Biathlon World Championships 2021

The Biathlon World Championships 2021 took place in Pokljuka, Slovenia, from 9 to 21 February 2021.

Biathlon World Championships 2021
Host cityPokljuka
CountrySlovenia
Opening ceremony9 February 2021
Closing ceremony21 February 2021
Websitepokljuka2021.si/en

Host selectionEdit

On 4 September 2016, Tyumen won the voting (25 votes) during the 12th IBU Congress in Chisinau in Moldova over Pokljuka in Slovenia (13 votes) and Nové Město na Moravě in the Czech Republic (11 votes). Also Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, withdrew their bid for 2021 championships before the vote took place due to winning of an election for the host of the 2020 event.[1]

Just before the Biathlon World Championships 2017 in Hochfilzen, Austria, IBU forced Russia to give back rights due to the doping scandal, for revote process after 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.[2]

On 9 September 2018, during the IBU Congress, Pokljuka was named the 2021 event host city without alternative with 49–1 votes.[3]

Russia doping banEdit

On 9 December 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from all international sport for a period of four years, after the Russian government was found to have tampered with laboratory data that it provided to WADA in January 2019 as a condition of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency being reinstated. As a result of the ban, WADA plans to allow individually cleared Russian athletes to take part in the 2021-2022 World Championships and 2022 Winter Olympics under a neutral banner, as instigated at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but they will not be permitted to compete in team sports. The title of the neutral banner has yet to be determined; WADA Compliance Review Committee head Jonathan Taylor stated that the IOC would not be able to use "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR) as it did in 2018, emphasizing that neutral athletes cannot be portrayed as representing a specific country.[4][5][6] Russia later filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the WADA decision.[7] The Court of Arbitration for Sport, on review of Russia's appeal of its case from WADA, ruled on December 17, 2020 to reduce the penalty that WADA had placed. Instead of banning Russia from sporting events, the ruling allowed Russia to participate at the Olympics and other international events, but for a period of two years, the team cannot use the Russian name, flag, or anthem and must present themselves as "Neutral Athlete" or "Neutral Team". The ruling does allow for team uniforms to display "Russia" on the uniform as well as the use of the Russian flag colors within the uniform's design, although the name should be up to equal predominance as the "Neutral Athlete/Team" designation.[8]

Biathletes of the Russian national team perform at the tournament under the monochrome flag of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) as part of the RBU team. However, the IBU banned the use of the decoding of the abbreviation - the Russian Biathlon Union. Also, Russian biathletes are prohibited from using national symbols in social networks during the World Cup.[9][10]

ScheduleEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).[11]

Date Time Event
10 February 15:00 4 × 7.5 km M+W mixed relay
12 February 14:30 Men's 10 km sprint
13 February 14:30 Women's 7.5 km sprint
14 February 13:15 Men's 12.5 km pursuit
15:30 Women's 10 km pursuit
16 February 12:05 Women's 15 km individual
17 February 14:30 Men's 20 km individual
18 February 15:15 6 km M + 7.5 km W single mixed relay
20 February 11:45 Women's 4 × 6 km relay
15:00 Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
21 February 12:30 Women's 12.5 km mass start
15:15 Men's 15 km mass start

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Slovenia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway73414
2  France2237
3  Sweden1326
4  Austria1203
5  Czech Republic1001
6  Germany0202
7  Belarus0011
  RBU0011
  Ukraine0011
Totals (9 nations)12121236

Top athletesEdit

All athletes with two or more medals.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Tiril Eckhoff (NOR)4116
2  Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR)4004
3  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)2114
4  Marte Olsbu Røiseland (NOR)2002
5  Lisa Theresa Hauser (AUT)1203
6  Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold (NOR)1113
  Martin Ponsiluoma (SWE)1113
8  Émilien Jacquelin (FRA)1012
9  Sebastian Samuelsson (SWE)0224
10  Hanna Öberg (SWE)0123
11  Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet (FRA)0112
  Johannes Dale (NOR)0112

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
10 km sprint[12]
details
Martin Ponsiluoma
  Sweden
24:41.1
(0+0)
Simon Desthieux
  France
24:52.3
(0+0)
Émilien Jacquelin
  France
24:54.0
(1+0)
12.5 km pursuit[13]
details
Émilien Jacquelin
  France
31:22.1
(0+0+0+0)
Sebastian Samuelsson
  Sweden
31:29.4
(0+0+0+0)
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Norway
31:30.2
(0+1+1+0)
20 km individual[14]
details
Sturla Holm Lægreid
  Norway
49:27.6
(0+0+0+0)
Arnd Peiffer
  Germany
49:44.5
(0+0+0+0)
Johannes Dale
  Norway
50:08.5
(0+1+0+0)
4 × 7.5 km relay[15]
details
  Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
1:12:27.4
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+3)
(0+1) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+2)
  Sweden
Peppe Femling
Jesper Nelin
Martin Ponsiluoma
Sebastian Samuelsson
1:13:00.5
(0+3) (0+0)
(0+1) (0+0)
(0+2) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+0)
  RBU
Said Karimulla Khalili
Matvey Eliseev
Alexander Loginov
Eduard Latypov
1:13:18.3
(0+2) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+1)
15 km mass start[16]
details
Sturla Holm Lægreid
  Norway
36:27.2
(0+0+0+1)
Johannes Dale
  Norway
36:37.4
(0+1+1+0)
Quentin Fillon Maillet
  France
36:40.0
(1+1+0+0)

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
7.5 km sprint[17]
details
Tiril Eckhoff
  Norway
21:18.7
(0+0)
Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
  France
21:30.7
(0+1)
Hanna Sola
  Belarus
21:33.1
(0+0)
10 km pursuit[18]
details
Tiril Eckhoff
  Norway
30:38.1
(1+0+1+0)
Lisa Theresa Hauser
  Austria
30:55.4
(1+0+0+0)
Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
  France
31:11.1
(0+1+0+1)
15 km individual[19]
details
Markéta Davidová
  Czech Republic
42:27.7
(0+0+0+0)
Hanna Öberg
  Sweden
42:55.6
(0+0+1+0)
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
  Norway
43:31.7
(0+1+0+0)
4 × 6 km relay[20]
details
  Norway
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
Tiril Eckhoff
Ida Lien
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
1:10:39.0
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+2) (0+1)
(0+1) (0+2)
(0+3) (0+1)
  Germany
Vanessa Hinz
Janina Hettich
Denise Herrmann
Franziska Preuß
1:10:47.8
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+2) (0+0)
(0+3) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+0)
  Ukraine
Anastasiya Merkushyna
Yuliia Dzhima
Darya Blashko
Olena Pidhrushna
1:10:48.2
(0+1) (0+0)
(0+1) (0+2)
(0+1) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+2)
12.5 km mass start[21]
details
Lisa Theresa Hauser
  Austria
36:05.7
(0+0+0+0)
Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold
  Norway
36:27.4
(0+0+1+0)
Tiril Eckhoff
  Norway
36:28.7
(1+0+1+1)

MixedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
4 × 7.5 km M+W relay[22]
details
  Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tiril Eckhoff
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
1:20:19.3
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+2) (0+2)
(0+1) (0+3)
  Austria
David Komatz
Simon Eder
Dunja Zdouc
Lisa Theresa Hauser
1:20:46.3
(0+1) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+1)
  Sweden
Sebastian Samuelsson
Martin Ponsiluoma
Linn Persson
Hanna Öberg
1:20:49.9
(0+0) (0+2)
(0+1) (0+2)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+2) (0+0)
6 km M + 7.5 km W single relay[23]
details
  France
Antonin Guigonnat
Julia Simon
36:42.4
(0+2) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+0) (0+0)
(0+1) (0+1)
  Norway
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Tiril Eckhoff
36:45.2
(0+1) (0+2)
(0+1) (0+1)
(0+3) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+0)
  Sweden
Sebastian Samuelsson
Hanna Öberg
37:15.4
(0+2) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+0) (0+1)
(0+2) (0+1)

Participating countriesEdit

37 nations will compete.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congress closes in Chisinau". Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.biathlonworld.com/news/detail/ibu-press-release
  3. ^ http://www.biathlonworld.com/news/detail/ibu-congress-pokljuka-slo-to-host-in-2021-and-oberhof-ger-in-2023
  4. ^ MacInnes, Paul (9 December 2019). "Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup". BBC Sport. 9 December 2019. Archived from the original on 11 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  6. ^ "WADA lawyer defends lack of blanket ban on Russia". The Japan Times. AP. 13 December 2019. Archived from the original on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Russia Confirms It Will Appeal 4-Year Olympic Ban". Time. AP. 27 December 2019. Archived from the original on 27 December 2019.
  8. ^ Dunbar, Graham (17 December 2020). "Russia can't use its name and flag at the next 2 Olympics". Associated Press. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  9. ^ Генеральный секретарь IBU Карлссон: «Мы следуем решению CAS – Россия не может быть упомянута, поэтому на чемпионате мира используется сокращение RBU»
  10. ^ IBU: «Запрет на российскую символику в соцсетях распространяется только на этот ЧМ. Логинов может напомнить о победе в Антхольце, разместив фото с флагом»
  11. ^ "Programme". pokljuka2021.si. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  12. ^ Men's sprint results
  13. ^ Men's pursuit results
  14. ^ Men's individual results
  15. ^ Men's relay results
  16. ^ Men's mass start results
  17. ^ Women's sprint results
  18. ^ Women's pursuit results
  19. ^ Women's individual results
  20. ^ Women's relay results
  21. ^ Women's mass start results
  22. ^ Mixed relay results
  23. ^ Single mixed relay results

External linksEdit