Biathlon at the 1988 Winter Olympics – Individual

The men's 20 kilometre individual biathlon competition at the 1988 Winter Olympics was held on 20 February, at Canmore Nordic Centre. Each miss resulted in one minute being added to a competitor's skiing time.[1][2]

Men's biathlon individual
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
VenueCanmore Nordic Centre
Dates20 February
Competitors71 from 21 nations
Winning time56:33.3
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Frank-Peter Roetsch  East Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Valeriy Medvedtsev  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Johann Passler  Italy
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SummaryEdit

The defending world champion, Frank-Peter Roetsch, had the fastest ski time by more than a full minute, and despite three missed shots, he held off the field to win by 20 seconds. 1986 World champion Valeriy Medvedtsev and Norway's Eirik Kvalfoss finished with the joint second-fastest ski time, but while Medvedtsev's two misses saw him win silver, Kvalfoss missed three and finished 6th. Italy's Johann Passler, the fourth-fastest skier, held off Sergei Tchepikov, who had the best shooting score, to win bronze.

ResultsEdit

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Rank Bib Name Country Ski Time Penalties (P+S+P+S) Result Deficit
  43 Frank-Peter Roetsch   East Germany 53:33.3 3 (1+1+0+1) 56:33.3
  26 Valeriy Medvedtsev   Soviet Union 54:54.6 2 (0+1+0+1) 56:54.6 +0:21.3
  53 Johann Passler   Italy 55:10.1 2 (1+0+0+1) 57:10.1 +0:36.8
4 51 Sergei Tchepikov   Soviet Union 56:17.5 1 (0+1+0+0) 57:17.5 +0:44.2
5 11 Juri Kashkarov   Soviet Union 55:43.1 2 (0+1+1+0) 57:43.1 +1:09.8
6 50 Eirik Kvalfoss   Norway 54:54.6 3 (1+1+1+0) 57:54.6 +1:21.3
7 28 André Sehmisch   East Germany 55:11.4 3 (0+1+2+0) 58:11.4 +1:38.1
8 35 Tapio Piipponen   Finland 55:18.3 3 (1+0+1+1) 58:18.3 +1:45.0
9 59 Matthias Jacob   East Germany 55:20.1 3 (0+2+1+0) 58:20.1 +1:46.8
10 29 Peter Angerer   West Germany 55:46.7 3 (0+2+0+1) 58:46.7 +2:13.4
11 14 Gottlieb Taschler   Italy 55:53.6 3 (1+1+0+1) 58:53.6 +2:20.3
12 58 Alexandr Popov   Soviet Union 56:24.0 3 (0+2+1+0) 59:24.0 +2:50.7
13 47 Mike Dixon   Great Britain 57:32.4 2 (1+0+0+1) 59:32.4 +2:59.1
14 48 Jan Matouš   Czechoslovakia 56:35.3 3 (1+0+0+2) 59:35.3 +3:02.0
15 12 Khristo Vodenicharov   Bulgaria 58:20.8 2 (1+0+1+0) 1:00:20.8 +3:47.5
16 7 Jürgen Wirth   East Germany 57:25.9 3 (1+0+1+1) 1:00:25.9 +3:52.6
17 61 Herbert Fritzenwenger   West Germany 56:27.8 4 (0+2+2+0) 1:00:27.8 +3:54.5
18 63 Jean-Paul Giachino   France 57:43.7 3 (0+1+1+1) 1:00:43.7 +4:10.4
19 45 Vasil Bozhilov   Bulgaria 56:49.8 4 (2+1+0+1) 1:00:49.8 +4:16.5
20 27 Frode Løberg   Norway 56:52.7 4 (1+0+3+0) 1:00:52.7 +4:19.4
21 32 Vladimir Velichkov   Bulgaria 56:56.5 4 (1+1+0+2) 1:00:56.5 +4:23.2
22 8 Tomáš Kos   Czechoslovakia 58:02.7 3 (0+1+0+2) 1:01:02.7 +4:29.4
23 42 Fritz Fischer   West Germany 56:04.5 5 (1+1+0+3) 1:01:04.5 +4:31.2
24 71 Bruno Hofstätter   Austria 57:05.1 4 (1+1+0+2) 1:01:05.1 +4:31.8
25 57 Josh Thompson   United States 56:29.4 5 (1+1+0+3) 1:01:29.4 +4:56.1
26 33 Alfred Eder   Austria 55:39.7 6 (3+1+2+0) 1:01:39.7 +5:06.4
27 18 Egon Leitner   Austria 58:52.3 3 (1+1+1+0) 1:01:52.3 +5:19.0
28 1 Carl Davies   Great Britain 58:54.1 3 (0+2+0+1) 1:01:54.1 +5:20.8
29 9 Ernst Reiter   West Germany 56:54.8 5 (2+0+2+1) 1:01:54.8 +5:21.5
30 17 Gisle Fenne   Norway 56:56.5 5 (1+1+3+0) 1:01:56.5 +5:23.2
31 30 Peter Sjödén   Sweden 59:07.8 3 (0+1+0+2) 1:02.07.8 +5:34.5
32 37 Jiří Holubec   Czechoslovakia 57:08.3 5 (0+2+1+2) 1:02.08.3 +5:35.0
33 55 Ken Karpoff   Canada 59:19.7 3 (0+3+0+0) 1:02:19.7 +5:46.4
34 19 Glenn Rupertus   Canada 56:10.4 7 (1+3+2+1) 1:03:10.4 +6:37.1
35 24 Jure Velepec   Yugoslavia 59:15.6 4 (1+1+1+1) 1:03:15.6 +6:42.3
36 39 Franz Schuler   Austria 55:24.5 8 (1+4+1+2) 1:03:24.5 +6:51.2
37 68 Leif Andersson   Sweden 58:27.3 5 (1+1+1+2) 1:03:27.3 +6:54.0
38 60 Juha Tella   Finland 57:39.0 6 (2+1+3+0) 1:03:39.0 +7:05.7
39 65 Sylfest Glimsdal   Norway 55:46.9 8 (2+4+0+2) 1:03:46.9 +7:13.6
40 52 Misao Kodate   Japan 57:51.0 6 (1+3+1+1) 1:03:51.0 +7:17.7
41 2 Thierry Gerbier   France 57:51.7 6 (2+2+1+1) 1:03:51.7 +7:18.4
42 15 Darin Binning   United States 59:54.8 4 (1+1+2+0) 1:03:54.8 +7:21.5
43 66 Werner Kiem   Italy 57:00.3 7 (2+3+1+1) 1:04:00.3 +7:27.0
44 62 František Chládek   Czechoslovakia 1:00:01.3 4 (1+1+1+1) 1:04:01.3 +7:28.0
45 21 Éric Claudon   France 58:16.8 6 (1+3+0+2) 1:04:16.8 +7:43.5
46 10 Charles Plamondon   Canada 59:27.5 5 (1+1+1+2) 1:04:27.5 +7:54.2
47 22 Trevor King   Great Britain 58:37.9 6 (2+1+1+2) 1:04:37.9 +8:04.6
48 4 Tadashi Nakamura   Japan 57:01.3 8 (2+4+0+2) 1:05:01.3 +8:28.0
49 40 Bill Carow   United States 1:00:10.1 5 (0+3+0+2) 1:05:10.1 +8:36.8
50 54 Harri Eloranta   Finland 58:10.6 7 (2+2+1+2) 1:05:10.6 +8:37.3
51 49 Mikael Löfgren   Sweden 58:12.0 7 (2+2+2+1) 1:05:12.0 +8:38.7
52 31 Curt Schreiner   United States 1:00:22.7 5 (1+1+1+2) 1:05:22.7 +8:49.4
53 56 Mark Langin   Great Britain 1:01:50.3 4 (0+1+1+2) 1:05:50.3 +9:17.0
54 23 Zsolt Kovács   Hungary 1:02:15.2 4 (1+2+0+1) 1:06:15.2 +9:41.9
55 64 Khristo Kovachki   Bulgaria 59:15.6 7 (1+2+2+2) 1:06:15.6 +9:42.3
56 41 Hervé Flandin   France 59:50.9 7 (2+3+1+1) 1:06:50.9 +10:17.6
57 20 Andrew Paul   Australia 1:02:59.3 6 (3+2+1+0) 1:08:59.3 +12:26.0
58 13 Arto Jääskeläinen   Finland 58:29.5 11 (4+1+2+4) 1:09:29.5 +12:56.2
59 67 Jamie Kallio   Canada 1:03:13.1 7 (0+0+2+5) 1:10:13.1 +13:39.8
60 36 Koichi Sato   Japan 1:02:18.7 8 (3+2+1+2) 1:10:18.7 +13:45.4
61 69 Akihiro Takizawa   Japan 1:03:38.0 7 (3+2+1+1) 1:10:38.0 +14:04.7
62 34 Hong Byung-sik   South Korea 1:06:03.2 8 (4+0+2+2) 1:14:03.2 +17:29.9
63 3 Joo Young-dai   South Korea 1:06:27.5 8 (3+3+1+1) 1:14:27.5 +17:54.2
64 5 Alejandro Giró   Argentina 1:11:34.4 5 (1+2+1+1) 1:16:34.4 +20:01.1
65 70 Kim Yong-woon   South Korea 1:08:23.0 9 (4+2+1+2) 1:17:23.0 +20:49.7
66 44 Shin Young-sun   South Korea 1:08:44.5 9 (2+3+3+1) 1:17:44.5 +21:11.2
67 46 Luis Argel   Argentina 1:12:47.6 11 (3+3+4+1) 1:23:47.6 +27:14.3
68 16 Elliot Archilla   Puerto Rico 1:38:57.6 13 (2+3+4+4) 1:51:57.6 +55:24.3
- 6 Roger Westling   Sweden DNF - - -
- 38 Andreas Zingerle   Italy DQ - - -
- 25 Gustavo Giró   Argentina DQ - - -

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Biathlon at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games: Men's 20 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2019.