Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Biathlon
at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
Biathlon pictogram.svg
Venue Birkebeineren Ski Stadium
Dates February 18–26, 1994
Competitors 193 from 32 nations
«1992 1998»

The biathlon competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics were held at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium. The events were held between 15 and 26 February 1994.

There was almost no change in biathlon program. Men and women competed in three events. The only change was expansion of women's relay from 3 x 7.5 km to 4 x 7.5 km.

The sport of biathlon combines the skills of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

Medal summary[edit]

Six nations won medals in biathlon, with Russia leading the medal table (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), and Germany winning the most total medals with six. Sergey Tarasov was the only individual to win three medals, while Myriam Bédard led the individual medal table with two gold medals.

Bédard's pair of gold medals were the first won an athlete from outside Europe or the Soviet Union. In addition, Valentyna Tserbe-Nessina became the first Olympic medalist from Ukraine, and Svetlana Paramygina became the first female Olympic medalist from Belarus, as those countries made their Olympic debuts.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 3 1 1 5
2  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2
3  Germany (GER) 1 3 2 6
4  France (FRA) 0 1 2 3
5  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
6  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
 Sergey Tarasov
Russia (RUS)
57:25.3  Frank Luck
Germany (GER)
57:28.7  Sven Fischer
Germany (GER)
57:41.9
Sprint
details
 Sergey Chepikov
Russia (RUS)
28:07.0  Ricco Gross
Germany (GER)
28:13.0  Sergey Tarasov
Russia (RUS)
28:27.4
Relay
details
 Germany (GER)
Ricco Groß
Frank Luck
Mark Kirchner
Sven Fischer
1:30:22.1  Russia (RUS)
Valeri Kiriyenko
Vladimir Dratchev
Sergey Tarasov
Sergey Chepikov
1:31:23.6  France (FRA)
Thierry Dusserre
Patrice Bailly-Salins
Lionel Laurent
Hervé Flandin
1:32:31.3

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
 Myriam Bedard
Canada (CAN)
52:06.6  Anne Briand
France (FRA)
52:53.3  Uschi Disl
Germany (GER)
53:15.3
Sprint
details
 Myriam Bedard
Canada (CAN)
26:08.8  Svetlana Paramygina
Belarus (BLR)
26:09.9  Valentina Tserbe
Ukraine (UKR)
26:10.0
Relay
details
 Russia (RUS)
Nadezhda Talanova
Natalya Snytina
Luiza Noskova
Anfisa Reztsova
1:47:19.5  Germany (GER)
Uschi Disl
Antje Misersky
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm
Petra Schaaf
1:52:28.3  France (FRA)
Corinne Niogret
Véronique Claudel
Delphyne Heymann
Anne Briand
1:52:28.3

Participating nations[edit]

Thirty-four nations sent biathletes to compete in the events. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.

See also[edit]

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