2008–09 Biathlon World Cup

The 2008–09 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 2 December 2008 in Östersund, Sweden and ends on 29 March 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

2008–09 Biathlon World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Sweden Helena Jonsson
Nations Cup Norway Norway Germany Germany
Individual Germany Michael Greis Germany Magdalena Neuner
Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Sweden Helena Jonsson
Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Kati Wilhelm
Mass start Austria Dominik Landertinger Sweden Helena Jonsson
Relay Austria Austria Germany Germany
Competition
2008–09 World cup in Östersund

CalendarEdit

Below is the World Cup calendar for the 2008–09 season.[1]

Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Details
  Östersund 2–7 December details
  Hochfilzen 11–14 December details
  Hochfilzen 17–21 December details
  Oberhof 6–11 January details
  Ruhpolding 13–18 January details
  Antholz 22–25 January details
  Pyeongchang[2] 13–22 February World Championships
  Vancouver 10–15 March details
  Trondheim 18–22 March details
  Khanty-Mansiysk 25–29 March details
Total 4 10 7 5 6

World Cup podiumsEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 3 December 2008   Östersund 20 km Individual   Michael Greis   Alexander Os   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Michael Greis Detail
1 6 December 2008   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Tomasz Sikora   Simon Fourcade   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
1 7 December 2008   Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit   Tomasz Sikora   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
2 12 December 2008   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Ivan Tcherezov   Alexander Os Detail
2 13 December 2008   Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Tomasz Sikora Detail
3 18 December 2008   Hochfilzen 20 km Individual   Maxim Tchoudov   Ivan Tcherezov   Björn Ferry Detail
3 20 December 2008   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Lars Berger   Alexander Os   Carl Johan Bergman Detail
4 10 January 2009   Oberhof 10 km Sprint   Maxim Tchoudov   Michael Rösch   Tomasz Sikora   Tomasz Sikora Detail
4 11 January 2009   Oberhof 15 km Mass Start   Christoph Sumann   Carl Johan Bergman   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
5 17 January 2009   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Dominik Landertinger   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
5 18 January 2009   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Dominik Landertinger Detail
6 23 January 2009   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Björn Ferry   Tomasz Sikora Detail
6 24 January 2009   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Pursuit   Björn Ferry   Simon Eder   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
6 25 January 2009   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Mass Start   Christoph Stephan   Dominik Landertinger   Ivan Tcherezov Detail
WC 14 February 2009   Pyeongchang 10 km Sprint   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Lars Berger   Halvard Hanevold Detail
WC 15 February 2009   Pyeongchang 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Maxim Tchoudov   Alexander Os   Tomasz Sikora Detail
WC 17 February 2009   Pyeongchang 20 km Individual   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Christoph Stephan   Jakov Fak Detail
WC 21 February 2009   Pyeongchang 15 km Mass Start   Dominik Landertinger   Christoph Sumann   Ivan Tcherezov Detail
7 11 March 2009   Whistler 20 km Individual   Vincent Jay   Daniel Böhm   Jeremy Teela Detail
7 13 March 2009   Whistler 10 km Sprint   Lars Berger   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Christoph Sumann   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
8 19 March 2009   Trondheim 10 km Sprint   Michael Greis   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Simon Eder Detail
8 21 March 2009   Trondheim 12.5 km Pursuit   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Simon Eder   Tomasz Sikora Detail
8 22 March 2009   Trondheim 15 km Mass Start   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Simon Eder   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
9 26 March 2009   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Sprint   Arnd Peiffer   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Christoph Sumann Detail
9 28 March 2009   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Pursuit   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Christoph Sumann Detail
9 29 March 2009   Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km Mass Start   Simon Eder   Dominik Landertinger   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 4 December 2008   Östersund 15 km Individual   Helena Jonsson   Kati Wilhelm   Magdalena Neuner   Helena Jonsson Detail
1 6 December 2008   Östersund 7.5 km Sprint   Wang Chunli   Tora Berger   Magdalena Neuner   Magdalena Neuner Detail
1 7 December 2008   Östersund 10 km Pursuit   Martina Beck   Svetlana Sleptsova   Kati Wilhelm   Kati Wilhelm Detail
2 12 December 2008   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Simone Hauswald   Svetlana Sleptsova   Andrea Henkel   Tora Berger Detail
2 13 December 2008   Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit   Martina Beck   Svetlana Sleptsova   Simone Hauswald   Martina Beck Detail
3 18 December 2008   Hochfilzen 15 km Individual   Éva Tófalvi   Svetlana Sleptsova   Simone Hauswald   Svetlana Sleptsova Detail
3 20 December 2008   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Svetlana Sleptsova   Vita Semerenko   Helena Jonsson Detail
4 9 January 2009   Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint   Andrea Henkel   Helena Jonsson   Tora Berger Detail
4 11 January 2009   Oberhof 12.5 km Mass Start   Kati Wilhelm   Olga Medvedtseva   Helena Jonsson Detail
5 16 January 2009   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Magdalena Neuner   Kati Wilhelm   Darya Domracheva Detail
5 18 January 2009   Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit   Magdalena Neuner   Kati Wilhelm   Tora Berger Detail
6 22 January 2009   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint   Tora Berger   Darya Domracheva   Kati Wilhelm Detail
6 24 January 2009   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Pursuit   Anna Boulygina   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Darya Domracheva Detail
6 25 January 2009   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Mass Start   Helena Jonsson   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Kati Wilhelm   Kati Wilhelm Detail
WC 14 February 2009   Pyeongchang 7.5 km Sprint   Kati Wilhelm   Simone Hauswald   Olga Zaitseva Detail
WC 15 February 2009   Pyeongchang 10 km Pursuit   Helena Jonsson   Kati Wilhelm   Olga Zaitseva Detail
WC 18 February 2009   Pyeongchang 15 km Individual   Kati Wilhelm   Teja Gregorin   Tora Berger Detail
WC 22 February 2009   Pyeongchang 12.5 km Mass Start   Olga Zaitseva   Anastázia Kuzminová   Helena Jonsson Detail
7 11 March 2009   Whistler 15 km Individual   Simone Hauswald   Olga Zaitseva   Vita Semerenko Detail
7 13 March 2009   Whistler 7.5 km Sprint   Helena Jonsson   Magdalena Neuner   Olga Zaitseva Detail
8 19 March 2009   Trondheim 7.5 km Sprint   Olga Zaitseva   Helena Jonsson   Sylvie Becaert   Helena Jonsson Detail
8 21 March 2009   Trondheim 10 km Pursuit   Andrea Henkel   Olga Zaitseva   Marie-Laure Brunet   Kati Wilhelm Detail
8 22 March 2009   Trondheim 12.5 km Mass Start   Tora Berger   Simone Hauswald   Sandrine Bailly Detail
9 27 March 2009   Khanty-Mansiysk 7.5 km Sprint   Tina Bachmann   Simone Hauswald   Anna Carin Olofsson-Zidek Detail
9 28 March 2009   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Pursuit   Magdalena Neuner   Michela Ponza   Marie Dorin Detail
9 29 March 2009   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Mass Start   Simone Hauswald   Helena Jonsson   Andrea Henkel   Helena Jonsson Detail

Men's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 14 December 2008   Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Maxim Tchoudov
Maxim Maksimov
Nikolay Kruglov
  Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Friedrich Pinter
Dominik Landertinger
Christoph Sumann
  Ukraine
Vyacheslav Derkach
Andriy Deryzemlya
Oleg Berezhniy
Serguei Sednev
3 21 December 2008   Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay   Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Friedrich Pinter
Tobias Eberhard
Christoph Sumann
  Sweden
Magnus Jonsson
Mattias Nilsson
Björn Ferry
Carl Johan Bergman
  France
Vincent Jay
Vincent Defrasne
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Simon Fourcade
4 8 January 2009   Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay   Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Friedrich Pinter
Dominik Landertinger
Christoph Sumann
  Germany
Michael Greis
Michael Rösch
Arnd Peiffer
Toni Lang
  Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Rune Brattsveen
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
5 15 January 2009   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Alexander Os
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Germany
Michael Rösch
Christoph Stephan
Arnd Peiffer
Toni Lang
  Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Friedrich Pinter
Tobias Eberhard
Christoph Sumann
WC 16 February 2009   Pyeongchang 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Lars Berger
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Simon Eder
Dominik Landertinger
Christoph Sumann
  Germany
Michael Rösch
Christoph Stephan
Arnd Peiffer
Michael Greis
7 15 March 2009   Vancouver 4x7.5 km Relay   Sweden
David Ekholm
Mattias Nilsson
Fredrik Lindström
Carl Johan Bergman
  France
Vincent Jay
Vincent Defrasne
Martin Fourcade
Simon Fourcade
  Germany
Simon Schempp
Daniel Böhm
Arnd Peiffer
Michael Rösch

Women's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 14 December 2008   Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay   Norway
Solveig Rogstad
Julie Bonnevie-Svendsen
Ann Kristin Flatland
Tora Berger
  France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Julie Carraz
Sandrine Bailly
  Germany
Andrea Henkel
Martina Beck
Simone Hauswald
Kati Wilhelm
3 21 December 2008   Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Andrea Henkel
Simone Hauswald
Magdalena Neuner
Kathrin Hitzer
  France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Julie Carraz
Sandrine Bailly
  Poland
Krystyna Palka
Magdalena Gwizdon
Weronika Nowakowska
Agnieszka Cyl
4 7 January 2009   Oberhof 4x6 km Relay   Ukraine
Olena Pidhrushna
Valj Semerenko
Vita Semerenko
Oksana Khvostenko
  Germany
Simone Hauswald
Kati Wilhelm
Sabrina Buchholz
Kathrin Hitzer
  France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Pauline Macabies
Marie Dorin
5 14 January 2009   Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Andrea Henkel
Kati Wilhelm
Kathrin Hitzer
Magdalena Neuner
  Sweden
Sofia Domeij
Helena Jonsson
Anna Carin Zidek
Anna Maria Nilsson
  China
Wang Chunli
Liu Xianying
Dong Xue
Song Chaoqing
WC 21 February 2009   Pyeongchang 4x6 km Relay   Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Anna Boulygina
Olga Medvedtseva
Olga Zaitseva
  Germany
Martina Beck
Magdalena Neuner
Andrea Henkel
Kati Wilhelm
  France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Marie Dorin
Sandrine Bailly
7 14 March 2009   Vancouver 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Kati Wilhelm
Magdalena Neuner
Martina Beck
Andrea Henkel
  China
Wang Chunli
Liu Xianying
Dong Xue
Liu Yuanyuan
  Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Anna Boulygina
Olga Medvedtseva
Olga Zaitseva

MixedEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
WC 19 February 2009   Pyeongchang 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Vincent Defrasne
Simon Fourcade
  Sweden
Helena Jonsson
Anna Carin Zidek
David Ekholm
Carl Johan Bergman
  Germany
Andrea Henkel
Simone Hauswald
Arnd Peiffer
Michael Greis

Standings: MenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Ole Einar Bjørndalen 1080
2.   Tomasz Sikora 870
3.   Emil Hegle Svendsen 844
4.   Michael Greis 804
5.   Maxim Tchoudov 780
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Standings: WomenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Helena Jonsson 952
2.   Kati Wilhelm 952
3.   Tora Berger 894
4.   Magdalena Neuner 891
5.   Andrea Henkel 838
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany21151349
2  Norway19111444
3  Russia810624
4  Sweden68620
5  Austria59620
6  France23813
7  Poland1157
8  Ukraine1124
9  China1113
10  Romania1001
11  Finland0202
12  Belarus0123
13  Italy0101
  Slovakia0101
  Slovenia0101
16  Croatia0011
  United States0011
Totals (17 nations)656565195

AchievementsEdit

First World Cup career victory
  •   Wang Chunli (CHN), 25, in her 3rd season — the WC 1 Sprint in Östersund; also her first individual podium
  •   Simone Hauswald (GER), 29, in her 9th season — the WC 2 Sprint in Hochfilzen; first podium was 2004-05 Pursuit in Antholz-Anterselva
  •   Éva Tófalvi (ROU), 30, in her 13th season — the WC 3 Individual in Hochfilzen; also her first individual podium
  •   Anna Boulygina (RUS), 25, in her 3rd season — the WC 6 Pursuit in Antholz-Anterselva; also her first individual podium
  •   Christoph Stephan (GER), 23, in his 4th season — the WC 6 Mass Start in Antholz-Anterselva; also his first individual podium
  •   Dominik Landertinger (AUT), 20, in his 2nd season — the WCh Mass Start in Pyeong Chang; first podium was 2008-09 Sprint in Ruhpolding
  •   Vincent Jay (FRA), 23, in his 4th season — the WC 7 Individual in Vancouver; also his first individual podium
  •   Arnd Peiffer (GER), 22, in his 1st season — the WC 9 Sprint in Khanty-Mansiysk; also his first individual podium
  •   Tina Bachmann (GER), 22, in her 1st season — the WC 9 Sprint in Khanty-Mansiysk; also her first individual podium
  •   Simon Eder (AUT), 25, in his 6th season — the WC 9 Mass Start in Khanty-Mansiysk; first podium was 2008-09 Pursuit in Antholz-Anterselva
First World Cup podium
  •   Vita Semerenko (UKR), 22, in her 3rd season — no. 2 in the WC 3 Sprint in Hochfilzen
  •   Darya Domracheva (BLR), 22, in her 3rd season — no. 3 in the WC 5 Sprint in Ruhpolding
  •   Jakov Fak (CRO), 21, in his 3rd season — no. 3 in the WCh Individual in Pyeong Chang
  •   Teja Gregorin (SLO), 28, in her 6th season — no. 2 in the WCh Individual in Pyeong Chang
  •   Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK), 24, in her 2nd season — no. 2 in the WCh Mass Start in Pyeong Chang
  •   Daniel Bohm (GER), 22, in his 1st season — no. 2 in the WC 7 Individual in Vancouver
  •   Jeremy Teela (USA), 32, in his 13th season — no. 3 in the WC 7 Individual in Vancouver
  •   Marie-Laure Brunet (FRA), 20, in her 2nd season — no. 3 in the WC 8 Pursuit in Trondheim
  •   Marie Dorin (FRA), 22, in her 2nd season — no. 3 in the WC 9 Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk
Victory in this World Cup (all-time number of victories in parentheses)

RetirementsEdit

Following notable biathletes retired after the 1997–98 season:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Cup Schedule". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  2. ^ "World Championships". Archived from the original on 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-10-31.

External linksEdit