2003–04 Biathlon World Cup

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2003–04 World Cup
Discipline Men Ladies
Overall France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Nations Cup Norway Norway Russia Russia
Individual France Raphaël Poirée Russia Olga Pyleva
Sprint France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Pursuit France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Mass start France Raphaël Poirée Norway Liv Grete Poirée
Relay Norway Norway Norway Norway
Competition

The 2003−04 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The Biathlon World Championships 2004 were part of the Biathlon World Cup.

The men's overall World Cup was won by Raphaël Poirée,[1] while Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée of Norway claimed the women's overall World Cup.[2]

Calendar[edit]

Below is the World Cup calendar for the 2004–05 season.[3]

Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Finland Kontiolahti 4–7 December
Austria Hochfilzen 11–14 December
Slovakia Osrblie 18–21 December
Slovenia Pokljuka 7–11 January
Germany Ruhpolding 14–18 January
Italy Antholz 21–25 January
Germany Oberhof 7–15 February
United States Lake Placid 27–29 February
United States Fort Kent 3–6 March
Norway Holmenkollen 16–19 March
Total 3 10 9 4 4 0

World Cup Podium[edit]

Men[edit]

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 4 December 2003 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Halvard Hanevold Norway Frode Andresen Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
1 7 December 2003 Finland Kontiolahti 12.5 km Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen France Raphaël Poirée Russia Sergei Rozhkov Detail
2 11 December 2003 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint Norway Lars Berger Belarus Vladimir Drachev Norway Halvard Hanevold Detail
2 15 December 2003 Austria Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Belarus Vladimir Drachev Norway Stian Eckhoff Detail
3 18 December 2003 Slovakia Osrblie 20 km Individual France Raphaël Poirée Germany Ricco Groß Germany Peter Sendel France Raphaël Poirée Detail
3 19 December 2003 Slovakia Osrblie 10 km Sprint Russia Sergei Rozhkov Austria Ludwig Gredler Russia Sergei Tchepikov Detail
3 21 December 2003 Slovakia Osrblie 12.5 km Pursuit France Raphaël Poirée Germany Peter Sendel Slovakia Pavol Hurajt Detail
4 8 January 2003 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km Sprint France Raphaël Poirée Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Belarus Vladimir Drachev Detail
4 10 January 2004 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Nikolay Kruglov Russia Sergei Tchepikov Detail
4 11 January 2004 Slovenia Pokljuka 15 km Mass Start Norway Halvard Hanevold Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Michael Greis Detail
5 17 January 2004 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint Norway Halvard Hanevold Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Lars Berger Detail
5 18 January 2004 Germany Ruhpolding 12.5 km Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Lars Berger Norway Halvard Hanevold Detail
6 21 January 2004 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km Individual Germany Sven Fischer France Raphaël Poirée Germany Ricco Groß Detail
6 23 January 2004 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint Russia Sergei Tchepikov Slovenia Janez Marič Germany Ricco Groß Detail
6 25 January 2004 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Mass Start France Raphaël Poirée Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Ricco Groß Detail
WC 7 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 10 km Sprint France Raphaël Poirée Germany Ricco Groß Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 8 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 12.5 km Pursuit Germany Ricco Groß France Raphaël Poirée Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 12 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 20 km Individual France Raphaël Poirée Poland Tomasz Sikora Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 15 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 15 km Mass Start France Raphaël Poirée Norway Lars Berger Russia Sergei Konovalov Detail
7 27 February 2004 United States Lake Placid 10 km Sprint Norway Lars Berger Germany Michael Greis Slovenia Janez Marič Detail
7 29 February 2004 United States Lake Placid 12.5 km Pursuit France Raphaël Poirée Russia Nikolay Kruglov Germany Ricco Groß Detail
8 4 March 2004 United States Fort Kent 10 km Sprint France Raphaël Poirée Germany Michael Greis Slovakia Pavol Hurajt Detail
8 5 March 2004 United States Fort Kent 12.5 km Pursuit France Raphaël Poirée Sweden Carl Johan Bergman Russia Nikolay Kruglov Detail
8 6 March 2004 United States Fort Kent 15 km Mass Start Germany Sven Fischer Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Sergei Rozhkov Detail
9 11 March 2004 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint Norway Lars Berger Norway Frode Andresen Poland Tomasz Sikora Detail
9 13 March 2004 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Pursuit France Raphaël Poirée Poland Tomasz Sikora Belarus Vladimir Drachev Detail

Women[edit]

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 4 December 2003 Finland Kontiolahti 7.5 km Sprint France Sandrine Bailly Norway Liv Grete Poirée Germany Uschi Disl France Sandrine Bailly Detail
1 7 December 2003 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km Pursuit Norway Liv Grete Poirée Germany Kati Wilhelm Germany Uschi Disl Norway Liv Grete Poirée Detail
2 11 December 2003 Austria Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint Belarus Olena Zubrilova Norway Gro Marit Istad-Kristiansen Norway Liv Grete Poirée Detail
2 14 December 2003 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit France Sandrine Bailly Germany Martina Glagow Russia Olga Zaitseva Detail
3 18 December 2003 Slovakia Osrblie 15 km Individual Germany Martina Glagow Norway Liv Grete Poirée Russia Olga Pyleva Detail
3 20 December 2003 Slovakia Osrblie 7.5 km Sprint France Sandrine Bailly Germany Katja Beer Germany Martina Glagow France Sandrine Bailly Detail
3 21 December 2003 Slovakia Osrblie 10 km Pursuit France Sandrine Bailly Russia Olga Pyleva Germany Katrin Apel Detail
4 7 January 2004 Slovenia Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint Norway Liv Grete Poirée Germany Uschi Disl France Sandrine Bailly Detail
4 9 January 2004 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km Pusruit Germany Uschi Disl France Sandrine Bailly Russia Olga Pyleva Detail
4 11 January 2004 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km Mass Start Russia Anna Bogaliy Norway Liv Grete Poirée Germany Uschi Disl Detail
5 16 January 2004 Germany Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint Norway Liv Grete Poirée Russia Svetlana Ishmouratova Germany Martina Glagow Norway Liv Grete Poirée Detail
5 18 January 2004 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit Norway Liv Grete Poirée Russia Svetlana Ishmouratova Russia Olga Pyleva Detail
6 21 January 2004 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Individual Russia Anna Bogaliy Russia Svetlana Ishmouratova Slovakia Anna Murínová Detail
6 22 January 2004 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint Russia Natalia Guseva Czech Republic Kateřina Holubcová Russia Svetlana Ishmouratova Detail
6 25 January 2004 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Mass Start Norway Linda Tjørhom Russia Natalia Guseva Russia Anna Bogaliy Detail
WC 7 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint Norway Liv Grete Poirée Russia Anna Bogaliy Germany Martina Glagow
Belarus Ekaterina Ivanova
Detail
WC 8 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 10 km Pursuit Norway Liv Grete Poirée Germany Martina Glagow Russia Anna Bogaliy Detail
WC 10 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 15 km Individual Russia Olga Pyleva Russia Albina Akhatova Ukraine Olena Petrova Detail
WC 14 February 2004 Germany Oberhof 12.5 km Mass Start Norway Liv Grete Poirée Germany Katrin Apel France Sandrine Bailly Detail
7 27 February 2004 United States Lake Placid 7.5 km Sprint Russia Olga Pyleva Germany Kati Wilhelm Russia Anna Bogaliy Detail
7 28 February 2004 United States Lake Placid 10 km Pursuit Russia Olga Pyleva Russia Anna Bogaliy France Sandrine Bailly Detail
8 3 March 2004 United States Fort Kent 7.5 km Sprint Germany Uschi Disl Norway Liv Grete Poirée Russia Olga Zaitseva Detail
8 5 March 2004 United States Fort Kent 10 km Pursuit Germany Uschi Disl Norway Liv Grete Poirée Germany Kati Wilhelm Detail
8 6 March 2004 United States Fort Kent 12.5 km Mass Start Russia Olga Pyleva Russia Anna Bogaliy Norway Liv Grete Poirée Detail
9 11 March 2004 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint Russia Olga Pyleva Germany Kati Wilhelm Russia Svetlana Ishmouratova Detail
9 13 March 2004 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit Russia Olga Pyleva Bulgaria Ekaterina Dafovska Norway Liv Grete Poirée Detail

Men's team[edit]

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
1 6 December 2003 Finland Kontiolahti 4x7.5 km Relay  Germany
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Ricco Gross
Frank Luck
 France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree
 Sweden
Carl Johan Bergman
Jakob Börjesson
Mattias Nilsson
Björn Ferry
2 13 December 2003 Austria Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay  Norway
Stian Eckhoff
Lars Berger
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 Belarus
Alexandr Syman
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
 France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree
5 15 January 2004 Germany Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay  Belarus
Alexandr Syman
Vladimir Drachev
Rustam Valiullin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
 Norway
Egil Gjelland
Lars Berger
Frode Andresen
Halvard Hanevold
 Russia
Filipp Shulman
Sergei Konovalov
Sergei Rozhkov
Sergei Tchepikov
WC 13 February 2004 Russia Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay  Germany
Frank Luck
Ricco Gross
Sven Fischer
Michael Greis
 Norway
Halvard Hanevold
Lars Berger
Egil Gjelland
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 France
Ferréol Cannard
Vincent Defrasne
Julien Robert
Raphael Poiree

Women's team[edit]

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
1 5 December 2003 Finland Kontiolahti 4x6 km Relay  Norway
Liv-Kjersti Eikeland
Linda Tjorhom
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Poiree
 Russia
Albina Akhatova
Olga Zaitseva
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Olga Pyleva
 France
Corinne Niogret
Christelle Gros
Julie Carraz
Sandrine Bailly
2 12 December 2003 Austria Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay  Belarus
Ekaterina Ivanova
Ksenia Zikounkova
Olga Nazarova
Olena Zubrilova
 Germany
Martina Glagow
Katrin Apel
Katja Beer
Kati Wilhelm
 France
Corinne Niogret
Christelle Gros
Julie Carraz
Sandrine Bailly
5 14 January 2004 Germany Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay  Germany
Simone Denkinger
Uschi Disl
Katrin Apel
Kati Wilhelm
 Russia
Olga Pyleva
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Anna Bogaliy
Albina Akhatova
 Norway
Linda Tjorhom
Ann-Elen Skjelbreid
Liv Grete Poiree
Gunn Margit Andreassen
WC 12 February 2004 Russia Oberhof 4x6 km Relay  Norway
Linda Tjorhom
Gro Marit Istad-Kristiansen
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Poiree
 Russia
Olga Pyleva
Svetlana Ishmouratova
Anna Bogaliy-Titovets
Albina Akhatova
 Germany
Martina Glagow
Katrin Apel
Simone Denkinger
Kati Wilhelm

Standings: Men[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Points
   France Raphaël Poirée 1010
2. Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 901
3. Germany Ricco Groß 769
4. Norway Halvard Hanevold 688
5. Norway Lars Berger 589
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Standings: Women[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Points
   Norway Liv Grete Poirée 955
2. Russia Olga Pyleva 860
3. France Sandrine Bailly 788
4. Germany Uschi Disl 733
5. Russia Anna Bogaliy 687
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway21161350
2 France156728
3 Russia11141742
4 Germany10141337
5 Belarus3339
6 Poland0213
7 Slovenia0112
 Sweden0112
9 Austria0101
 Bulgaria0101
 Czech Republic0101
12 Slovakia0033
13 Ukraine0011
Totals (13 nations)606060180

Achievements[edit]

Victory in this World Cup (all-time number of victories in parentheses)

Retirements[edit]

The following notable biathletes retired after the 2003–04 season:


References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Cup Total Score - Men" (PDF). 25 November 2004. Retrieved 22 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "World Cup Total Score - Women" (PDF). 25 November 2004. Retrieved 22 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "World Cup Schedule". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

External links[edit]