2014–15 Biathlon World Cup

The 2014–15 Biathlon World Cup is a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 30 November 2014 in Östersund, Sweden, and ended on 22 March 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.[1]

2014–15 Biathlon World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall France Martin Fourcade Belarus Darya Domracheva
Nations Cup Norway Norway Germany Germany
Individual Ukraine Serhiy Semenov Finland Kaisa Mäkäräinen
Sprint France Martin Fourcade Belarus Darya Domracheva
Pursuit France Martin Fourcade Belarus Darya Domracheva
Finland Kaisa Mäkäräinen
Mass start Russia Anton Shipulin Germany Franziska Preuß
Relay Russia Russia Czech Republic Czech Republic
Mixed Norway Norway
Competition
2014–15 World Cup in Nové Město

A new event, called the "Single mixed relay", made its World Cup debut on 6 February 2015 in Nové Město.[1] This event involves one male and one female biathlete each completing two legs consisting of one prone and one standing shoot.[2]

CalendarEdit

Below is the IBU World Cup calendar for the 2014–15 season.[1]

Stage Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay Details
1   Östersund 30 November–7 December details
2   Hochfilzen 12–14 December details
3   Pokljuka 18–21 December details
4   Oberhof 7–11 January details
5   Ruhpolding 14–18 January details
6   Antholz-Anterselva 22–25 January details
7   Nové Město 6–8 February details
8   Holmenkollen 12–15 February details
WC   Kontiolahti 5–15 March World Championships
9   Khanty-Mansiysk 19–22 March details
Total: 66 (31 men's, 31 women's, 4 mixed) 3 10 7 5 6 3 1

World Cup PodiumEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 3 December 2014   Östersund 20 km Individual   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Serhiy Semenov   Michal Šlesingr   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
1 6 December 2014   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Martin Fourcade   Ondřej Moravec   Jakov Fak Detail
1 7 December 2014   Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit   Martin Fourcade   Anton Shipulin   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
2 12 December 2014   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Simon Schempp   Andreas Birnbacher Detail
2 14 December 2014   Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit   Martin Fourcade   Simon Schempp   Jakov Fak   Martin Fourcade Detail
3 19 December 2014   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Anton Shipulin   Dominik Landertinger   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
3 20 December 2014   Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Anton Shipulin   Martin Fourcade   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
3 21 December 2014   Pokljuka 15 km Mass Start   Anton Shipulin   Martin Fourcade   Simon Eder   Martin Fourcade Detail
4 10 January 2015   Oberhof 10 km Sprint   Martin Fourcade   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Timofey Lapshin Detail
4 11 January 2015   Oberhof 15 km Mass start   Martin Fourcade   Anton Shipulin   Dmitry Malyshko Detail
5 17 January 2015   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Simon Schempp   Arnd Peiffer Detail
5 18 January 2015   Ruhpolding 15 km Mass start   Simon Schempp   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Michal Šlesingr Detail
6 22 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint   Simon Schempp   Evgeniy Garanichev   Jakov Fak Detail
6 24 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Pursuit   Simon Schempp   Simon Eder   Evgeniy Garanichev Detail
7 7 February 2015   Nové Město 10 km Sprint   Jakov Fak   Simon Schempp   Jean-Guillaume Béatrix Detail
7 8 February 2015   Nové Město 12.5 km Pursuit   Jakov Fak   Simon Schempp   Martin Fourcade Detail
8 12 February 2015   Oslo Holmenkollen 20 km Individual   Martin Fourcade   Evgeniy Garanichev   Serhiy Semenov Detail
8 14 February 2015   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint   Arnd Peiffer   Martin Fourcade   Anton Shipulin Detail
WC 7 March 2015   Kontiolahti 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Nathan Smith   Tarjei Bø Detail
WC 8 March 2015   Kontiolahti 12.5 km Pursuit   Erik Lesser   Anton Shipulin   Tarjei Bø Detail
WC 12 March 2015   Kontiolahti 20 km Individual   Martin Fourcade   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Ondřej Moravec Detail
WC 15 March 2015   Kontiolahti 15 km Mass Start   Jakov Fak   Ondřej Moravec   Tarjei Bø Detail
9 19 March 2015   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Sprint   Martin Fourcade   Anton Shipulin   Benedikt Doll Detail
9 21 March 2015   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Pursuit   Nathan Smith   Benedikt Doll   Anton Shipulin Detail
9 22 March 2015   Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km Mass start   Jakov Fak   Anton Shipulin   Tarjei Bø Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 4 December 2014   Östersund 20 km Individual   Darya Domracheva   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Valj Semerenko   Darya Domracheva Detail
1 6 December 2014   Östersund 7,5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Veronika Vítková   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Kaisa Mäkäräinen Detail
1 7 December 2014   Östersund 10 km Pursuit   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Valj Semerenko   Dorothea Wierer Detail
2 12 December 2014   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Karin Oberhofer   Tiril Eckhoff Detail
2 14 December 2014   Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Anaïs Bescond   Olga Podchufarova Detail
3 18 December 2014   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Gabriela Soukalová   Dorothea Wierer   Valj Semerenko Detail
3 20 December 2014   Pokljuka 10 km Pursuit   Darya Domracheva   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Valj Semerenko Detail
3 21 December 2014   Pokljuka 12.5 km Mass Start   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Anaïs Bescond   Nadezhda Skardino Detail
4 9 January 2015   Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint   Veronika Vítková   Dorothea Wierer   Nicole Gontier Detail
4 11 January 2015   Oberhof 12.5 km Mass start   Darya Domracheva   Veronika Vítková   Tiril Eckhoff Detail
5 16 January 2015   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Fanny Welle-Strand Horn   Darya Domracheva   Tiril Eckhoff Detail
5 18 January 2015   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Mass start   Darya Domracheva   Franziska Preuß   Veronika Vítková Detail
6 23 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint   Darya Domracheva   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Laura Dahlmeier Detail
6 24 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Pursuit   Darya Domracheva   Daria Virolaynen   Kaisa Mäkäräinen Detail
7 7 February 2015   Nové Město 7.5 km Sprint   Laura Dahlmeier   Franziska Hildebrand   Veronika Vítková Detail
7 8 February 2015   Nové Město 10 km Pursuit   Darya Domracheva   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Laura Dahlmeier Detail
8 12 February 2015   Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km Individual   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Darya Domracheva   Veronika Vítková Detail
8 14 February 2015   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint   Darya Domracheva   Laura Dahlmeier   Marie Dorin Habert   Darya Domracheva Detail
WC 7 March 2015   Kontiolahti 7.5 km Sprint   Marie Dorin Habert   Weronika Nowakowska-Z.   Valj Semerenko Detail
WC 8 March 2015   Kontiolahti 10 km Pursuit   Marie Dorin Habert   Laura Dahlmeier   Weronika Nowakowska-Z. Detail
WC 11 March 2015   Kontiolahti 15 km Individual   Ekaterina Yurlova   Gabriela Soukalová   Kaisa Mäkäräinen Detail
WC 15 March 2015   Kontiolahti 12.5 km Mass Start   Valj Semerenko   Franziska Preuß   Karin Oberhofer Detail
9 20 March 2015   Khanty-Mansiysk 7.5 km Sprint   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Laura Dahlmeier   Darya Domracheva Detail
9 21 March 2015   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Pursuit   Darya Domracheva   Laura Dahlmeier   Franziska Preuß Detail
9 22 March 2015   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Mass start   Laura Dahlmeier   Gabriela Soukalová   Marie Dorin Habert Detail

Men's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
2 13 December 2014   Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Maxim Tsvetkov
Timofey Lapshin
Dmitry Malyshko
Anton Shipulin
  France
Simon Fourcade
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Simon Desthieux
Martin Fourcade
  Norway
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Lars Helge Birkeland
Tarjei Bø
Detail
4 8 January 2015   Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Evgeniy Garanichev
Timofey Lapshin
Dmitry Malyshko
Anton Shipulin
  Norway
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Alexander Os
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  France
Simon Fourcade
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Simon Desthieux
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Detail
5 15 January 2015   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Erlend Bjøntegaard
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Andreas Birnbacher
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  Russia
Evgeniy Garanichev
Timofey Lapshin
Alexey Volkov
Anton Shipulin
Detail
6 25 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Daniel Böhm
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  France
Simon Fourcade
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Simon Desthieux
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Detail
8 15 February 2015   Oslo Holmenkollen 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Evgeniy Garanichev
Maxim Tsvetkov
Dmitry Malyshko
Anton Shipulin
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Andreas Birnbacher
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Simon Eder
Sven Grossegger
Dominik Landertinger
Detail
WC 14 March 2015   Kontiolahti 4x7.5 km Relay   Germany
Erik Lesser
Daniel Böhm
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
  France
Simon Fourcade
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Martin Fourcade
Detail

Ladies' teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
2 13 December 2014   Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Luise Kummer
Franziska Hildebrand
Vanessa Hinz
Franziska Preuß
  Belarus
Nadezhda Skardino
Nastassia Dubarezava
Nadzeya Pisareva
Darya Domracheva
  Czech Republic
Eva Puskarčíková
Gabriela Soukalová
Jitka Landová
Veronika Vítková
Detail
4 7 January 2015   Oberhof 4x6 km Relay   Czech Republic
Eva Puskarčíková
Gabriela Soukalová
Jitka Landová
Veronika Vítková
  France
Marine Bolliet
Marie Dorin Habert
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Bescond
  Belarus
Nadezhda Skardino
Nastassia Dubarezava
Nadzeya Pisareva
Darya Domracheva
Detail
5 14 January 2015   Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay   Czech Republic
Eva Puskarčíková
Gabriela Soukalová
Jitka Landová
Veronika Vítková
  Belarus
Nadezhda Skardino
Iryna Kryuko
Nadzeya Pisareva
Darya Domracheva
  Germany
Franziska Preuß
Franziska Hildebrand
Vanessa Hinz
Laura Dahlmeier
Detail
6 25 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Franziska Hildebrand
Franziska Preuß
Luise Kummer
Laura Dahlmeier
  Czech Republic
Eva Puskarčíková
Gabriela Soukalová
Jitka Landová
Veronika Vítková
  Ukraine
Juliya Dzhyma
Natalya Burdyga
Olga Abramova
Valj Semerenko
Detail
8 15 February 2015   Oslo Holmenkollen 4x6 km Relay   Czech Republic
Eva Puskarčíková
Gabriela Soukalová
Jitka Landová
Veronika Vítková
  Italy
Dorothea Wierer
Nicole Gontier
Federica Sanfilippo
Karin Oberhofer
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Enora Latuillière
Coline Varcin
Marie Dorin Habert
Detail
WC 13 March 2015   Kontiolahti 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Franziska Hildebrand
Franziska Preuß
Vanessa Hinz
Laura Dahlmeier
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Enora Latuillière
Justine Braisaz
Marie Dorin Habert
  Italy
Lisa Vittozzi
Karin Oberhofer
Nicole Gontier
Dorothea Wierer
Detail

MixedEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
1 30 November 2014   Östersund Mixed Relay   France
Anaïs Bescond
Anaïs Chevalier
Simon Fourcade
Martin Fourcade
  Norway
Synnøve Solemdal
Tiril Eckhoff
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Lars Helge Birkeland
  Germany
Franziska Hildebrand
Franziska Preuß
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
Detail
7 6 February 2015   Nové Město Single Mixed Relay   Russia
Yana Romanova
Alexey Volkov
  Norway
Marte Olsbu
Henrik L'Abée-Lund
  Ukraine
Juliya Dzhyma
Artem Tyshchenko
Detail
7 6 February 2015   Nové Město Mixed Relay   Norway
Fanny Welle-Strand Horn
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
  Czech Republic
Veronika Vítková
Gabriela Soukalová
Michal Šlesingr
Ondřej Moravec
  Ukraine
Iryna Varvynets
Valj Semerenko
Dmytro Pidruchnyi
Serhiy Semenov
Detail
WC 5 March 2015   Kontiolahti Mixed relay   Czech Republic
Veronika Vítková
Gabriela Soukalová
Michal Šlesingr
Ondřej Moravec
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Marie Dorin Habert
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Martin Fourcade
  Norway
Fanny Welle-Strand Horn
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
Detail

Standings: MenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Martin Fourcade 1042
2.   Anton Shipulin 978
3.   Jakov Fak 883
4.   Simon Schempp 792
5.   Johannes Thingnes Bø 728
  • Final standings after 25 races.

Standings: WomenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Darya Domracheva 1094
2.   Kaisa Mäkäräinen 1047
3.   Valj Semerenko 869
4.   Veronika Vítková 798
5.   Franziska Hildebrand 761
  • Final standings after 25 races.

Standings: MixedEdit

Mixed relayEdit

Pos. Points
     Norway 216
2.   France 197
3.   Czech Republic 174
4.   Ukraine 169
5.   Germany 169
  • Final standings after 4 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany1116835
2  France1181029
3  Norway1061127
4  Belarus94316
5  Russia710623
6  Czech Republic68721
7  Finland64313
8  Slovenia4037
9  Ukraine12811
10  Canada1102
11  Italy0448
12  Austria0224
13  Poland0112
Totals (13 nations)666666198

AchievementsEdit

First World Cup career victory
  •   Tiril Eckhoff (NOR), 24, in her 4th season — the WC 1 Sprint in Östersund; first podium was 2013–14 Pursuit in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand
  •   Veronika Vítková (CZE), 26, in her 9th season — the WC 4 Sprint in Oberhof; first podium was 2012–13 Pursuit in Oberhof
  •   Fanny Welle-Strand Horn (NOR), 26, in her 6th season — the WC 5 Sprint in Ruhpolding; it also was her first podium
  •   Laura Dahlmeier (GER), 21, in her 3rd season — the WC 7 Sprint in Nové Město; first podium was 2014–15 Sprint in Antholz-Anterselva
  •   Marie Dorin Habert (FRA), 28, in her 8th season — the World Championships Sprint in Kontiolahti; first podium was 2008-09 Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk
  •   Erik Lesser (GER), 26, in his 6th season — the World Championships Pursuit in Kontiolahti; first podium was 2012–13 Individual in Östersund
  •   Ekaterina Yurlova (RUS), 30, in her 7th season — the World Championships Individual in Kontiolahti; it also was her first podium
  •   Nathan Smith (CAN), 29, in his 7th season — the WC 9 Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk; first podium was 2015 World Championships Sprint in Kontiolahti
First World Cup podium
  •   Karin Oberhofer (ITA), 29, in her 6th season — no. 2 in the WC 2 Sprint in Hochfilzen
  •   Olga Podchufarova (RUS), 22, in her 3rd season — no. 3 in the WC 2 Pursuit in Hochfilzen
  •   Nicole Gontier (ITA), 23, in her 4th season — no. 3 in the WC 4 Sprint in Oberhof
  •   Franziska Preuß (GER), 20, in her 2nd season — no. 2 in the WC 5 Mass Start in Ruhpolding
  •   Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA), 22, in his 2nd season — no. 2 in the WC 5 Mass Start in Ruhpolding
  •   Laura Dahlmeier (GER), 21, in her 3rd season — no. 3 in the WC 6 Sprint in Antholz-Anterselva
  •   Franziska Hildebrand (GER), 27, in her 4th season — no. 2 in the WC 7 Sprint in Nové Město
  •   Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak (POL), 28, in her 8th season — no.2 in the World Championships Sprint in Kontiolahti
  •   Nathan Smith (CAN), 29, in his 7th season — no.2 in the World Championships Sprint in Kontiolahti
  •   Benedikt Doll (GER), 24, in his 4th season — no. 3 in the WC 9 Sprint in Khanty-Mansiysk
Victory in this World Cup (all-time number of victories in parentheses)

RetirementsEdit

Following notable biathletes announced their retirement during or after the 2014–15 season:

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "SINGLE MIXED RELAY CONFIRMED FOR NMNM WC PROGRAMME". vysocina-arena.cz. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  3. ^ Paone, Francesco (13 December 2014). "Alexis Boeuf si ritira con effetto immediato" [Alexis Boeuf retires with immediate effect]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. (in Italian)
  4. ^ a b "ATHLETE RETIREMENTS". British biathlon. British Biathlon Union. n.d. Archived from the original on 2015-10-08. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  5. ^ Paone, Francesco (19 April 2015). "Christoph Stephan annuncia il ritiro dall'attività agonistica" [Christoph Stephan announces retirement from racing]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. (in Italian)
  6. ^ Tingve, Pål Marius (27 April 2015). "Lars Berger legger opp". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  7. ^ Paone, Francesco (3 October 2015). "Ufficiale il ritiro di Janez Maric, un capitolo di storia del biathlon sloveno" [Official retirement of Janez Maric, a chapter of the history of Slovenian biathlon]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. (in Italian)
  8. ^ Paone, Francesco (3 October 2015). "Serguei Sednev si ritira con effetto immediato" [Serguei Sednev retires with immediate effect]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. (in Italian)
  9. ^ Paone, Francesco (30 March 2015). "La francese Sophie Boilley appende gli sci al chiodo" [The French Sophie Boilley hangs skis to the nail]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. (in Italian)
  10. ^ "Biathlete Sachenbacher-Stehle announces retirement following doping case". Deutsche Welle. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  11. ^ Paone, Francesco (31 March 2015). "Fine carriera per Roberta Fiandino" [End career for Roberta Fiandino]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. (in Italian)
  12. ^ Paone, Francesco (24 January 2015). "Olga Zaitseva torna sui suoi passi e decide di ritirarsi" [Olga Zaitseva back on his feet and decides to retire]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. (in Italian)
  13. ^ Яна Романова завершила спортивную карьеру
  14. ^ Osolodkina, Mariya (2 June 2015). "First Camp for Ukrainian Team; Focus on Shooting". Biathlonworld. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.