2020–21 Biathlon World Cup

The 2020–21 Biathlon World Cup (BWC) was a multi-race series over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 28 November 2020 in Kontiolahti, Finland and ended on 21 March 2021 in Östersund, Sweden.

2020–21 Biathlon World Cup
Discipline Men Women
   Overall Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø Norway Tiril Eckhoff
   U25 Norway Sturla Holm Lægreid Belarus Dzinara Alimbekava
   Individual Norway Sturla Holm Lægreid Austria Lisa Theresa Hauser
Italy Dorothea Wierer
   Sprint Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø Norway Tiril Eckhoff
   Pursuit Norway Sturla Holm Lægreid Norway Tiril Eckhoff
   Mass start Norway Tarjei Bø Norway Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Relay Norway Norway Sweden Sweden
Nations Cup Norway Norway Norway Norway
Mixed Norway Norway
Competition

Starting from this season a blue bib will be introduced for the best biathlete under the age of 25.[1]

CalendarEdit

Below is the IBU World Cup calendar for the 2020–21 season.[2]

Stage Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single
mixed relay
Details
1   Kontiolahti 28–29 November details
2 3–6 December details
3   Hochfilzen 11–13 December details
4 17–20 December details
5   Oberhof 8–10 January details
6 13–17 January details
7   Antholz-Anterselva 21–24 January details
WC   Pokljuka 10–21 February World Championships
8   Nové Město 4–7 March details
9 11–14 March details
10   Östersund[nb 1] 18–21 March details
Total: 70 (32 men's, 32 women's, 6 mixed) 3 (m, w) 10 (m, w) 8 (m, w) 5 (m, w) 6 (m, w) 3 (mix) 3 (mix)

Calendar changesEdit

World Cup podiumsEdit

MenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib   
(After competition)
Dark blue bib   
(After competition)
Det.
1 28 November 2020   Kontiolahti 20 km Individual   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Erik Lesser   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Sturla Holm Lægreid Detail
29 November 2020 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Sebastian Samuelsson   Martin Ponsiluoma   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Sebastian Samuelsson
2 3 December 2020 10 km Sprint   Tarjei Bø   Arnd Peiffer   Johannes Thingnes Bø Detail
5 December 2020 12.5 km Pursuit   Sebastian Samuelsson   Fabien Claude   Johannes Thingnes Bø
3 11 December 2020   Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint   Johannes Dale   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Fabien Claude Detail
12 December 2020 12.5 km Pursuit   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Émilien Jacquelin   Johannes Dale
4 17 December 2020 10 km Sprint   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Johannes Dale   Johannes Thingnes Bø Detail
19 December 2020 12.5 km Pursuit   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Émilien Jacquelin   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Sturla Holm Lægreid
20 December 2020 15 km Mass Start   Arnd Peiffer   Martin Ponsiluoma   Tarjei Bø
5 8 January 2021   Oberhof 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Tarjei Bø   Sturla Holm Lægreid Detail
9 January 2021 12.5 km Pursuit   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Johannes Dale   Tarjei Bø
6 13 January 2021 10 km Sprint   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Arnd Peiffer Detail
17 January 2021 15 km Mass Start   Tarjei Bø   Felix Leitner     Benjamin Weger
7 22 January 2021   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km Individual   Alexandr Loginov   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Quentin Fillon Maillet Detail
24 January 2021 15 km Mass Start   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Jakov Fak
WC 12 February 2021   Pokljuka 10 km Sprint   Martin Ponsiluoma   Simon Desthieux   Émilien Jacquelin Detail
14 February 2021 12.5 km Pursuit   Émilien Jacquelin   Sebastian Samuelsson   Johannes Thingnes Bø
17 February 2021 20 km Individual   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Arnd Peiffer   Johannes Dale
21 February 2021 15 km Mass Start   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Johannes Dale   Quentin Fillon Maillet
8 6 March 2021   Nové Město na M. 10 km Sprint   Simon Desthieux   Sebastian Samuelsson   Arnd Peiffer Detail
7 March 2021 12.5 km Pursuit   Tarjei Bø   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Simon Desthieux
9 11 March 2021 10 km Sprint   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Tarjei Bø   Lukas Hofer Detail
13 March 2021 12.5 km Pursuit   Quentin Fillon Maillet   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Émilien Jacquelin
10 19 March 2021   Östersund[nb 2] 10 km Sprint   Lukas Hofer   Sebastian Samuelsson   Tarjei Bø Detail
20 March 2021 12.5 km Pursuit   Sturla Holm Lægreid   Johannes Thingnes Bø   Lukas Hofer
21 March 2021 15 km Mass Start   Simon Desthieux   Eduard Latypov   Johannes Thingnes Bø

WomenEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib   
(After competition)
Dark blue bib   
(After competition)
Det.
1 28 November 2020   Kontiolahti 15 km Individual   Dorothea Wierer   Denise Herrmann   Johanna Skottheim   Dorothea Wierer   Elvira Öberg Detail
29 November 2020 7.5 km Sprint   Hanna Öberg   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Karoline Offigstad Knotten   Hanna Öberg   Dzinara Alimbekava
2 3 December 2020 7.5 km Sprint   Hanna Öberg   Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet   Elvira Öberg   Elvira Öberg Detail
6 December 2020 10 km Pursuit   Tiril Eckhoff   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Hanna Öberg   Dzinara Alimbekava
3 11 December 2020   Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint   Dzinara Alimbekava   Tiril Eckhoff   Franziska Preuß Detail
13 December 2020 10 km Pursuit   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Dzinara Alimbekava   Julia Simon   Marte Olsbu Røiseland
4 18 December 2020 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold   Marte Olsbu Røiseland Detail
19 December 2020 10 km Pursuit   Tiril Eckhoff   Hanna Öberg   Elvira Öberg
20 December 2020 12.5 km Mass Start   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Tiril Eckhoff   Dorothea Wierer   Elvira Öberg
5 8 January 2021   Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Hanna Öberg   Lisa Theresa Hauser Detail
9 January 2021 10 km Pursuit   Tiril Eckhoff   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Lisa Theresa Hauser
6 14 January 2021 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Dorothea Wierer   Lisa Theresa Hauser Detail
17 January 2021 12.5 km Mass Start   Julia Simon   Franziska Preuß   Hanna Öberg
7 21 January 2021   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Individual   Lisa Theresa Hauser   Yuliia Dzhima   Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet   Dzinara Alimbekava Detail
23 January 2021 12.5 km Mass Start   Julia Simon   Hanna Öberg   Lisa Theresa Hauser
WC 13 February 2021   Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet   Hanna Sola   Tiril Eckhoff   Elvira Öberg Detail
14 February 2021 10 km Pursuit   Tiril Eckhoff   Lisa Theresa Hauser   Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
16 February 2021 15 km Individual   Markéta Davidová   Hanna Öberg   Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
21 February 2021 12.5 km Mass Start   Lisa Theresa Hauser   Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold   Tiril Eckhoff
8 6 March 2021   Nové Město na M. 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Yuliia Dzhima   Lisa Vittozzi   Dzinara Alimbekava Detail
7 March 2021 10 km Pursuit   Tiril Eckhoff   Denise Herrmann   Marte Olsbu Røiseland
9 12 March 2021 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Denise Herrmann   Dorothea Wierer Detail
13 March 2021 10 km Pursuit   Tiril Eckhoff   Dzinara Alimbekava   Franziska Preuß
10 19 March 2021   Östersund[nb 3] 7.5 km Sprint   Tiril Eckhoff   Dorothea Wierer   Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold Detail
20 March 2021 10 km Pursuit   Marte Olsbu Røiseland   Tiril Eckhoff   Hanna Sola
21 March 2021 12.5 km Mass Start   Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold   Dzinara Alimbekava   Franziska Preuß

Men's team – 4x7.5 km RelayEdit

Stage Date Place Winner Second Third Leader
(After competition)
Det.
2 6 December 2020   Kontiolahti   Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Sweden
Peppe Femling
Jesper Nelin
Martin Ponsiluoma
Sebastian Samuelsson
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Roman Rees
Arnd Peiffer
Benedikt Doll
  Norway Detail
3 13 December 2020   Hochfilzen   Sweden
Peppe Femling
Jesper Nelin
Martin Ponsiluoma
Sebastian Samuelsson
  Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Johannes Dale
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Roman Rees
Benedikt Doll
Philipp Horn
  Norway
  Sweden
Detail
6 15 January 2021   Oberhof   France
Simon Desthieux
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Fabien Claude
Émilien Jacquelin
  Norway
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
Johannes Dale
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Italy
Thomas Bormolini
Lukas Hofer
Tommaso Giacomel
Dominik Windisch
  Norway Detail
7 23 January 2021   Antholz-Anterselva   France
Antonin Guigonnat
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Simon Desthieux
Émilien Jacquelin
  Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Johannes Dale
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Russia
Anton Babikov
Matvey Eliseev
Alexandr Loginov
Eduard Latypov
Detail
WC 20 February 2021   Pokljuka   Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
  Sweden
Peppe Femling
Jesper Nelin
Martin Ponsiluoma
Sebastian Samuelsson
  RBU
Said Karimulla Khalili
Matvey Eliseev
Alexandr Loginov
Eduard Latypov
Detail
8 5 March 2021   Nové Město na M.   Germany
Erik Lesser
Benedikt Doll
Arnd Peiffer
Philipp Nawrath
  Russia
Said Karimulla Khalili
Matvey Eliseev
Alexandr Loginov
Eduard Latypov
  Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Johannes Dale
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Detail

Women's team – 4x6 km RelayEdit

Stage Date Place Winner Second Third Leader
(After competition)
Det.
2 5 December 2020   Kontiolahti   Sweden
Johanna Skottheim
Mona Brorsson
Elvira Öberg
Hanna Öberg
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
Chloé Chevalier
Justine Braisaz-Bouchet
  Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Franziska Preuß
Maren Hammerschmidt
Denise Herrmann
  Sweden Detail
3 12 December 2020   Hochfilzen   Norway
Karoline Offigstad Knotten
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Julia Simon
Justine Braisaz-Bouchet
Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
  Sweden
Johanna Skottheim
Linn Persson
Hanna Öberg
Elvira Öberg
Detail
6 16 January 2021   Oberhof   Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Janina Hettich
Denise Herrmann
Franziska Preuß
  Belarus
Iryna Kryuko
Dzinara Alimbekava
Hanna Sola
Elena Kruchinkina
  Sweden
Mona Brorsson
Linn Persson
Elvira Öberg
Hanna Öberg
Detail
7 24 January 2021   Antholz-Anterselva   Russia
Evgeniya Pavlova
Tatiana Akimova
Svetlana Mironova
Uliana Kaisheva
  Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Janina Hettich
Denise Herrmann
Franziska Preuß
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
Justine Braisaz-Bouchet
Julia Simon
  Germany Detail
WC 20 February 2021   Pokljuka   Norway
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Tiril Eckhoff
Ida Lien
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Janina Hettich
Denise Herrmann
Franziska Preuß
  Ukraine
Anastasiya Merkushyna
Yuliia Dzhima
Darya Blashko
Olena Pidhrushna
Detail
8 4 March 2021   Nové Město na M.   Sweden
Mona Brorsson
Hanna Öberg
Linn Persson
Elvira Öberg
  Belarus
Iryna Kryuko
Dzinara Alimbekava
Hanna Sola
Elena Kruchinkina
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Justine Braisaz-Bouchet
Chloé Chevalier
Julia Simon
  Sweden Detail

Mixed RelayEdit

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Leader
(After competition)
Det.
5 10 January 2021   Oberhof 4x6 km   Russia
Uliana Kaisheva
Svetlana Mironova
Alexandr Loginov
Eduard Latypov
  Norway
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
Johannes Dale
Sturla Holm Lægreid
  France
Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
Justine Braisaz-Bouchet
Fabien Claude
Quentin Fillon Maillet
  Russia Detail
1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
  France
Julia Simon
Émilien Jacquelin
  Sweden
Hanna Öberg
Sebastian Samuelsson
  Norway
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  France
WC 10 February 2021   Pokljuka 4x7.5 km
  Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Austria
David Komatz
Simon Eder
Dunja Zdouc
Lisa Theresa Hauser
  Sweden
Sebastian Samuelsson
Martin Ponsiluoma
Linn Persson
Hanna Öberg
  Norway Detail
18 February 2021 1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
  France
Antonin Guigonnat
Julia Simon
  Norway
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tiril Eckhoff
  Sweden
Sebastian Samuelsson
Hanna Öberg
9 14 March 2021   Nové Město 4x6 km
  Norway
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Italy
Lisa Vittozzi
Dorothea Wierer
Dominik Windisch
Lukas Hofer
  Sweden
Elvira Öberg
Anna Magnusson
Jesper Nelin
Martin Ponsiluoma
Detail
1x6 km + 1x7.5 km
  Sweden
Linn Persson
Sebastian Samuelsson
  Norway
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Sturla Holm Lægreid
  United States
Susan Dunklee
Sean Doherty

Standings (men)Edit

Standings (women)Edit

Standings: MixedEdit

Mixed relayEdit

Pos. Points
1.   Norway 228
2.   France 211
3.   Sweden 210
4.   Austria 169
5.   Russia 168
  • Final standings after 6 races.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway38252083
2  France12101234
3  Sweden8121131
4  Germany38920
5  Russia
  RBU
3227
6  Italy23611
7  Austria2349
8  Belarus1528
9  Czech Republic1001
10  Ukraine0213
11  Slovenia0011
   Switzerland0011
  United States0011
Totals (13 nations)707070210

Points distributionEdit

The table shows the number of points won in the 2020/21 Biathlon World Cup for men and women. Relay events do not impact individual rankings.

Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Individual 60 54 48 43 40 38 36 34 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Sprint
Pursuit
Mass Start 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2

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 2020–21 season:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Events scheduled in Oslo-Holmenkollen was cancelled due to pandemic, and replaced by Östersund.
  2. ^ Men's events scheduled in Oslo-Holmenkollen was cancelled due to pandemic.
  3. ^ Women's events scheduled in Oslo-Holmenkollen was cancelled due to pandemic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rule Changes for 2020/2021: A New Bib and Qualification Criteria Adjusted". International Biathlon Union - IBU. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  2. ^ "International Biathlon Union - IBU". www.biathlonworld.com.
  3. ^ "IBU announces plans for first trimester of World Cup season". International Biathlon Union - IBU. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  4. ^ "IBU announces BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon schedule for January 2021". International Biathlon Union - IBU. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  5. ^ "IBU announces World Cup schedule for final trimester of 2020/21 season". International Biathlon Union - IBU. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  6. ^ "Östersund replaces Oslo as host of the BMW IBU World Cup finals 2021". International Biathlon Union - IBU. Retrieved 2021-02-13.
  7. ^ "Moravec plánuje poslední sezonu. Na olympiádu do Pekingu už nepojede". isport.blesk.cz/ (in Czech). March 15, 2020.
  8. ^ "Simon Schempp beendet Karriere mit einem Lächeln". stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/ (in German). January 28, 2021.
  9. ^ "Norwegian world champion ends". tellerreport.com. 4 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Familiäre Gründe: Biathlon-Olympiasieger Peiffer verkündet Karriereende". stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/ (in German). March 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "Nicole Gontier a Fondo Italia: "Chiudo la mia carriera agonistica, ma non è un addio al biathlon"". www.fondoitalia.it/ (in Italian). March 27, 2021.
  12. ^ Ирина Старых завершила карьеру

External linksEdit