Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Biathlon
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Nozawa Onsen
Dates February 9–21
Competitors 183 from 32 nations
«1994 2002»

Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of six biathlon events. They were held at Nozawa Onsen. The events began on 9 February and ended on 21 February 1998.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Eight nations won medals in biathlon, with Norway leading the medal table, thanks to five medals, 2 gold, the same as Germany. Uschi Disl was the only individual to win three medals, one of each type. Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Halvard Hanevold led the men's table, with one gold and one silver each.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 2 2 1 5
2  Germany (GER) 2 1 2 5
3  Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 3
4  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 0 0 1
5  Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
5  Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 0 1
7  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 1 1
7  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1

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Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
 Halvard Hanevold
Norway (NOR)
56:16.4  Pier Alberto Carrara
Italy (ITA)
56:21.9  Aleksey Aydarov
Belarus (BLR)
56:46.5
Sprint
details
 Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Norway (NOR)
27:16.2  Frode Andresen
Norway (NOR)
28:17.8  Ville Räikkönen
Finland (FIN)
28:21.7
Relay
details
 Germany (GER)
Ricco Gross
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
1:21:36.2  Norway (NOR)
Egil Gjelland
Halvard Hanevold
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
1:21:56.3  Russia (RUS)
Pavel Muslimov
Vladimir Dratchev
Sergey Tarasov
Viktor Maigurov
1:22:19.3

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Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
 Ekaterina Dafovska
Bulgaria (BUL)
54:52.0  Olena Petrova
Ukraine (UKR)
55:09.8  Uschi Disl
Germany (GER)
55:17.9
Sprint
details
 Galina Kukleva
Russia (RUS)
23:08.0  Uschi Disl
Germany (GER)
23:08.7  Katrin Apel
Germany (GER)
23:32.4
Relay
details
 Germany (GER)
Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle
1:40:13.6  Russia (RUS)
Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Albina Akhatova
Olga Romasko
1:40:25.2  Norway (NOR)
Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
1:40:37.3

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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.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3". Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved February 8, 2013.