Biathlon World Championships 2008

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The 42nd Biathlon World Championships were held in Östersund in Jämtland in central Sweden from February 8 to February 17, 2008. It was the second time Östersund was hosting the Biathlon World Championships, the first being in 1970. It was also 50 years after the first Biathlon World Championships, which were held 1958 in Saalfelden, Austria.

There were a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay races for men and women, and the relatively new mixed relay. The championships were dominated by the German, Norwegian, and Russian teams, which would win every competition and 28 of the 33 available medals.

The 2009 Biathlon World Championships will be held from February 13 to February 22 in Pyeongchang in South Korea.

Opening ceremony[edit]

  • Date / Time: Fri February 8, 2008 / 19:00 CET

Men's results[edit]

20 km individual[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Thu February 14, 2008 / 17:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
Med 1.png Emil Hegle Svendsen  NOR 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 51:51.9
Med 2.png Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 1 + 1 + 0 + 0 52:23.3 +31.4
Med 3.png Maxim Maksimov  RUS 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 52:26.7 +34.8
4 Simon Fourcade  FRA 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 52:57.3 +1:05.4
5 Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 3 + 0 + 0 + 0 53:13.9 +1:22.0
6 Christian de Lorenzi  ITA 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 53:26.6 +1:34.7
7 Zdenek Vitek  CZE 0 + 1 + 0 + 1 53:32.5 +1:40.6
8 Rustam Valiullin  BLR 0 + 1 + 1 + 0 53:40.5 +1:48.6
9 Andriy Deryzemlya  UKR 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 53:52.0 +2:00.1
10 Michal Slesingr  CZE 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 53:55.6 +2:03.7

10 km sprint[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat February 9, 2008 / 14:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
Med 1.png Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 0 + 0 22:25.4
Med 2.png Halvard Hanevold  NOR 0 + 0 22:45.2 +19.8
Med 3.png Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 0 + 2 22:55.4 +30.0
4 Ivan Tcherezov  RUS 0 + 1 23:01.2 +35.8
5 Michael Rösch  GER 0 + 1 23:08.9 +43.5
6 Michal Slesingr  CZE 0 + 0 23:21.1 +55.7
7 Daniel Graf  GER 1 + 0 23:23.9 +58.5
8 Andreas Birnbacher  GER 0 + 0 23:25.8 +1:00.4
9 Tim Burke  USA 0 + 1 23:30.4 +1:05.0
10 Dmitri Yaroshenko  RUS 0 + 2 23:31.0 +1:05.6

12.5 km pursuit[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun February 10, 2008 / 14:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
Med 1.png Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 0 + 1 + 1 + 0 31:04.51
Med 2.png Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 31:14.60 +10.1
Med 3.png Alexander Wolf  GER 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 31:47.39 +42.8
4 Dmitri Yaroshenko  RUS 1 + 1 + 0 + 0 31:54.59 +50.0
5 Michal Slesingr  CZE 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 31:57.07 +52.5
6 Simon Fourcade  FRA 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 31:57.10 +52.6
7 Michael Rösch  GER 0 + 0 + 1 + 1 32:02.56 +58.0
8 Ivan Tcherezov  RUS 0 + 1 + 1 + 1 32:02.76 +58.2
9 Halvard Hanevold  NOR 0 + 0 + 1 + 1 32:03.09 +58.5
10 Tim Burke  USA 0 + 0 + 2 + 0 32:23.18 +1:18.6

15 km mass start[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun February 17, 2008 / 12:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Emil Hegle Svendsen  NOR 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 36:12.6
2nd Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 36:13.0 +0.4
3rd Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 0 – 1 – 2 – 0 36:37.5 +24.9

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat February 16, 2008 / 12:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Ivan Cherezov
Nikolay Kruglov, Jr.
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Maxim Tchoudov
 RUS 0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+1
1:21:00.7
2nd Emil Hegle Svendsen
Rune Brattsveen
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 NOR 0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+3
0+1 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+0
1:21:49.9 +49.2
3rd Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
 GER 0+0 – 1+3
0+0 – 0+1
0+2 – 1+3
0+3 – 0+2
1:22:43.2 +1:42.5

Women's results[edit]

15 km individual[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Thu February 14, 2008 / 14:05 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Ekaterina Iourieva  RUS 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 44:23.8
2nd Martina Glagow  GER 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 45:37.1 +1:13.3
3rd Oksana Khvostenko  UKR 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 46:48.2 +2:24.4

7.5 km sprint[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat February 9, 2008 / 11:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Andrea Henkel  GER 0 – 0 19:43.1
2nd Albina Akhatova  RUS 0 – 0 19:55.8 +12.7
3rd Oksana Khvostenko  UKR 0 – 0 20:06.3 +23.2

10 km pursuit[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun February 10, 2008 / 12:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Andrea Henkel  GER 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 28:56.0
2nd Ekaterina Iourieva  RUS 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 29:16.5 +20.5
3rd Albina Akhatova  RUS 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 29:34.5 +38.5

12.5 km mass start[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat February 16, 2008 / 15:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Magdalena Neuner  GER 0 – 0 – 2 – 2 39:36.5
2nd Tora Berger  NOR 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 39:39.5 +3.0
3rd Ekaterina Iourieva  RUS 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 40:06.0 +29.5

4 × 6 km relay[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun February 17, 2008 / 14:30 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Magdalena Neuner
Kati Wilhelm
 GER 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+0
0+2 – 1+3
0+2 – 0+2
1:10:12.6
2nd Oksana Yakovleva
Vita Semerenko
Valj Semerenko
Oksana Khvostenko
 UKR 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+0
1:10:43.5 +30.9
3rd Delphine Peretto
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly
 FRA 0+1 – 0+1
0+0 – 1+3
0+1 – 1+3
0+2 – 0+2
1:11:48.3 +1:35.7

Mixed[edit]

Medal ceremony for the Mixed Relay

2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Tue February 12, 2008 / 14:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st Sabrina Buchholz
Magdalena Neuner
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
 GER 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
0+1 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+1
1:12:20.5
2nd Liudmila Kalinchik
Darya Domracheva
Rustam Valiullin
Sergey Novikov
 BLR 0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
1:13:13.1 +52.6
3rd Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Nikolay Kruglov, Jr.
Dmitry Yaroshenko
 RUS 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
1+3 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+2
1:13:23.4 +1:02.9

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 5 1 2 8
2  Norway 3 5 1 9
3  Russia 3 3 5 11
4  Ukraine 0 1 2 3
5  Belarus 0 1 0 1
6  France 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's 7.5 km sprint  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Albina Akhatova (RUS)  Oksana Khvostenko (UKR)
Men's 10 km sprint  Maxim Tchoudov (RUS)  Halvard Hanevold (NOR)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)
Women's 10 km pursuit  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS)  Albina Akhatova (RUS)
Men's 12.5 km pursuit  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Maxim Tchoudov (RUS)  Alexander Wolf (GER)
2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km mixed relay  Germany  Belarus  Russia
Women's 15 km individual  Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS)  Martina Glagow (GER)  Oksana Khvostenko (UKR)
Men's 20 km individual  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Maxim Maksimov (RUS)
Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay  Russia  Norway  Germany
Women's 12.5 km mass start  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Tora Berger (NOR)  Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS)
Men's 15 km mass start  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Maxim Tchoudov (RUS)
Women's 4 × 6 km relay  Germany  Ukraine  France

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