Biathlon World Championships 2011

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World Championships

The 44th Biathlon World Championships was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from March 3–13, 2011.

There was a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay races for men and women, and mixed relay. All the events during this championships also counted for the 2010–11 Biathlon World Cup season.

Championship highlights[edit]

The Championships kicked off with the Mixed Relay event which is seeking to make its way onto the Olympic programme for the 2014 games in Sochi. As the first event of the programme, it was finally given importance by the different teams, with all nations fielding their best teams, in difference to earlier world cup events. The Norwegians won it, overtaking Germany on the last leg. The veteran Ole Einar Bjørndalen won his fifteenth world championship gold medal in the process and his first in the Mixed Relay, giving him a full set of gold medals in the six events that are currently contested.[1]

Tarjei Bø, Martin Fourcade, Kaisa Makarainen and Arnd Peiffer won their first champion titles in career. Martin Fourcade also bagged full scape of medals, gold, silver and bronze at these championships.

The surprise medalists included Maxim Maximov of Russia, Tina Bachmann of Germany and Vita Semerenko of Ukraine.

Helena Ekholm literally swept the field in the individual with zero shooting and fast skiing, winning more than 2 minutes over the runner-up Bachmann and making one of the greatest 1–2 place margins in biathlon history.

Schedule of events[edit]

Biathlon World Championships 2011
Biathlon pictogram.svg
Individual   men   women
Sprint   men   women
Pursuit   men   women
Mass start   men   women
Relay   men mixed women

The provisional timeschedule of the event stands below. All times in UTC+5.

Date Time Men Women
March 3 16:30 Mixed Relay
March 5 14:00 / 18:00 Sprint Sprint
March 6 14:00 / 16:30 Pursuit Pursuit
March 8 17:15 Individual
March 9 17:15 Individual
March 11 18:00 Relay
March 12 18:30 / 16:30 Mass start Mass start
March 13 15:00 Relay

Medal winners[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
20 km Individual
details
Tarjei Bø
 Norway
48:29.9
(0+0+1+0)
Maxim Maksimov
 Russia
49:09.9
(0+0+0+0)
Christoph Sumann
 Austria
49:15.4
(0+0+0+1)
10 km Sprint
details
Arnd Peiffer
 Germany
24:34.0
(0+1)
Martin Fourcade
 France
24:47.0
(2+0)
Tarjei Bø
 Norway
24:59.2
(1+0)
12.5 km Pursuit
details
Martin Fourcade
 France
33:02.6
(0+1+2+0)
Emil Hegle Svendsen
 Norway
33:06.4
(0+0+1+1)
Tarjei Bø
 Norway
33:07.8
(0+0+1+1)
15 km Mass Start
details
Emil Hegle Svendsen
 Norway
38:42.7
(0+0+0+1)
Evgeny Ustyugov
 Russia
38:47.7
(0+0+0+0)
Lukas Hofer
 Italy
38:57.0
(0+0+0+1)
4 x 7.5 km Relay
details
 Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Alexander Os
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Tarjei Bø
1:16:13.5  Russia
Anton Shipulin
Evgeny Ustyugov
Maxim Maksimov
Ivan Tcherezov
1:16:26.9  Ukraine
Olexander Bilanenko
Andriy Deryzemlya
Serhiy Semenov
Serguei Sednev
1:16:41.5

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km Individual
details
Helena Ekholm
 Sweden
47:08.3
(0+0+0+0)
Tina Bachmann
 Germany
49:24.1
(0+2+0+0)
Vita Semerenko
 Ukraine
50:00.4
(1+0+0+2)
7.5 km Sprint
details
Magdalena Neuner
 Germany
20:31.2
(0+0)
Kaisa Mäkäräinen
 Finland
20:43.4
(0+0)
Anastasiya Kuzmina
 Slovakia
21:11.2
(0+1)
10 km Pursuit
details
Kaisa Mäkäräinen
 Finland
30:00.1
(0+0+0+0)
Magdalena Neuner
 Germany
30:21.7
(0+0+0+2)
Helena Ekholm
 Sweden
31:43.7
(0+0+0+0)
12.5 km Mass Start
details
Magdalena Neuner
 Germany
36:48.5
(0+1+2+1)
Darya Domracheva
 Belarus
36:53.3
(2+1+0+0)
Tora Berger
 Norway
37:02.5
(2+1+0+0)
4 x 6 km Relay
details
 Germany
Andrea Henkel
Miriam Gössner
Tina Bachmann
Magdalena Neuner
1:13:31.1  France[1]
Anais Bescond
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sophie Boilley
Marie Dorin
1:14:18.3  Belarus
Nadezhda Skardino
Darya Domracheva
Nadzeya Pisareva
Liudmila Kalinchik
1:15:18.5
  1. ^ Ukraine initially finished 2nd with the time 1:13:55.6, but was later disqualified because Oksana Khvostenko – who did the final leg for Ukraine – had too high levels of ephedrine in a doping test. France thus gets the Silver instead of the Bronze medal which now goes to Belarus.[2]

Mixed[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2 x 6 km + 2 x 7.5 km Relay
details
 Norway
Tora Berger
Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Tarjei Bø
1:14:22.5  Germany
Andrea Henkel
Magdalena Neuner
Arnd Peiffer
Michael Greis
1:14:45.4  France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Marie Dorin
Alexis Bœuf
Martin Fourcade
1:15:38.7

Medal table[edit]

Top nations[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 4 3 0 7
2  Norway 4 1 3 8
3  France 1 2 1 4
4  Finland 1 1 0 2
5  Sweden 1 0 1 2
6  Russia 0 3 0 3
7  Belarus 0 1 1 2
8  Ukraine 0 0 2 2
9  Slovakia 0 0 1 1
 Austria 0 0 1 1
 Italy 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Top athletes[edit]

All athletes with two or more medals.

 Rank  Biathlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Magdalena Neuner (GER) 3 2 0 5
2  Tarjei Bø (NOR) 3 0 2 5
3  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 2 1 0 3
4  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) 2 0 0 2
5  Martin Fourcade (FRA) 1 1 1 3
6  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN) 1 1 0 2
 Arnd Peiffer (GER) 1 1 0 2
 Tina Bachmann (GER) 1 1 0 2
 Andrea Henkel (GER) 1 1 0 2
10  Tora Berger (NOR) 1 0 1 2
 Helena Ekholm (SWE) 1 0 1 2
12  Maxim Maksimov (RUS) 0 2 0 2
 Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 0 2 0 2
14  Marie Dorin (FRA) 0 1 1 2
 Marie-Laure Brunet (FRA) 0 1 1 2
 Darya Domracheva (BLR) 0 1 1 2

Participating countries[edit]

40 nations will compete.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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