Biathlon at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men's individual

The Men’s individual competition of the Beijing 2022 Olympics was held on 8 February, 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] The event was won by Quentin Fillon Maillet of France, his first individual Olympic medal. Anton Smolski of Belarus won the silver medal. This was his first Olympic medal. The defending champion, Johannes Thingnes Bø of Norway, won bronze.

Men’s individual
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
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VenueHualindong Ski Resort
Date8 February
Competitors92 from 28 nations
Winning time48:47.4
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Quentin Fillon Maillet  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Anton Smolski  Belarus
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Johannes Thingnes Bø  Norway
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SummaryEdit

In addition to being the defending champion, Johannes Thingnes Bø won the 2018-19, 2019–20, and 2020–21 Biathlon World Cup seasons overall, but in the 2021–22 season before the Olympics was stood fifth overall and fourth in the individual ranking. The 2018 silver medalist, Jakov Fak, qualified for the Olympics, whereas the bronze medalist, Dominik Landertinger, retired from competitions. The overall leader of the 2021-22 Biathlon World Cup before the Olympics was Fillon Maillet, and the leader in the individual was Tarjei Bø.

Maxim Tsvetkov started first, and Johannes Thingnes Bø started second. He missed one more target than Tsvetkov but was faster, overtook him at the fourth shooting, and finished three seconds ahead, which eventually cost Tsvetkov a medal. Fillon Maillet, started eleventh, was even faster and finished first. Anton Smolski, who did not miss and had the starting number 28, became the surprising silver medalist.

QualificationEdit

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 16:30.[3]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Penalties (P+S+P+S) Deficit
  11 Quentin Fillon Maillet   France 48:47.4 2 (0+1+1+0)
  28 Anton Smolski   Belarus 49:02.2 0 (0+0+0+0) +14.8
  2 Johannes Thingnes Bø   Norway 49:18.5 2 (1+0+0+1) +31.1
4 1 Maxim Tsvetkov   ROC 49:22.3 1 (0+0+0+1) +34.9
5 9 Scott Gow   Canada 49:53.0 1 (0+1+0+0) +1:05.6
6 44 Benedikt Doll   Germany 49:54.5 2 (1+0+0+1) +1:07.1
7 54 Roman Rees   Germany 50:09.0 1 (0+0+1+0) +1:21.6
8 5 Tarjei Bø   Norway 50:17.0 1 (0+0+0+1) +1:29.6
9 48 Fabien Claude   France 50:25.5 2 (1+1+0+0) +1:38.1
10 31 Alexander Loginov   ROC 50:27.6 3 (0+1+0+2) +1:40.2
11 47 Eduard Latypov   ROC 51:13.1 3 (0+1+1+1) +2:25.7
12 16 Martin Ponsiluoma   Sweden 51:16.8 3 (2+0+0+1) +2:29.4
13 23 Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen   Norway 51:21.3 3 (1+2+0+0) +2:33.9
14 39 Dominik Windisch   Italy 51:25.6 2 (0+0+1+1) +2:38.2
15 53 Sturla Holm Lægreid   Norway 51:28.1 3 (1+1+1+0) +2:40.7
16 36 Felix Leitner   Austria 51:41.7 1 (1+0+0+0) +2:54.3
17 15 Simon Desthieux   France 51:46.8 3 (1+2+0+0) +2:59.4
18 21 Dmytro Pidruchnyi   Ukraine 51:49.3 3 (0+1+1+1) +3:01.9
19 57 Benjamin Weger   Switzerland 52:06.9 2 (0+0+1+1) +3:19.5
20 13 Simon Eder   Austria 52:09.4 2 (0+0+1+1) +3:22.0
21 20 Vytautas Strolia   Lithuania 52:10.4 1 (0+0+0+1) +3:23.0
22 32 Joscha Burkhalter   Switzerland 52:12.4 2 (0+2+0+0) +3:25.0
23 92 Tero Seppälä   Finland 52:14.3 2 (0+2+0+0) +3:26.9
24 37 Christian Gow   Canada 52:21.9 2 (0+0+2+0) +3:34.5
25 40 Vladislav Kireyev   Kazakhstan 52:29.2 0 (0+0+0+0) +3:41.8
26 3 Pavel Magazeev   Moldova 52:41.7 2 (1+1+0+0) +3:54.3
27 35 Lukas Hofer   Italy 52:43.6 2 (0+2+0+0) +3:56.2
28 75 Jake Brown   United States 52:45.4 2 (0+0+2+0) +3:58.0
29 29 Jakov Fak   Slovenia 52:48.0 3 (1+1+0+1) +4:00.6
30 33 Sebastian Samuelsson   Sweden 52:51.7 3 (1+1+1+0) +4:04.3
31 66 Mikuláš Karlík   Czech Republic 52:56.3 3 (0+0+0+3) +4:08.9
32 22 Campbell Wright   New Zealand 52:59.8 2 (0+1+1+0) +4:12.4
33 90 Adam Runnalls   Canada 53:24.7 3 (1+0+0+2) +4:37.3
34 56 Said Karimulla Khalili   ROC 53:26.5 4 (2+1+0+1) +4:39.1
35 30 Paul Schommer   United States 53:27.6 3 (0+1+0+2) +4:40.2
36 78 Jules Burnotte   Canada 53:32.3 3 (1+1+1+0) +4:44.9
37 46 Artem Pryma   Ukraine 53:36.2 4 (1+2+0+1) +4:48.8
38 45 Miha Dovžan   Slovenia 53:39.4 2 (0+0+0+2) +4:52.0
39 49 Yan Xingyuan   China 53:40.6 3 (1+1+1+0) +4:53.2
40 71 Peppe Femling   Sweden 53:43.6 2 (1+0+0+1) +4:56.2
41 42 Dimitar Gerdzhikov   Bulgaria 53:54.2 2 (1+0+1+0) +5:06.8
42 55 Sean Doherty   United States 53:55.8 4 (1+1+1+1) +5:08.4
43 6 Michal Šíma   Slovakia 54:09.0 2 (0+1+0+1) +5:21.6
44 34 Tsukasa Kobonoki   Japan 54:16.6 3 (1+0+1+1) +5:29.2
45 65 David Komatz   Austria 54:24.1 3 (1+0+1+1) +5:36.7
46 76 Lovro Planko   Slovenia 54:27.9 4 (2+1+0+1) +5:40.5
47 73 Mikita Labastau   Belarus 54:29.7 4 (1+2+0+1) +5:42.3
48 79 Didier Bionaz   Italy 54:44.7 3 (1+1+1+0) +5:57.3
49 24 Grzegorz Guzik   Poland 54:47.9 3 (0+1+1+1) +6:00.5
50 63 Anton Dudchenko   Ukraine 54:54.9 4 (1+0+1+2) +6:07.5
51 8 Johannes Kühn   Germany 54:58.0 6 (3+2+1+0) +6:10.6
52 12 Alexandr Mukhin   Kazakhstan 55:00.4 4 (1+1+0+2) +6:13.0
53 80 Sebastian Stalder   Switzerland 55:12.6 3 (0+1+1+1) +6:25.2
54 81 Rok Tršan   Slovenia 55:14.7 1 (1+0+0+0) +6:27.3
55 91 Bogdan Tsymbal   Ukraine 55:19.0 4 (3+0+1+0) +6:31.6
56 77 Niklas Hartweg   Switzerland 55:19.7 4 (0+2+0+2) +6:32.3
57 88 Harald Lemmerer   Austria 55:22.7 4 (0+1+2+1) +6:35.3
58 14 Dzmitry Lazouski   Belarus 55:26.4 4 (3+0+1+0) +6:39.0
59 41 Michal Krčmář   Czech Republic 55:27.9 5 (0+1+3+1) +6:40.5
60 74 Kristo Siimer   Estonia 55:32.7 3 (0+0+1+2) +6:45.3
61 7 Vladimir Iliev   Bulgaria 55:37.5 5 (2+1+1+1) +6:50.1
62 83 Milan Žemlička   Czech Republic 55:44.3 2 (0+1+0+1) +6:56.9
63 67 Thomas Bormolini   Italy 55:48.6 5 (0+1+2+2) +7:01.2
64 60 Jesper Nelin   Sweden 55:49.7 5 (0+2+0+3) +7:02.3
65 17 Jakub Štvrtecký   Czech Republic 55:52.7 5 (0+3+0+2) +7:05.3
66 4 Heikki Laitinen   Finland 55:52.8 5 (0+2+1+2) +7:05.4
67 27 Erik Lesser   Germany 55:59.5 5 (0+3+0+2) +7:12.1
68 38 Rene Zahkna   Estonia 56:06.0 3 (0+0+1+2) +7:18.6
69 10 Cheng Fangming   China 56:07.8 6 (2+1+0+3) +7:20.4
70 69 Tomas Kaukėnas   Lithuania 56:30.0 5 (1+0+2+2) +7:42.6
71 43 Karol Dombrovski   Lithuania 56:30.1 4 (0+1+0+3) +7:42.7
72 26 Émilien Jacquelin   France 56:31.4 7 (0+3+2+2) +7:44.0
73 86 Raido Ränkel   Estonia 56:32.4 5 (0+2+1+2) +7:45.0
74 50 Olli Hiidensalo   Finland 56:45.6 5 (0+2+0+3) +7:58.2
75 19 Florent Claude   Belgium 57:11.2 5 (0+2+3+0) +8:23.8
76 18 Timofey Lapshin   South Korea 57:13.0 5 (1+1+2+1) +8:25.6
77 61 Thierry Langer   Belgium 57:18.3 5 (1+1+2+1) +8:30.9
78 25 Kalev Ermits   Estonia 57:21.3 6 (2+2+0+2) +8:33.9
79 84 Linas Banys   Lithuania 57:46.2 3 (1+1+0+1) +8:58.8
80 70 Tomáš Sklenárik   Slovakia 58:08.1 5 (2+2+1+0) +9:20.7
81 62 Tuomas Harjula   Finland 58:14.9 4 (1+2+1+0) +9:27.5
82 52 Kosuke Ozaki   Japan 58:37.9 6 (1+0+4+1) +9:50.5
83 85 Zhu Zhenyu   China 58:42.6 4 (1+2+1+0) +9:55.2
84 87 Matej Baloga   Slovakia 58:47.1 4 (0+1+1+2) +9:59.7
85 72 Anton Sinapov   Bulgaria 58:47.6 6 (2+1+1+2) +10:00.2
86 51 Maksim Varabei   Belarus 58:59.5 8 (1+3+2+2) +10:12.1
87 89 Leif Nordgren   United States 59:29.8 7 (2+2+1+2) +10:42.4
88 58 Šimon Bartko   Slovakia 59:47.8 7 (2+3+1+1) +11:00.4
89 59 George Colțea   Romania 1:01:55.5 8 (1+4+0+3) +13:08.1
90 68 Tom Lahaye-Goffart   Belgium 1:02:26.2 7 (2+1+3+1) +13:38.8
91 82 César Beauvais   Belgium 1:02:50.5 7 (1+1+1+4) +14:03.1
92 64 Zhang Chunyu   China 1:07:12.2 12 (2+4+5+1) +18:24.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games". www.beijing2022.cn. Archived from the original on 2021-07-20. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  2. ^ "Beijing". Inside IBU. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 2022-01-16.
  3. ^ "Final results" (PDF). Ibu.blob.core.windows.net. 8 February 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.