Biathlon World Cup

IBU Biathlon World Cup
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)Northern wintertime season
BeginsNovember
EndsMarch
Frequencyannual
Countryvarying
InauguratedJanuary 1978
Organised byInternational Biathlon Union
SponsorBMW[1]
2021–22 Biathlon World Cup

The Biathlon World Cup is a top-level biathlon season-long competition series. It has been held since the winter seasons of 1977–78 for men and 1982–83 for women. The women's seasons until 1986–87 season were called the European Cup, although participation was not restricted to Europeans.

Competition and formatEdit

The World Cup season lasts from November or December to late March, with meetings in a different venue every week excluding some holidays and a couple of weeks before the season's major championships (World Championships or Winter Olympics). All in all, the season comprises nine to ten meetings, with events taking place from Wednesday–Thursday through Sunday. Relay competitions are held four to six times per season. Also counting as World Cup events are World Championships, and formerly Winter Olympics events (the last Olympics to count towards the World Cup were the 2010 Winter Olympics: from the 2014 Winter Olympics competitors are no longer awarded World Cup points for their Olympic performances).[2]

The athlete with the highest overall total score (i.e. total score for all disciplines) of the World Cup season is awarded the Big Crystal Globe trophy. A Small Crystal Globe trophy is awarded for the first place in the season total for each discipline. Hence, it is possible for an athlete to win both the Big Crystal Globe and Small Crystal Globes for the same World Cup season.[3]

The tables given below provide an overview of the highest-ranking biathletes and nations of each WC season. For each event, first place gives 60 points, 2nd place – 54 pts, 3rd place – 48 pts, 4th place – 43 pts, 5th place – 40 pts, 6th place – 38 pts, 7th – 36 pts, 8th – 34 points, 9th – 32 points, 10th – 31 points, then linearly decreasing by one point down to the 40th place. Equal placings (ties) give an equal number of points. The sum of all WC points of the season, less the points from an IBU-predetermined number of events (e.g. 2), gives the biathlete's total WC score.

From 1985 to 2000, WC points were awarded so that the first four places gave 30, 26, 24, and 22 points, respectively, and then the 5th to 25th place gave 21, 20, ..., down to 1 point. Before this, points were simply awarded linearly from 25 to 1.

Men's resultsEdit

Men's overallEdit

Season Winner Runner-up Third
1977–78  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Klaus Siebert (GDR)  Eberhard Rösch (GDR)
1978–79  Klaus Siebert (GDR)  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Vladimir Barnashov (URS)
1979–80  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Klaus Siebert (GDR)  Eberhard Rösch (GDR)
1980–81  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Anatoly Alyabyev (URS)  Kjell Søbak (NOR)
1981–82  Frank Ullrich (GDR)  Matthias Jacob (GDR)  Kjell Søbak (NOR)
1982–83  Peter Angerer (FRG)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Frank Ullrich (GDR)
1983–84  Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR)  Peter Angerer (FRG)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)
1984–85  Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR)  Juri Kashkarov (URS)  Peter Angerer (FRG)
1985–86  André Sehmisch (GDR)  Peter Angerer (FRG)  Matthias Jacob (GDR)
1986–87  Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR)  Fritz Fischer (FRG)  Jan Matouš (TCH)
1987–88  Fritz Fischer (FRG)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Johann Passler (ITA)
1988–89  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Alexandr Popov (URS)  Sergei Tchepikov (URS)
1989–90  Sergei Tchepikov (URS)  Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)  Valeriy Medvedtsev (URS)
1990–91  Sergei Tchepikov (URS)  Mark Kirchner (GER)  Andreas Zingerle (ITA)
1991–92  Jon Åge Tyldum (NOR)  Mikael Löfgren (SWE)  Sylfest Glimsdal (NOR)
1992–93  Mikael Löfgren (SWE)  Mark Kirchner (GER)  Pieralberto Carrara (ITA)
1993–94  Patrice Bailly-Salins (FRA)  Sven Fischer (GER)  Frank Luck (GER)
1994–95  Jon Åge Tyldum (NOR)  Patrick Favre (ITA)  Wilfried Pallhuber (ITA)
1995–96  Vladimir Drachev (RUS)¹  Viktor Maigourov (RUS)  Sven Fischer (GER)
1996–97  Sven Fischer (GER)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Viktor Maigourov (RUS)
1997–98  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Ricco Groß (GER)  Sven Fischer (GER)
1998–99  Sven Fischer (GER)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Frank Luck (GER)
1999–00  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Sven Fischer (GER)
2000–01  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Frode Andresen (NOR)
2001–02  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Pavel Rostovtsev (RUS)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)
2002–03  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Vladimir Drachev (BLR)¹  Ricco Groß (GER)
2003–04  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Ricco Groß (GER)
2004–05  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Sven Fischer (GER)  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)
2005–06  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)  Sven Fischer (GER)
2006–07  Michael Greis (GER)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Raphaël Poirée (FRA)
2007–08  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Dmitri Yaroshenko (RUS)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)
2008–09  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Tomasz Sikora (POL)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)
2009–10  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Christoph Sumann (AUT)  Ivan Tcherezov (RUS)
2010–11  Tarjei Bø (NOR)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Martin Fourcade (FRA)
2011–12  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Andreas Birnbacher (GER)
2012–13  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Dominik Landertinger (AUT)
2013–14  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)
2014–15  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Anton Shipulin (RUS)  Jakov Fak (SLO)
2015–16  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)  Anton Shipulin (RUS)
2016–17  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Anton Shipulin (RUS)  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)
2017–18  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)  Anton Shipulin (RUS)
2018–19  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)  Alexandr Loginov (RUS)  Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA)
2019–20  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)  Martin Fourcade (FRA)  Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA)
2020–21  Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)  Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR)  Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA)
Statistics by athlete
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Martin Fourcade (FRA)7119
2 Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)66113
3 Raphaël Poirée (FRA)4127
4 Frank Ullrich (GDR)4116
5 Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR)3227
6 Frank-Peter Roetsch (GDR)3003
7 Sven Fischer (GER)2248
8 Sergei Tchepikov (URS)2013
9 Jon Åge Tyldum (NOR)2002
10 Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)1427
11 Eirik Kvalfoss (NOR)1315
12 Peter Angerer (FRG)1214
13 Klaus Siebert (GDR)1203
14 Fritz Fischer (FRG)1102
 Mikael Löfgren (SWE)1102
 Vladimir Drachev (RUS)1102
17 André Sehmisch (GDR)1001
 Michael Greis (GER)1001
 Patrice Bailly-Salins (FRA)1001
 Tarjei Bø (NOR)1001
Statistics by country[4]
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway14161040
2 France122620
3 East Germany94417
4 Germany35917
5 Soviet Union2338
6 West Germany2316
7 Russia16411
8 Sweden1102
9 Italy0145
10 Austria0112
11 Belarus0101
 Poland0101
13 Czechoslovakia0011
 Slovenia0011
Totals (14 nations)444444132

Men's relayEdit

Season Winner Runner-up Third
2000–01  Norway (189)  Germany (173)  Czech Republic (167)
2001–02  Norway (238)  Germany (230)  Belarus (202)
2002–03  Belarus (319)  Russia (318)  Norway (298)
2003–04  Norway (176)  Germany (174)  France (172)
2004–05  Norway (200)  Germany (181)  Russia (178)
2005–06  Germany (200)  Russia (184)  France (169)
2006–07  Russia (196)  Norway (189)  Germany (178)
2007–08  Norway (196)  Russia (192)  Germany (175)
2008–09  Austria (276)  Norway (254)  Germany (247)
2009–10  Norway (228)  Austria (210)  Russia (205)
2010–11  Norway (216)  Germany (199)  Ukraine (163)
2011–12  France (198)  Norway (190)  Russia (189)
2012–13  Russia (305)  Norway (302)  France (296)
2013–14  Germany (200)  Sweden (199)  Austria (197)
2014–15  Russia (311)  Norway (308)  Germany (305)
2015–16  Norway (282)  Russia (255)  Germany (236)
2016–17  Russia (259)  France (242)  Germany (237)
2017–18  Norway (228)  Sweden (184)  France (180)
2018–19  Norway (270)  Russia (236)  Germany (233)
2019–20  Norway (348)  France (302)  Germany (264)
2020–21  Norway (228)  Sweden (204)  France (203)
Statistics by country
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway125118
2 Russia45312
3 Germany25815
4 France1258
5 Austria1113
6 Belarus1012
7 Sweden0303
8 Czech Republic0011
 Ukraine0011
Totals (9 nations)21212163

Women's resultsEdit

Women's overallEdit

The women's World Cup seasons until 1986–87 were actually called the European Cup, although participation was open to biathletes of all nationalities. Until 1987–88, women raced on shorter tracks than they do today. The 1988–89 season was the first in which women raced on tracks of the same length that they do nowadays.

Season Winner Runner-up Third
1982–83  Gry Østvik (NOR)  Siv Bråten (NOR)  Aino Kallunki (FIN)
1983–84  Mette Mestad (NOR)  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)  Gry Østvik (NOR)
1984–85  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)  Eva Korpela (SWE)  Kaija Parve (URS)
1985–86  Eva Korpela (SWE)  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)  Lise Meloche (CAN)
1986–87  Eva Korpela (SWE)  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)  Sanna Grønlid (NOR)
1987–88  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)  Elin Kristiansen (NOR)  Nadezhda Aleksieva (BUL)
1988–89  Elena Golovina (URS)  Natalia Prikazchikova (URS)  Svetlana Davidova (URS)
1989–90  Jiřina Adamičková (TCH)  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)  Elena Golovina (URS)
1990–91  Svetlana Davidova (URS)  Myriam Bédard (CAN)  Anne Elvebakk (NOR)
1991–92  Anfisa Reztsova (CIS)  Anne Briand (FRA)  Petra Schaaf (GER)1
1992–93  Anfisa Reztsova (RUS)  Myriam Bédard (CAN)  Anne Briand (FRA)
1993–94  Svetlana Paramygina (BLR)  Nathalie Santer (ITA)  Anne Briand (FRA)
1994–95  Anne Briand (FRA)  Svetlana Paramygina (BLR)  Uschi Disl (GER)
1995–96  Emmanuelle Claret (FRA)  Uschi Disl (GER)  Petra Behle (GER)1
1996–97  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Uschi Disl (GER)  Simone Greiner (GER)
1997–98  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Uschi Disl (GER)  Martina Zellner (GER)
1998–99  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Olena Zubrilova (UKR)  Uschi Disl (GER)
1999–00  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Olena Zubrilova (UKR)  Corinne Niogret (FRA)
2000–01  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Liv Grete Poirée (NOR)  Olena Zubrilova (UKR)
2001–02  Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)  Liv Grete Poirée (NOR)  Uschi Disl (GER)
2002–03  Martina Glagow (GER)  Albina Akhatova (RUS)  Sylvie Becaert (FRA)
2003–04  Liv Grete Poirée (NOR)  Olga Pyleva (RUS)  Sandrine Bailly (FRA)
2004–05  Sandrine Bailly (FRA)  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Olga Pyleva (RUS)
2005–06  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Anna Carin Olofsson (SWE)  Martina Glagow (GER)
2006–07  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Anna Carin Olofsson (SWE)
2007–08  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Sandrine Bailly (FRA)  Andrea Henkel (GER)
2008–09  Helena Jonsson (SWE)2  Kati Wilhelm (GER)  Tora Berger (NOR)
2009–10  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Simone Hauswald (GER)  Helena Jonsson (SWE)2
2010–11  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Helena Ekholm (SWE)2
2011–12  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Darya Domracheva (BLR)  Tora Berger (NOR)
2012–13  Tora Berger (NOR)  Darya Domracheva (BLR)  Andrea Henkel (GER)
2013–14  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)
 Tora Berger (NOR)3
n/a  Darya Domracheva (BLR)
2014–15  Darya Domracheva (BLR)  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)  Valj Semerenko (UKR)
2015–16  Gabriela Soukalová (CZE)  Marie Dorin Habert (FRA)  Dorothea Wierer (ITA)
2016–17  Laura Dahlmeier (GER)  Gabriela Koukalová (CZE)  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)
2017–18  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)  Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK)  Darya Domracheva (BLR)
2018–19  Dorothea Wierer (ITA)  Lisa Vittozzi (ITA)  Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK)
2019–20  Dorothea Wierer (ITA)  Tiril Eckhoff (NOR)  Denise Herrmann (GER)
2020–21  Tiril Eckhoff (NOR)  Marte Olsbu Røiseland (NOR)  Franziska Preuß (GER)
Notes
  • 1 Petra Schaaf married XC skier and later German national XC ski team coach Jochen Behle.
  • 2 Helena Jonsson married fellow biathlete David Ekholm in 2010.
  • 3 Kaisa Mäkäräinen was the winner at the conclusion of the season with Tora Berger 2nd. However, the results of Olga Zaitseva were later annulled due do doping offences. The recalculation would have given overall world cup win to Berger, but the IBU made the decision based on the principle that clean athletes cannot be punished for the doping offenses of others.
Statistics by athlete
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Magdalena Forsberg (SWE)6006
2 Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)3115
3 Magdalena Neuner (GER)3003
4 Eva Korpela (SWE)2103
5 Tora Berger (NOR)2024
6 Dorothea Wierer (ITA)2013
7 Anfisa Reztsova (RUS)2002
8 Kati Wilhelm (GER)1304
9 Darya Domracheva (BLR)1225
10 Anne Elvebakk (NOR)1214
 Sanna Grønlid (NOR)1214
12 Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée (NOR)1203
13 Andrea Henkel (GER)1124
 Anne Briand (FRA)1124
15 Sandrine Bailly (FRA)1113
16 Gabriela Koukalová (CZE)1102
 Svetlana Paramygina (BLR)1102
 Tiril Eckhoff (NOR)1102
19 Helena Ekholm (SWE)1023
20 Gry Østvik (NOR)1012
 Martina Glagow (GER)1012
 Svetlana Davidova (URS)1012
 Yelena Golovina (URS)1012
24 Emmanuelle Claret (FRA)1001
 Jiřina Adamičková (TCH)1001
 Laura Dahlmeier (GER)1001
 Mette Mestad (NOR)1001
Statistics by country[5]
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Sweden92314
2 Norway810523
3 Germany781227
4 France33511
5 Finland3126
6 Belarus2327
7 Italy2215
8 Soviet Union2136
9 Russia1214
10 Czech Republic1102
11 CIS1001
 Czechoslovakia1001
13 Ukraine0224
14 Canada0213
15 Slovakia0112
16 Bulgaria0011
Totals (16 nations)403839117

Women's relayEdit

Season Winner Runner-up Third
2000–01  Norway (190)  Germany (188)  Russia (182)
2001–02  Germany (250)  Norway (221)
 Russia (221)
2002–03  Russia (339)  Germany (327)  Belarus (293)
2003–04  Norway (180)  Russia (178)  Germany (176)
2004–05  Russia (200)  Germany (188)  Norway (163)
2005–06  Russia (189)  Germany (181)  France (179)
2006–07  France (189)  Germany (188)  Russia (180)
2007–08  Germany (200)  Russia (178)  France (172)
2008–09  Germany (288)  France (242)  Ukraine (232)
2009–10  Russia (234)  Germany (205)  France (204)
2010–11  Germany (206)  Sweden (190)  Russia (177)
2011–12  France (216)  Norway (205)  Russia (192)
2012–13  Norway (314)  Ukraine (298)  Germany (294)
2013–14  Germany (174)  Ukraine (162)  Norway (142)
2014–15  Czech Republic (316)  Germany (302)  France (266)
2015–16  Germany (235)  Ukraine (234)  France (228)
2016–17  Germany (300)  France (248)  Ukraine (224)
2017–18  Germany (228)  France (200)  Italy (169)
2018–19  Norway (249)  Germany (241)  France (230)
2019–20  Norway (360)   Switzerland (260)  Germany (260)
2020–21  Sweden (216)  Germany (216)  France (204)
Statistics by country
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany89320
2 Norway5229
3 Russia43411
4 France23712
5 Sweden1102
6 Czech Republic1001
7 Ukraine0325
8  Switzerland0101
9 Belarus0011
 Italy0011
Totals (10 nations)21222063

Mixed relayEdit

Season Winner Runner-up Third
2010–11  France (150)  Germany (148)  Sweden (143)
2011–12  Russia (143)  France (138)  Germany (128)
2012–13  Norway (114)  Russia (98)  Czech Republic (96)
2013–14  Czech Republic (114)
 Norway (114)
 Italy (91)
2014–15  Norway (216)  France (197)  Czech Republic (174)
2015–16  Norway (264)  Germany (252)  France (223)
2016–17  Germany (264)  France (257)  Austria (201)
2017–18  Italy (188)  Norway (188)  France (179)
2018–19  Norway (306)  France (281)  Italy (266)
2019–20  Norway (307)  France (272)  Germany (265)
2020–21  Norway (228)  France (211)  Sweden (210)
Statistics by country
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway7108
2 France1629
3 Germany1225
4 Russia1102
5 Czech Republic1023
 Italy1023
7 Sweden0022
8 Austria0011
Totals (8 nations)12101133

Race winnersEdit

Below is a list of all male and female biathletes that have won 5 or more individual World Cup or Olympic races. Biathletes whose names are in bold are still active.[6]

  • Updated: January 23, 2022

Race winners by decadeEdit

MenEdit

Note: Germany Frank Luck, Soviet Union Russia Sergei Tchepikov, Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen, and Germany Arnd Peiffer, are the only biathletes to win World Cup races in three decades.

Most wins in a seasonEdit

MenEdit

# Name Wins Season
1 Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 16 2018–19
2 France Martin Fourcade 14 2016–17
3 Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 12 2004–05
4 Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 11 2002–03
France Raphaël Poirée 2003–04
Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 2006–07
France Martin Fourcade 2017–18
8 France Martin Fourcade 10 2012–13
France Martin Fourcade 2015–16
Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 2019–20

WomenEdit

# Name Wins Season
1 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 14 2000–01
2 Norway Tiril Eckhoff 13 2020–21
3 Norway Tora Berger 11 2012–13
4 Germany Magdalena Neuner 10 2011–12
Germany Laura Dahlmeier 2016–17
6 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 9 2001–02
Belarus Darya Domracheva 2014–15
8 Ukraine Olena Zubrilova 8 1998–99
9 Norway Liv Grete Poirée 7 2003–04
Germany Magdalena Neuner 2006–07
Belarus Darya Domracheva 2013–14
Norway Tiril Eckhoff 2019–20

Most podiums in a seasonEdit

MenEdit

# Name Podiums Season
1 France Martin Fourcade 22 2016–17
France Martin Fourcade 2017–18
3 France Martin Fourcade 19 2012–13
Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 2018–19
5 Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 17 2017–18
6 France Martin Fourcade 16 2015–16
7 Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 15 2000–01
France Raphaël Poirée 2003–04
Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 2004–05
Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 2008–09
France Martin Fourcade 2013–14

WomenEdit

# Name Podiums Season
1 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 19 2000–01
Norway Tora Berger 2012–13
3 Germany Magdalena Neuner 18 2011–12
4 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 17 2001–02
Belarus Darya Domracheva 2011–12
Germany Laura Dahlmeier 2016–17
Norway Tiril Eckhoff 2020–21
8 Norway Liv Grete Poirée 15 2003–04
Germany Kati Wilhelm 2005–06
10 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 14 1998–99
Ukraine Olena Zubrilova 1998-99
Czech Republic Gabriela Koukalová 2016–17

Most consecutive winsEdit

MenEdit

# Name Wins Season(s)
1 Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 8 2005–062006–07
2 Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 5 2004–05
France Martin Fourcade 2016–17
Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 2018–19
5 Russia Vladimir Drachev 4 1997–98
Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 2002–03
France Raphaël Poirée 2006–07
France Martin Fourcade 2015–16
Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 2017–18
France Martin Fourcade 2017–18
France Martin Fourcade 2019–20
Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 2019–20

WomenEdit

# Name Wins Season(s)
1 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 8 2000–01
2 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 5 2001–02
Germany Laura Dahlmeier 2016–17
Norway Tiril Eckhoff 2020–21
5 Norway Liv Grete Poirée 4 2001–02
Germany Magdalena Neuner 2006–07
Germany Andrea Henkel 2007–08
Norway Tora Berger 2010–11
Czech Republic Gabriela Soukalová 2012–132013–14
Norway Tiril Eckhoff 2019–20

Most consecutive podiumsEdit

MenEdit

# Name Podiums Season(s)
1 France Martin Fourcade 18 2016–172017–18
2 France Martin Fourcade 13 2012–132013–14
3 Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 11 2017–18
Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø 2018–19
5 Russia Vladimir Drachev 10 1995–96
Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 2005–062006–07
7 France Raphaël Poirée 9 2003–04
8 France Raphaël Poirée 8 2000–01
France Raphaël Poirée 2006–07
France Martin Fourcade 2016–17

WomenEdit

# Name Podiums Season(s)
1 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 10 2000–01
Norway Tora Berger 2012–13
Germany Laura Dahlmeier 2016–17
4 Belarus Darya Domracheva 9 2011–12
5 Sweden Magdalena Forsberg 8 2000–012001–02
Norway Liv Grete Poirée 2001–02
7 Germany Magdalena Neuner 7 2009–10
Norway Tiril Eckhoff 2020–21
9 Finland Kaisa Mäkäräinen 6 2010–11
Norway Tora Berger 2010–11
Norway Tora Berger 2011–122012–13
Czech Republic Gabriela Koukalová 2016–17
Norway Tiril Eckhoff 2020–21

Most startsEdit

Below is a list of top 10 most started all male and female biathletes in individual World Cup or Olympic races. Biathletes whose names are in bold are still active.

  • Updated: January 20, 2022

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "World Cup Biathlon Victories: How Many for Ole?". International Biathlon Union. 3 December 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. ^ Nordvall, Michael (2017). Two Skis and a Rifle: An Introduction to Biathlon.
  4. ^ "Records Men | Real Biathlon". RealBiathlon.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Records Women | Real Biathlon". RealBiathlon.com. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Biathlon federation of Ukraine". biathlon.com.ua. Retrieved 2019-06-26.

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