 season:

References and notesEdit