2018–19 Biathlon World Cup

The 2018–19 Biathlon World Cup (BWC) was a multi-race series over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 2 December 2018 in Pokljuka, Slovenia and ended on 24 March 2019 in Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway. The defending overall champions from the 2017–18 Biathlon World Cup were Martin Fourcade of France and Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland.

2018–19 Biathlon World Cup
Discipline Men Women
Overall Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø Italy Dorothea Wierer
Nations Cup Norway Norway Norway Norway
Individual Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø Italy Lisa Vittozzi
Sprint Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø Slovakia Anastasiya Kuzmina
Pursuit Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø Italy Dorothea Wierer
Mass start Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø Sweden Hanna Öberg
Relay Norway Norway Norway Norway
Mixed Norway Norway
Competition

CalendarEdit

Below is the IBU World Cup calendar for the 2018–19 season.[1]

Stage Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay Details
1   Pokljuka 2–9 December details
2   Hochfilzen 13–16 December details
3   Nové Město 20–23 December details
4   Oberhof 10–13 January details
5   Ruhpolding 17–20 January details
6   Antholz-Anterselva 24–27 January details
7   Canmore 7–10 February ●* details
8   Salt Lake City 14–17 February details
WC   Östersund 7–17 March World Championships
9   Oslo Holmenkollen 21–24 March details
Total: 68 (31 men's, 31 women's, 6 mixed) 3 10 8 5 5 3 3
  • The Individuals in Canmore were shortened because of freezing temperatures.

World Cup podiumsEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 6 December 2018   Pokljuka 20 km Individual   Martin Fourcade   Johannes Kühn   Simon Eder   Martin Fourcade Detail
1 7 December 2018   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Antonin Guigonnat   Alexander Loginov   Johannes Thingnes Bø Detail
1 9 December 2018   Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Alexander Loginov Detail
2 14 December 2018   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Martin Fourcade   Benedikt Doll Detail
2 15 December 2018   Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit   Martin Fourcade   Arnd Peiffer   Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen Detail
3 20 December 2018   Nové Město na M. 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Alexander Loginov   Martin Ponsiluoma Detail
3 22 December 2018   Nové Město na M. 12.5 km Pursuit   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Alexander Loginov   Tarjei Bø Detail
3 23 December 2018   Nové Město na M. 15 km Mass Start   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Evgeny Garanichev Detail
4 11 January 2019   Oberhof 10 km Sprint   Alexander Loginov   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Sebastian Samuelsson Detail
4 12 January 2019   Oberhof 12.5 km Pursuit   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Arnd Peiffer   Lukas Hofer Detail
5 17 January 2019   Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Tarjei Bø   Benedikt Doll Detail
5 20 January 2019   Ruhpolding 15 km Mass Start   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Julian Eberhard   Quentin Fillon Maillet Detail
6 25 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Erlend Bjøntegaard   Antonin Guigonnat Detail
6 26 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Pursuit   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Antonin Guigonnat   Quentin Fillon Maillet Detail
6 27 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Mass Start   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Arnd Peiffer Detail
7 7 February 2019   Canmore 20 km Individual   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen   Alexander Loginov Detail
7 10 February 2019   Canmore 15 km Mass Start Cancelled due to freezing temperatures Detail
8 15 February 2019   Soldier Hollow 10 km Sprint   Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen   Simon Desthieux   Roman Rees Detail
8 16 February 2019   Soldier Hollow 12.5 km Pursuit   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen   Simon Desthieux Detail
WC 9 March 2019   Östersund 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Alexander Loginov   Quentin Fillon Maillet Detail
WC 10 March 2019   Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit   Dmytro Pidruchnyi   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Quentin Fillon Maillet Detail
WC 13 March 2019   Östersund 20 km Individual   Arnd Peiffer   Vladimir Iliev   Tarjei Bø Detail
WC 17 March 2019   Östersund 15 km Mass Start   Dominik Windisch   Antonin Guigonnat   Julian Eberhard Detail
9 22 March 2019   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Lukas Hofer   Quentin Fillon Maillet Detail
9 23 March 2019   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Pursuit   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Tarjei Bø   Arnd Peiffer Detail
9 24 March 2019   Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km Mass Start   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Arnd Peiffer   Benedikt Doll Detail

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 6 December 2018   Pokljuka 15 km Individual   Yuliia Dzhima   Monika Hojnisz   Markéta Davidová   Yuliia Dzhima Detail
1 8 December 2018   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Dorothea Wierer   Justine Braisaz   Dorothea Wierer Detail
1 9 December 2018   Pokljuka 10 km Pursuit   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Dorothea Wierer   Paulína Fialková Detail
2 13 December 2018   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Dorothea Wierer   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht Detail
2 15 December 2018   Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Paulína Fialková   Dorothea Wierer Detail
3 21 December 2018   Nové Město na M. 7.5 km Sprint   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Laura Dahlmeier   Paulína Fialková Detail
3 22 December 2018   Nové Město na M. 10 km Pursuit   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Dorothea Wierer   Hanna Öberg Detail
3 23 December 2018   Nové Město na M. 12.5 km Mass Start   Anastázia Kuzminová   Paulína Fialková   Anaïs Chevalier Detail
4 10 January 2019   Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint   Lisa Vittozzi   Anaïs Chevalier   Hanna Öberg Detail
4 12 January 2019   Oberhof 10 km Pursuit   Lisa Vittozzi   Anastázia Kuzminová   Anaïs Chevalier Detail
5 17 January 2019   Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint   Anastázia Kuzminová   Lisa Vittozzi   Hanna Öberg Detail
5 20 January 2019   Ruhpolding 12.5 km Mass Start   Franziska Preuß   Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold   Paulína Fialková Detail
6 24 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint   Markéta Davidová   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Marte Olsbu Røiseland Detail
6 26 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Pursuit   Dorothea Wierer   Laura Dahlmeier   Lisa Vittozzi Detail
6 27 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Mass Start   Laura Dahlmeier   Markéta Davidová   Vanessa Hinz Detail
7 7 February 2019   Canmore 15 km Individual   Tiril Eckhoff   Markéta Davidová   Lisa Vittozzi Detail
7 10 February 2019   Canmore 12.5 km Mass Start Cancelled due to freezing temperatures Detail
8 14 February 2019   Soldier Hollow 7.5 km Sprint   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Franziska Hildebrand Detail
8 16 February 2019   Soldier Hollow 10 km Pursuit   Denise Herrmann   Franziska Hildebrand   Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Lisa Vittozzi Detail
WC 8 March 2019   Östersund 7.5 km Sprint   Anastázia Kuzminová   Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold   Laura Dahlmeier   Dorothea Wierer Detail
WC 10 March 2019   Östersund 10 km Pursuit   Denise Herrmann   Tiril Eckhoff   Laura Dahlmeier   Lisa Vittozzi Detail
WC 12 March 2019   Östersund 15 km Individual   Hanna Öberg   Lisa Vittozzi   Justine Braisaz Detail
WC 17 March 2019   Östersund 12.5 km Mass Start   Dorothea Wierer   Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht   Denise Herrmann   Dorothea Wierer Detail
9 21 March 2019   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint   Anastázia Kuzminová   Franziska Preuß   Paulína Fialková Detail
9 23 March 2019   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit   Anastázia Kuzminová   Denise Herrmann   Hanna Öberg Detail
9 24 March 2019   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Mass Start   Hanna Öberg   Tiril Eckhoff   Clare Egan Detail

Men's teamEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
2 16 December 2018   Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay   Sweden
Peppe Femling
Martin Ponsiluoma
Torstein Stenersen
Sebastian Samuelsson
  Norway
Lars Helge Birkeland
Henrik L'Abée-Lund
Tarjei Bø
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
  Germany
Simon Schempp
Johannes Kühn
Arnd Peiffer
Benedikt Doll
Detail
4 13 January 2019   Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay   Russia
Maxim Tsvetkov
Evgeniy Garanichev
Dmitry Malyshko
Alexander Loginov
  France
Antonin Guigonnat
Simon Desthieux
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Martin Fourcade
  Austria
Tobias Eberhard
Simon Eder
Dominik Landertinger
Julian Eberhard
Detail
5 18 January 2019   Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Lars Helge Birkeland
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Germany
Roman Rees
Johannes Kühn
Arnd Peiffer
Benedikt Doll
  France
Émilien Jacquelin
Martin Fourcade
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Simon Desthieux
Detail
7 8 February 2019   Canmore 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Lars Helge Birkeland
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Erlend Bjøntegaard
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  France
Antonin Guigonnat
Émilien Jacquelin
Simon Fourcade
Quentin Fillon Maillet
  Russia
Evgeniy Garanichev
Eduard Latypov
Alexander Loginov
Alexander Povarnitsyn
Detail
WC 16 March 2019   Östersund 4x7.5 km Relay   Norway
Lars Helge Birkeland
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Roman Rees
Arnd Peiffer
Benedikt Doll
  Russia
Matvey Eliseev
Nikita Porshnev
Dmitry Malyshko
Alexander Loginov
Detail

Women's teamEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
2 16 December 2018   Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay   Italy
Lisa Vittozzi
Alexia Runggaldier
Dorothea Wierer
Federica Sanfilippo
  Sweden
Linn Persson
Mona Brorsson
Emma Nilsson
Hanna Öberg
  France
Anaïs Chevalier
Julia Simon
Célia Aymonier
Anaïs Bescond
Detail
4 13 January 2019   Oberhof 4x6 km Relay   Russia
Evgeniya Pavlova
Margarita Vasileva
Larisa Kuklina
Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht
  Germany
Karolin Horchler
Franziska Hildebrand
Franziska Preuß
Denise Herrmann
  Czech Republic
Lucie Charvátová
Veronika Vítková
Markéta Davidová
Eva Puskarčíková
Detail
5 19 January 2019   Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay   France
Julia Simon
Anaïs Bescond
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Chevalier
  Norway
Synnøve Solemdal
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Laura Dahlmeier
Franziska Preuß
Denise Herrmann
Detail
7 8 February 2019   Canmore 4x6 km Relay   Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Franziska Hildebrand
Denise Herrmann
Laura Dahlmeier
  Norway
Emilie Ågheim Kalkenberg
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  France
Anaïs Chevalier
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Bescond
Julia Simon
Detail
WC 16 March 2019   Östersund 4x6 km Relay   Norway
Synnøve Solemdal
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Sweden
Linn Persson
Mona Brorsson
Anna Magnusson
Hanna Öberg
  Ukraine
Anastasiya Merkushyna
Vita Semerenko
Yuliia Dzhima
Valentyna Semerenko
Detail

MixedEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Det.
1 2 December 2018   Pokljuka 1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
Single Mixed Relay
  Norway
Thekla Brun-Lie
Lars Helge Birkeland
  Austria
Lisa Theresa Hauser
Simon Eder
  Ukraine
Anastasiya Merkushyna
Artem Tyshchenko
Detail
1 2 December 2018   Pokljuka 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Justine Braisaz
Martin Fourcade
Simon Desthieux
   Switzerland
Elisa Gasparin
Lena Häcki
Benjamin Weger
Jeremy Finello
  Italy
Lisa Vittozzi
Dorothea Wierer
Dominik Windisch
Lukas Hofer
Detail
8 17 February 2019   Salt Lake City 1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
Single Mixed Relay
  Italy
Lukas Hofer
Dorothea Wierer
  Austria
Simon Eder
Lisa Theresa Hauser
  France
Antonin Guigonnat
Julia Simon
Detail
8 17 February 2019   Salt Lake City 2x7.5 km + 2x6 km
Mixed Relay
  France
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Simon Desthieux
Célia Aymonier
Anaïs Chevalier
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Benedikt Doll
Franziska Hildebrand
Vanessa Hinz
  Norway
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
Detail
WC 7 March 2019   Östersund 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
  Norway
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
  Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Denise Herrmann
Arnd Peiffer
Benedikt Doll
  Italy
Lisa Vittozzi
Dorothea Wierer
Lukas Hofer
Dominik Windisch
Detail
WC 14 March 2019   Östersund 1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
Single Mixed Relay
  Norway
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Italy
Dorothea Wierer
Lukas Hofer
  Sweden
Hanna Öberg
Sebastian Samuelsson
Detail

Standings (men)Edit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Johannes Thingnes Bø 1262
2.   Alexander Loginov 854
3.   Quentin Fillon Maillet 843
4.   Simon Desthieux 831
5.   Arnd Peiffer 802
  • Final standings after 25 races.

Standings (women)Edit

OverallEdit

Pos. Points
     Dorothea Wierer 905
2.   Lisa Vittozzi 882
3.   Anastasiya Kuzmina 870
4.   Marte Olsbu Røiseland 855
5.   Hanna Öberg 741
  • Final standings after 25 races.

Standings: MixedEdit

Mixed relayEdit

Pos. Points
     Norway 306
2.   France 281
3.   Italy 267
4.   Germany 264
5.   Sweden 238
  • Final standings after 6 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway2815548
2  Italy87621
3  France7101532
4  Germany6141333
5  Slovakia53412
6  Russia34714
7  Finland3317
8  Sweden32712
9  Ukraine2024
10  Czech Republic1225
11  Austria0336
12  Bulgaria0101
  Poland0101
   Switzerland0101
15  United States0011
Totals (15 nations)666666198

AchievementsEdit

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

RetirementsEdit

The following notable biathletes retired during or after the 2018–19 season:

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit