Biathlon World Championships 2016

The 48th Biathlon World Championships was held in Oslo, Norway from 3 to 13 March 2016.[1]

There were 11 competitions in total: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, relay races for men and women, and mixed relay. All the events during this championships also counted towards the Biathlon World Cup.

Host selectionEdit

Oslo was the sole candidate for this championship. Oslo was announced as the host city on 2 September 2012 during the X IBU Congress in Merano, Italy. Two years earlier Oslo lost Biathlon World Championships 2015 to Kontiolahti.[2] This was the sixth time that these World Championships were held in Oslo; the city had previously hosted the event in 1986, 1990 (certain events held in Oslo due to difficult weather in the host city of Minsk), 1999 (certain events held in Oslo due to difficult weather in the host city of Kontiolahti), 2000 and 2002 (only the mass start as it was not on the program for the 2002 Olympics).

ScheduleEdit

 
Medal ceremony after women's 15 km individual event at Medal Plaza of the University, Karl Johans gate, 9 March 2016. From left to right: Laura Dahlmeier, Marie Dorin Habert and Anaïs Bescond.

All times are local (UTC+1).[3]

Date Time Event
3 March 15:30 2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km mixed relay
5 March 11:30 Men's 10 km sprint
14:30 Women's 7.5 km sprint
6 March 13:30 Men's 12.5 km pursuit
15:45 Women's 10 km pursuit
9 March 13:00 Women's 15 km individual
10 March 15:30 Men's 20 km individual
11 March 15:30 Women's 4 × 6 km relay
12 March 15:30 Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
13 March 13:00 Women's 12.5 km mass start
16:00 Men's 15 km mass start

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA)64111
2  Norway (NOR)4239
3  Germany (GER)1337
4  Austria (AUT)0112
5  Italy (ITA)0101
6  Canada (CAN)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (8 nations)11111133

Top athletesEdit

All athletes with two or more medals.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Martin Fourcade (FRA)4105
2  Marie Dorin Habert (FRA)3216
3  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)2013
  Tiril Eckhoff (NOR)2013
5  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)1214
6  Anaïs Bescond (FRA)1203
7  Laura Dahlmeier (GER)1135
8  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)1012
  Marte Olsbu (NOR)1012
  Tarjei Bø (NOR)1012
11  Arnd Peiffer (GER)0202
  Simon Schempp (GER)0202
13  Franziska Hildebrand (GER)0112
  Franziska Preuß (GER)0112

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
20 km individual[4]
details
Martin Fourcade
  France
49:13.9
(0+1+0+0)
Dominik Landertinger
  Austria
49:19.0
(0+0+0+0)
Simon Eder
  Austria
49:28.3
(0+0+0+0)
10 km sprint[5]
details
Martin Fourcade
  France
25:35.4
(0+0)
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Norway
26:02.3
(0+0)
Serhiy Semenov
  Ukraine
26:03.0
(0+0)
12.5 km pursuit[6]
details
Martin Fourcade
  France
32:56.5
(0+0+1+2)
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Norway
33:16.6
(1+0+0+1)
Emil Hegle Svendsen
  Norway
33:27.7
(0+0+0+1)
15 km mass start[7]
details
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Norway
37:05.1
(0+0+1+0)
Martin Fourcade
  France
37:07.9
(1+0+0+0)
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
  Norway
37:11.8
(0+0+0+0)
4 × 7.5 km relay[8]
details
  Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
1:13:16.8
(0+0) (0+2)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+2)
  Germany
Erik Lesser
Benedikt Doll
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
1:13:28.3
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+1)
  Canada
Christian Gow
Nathan Smith
Scott Gow
Brendan Green
1:13:40.2
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+3)
(0+0) (0+0)

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km individual[9]
details
Marie Dorin Habert
  France
44:02.8
(0+0+0+1)
Anaïs Bescond
  France
44:15.0
(0+0+0+1)
Laura Dahlmeier
  Germany
45:20.6
(1+0+1+0)
7.5 km sprint[10]
details
Tiril Eckhoff
  Norway
21:10.8
(0+0)
Marie Dorin Habert
  France
21:25.8
(0+0)
Laura Dahlmeier
  Germany
21:30.6
(1+0)
10 km pursuit[11]
details
Laura Dahlmeier
  Germany
30:49.2
(0+0+0+0)
Dorothea Wierer
  Italy
31:37.5
(0+1+1+0)
Marie Dorin Habert
  France
31:46.5
(0+0+2+1)
12.5 km mass start[12]
details
Marie Dorin Habert
  France
35:28.5
(0+0+0+0)
Laura Dahlmeier
  Germany
35:35.8
(0+0+1+0)
Kaisa Mäkäräinen
  Finland
35:36.6
(0+0+1+0)
4 × 6 km relay[13]
details
  Norway
Synnøve Solemdal
Fanny Horn Birkeland
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu
1:07:10.0
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+2) (0+2)
  France
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Bescond
Anaïs Chevalier
Marie Dorin Habert
1:07:15.3
(0+3) (0+2)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+2) (0+0)
  Germany
Franziska Preuß
Franziska Hildebrand
Maren Hammerschmidt
Laura Dahlmeier
1:07:38.6
(0+0) (0+2)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+2)
(0+0) (0+0)

MixedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km relay[14]
details
  France
Anaïs Bescond
Marie Dorin Habert
Quentin Fillon Maillet
Martin Fourcade
1:14:01.0
(0+0) (0+3)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+2) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+1)
  Germany
Franziska Preuß
Franziska Hildebrand
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
1:14:05.3
(0+2) (0+0)
(0+2) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+1) (0+1)
  Norway
Marte Olsbu
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tarjei Bø
1:14:15.4
(0+1) (0+0)
(0+2) (0+2)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+3) (0+0)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oslo and Hochfilzen Selected as World Championship Host". biathlonworld.com. September 2, 2012. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "IBU World Championships 2015 to be held in Kontiolahti". Biathlonworld.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "IBU World Championships 2016 Schedule". Biathlonworld.com. 21 October 2016. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  4. ^ Men's individual results
  5. ^ Men's sprint results
  6. ^ Men's pursuit results
  7. ^ Men's mass start results
  8. ^ Men's relay results
  9. ^ Women's individual results
  10. ^ Women's sprint results
  11. ^ Women's pursuit results
  12. ^ Women's mass start results
  13. ^ Women's relay results
  14. ^ "Mixed relay results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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