2015–16 Biathlon World Cup

The 2015–16 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season began on 29 November 2015 in Östersund, Sweden, and ended on 19 March 2016 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.[1] The defending overall champions from the 2014–15 Biathlon World Cup were Martin Fourcade of France and Darya Domracheva of Belarus, but Domracheva missed the season due to illness.[2]

2015–16 Biathlon World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall France Martin Fourcade Czech Republic Gabriela Soukalová
Nations Cup Norway Norway Germany Germany
Individual France Martin Fourcade Italy Dorothea Wierer
Sprint France Martin Fourcade Czech Republic Gabriela Soukalová
Pursuit France Martin Fourcade Czech Republic Gabriela Soukalová
Mass start France Martin Fourcade Czech Republic Gabriela Soukalová
Relay Norway Norway Germany Germany
Mixed Norway Norway
Competition

CalendarEdit

Below is the IBU World Cup calendar for the 2015–16 season.[1]

Stage Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay Details
1   Östersund 29 November–6 December details
2   Hochfilzen 11–13 December details
3   Pokljuka 17–20 December details
4   Ruhpolding[nb 1] 8–10 January details
5   Ruhpolding 13–17 January details
6   Antholz-Anterselva 21–24 January details
7   Canmore 4–7 February details
8   Presque Isle 11–13 February details
WC   Holmenkollen 3–13 March World Championships
9   Khanty-Mansiysk 17–19 March Cancelled details
Total: 65 (30 men's, 30 women's, 5 mixed) 3 9 8 5 5 3 2

World Cup PodiumEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 2 December 2015   Östersund 20 km Individual   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Simon Schempp   Alexey Volkov   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
1 5 December 2015   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Martin Fourcade   Arnd Peiffer   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
1 6 December 2015   Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit   Martin Fourcade   Arnd Peiffer   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Martin Fourcade Detail
2 11 December 2015   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Simon Schempp   Martin Fourcade   Tarjei Bø Detail
2 12 December 2015   Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit   Martin Fourcade   Simon Schempp   Anton Shipulin Detail
3 17 December 2015   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Simon Schempp   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Evgeniy Garanichev Detail
3 19 December 2015   Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit   Simon Schempp   Martin Fourcade   Anton Shipulin Detail
3 20 December 2015   Pokljuka 15 km Mass Start   Jean-Guillaume Béatrix   Emil Hegle Svendsen   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
4 8 January 2016   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Tarjei Bø   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
4 9 January 2016   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Pursuit   Simon Eder   Martin Fourcade   Michal Šlesingr Detail
4 10 January 2016   Ruhpolding 15 km Mass Start   Martin Fourcade   Ondřej Moravec   Tarjei Bø Detail
5 13 January 2016   Ruhpolding (2) 20 km Individual   Martin Fourcade   Simon Eder   Anton Shipulin Detail
5 16 January 2016   Ruhpolding (2) 15 km Mass Start   Erik Lesser   Martin Fourcade   Evgeniy Garanichev Detail
6 22 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint   Simon Schempp   Maxim Tsvetkov   Tarjei Bø Detail
6 23 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Pursuit   Anton Shipulin   Simon Schempp   Johannes Thingnes Bø Detail
7 4 February 2016   Canmore 10 km Sprint   Martin Fourcade   Anton Shipulin   Simon Schempp Detail
7 6 February 2016   Canmore 15 km Mass Start   Dominik Windisch   Benedikt Doll   Quentin Fillon Maillet Detail
8 11 February 2016   Presque Isle 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Anton Shipulin   Martin Fourcade Detail
8 12 February 2016   Presque Isle 12.5 km Pursuit   Martin Fourcade   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Anton Shipulin Detail
WC 5 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint   Martin Fourcade   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Serhiy Semenov Detail
WC 6 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Pursuit   Martin Fourcade   Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
WC 10 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 20 km Individual   Martin Fourcade   Dominik Landertinger   Simon Eder Detail
WC 13 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km Mass Start   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Martin Fourcade   Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
9 18 March 2016   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Sprint   Julian Eberhard   Simon Schempp   Arnd Peiffer Detail
9 19 March 2016   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Pursuit   Simon Schempp   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Erik Lesser Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 3 December 2015   Östersund 15 km Individual   Dorothea Wierer   Marie Dorin Habert   Olena Pidhrushna   Dorothea Wierer Detail
1 5 December 2015   Östersund 7.5 km Sprint   Gabriela Soukalová   Federica Sanfilippo   Olena Pidhrushna   Gabriela Soukalová Detail
1 6 December 2015   Östersund 10 km Pursuit   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Dorothea Wierer   Franziska Hildebrand Detail
2 11 December 2015   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Franziska Hildebrand   Maren Hammerschmidt   Miriam Gössner Detail
2 12 December 2015   Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit   Laura Dahlmeier   Maren Hammerschmidt   Gabriela Soukalová Detail
3 18 December 2015   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Marie Dorin Habert   Laura Dahlmeier   Franziska Hildebrand Detail
3 19 December 2015   Pokljuka 10 km Pursuit   Laura Dahlmeier   Marie Dorin Habert   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Marie Dorin Habert Detail
3 20 December 2015   Pokljuka 12.5 km Mass Start   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Gabriela Soukalová   Olga Podchufarova   Gabriela Soukalová Detail
4 8 January 2016   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Franziska Hildebrand   Gabriela Soukalová   Kaisa Mäkäräinen Detail
4 9 January 2016   Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit   Laura Dahlmeier   Gabriela Soukalová   Dorothea Wierer Detail
4 10 January 2016   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Mass Start   Laura Dahlmeier   Marie Dorin Habert   Tiril Eckhoff Detail
5 14 January 2016   Ruhpolding (2) 15 km Individual   Dorothea Wierer   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Gabriela Soukalová Detail
5 16 January 2016   Ruhpolding (2) 12.5 km Mass Start   Gabriela Soukalová   Franziska Hildebrand   Laura Dahlmeier Detail
6 21 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint   Olga Podchufarova   Dorothea Wierer   Ekaterina Yurlova Detail
6 23 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Pursuit   Ekaterina Yurlova   Selina Gasparin   Dorothea Wierer Detail
7 5 February 2016   Canmore 7.5 km Sprint   Olena Pidhrushna   Krystyna Guzik   Dorothea Wierer Detail
7 6 February 2016   Canmore 12.5 km Mass Start   Dorothea Wierer   Marie Dorin Habert   Gabriela Soukalová Detail
8 11 February 2016   Presque Isle 7.5 km Sprint   Gabriela Soukalová   Susan Dunklee   Krystyna Guzik Detail
8 12 February 2016   Presque Isle 10 km Pursuit   Gabriela Soukalová   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Marie Dorin Habert Detail
WC 5 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Marie Dorin Habert   Laura Dahlmeier Detail
WC 6 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit   Laura Dahlmeier   Dorothea Wierer   Marie Dorin Habert Detail
WC 9 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km Individual   Marie Dorin Habert   Anaïs Bescond   Laura Dahlmeier Detail
WC 13 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Mass Start   Marie Dorin Habert   Laura Dahlmeier   Kaisa Mäkäräinen Detail
9 17 March 2016   Khanty-Mansiysk 7.5 km Sprint   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Gabriela Soukalová   Marte Olsbu Detail
9 19 March 2016   Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Pursuit   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Marie Dorin Habert   Dorothea Wierer Detail

Men's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
2 13 December 2015   Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Alexey Volkov
Evgeniy Garanichev
Dmitry Malyshko
Anton Shipulin
  Norway
Henrik L'Abée-Lund
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
  France
Simon Fourcade
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Simon Desthieux
Martin Fourcade
Detail
5 15 January 2016   Ruhpolding (2) 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
  Russia
Alexey Volkov
Evgeniy Garanichev
Maxim Tsvetkov
Anton Shipulin
  Austria
Sven Grossegger
Julian Eberhard
Simon Eder
Dominik Landertinger
Detail
6 24 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Maxim Tsvetkov
Evgeniy Garanichev
Dmitry Malyshko
Anton Shipulin
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Benedikt Doll
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Lars Helge Birkeland
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Erlend Bjøntegaard
Detail
8 13 February 2016   Presque Isle 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Lars Helge Birkeland
Erlend Bjøntegaard
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
  France
Simon Fourcade
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Simon Desthieux
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Andreas Birnbacher
Daniel Böhm
Benedikt Doll
Detail
WC 12 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Benedikt Doll
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  Canada
Christian Gow
Nathan Smith
Scott Gow
Brendan Green
Detail

Women's teamEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
2 13 December 2015   Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay   Italy
Lisa Vittozzi
Karin Oberhofer
Federica Sanfilippo
Dorothea Wierer
  Germany
Franziska Hildebrand
Maren Hammerschmidt
Vanessa Hinz
Franziska Preuß
  Ukraine
Yuliia Dzhima
Olga Abramova
Valj Semerenko
Olena Pidhrushna
Detail
5 17 January 2016   Ruhpolding (2) 4x6 km Relay   Ukraine
Iryna Varvynets
Yuliia Dzhima
Valj Semerenko
Olena Pidhrushna
  Germany
Karolin Horchler
Miriam Gössner
Maren Hammerschmidt
Laura Dahlmeier
  Italy
Lisa Vittozzi
Karin Oberhofer
Alexia Runggaldier
Dorothea Wierer
Detail
6 24 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva 4x6 km Relay   France
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Bescond
Anaïs Chevalier
Marie Dorin Habert
  Czech Republic
Eva Puskarčíková
Lucie Charvátová
Gabriela Soukalová
Veronika Vítková
  Russia
Ekaterina Shumilova
Anastasia Zagoruiko
Ekaterina Yurlova
Olga Podchufarova
Detail
8 13 February 2016   Presque Isle 4x6 km Relay   Czech Republic
Eva Puskarčíková
Lucie Charvátová
Gabriela Soukalová
Veronika Vítková
  Ukraine
Iryna Varvynets
Natalya Burdyga
Yuliia Dzhima
Olena Pidhrushna
  Germany
Franziska Preuß
Luise Kummer
Miriam Gössner
Karolin Horchler
Detail
WC 11 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 4x6 km Relay   Norway
Synnøve Solemdal
Fanny Horn Birkeland
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu
  France
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Bescond
Anaïs Chevalier
Marie Dorin Habert
  Germany
Franziska Preuß
Franziska Hildebrand
Maren Hammerschmidt
Laura Dahlmeier
Detail

MixedEdit

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
1 29 November 2015   Östersund 1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
Single Mixed Relay
  Norway
Kaia Wøien Nicolaisen
Lars Helge Birkeland
  Canada
Rosanna Crawford
Nathan Smith
  Germany
Maren Hammerschmidt
Daniel Böhm
Detail
1 29 November 2015   Östersund 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  Norway
Fanny Horn Birkeland
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
  Germany
Franziska Hildebrand
Vanessa Hinz
Benedikt Doll
Simon Schempp
  Czech Republic
Veronika Vítková
Gabriela Soukalová
Michal Šlesingr
Ondřej Moravec
Detail
7 7 February 2016   Canmore 1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
Single Mixed Relay
  France
Marie Dorin Habert
Martin Fourcade
  Austria
Lisa Theresa Hauser
Simon Eder
  Norway
Hilde Fenne
Lars Helge Birkeland
Detail
7 7 February 2016   Canmore 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  Germany
Franziska Hildebrand
Franziska Preuß
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  Italy
Dorothea Wierer
Karin Oberhofer
Lukas Hofer
Dominik Windisch
  Norway
Marte Olsbu
Synnøve Solemdal
Alexander Os
Håvard Bogetveit
Detail
WC 3 March 2016   Oslo Holmenkollen 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Marie Dorin Habert
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Martin Fourcade
  Germany
Franziska Preuß
Franziska Hildebrand
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
  Norway
Marte Olsbu
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
Detail

Standings: MenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Martin Fourcade 1152
2.   Johannes Thingnes Bø 820
3.   Anton Shipulin 806
4.   Simon Schempp 769
5.   Simon Eder 714
  • Final standings after 25 races.

Standings: WomenEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Gabriela Soukalová 1106
2.   Marie Dorin Habert 1043
3.   Dorothea Wierer 965
4.   Kaisa Mäkäräinen 905
5.   Franziska Hildebrand 793
  • Final standings after 25 races.

Standings: MixedEdit

Mixed relayEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Norway 264
2.   Germany 252
3.   France 223
4.   Russia 191
5.   Canada 183
  • Final standings after 5 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France1714637
2  Germany14181345
3  Norway1181534
4  Czech Republic56516
5  Italy55515
6  Russia541019
7  Finland4239
8  Austria2327
9  Ukraine2147
10  Canada0112
  Poland0112
12   Switzerland0101
  United States0101
Totals (13 nations)656565195

AchievementsEdit

First World Cup career victory
First World Cup podium
Victory in this World Cup (all-time number of victories in parentheses)

RetirementsEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Originally scheduled in Oberhof on 7–10 January, relocated in Ruhpolding due to lack of snow.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Termine bis 2018" (in German). Biathlon Online Magazin. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Olympic champion Darya Domracheva to miss biathlon season". Zee News. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Relocation Worldcup 4 to Ruhpolding". International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b Paone, Francesco (4 May 2016). "Si ritirano Fritz Pinter e Audrey Vaillancourt. Salgono a 9 gli addii nel biathlon" [Fritz Pinter and Audrey Vaillancourt retires. Rising to nine retirements in biathlon.]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b Paone, Francesco (15 May 2016). "Natalya Burdyga si ritira. Ancora. Smette anche Scott Perras. Salgono a 11 gli addii nel biathlon" [Natalya Burdyga retires. Again. Scott Perras also stops. Rising to eleven retirements in biathlon.]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ Roosna, Märt (14 January 2016). "Pika karjääri lõpetanud Indrek Tobreluts: toredad aastad olid" [The end of the long career of Indrek Tobreluts: they were wonderful years]. Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian). Retrieved 8 March 2016. (in Estonian) (subscription required)
  7. ^ "Überraschung in Oslo: Birnbacher beendet Karriere". Merkur (in German). 9 March 2016.
  8. ^ Paone, Francesco (26 March 2016). "A Forni Avoltri si è conclusa la carriera di Christian De Lorenzi" [The career of Christian De Lorenzi concluded in Forni Avoltri]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  9. ^ Paone, Francesco (27 March 2016). "Fine carriera anche per Christian Martinelli" [Christian Martinelli ends career as well]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  10. ^ Eidissen, Lars (31 May 2016). "Alexander Os legger opp som skiskytter og blir pappa igjen" [Alexander Os retires as biathlete and becomes father again]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Retirement for Russia's Ivan Tcherezov". Biathlonworld. International Biathlon Union. 19 March 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Miroslav Matiaško". Biathlon-Info. n.d. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  13. ^ Paone, Francesco (28 March 2016). "Zina Kocher chiude la sua carriera" [Zina Kocher ends her career]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Retirement for Alexander Os…and More Athletes". Biathlonworld. International Biathlon Union. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  15. ^ Paone, Francesco (18 March 2016). "Marine Bolliet appende sci e carabina al chiodo" [Marine Bolliet hangs up skis and rifle]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  16. ^ Ørjan Brattetveit (4 April 2016). "Siste jubel for Jori" [Last hurrah for Jori]. Hordaland (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Ringen legger opp" [Ringen retires]. Trønder-Avisa (in Norwegian). 31 March 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2017. (subscription required)
  18. ^ "Martina Chrapánová". Biathlon-Info. n.d. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Natália Prekopová". Biathlon-Info. n.d. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  20. ^ Paone, Francesco (28 March 2016). "Lowell Bailey e Clare Egan protagonisti ai campionati NorAm. Annelies Cook vince nel giorno del ritiro" [Lowell Bailey and Clare Egan are the protagonists of the NorAm championships. Annelies Cook victorious on the day of her retirement]. Neve Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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