Biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea. There were eleven events contested: men and women competed in each of sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay; there was also a mixed relay event.[1] The eleven events were scheduled to take place between 9 and 23 February 2018.[2]

Biathlon
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueAlpensia Biathlon Centre
Dates9–23 February
No. of events11 (5 men, 5 women, 1 mixed)
Competitors219 from 28 nations
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QualificationEdit

A total of 230 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games (115 men and 115 women). Countries were assigned quotas using a combination of the Nation Cup scores of their top three athletes in the individual, sprint, and relay competitions, during the 2016–17 Biathlon World Cup season. The final twelve quota spots were available the following season.[3]

Competition scheduleEdit

The following was the competition schedule for all eleven events.[4]

Notes
  • Women's 15 km individual was postponed due to high winds from 14 February to 15 February.[5]

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Event
10 February 20:15 Women's 7.5 km sprint
11 February 20:15 Men's 10 km sprint
12 February 19:10 Women's 10 km pursuit
21:00 Men's 12.5 km pursuit
15 February 17:15 Women's 15 km individual
20:20 Men's 20 km individual
17 February 20:15 Women's 12.5 km mass start
18 February 20:15 Men's 15 km mass start
20 February 20:15 Mixed 2 x 6 km / 2 x 7.5 km relay
22 February 20:15 Women's 4 x 6 km relay
23 February 20:15 Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany (GER)3137
2  France (FRA)3025
3  Sweden (SWE)2204
4  Norway (NOR)1326
5  Slovakia (SVK)1203
6  Belarus (BLR)1102
7  Czech Republic (CZE)0112
8  Slovenia (SLO)0101
9  Italy (ITA)0022
10  Austria (AUT)0011
Totals (10 nations)11111133

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual[6]
details
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Norway
48:03.8 Jakov Fak
  Slovenia
48:09.3 Dominik Landertinger
  Austria
48:18.0
Sprint[7]
details
Arnd Peiffer
  Germany
23:38.8 Michal Krčmář
  Czech Republic
23:43.2 Dominik Windisch
  Italy
23:46.5
Pursuit[8]
details
Martin Fourcade
  France
31:51.7 Sebastian Samuelsson
  Sweden
33:03.7 Benedikt Doll
  Germany
33:06.8
Mass start[9]
details
Martin Fourcade
  France
35:47.3 Simon Schempp
  Germany
35:47.3 Emil Hegle Svendsen
  Norway
35:58.5
Relay[10]
details
  Sweden (SWE)
Peppe Femling
Jesper Nelin
Sebastian Samuelsson
Fredrik Lindström
1:15:16.5   Norway (NOR)
Lars Helge Birkeland
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
1:16:12.0   Germany (GER)
Erik Lesser
Benedikt Doll
Arnd Peiffer
Simon Schempp
1:17:23.6

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual[11]
details
Hanna Öberg
  Sweden
41:07.2 Anastasiya Kuzmina
  Slovakia
41:31.9 Laura Dahlmeier
  Germany
41:48.4
Sprint[12]
details
Laura Dahlmeier
  Germany
21:06.2 Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Norway
21:30.4 Veronika Vítková
  Czech Republic
21:32.0
Pursuit[13]
details
Laura Dahlmeier
  Germany
30:35.3 Anastasiya Kuzmina
  Slovakia
31:04.7 Anaïs Bescond
  France
31:04.9
Mass start[14]
details
Anastasiya Kuzmina
  Slovakia
35:23.0 Darya Domracheva
  Belarus
35:41.8 Tiril Eckhoff
  Norway
35:50.7
Relay[15]
details
  Belarus (BLR)
Nadezhda Skardino
Iryna Kryuko
Dzinara Alimbekava
Darya Domracheva
1:12.03.4   Sweden (SWE)
Linn Persson
Mona Brorsson
Anna Magnusson
Hanna Öberg
1:12.14.1   France (FRA)
Anaïs Chevalier
Marie Dorin Habert
Justine Braisaz
Anaïs Bescond
1:12.21.0

Mixed eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Relay[16]
details
  France (FRA)
Marie Dorin Habert
Anaïs Bescond
Simon Desthieux
Martin Fourcade
1:08.34.3   Norway (NOR)
Marte Olsbu
Tiril Eckhoff
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
1:08.55.2   Italy (ITA)
Lisa Vittozzi
Dorothea Wierer
Lukas Hofer
Dominik Windisch
1:09.01.2

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 219 athletes from 28 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) were scheduled to participate[17] (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Qualification system for biathlon
  2. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Pyeongchang 2018 Biathlon" (PDF). International Biathlon Union (IBU). 9 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Schedule". POCOG. Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  5. ^ https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-olympics-2018-biat-w-indv/womens-15-km-biathlon-postponed-due-to-high-winds-idUKKCN1FY0V6
  6. ^ Men's individual results
  7. ^ Men's sprint results
  8. ^ Men's pursuit results
  9. ^ Men's mass start results
  10. ^ Men's relay results
  11. ^ Women's individual results
  12. ^ Women's sprint results
  13. ^ Women's pursuit results
  14. ^ Women's mass start results
  15. ^ Women's relay results
  16. ^ Mixed relay results
  17. ^ Number of Entries by NOC Archived 21 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine pyeongchang2018.com

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