Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's pursuit

The Men's 12.5 kilometre biathlon pursuit competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 18 February, at Cesana San Sicario. Competitors raced over five loops of a 2.5 kilometre skiing course, shooting twenty times, ten prone and ten standing. Each miss required a competitor to ski a 150-metre penalty loop.[1]

Men's biathlon pursuit
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
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Men's biathlon 12.5 km pursuit final
VenueCesana San Sicario
Dates18 February
Competitors57 from 23 nations
Winning time35:20.2
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Vincent Defrasne  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sven Fischer  Germany
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The starting order for the pursuit was based on the results of the sprint; the top 60 finishers in that race qualified for the pursuit. In addition, each racer's final deficit behind sprint winner Sven Fischer corresponded to their starting deficit in the pursuit; Halvard Hanevold, who finished 8 seconds behind Fischer in the sprint, started 8 seconds after him in the pursuit. The winner was the first racer over the finish line, Vincent Defrasne.

Ole Einar Bjørndalen was the defending World and Olympic champion in this event, but was ranked fourth in the World Cup standings before the Games, behind Germany's Michael Rösch, Frenchman Raphaël Poirée and another German, Sven Fischer.[citation needed]

ResultsEdit

Two Austrian athletes were disqualified after the IOC determined they had violated the Anti-Doping rules; Wolfgang Rottmann had originally placed 21st, while Wolfgang Perner had placed 25th.[2][3]

The race was held at 14:30.[4]

Rank Bib Name Country Start Time Penalties (P+P+S+S) Deficit
  5 Vincent Defrasne   France 0:43 35:20.2 2 (0+0+0+2)
  12 Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Norway 1:14 35:22.9 3 (0+1+1+1) +2.7
  1 Sven Fischer   Germany 0:00 35:35.8 4 (2+2+0+0) +15.6
4 13 Ilmārs Bricis   Latvia 1:15 35:46.9 1 (0+1+0+0) +26.7
5 2 Halvard Hanevold   Norway 0:08 35:57.7 3 (0+0+3+0) +37.5
6 3 Frode Andresen   Norway 0:20 36:16.9 5 (0+3+1+1) +56.7
7 16 Christoph Sumann   Austria 1:31 36:39.7 2 (1+0+1+0) +1:19.5
8 35 Michael Greis   Germany 2:11 36:39.9 1 (1+0+0+0) +1:19.7
9 10 Maxim Tchoudov   Russia 1:09 36:41.4 4 (2+0+0+2) +1:21.2
10 19 Julien Robert   France 1:43 37:15.9 1 (1+0+0+0) +1:55.7
11 22 Nikolay Kruglov, Jr.   Russia 1:54 37:18.9 0 (0+0+0+0) +1:58.7
12 7 Ricco Groß   Germany 1:04 37:23.5 2 (1+0+0+1) +2:03.3
13 41 Rene Laurent Vuillermoz   Italy 2:35 37:27.3 2 (1+1+0+0) +2:07.1
14 28 Christian De Lorenzi   Italy 2:03 37:28.5 2 (0+1+0+1) +2:08.3
15 6 Ivan Tcherezov   Russia 0:57 37:29.7 3 (1+1+1+0) +2:09.5
16 11 Zdeněk Vítek   Czech Republic 1:13 37:30.2 4 (1+0+1+2) +2:10.0
17 23 Wilfried Pallhuber   Italy 1:54 37:30.3 2 (0+1+0+1) +2:10.1
18 20 Tomasz Sikora   Poland 1:43 37:31.6 4 (2+0+1+1) +2:11.4
19 15 Alexander Wolf   Germany 1:23 37:35.4 4 (0+2+0+2) +2:15.2
20 8 Mattias Nilsson   Sweden 1:07 37:47.4 3 (1+1+0+1) +2:27.2
21 17 Stian Eckhoff   Norway 1:36 38:00.2 4 (1+2+0+1) +2:40.0
22 47 Paavo Puurunen   Finland 2:46 38:01.2 1 (0+0+1+0) +2:41.0
23 45 Matthias Simmen   Switzerland 2:45 38:08.8 1 (1+0+0+0) +2:48.6
24 31 Pavol Hurajt   Slovakia 2:06 38:20.6 2 (0+2+0+0) +3:00.4
25 14 Björn Ferry   Sweden 1:20 38:25.5 4 (1+0+0+3) +3:04.2
26 25 Rustam Valiullin   Belarus 1:57 38:32.7 5 (2+1+2+0) +3:12.5
27 30 Oleg Ryzhenkov   Belarus 2:04 38:37.8 5 (1+0+2+2) +3:17.6
28 26 Wiesław Ziemianin   Poland 1:59 38:42.3 1 (0+1+0+0) +3:22.1
29 44 Roman Dostál   Czech Republic 2:39 38:48.0 4 (0+0+2+2) +3:27.8
30 32 Sergei Novikov   Belarus 2:07 38:49.6 4 (0+1+2+1) +3:29.4
31 29 Andriy Deryzemlya   Ukraine 2:04 38:54.3 4 (2+0+2+0) +3:34.1
32 57 Michal Šlesingr   Czech Republic 3:11 39:03.7 1 (0+0+1+0) +3:43.5
33 21 Vitaliy Rudenchyk   Bulgaria 1:48 39:04.7 4 (1+1+2+0) +3:44.5
34 18 Zhang Chengye   China 1:39 39:04.7 7 (0+1+2+4) +3:44.5
35 40 Hidenori Isa   Japan 2:26 39:11.2 4 (2+0+2+0) +3:51.0
36 37 Tim Burke   United States 2:16 39:17.6 4 (0+2+2+0) +3:57.4
37 38 Janez Marič   Slovenia 2:17 39:42.4 4 (0+1+1+2) +4:22.2
38 39 David Ekholm   Sweden 2:22 39:43.8 3 (2+1+0+0) +4:23.6
39 34 Ondřej Moravec   Czech Republic 2:09 39:52.3 4 (1+0+2+1) +4:32.1
40 33 Ferreol Cannard   France 2:08 40:07.7 5 (2+0+1+2) +4:47.5
41 46 Ruslan Lysenko   Ukraine 2:45 40:16.4 3 (1+1+0+1) +4:56.2
42 50 Jānis Bērziņš   Latvia 2:58 40:22.8 1 (1+0+0+0) +5:02.6
43 45 Indrek Tobreluts   Estonia 2:36 40:25.8 4 (2+1+1+0) +5:05.6
44 52 Robin Clegg   Canada 3:01 40:30.3 4 (2+0+1+1) +5:10.1
45 54 Ludwig Gredler   Austria 3:06 40:57.5 6 (2+1+3+0) +5:37.3
46 51 Raivis Zimelis   Latvia 3:00 40:58.0 5 (1+1+1+2) +5:37.8
47 43 David Leoni   Canada 2:39 41:07.4 5 (1+0+3+1) +5:47.2
48 48 Lowell Bailey   United States 2:50 41:31.3 6 (3+1+1+1) +6:11.1
49 53 Miroslav Matiaško   Slovakia 3:01 41:32.5 6 (2+2+1+1) +6:12.3
50 49 Tatsumi Kasahara   Japan 2:55 41:42.0 6 (1+1+2+2) +6:21.8
51 60 Roland Lessing   Estonia 3:19 41:53.4 4 (1+1+1+1) +6:33.2
52 59 Matej Kazár   Slovakia 3:18 42:46.6 7 (2+1+2+2) +7:26.4
53 58 Alexandr Chervyakov   Kazakhstan 3:16 43:28.4 6 (2+0+2+2) +8:08.2
54 56 Kristaps Libietis   Latvia 3:10 43:51.2 6 (1+0+3+2) +8:31.0
9 Raphaël Poirée   France 1:07 DNF 2 (2+0+ + )
24 Sergei Tchepikov   Russia 1:57 Did not start
36 Olexander Bilanenko   Ukraine 2:15
55 Carl Johan Bergman   Sweden 3:10
DSQ 27 Wolfgang Rottman   Austria 2:00 37:50.5 4 (0+2+1+1) +2:30.3
DSQ 4 Wolfgang Perner   Austria 0:40 38:13.5 7 (3+3+0+1) +2:53.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biathlon at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Torino 2006: Six Austrian Athletes Declared Permanently Ineligible". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report - Biathlon" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-12. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  4. ^ Final results