Biathlon World Championships 2012

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Biathlon World Cup
2011–12
Men

Overall | Individual | Sprint | Pursuit | Mass start | Relay

Mixed relay
Women

Overall | Individual | Sprint | Pursuit | Mass start | Relay

World Cup events

Östersund | Hochfilzen | Hochfilzen (2) | Oberhof | Nové Město
Antholz | Holmenkollen | Kontiolahti | Khanty-Mansiysk

World Championships

The 45th Biathlon World Championships were held in Ruhpolding, Germany, from 1 to 11 March 2012.

Biathlon World Championships 2012
Biathlon pictogram.svg
Individual   men   women
Sprint   men   women
Pursuit   men   women
Mass start   men   women
Relay   men mixed women

There were total of 11 competitions held: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start and relay races for men and women, and a mixed relay. All events during the championships also counted for the 2011–12 Biathlon World Cup season.

Schedule of events[edit]

Biathlon World Championships 2012 official logo

The schedule of the event stands below. All times in CET.[1]

Date Time Event
1 March 15:30 2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km mixed relay
3 March 12:30 Men's 10 km sprint
15:30 Women's 7.5 km sprint
4 March 13:15 Men's 12.5 km pursuit
16:00 Women's 10 km pursuit
6 March 15:15 Men's 20 km individual
7 March 15:15 Women's 15 km individual
9 March 15:15 Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
10 March 15:15 Women's 4 × 6 km relay
11 March 13:30 Men's 15 km mass start
16:00 Women's 12.5 km mass start

Medal winners[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
20 km individual[2]
details
Jakov Fak
 Slovenia
46:48.2
(0+0+0+1)
Simon Fourcade
 France
46:55.2
(0+0+1+0)
Jaroslav Soukup
 Czech Republic
47:00.5
(0+1+0+0)
10 km sprint[3]
details
Martin Fourcade
 France
24:18.6
(1+1)
Emil Hegle Svendsen
 Norway
24:33.7
(1+1)
Carl Johan Bergman
 Sweden
24:36.3
(0+0)
12.5 km pursuit[4]
details
Martin Fourcade
 France
33:39.4
(1+1+0+2)
Carl Johan Bergman
 Sweden
33:44.6
(0+1+1+0)
Anton Shipulin
 Russia
34:01.5
(1+0+0+0)
15 km mass start[5]
details
Martin Fourcade
 France
38:25.4
(0+1+1+0)
Björn Ferry
 Sweden
38:28.4
(0+0+0+0)
Fredrik Lindström
 Sweden
38:28.8
(0+1+1+0)
4 × 7.5 km relay[6]
details
 Norway
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Rune Brattsveen
Tarjei Bø
Emil Hegle Svendsen
1:17:26.8  France
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix
Simon Fourcade
Alexis Bœuf
Martin Fourcade
1:17:56.5  Germany
Simon Schempp
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
Arnd Peiffer
1:18:19.8

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km individual[7]
details
Tora Berger
 Norway
42:30.0
(1+0+0+0)
Marie-Laure Brunet
 France
43:26.4
(0+0+0+1)
Helena Ekholm
 Sweden
43:41.4
(1+0+0+0)
7.5 km sprint[8]
details
Magdalena Neuner
 Germany
21:07.0
(0+0)
Darya Domracheva
 Belarus
21:22.2
(0+0)
Vita Semerenko
 Ukraine
21:44.6
(0+0)
10 km pursuit[9]
details
Darya Domracheva
 Belarus
29:39.6
(0+1+1+0)
Magdalena Neuner
 Germany
30:04.7
(0+1+0+2)
Olga Vilukhina
 Russia
30:55.0
(0+0+1+0)
12.5 km mass start[10]
details
Tora Berger
 Norway
35:41.6
(0+0+1+0)
Marie-Laure Brunet
 France
35:49.7
(0+0+0+1)
Kaisa Mäkäräinen
 Finland
35:54.3
(0+0+0+1)
4 × 6 km relay[11]
details
 Germany
Tina Bachmann
Magdalena Neuner
Miriam Gössner
Andrea Henkel
1:09:33.0  France
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sophie Boilley
Anaïs Bescond
Marie Dorin
1:10:01.5  Norway
Fanny Welle-Strand Horn
Elise Ringen
Synnøve Solemdal
Tora Berger
1:10:12.5

Mixed[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km mixed relay[12]
details
 Norway
Tora Berger
Synnøve Solemdal
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Emil Hegle Svendsen
1:12:29.3  Slovenia
Andreja Mali
Teja Gregorin
Klemen Bauer
Jakov Fak
1:12:49.5  Germany
Andrea Henkel
Magdalena Neuner
Andreas Birnbacher
Arnd Peiffer
1:13:02.1

Medal table[edit]

Top nations[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 4 1 1 6
2  France 3 5 0 8
3  Germany 2 1 2 5
4  Belarus 1 1 0 2
 Slovenia 1 1 0 2
6  Sweden 0 2 3 5
7  Russia 0 0 2 2
8  Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine 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  Martin Fourcade (FRA) 3 1 0 4
2  Tora Berger (NOR) 3 0 1 4
3  Magdalena Neuner (GER) 2 1 1 4
4  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 2 1 0 3
5  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) 2 0 0 2
6  Darya Domracheva (BLR) 1 1 0 2
 Jakov Fak (SLO) 1 1 0 2
8  Andrea Henkel (GER) 1 0 1 2
 Synnøve Solemdal (NOR) 1 0 1 2
10  Marie-Laure Brunet (FRA) 0 3 0 3
11  Simon Fourcade (FRA) 0 2 0 2
12  Carl Johan Bergman (SWE) 0 1 1 2
13  Andreas Birnbacher (GER) 0 0 2 2
 Arnd Peiffer (GER) 0 0 2 2

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