Biathlon at the 2022 Winter Olympics

Biathlon at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held at the National Biathlon Centre,[1] in the Zhangjiakou cluster of competition venues, 180 kilometres (110 mi) north of Beijing, at an elevation of 1,665 metres (5,463 ft),[2] from 5 to 18 February 2022.

Biathlon
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Biathlon pictogram.svg
Biathlon pictogram
VenueKuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center
Dates5–18 February
No. of events11 (5 men, 5 women, 1 mixed)
← 2018
2026 →

A total of 210 quota spots (110 per gender) were distributed to the sport, a decline of 20 from the 2018 Winter Olympics.[3] A total of 11 events were contested, five for men, five for women and one mixed.[4]

QualificationEdit

A total quota of 210 athletes are allowed at the Games (105 both men and women). The first 93 quota allocations, per gender, will be assigned using a combination of the Nation Cup scores of their top 3 athletes in their best six sprints, one individual, three relays, one mixed relay, and one single mixed relay. These results will come during the 2020–21 Biathlon World Cup and 2021–22 Biathlon World Cups seasons, up until 16 January 2022. The final 12 spots, per gender, will be allocated using the IBU Qualifying Points List, to nations who have not qualified any athletes yet, with a maximum of two per nation.

On 16 January 2022, NOCs ranked 1-3 will qualify six athletes, 4-10 five athletes, and 11-20 four athletes, for both male and female competitions. The final twelve spots in each gender are filled individually from the IBU Qualifying points list to a maximum of two for a nation, from nations not already qualified. Two of these spots will be used by the host if not already qualified. The host may only start in the relay competitions that they have enough qualified athletes for. Reallocation of unused quotas will be from the IBU Qualifying points list for nations that have not yet qualified, or only have one qualifier. For each event a maximum of 4 athletes per NOC may compete, except the Mass Start in which it remains possible to qualify up to 6.[5]

Competition scheduleEdit

The following is the competition schedule for all eleven events.[6]

All times are in local time (UTC+8), according to the official schedule correct as of March 2021. This schedule may be subject to change in due time.[7]

Date Time Event
5 February 17:00 Mixed 4 × 6 km relay
7 February 17:00 Women's 15 km individual
8 February 16:30 Men's 20 km individual
11 February 17:00 Women's 7.5 km sprint
12 February 17:00 Men's 10 km sprint
13 February 17:00 Women's 10 km pursuit
18:45 Men's 12.5 km pursuit
15 February 14:30 Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
16 February 15:45 Women's 4 × 6 km relay
18 February 15:00 Women's 12.5 km mass start
17:00 Men's 15 km mass start

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Norway62614
2  France3407
3  Sweden1304
4  Germany1012
5  ROC0134
6  Belarus0101
7  Italy0011
Totals (7 entries)11111133

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Quentin Fillon Maillet
  France
48:47.4 Anton Smolski
  Belarus
49:02.2 Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Norway
49:18.5
Sprint
details
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Norway
24:00.4 Quentin Fillon Maillet
  France
24:25.9 Tarjei Bø
  Norway
24:39.3
Pursuit
details
Quentin Fillon Maillet
  France
39:07.5 Tarjei Bø
  Norway
39:36.1 Eduard Latypov
  ROC
39:42.8
Mass start
details
Johannes Thingnes Bø
  Norway
38:14.4 Martin Ponsiluoma
  Sweden
38:54.7 Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
  Norway
39:26.9
Relay
details
  Norway
Sturla Holm Lægreid
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen
1:19:50.2   France
Fabien Claude
Émilien Jacquelin
Simon Desthieux
Quentin Fillon Maillet
1:20:17.6   ROC
Said Karimulla Khalili
Alexander Loginov
Maxim Tsvetkov
Eduard Latypov
1:20:35.5

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Denise Herrmann
  Germany
44:12.7 Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
  France
44:22.1 Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Norway
44:28.0
Sprint
details
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Norway
20:44.3 Elvira Öberg
  Sweden
21:15.2 Dorothea Wierer
  Italy
21:21.5
Pursuit
details
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Norway
34:46.9 Elvira Öberg
  Sweden
36:23.4 Tiril Eckhoff
  Norway
36:35.6
Mass start
details
Justine Braisaz-Bouchet
  France
40:18.0 Tiril Eckhoff
  Norway
40:33.3 Marte Olsbu Røiseland
  Norway
40:52.9
Relay
details
  Sweden
Linn Persson
Mona Brorsson
Hanna Öberg
Elvira Öberg
1:11:03.9   ROC
Irina Kazakevich
Kristina Reztsova
Svetlana Mironova
Uliana Nigmatullina
1:11:15.9   Germany
Vanessa Voigt
Vanessa Hinz
Franziska Preuß
Denise Herrmann
1:11:41.3

Mixed eventEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Relay
details
  Norway
Marte Olsbu Røiseland
Tiril Eckhoff
Tarjei Bø
Johannes Thingnes Bø
1:06:45.6   France
Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet
Julia Simon
Émilien Jacquelin
Quentin Fillon Maillet
1:06:46.5   ROC
Uliana Nigmatullina
Kristina Reztsova
Alexander Loginov
Eduard Latypov
1:06:47.1

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 213 athletes from 30 nations (including the IOC's designation of ROC for the Russian Olympic Committee) qualified to participate.[8]

The numbers in parenthesis represents the number of participants entered.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games". www.beijing2022.cn. Archived from the original on 20 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Beijing". Inside IBU. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 Event programme and athlete quota" (PDF). www.olympic.org/. International Olympic Committee (IOC). Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Official Programme of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022" (PDF). www.olympic.org/. International Olympic Committee (IOC). Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  5. ^ "QUALIFICATION SYSTEM FOR XXIV OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, BEIJING 2022" (PDF). International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  6. ^ Minji Seo (16 June 2021). "Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule Version 9" (PDF). Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Biathlon at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Date Time, Venue and live stream info". Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Entry List by NOC – Biathlon". Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 5 February 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.

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