Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics

The biathlon competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics were held at the Birkebeineren Ski Stadium. The events were held between 18 and 26 February 1994.[1][2]

Biathlon
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
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VenueBirkebeineren Ski Stadium
Dates18–26 February
No. of events6
Competitors193 from 32 nations
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The sport of biathlon combines the skills of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Men and women competed in three events. The biathlon program remained unchanged except for the women's relay distance from 3 x 7.5 km to 4 x 7.5 km.

Medal summaryEdit

Six nations won medals in biathlon, with Russia leading the medal table (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), and Germany winning the most total medals with six. Sergei Tarasov was the only individual to win three medals, while Myriam Bédard led the individual medal table with two gold medals.

Bédard's pair of gold medals were the first won an athlete from outside Europe or the Soviet Union. In addition, Valentina Tserbe-Nessina became the first Olympic medalist from Ukraine, and Svetlana Paramygina became the first female Olympic medalist from Belarus, as those countries made their Olympic debuts.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)3115
2  Canada (CAN)2002
3  Germany (GER)1326
4  France (FRA)0123
5  Belarus (BLR)0101
6  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (6 nations)66618

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Sergei Tarasov
  Russia
57:25.3 Frank Luck
  Germany
57:28.7 Sven Fischer
  Germany
57:41.9
Sprint
details
Sergei Tchepikov
  Russia
28:07.0 Ricco Groß
  Germany
28:13.0 Sergei Tarasov
  Russia
28:27.4
Relay
details
  Germany (GER)
Ricco Groß
Frank Luck
Mark Kirchner
Sven Fischer
1:30:22.1   Russia (RUS)
Valeri Kiriyenko
Vladimir Drachev
Sergei Tarasov
Sergei Tchepikov
1:31:23.6   France (FRA)
Thierry Dusserre
Patrice Bailly-Salins
Lionel Laurent
Hervé Flandin
1:32:31.3

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Myriam Bédard
  Canada
52:06.6 Anne Briand
  France
52:53.3 Uschi Disl
  Germany
53:15.3
Sprint
details
Myriam Bédard
  Canada
26:08.8 Svetlana Paramygina
  Belarus
26:09.9 Valentina Tserbe-Nessina
  Ukraine
26:10.0
Relay
details
  Russia (RUS)
Nadezhda Talanova
Natalya Snytina
Luiza Noskova
Anfisa Reztsova
1:47:19.5   Germany (GER)
Uschi Disl
Antje Misersky
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm
Petra Schaaf
1:51:16.5   France (FRA)
Corinne Niogret
Véronique Claudel
Delphyne Heymann
Anne Briand
1:52:28.3

Participating nationsEdit

Thirty-four nations sent biathletes to compete in the events. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report - Volume 4" (PDF). Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Biathlon at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2019.