2007–08 Biathlon World Cup

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2007–08 Biathlon World Cup
Discipline Men Ladies
Overall Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Magdalena Neuner
Nations Cup Norway Norway Germany Germany
Individual France Vincent Defrasne Germany Martina Glagow
Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Magdalena Neuner
Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen France Sandrine Bailly
Mass start Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Germany Magdalena Neuner
Relay Norway Norway Norway Norway
Competition

The 2007–08 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started 28 November 2007 and ended 16 March 2008.

This article contains the top ten result listings and concise summary comments for each of the season's twenty-seven individual races and five relays for both genders, arranged by World Cup meet 1 through 9 (denoted WC 1–9), accompanied by the top ten Total Cup rankings after each of the meets plus the 2008 World Championships (held between WC 6 and 7, and in the usual way counted as a World Cup meet towards the accumulated scores).

  • For detailed tables of the development of accumulated scores and related rankings in the Total, Individual, Sprint, Pursuit, Mass start, Relay, and Nation Cups, see 2007–08 Biathlon World Cup statistics.
  • For a list of the Total and Relay World Cup winners and runners-up of all World Cup seasons since 1977–78, see the Biathlon World Cup article.

Scores and leader bibs[edit]

  • For the eighth successive season, the race victory gives 50 points, a 2nd place gives 46 pts, a 3rd place 43 pts, a 4th place 40 pts, a fifth place 37 pts, a 6th place 34 pts, then further decreasing by two pts down to the 15th place (16 pts), then linearly decreasing by one point down to the 30th place (see the Place/Points table on the page's upper right). Equal placings, i.e. same-time finishes (ties) give an equal number of points.
  • The sum of all WC points of the season, minus the score from a predetermined number of events (say, 3) give the biathlete's accumulated WC score (naturally, the races chosen to be eliminated from the total will be those with the lowest scores). Biathletes with an equal number of accumulated points are ranked by number of victories, 2nd places, 3rd places, and so on, in practice reducing the possibility of ties to just about nil.
  • In addition to the Total WC score as described above, the points from races in each separate single-biathlete format—Individual, Sprint, Pursuit, and Mass start—accumulate toward separate scores with associated "sub-Cups" to be won. See the main Biathlon article for a detailed description of the race formats.
  • In any given race, the biathlete with the highest accumulated Total WC score before the race wears a yellow    number bib. The leader of the specific race format wears a red    bib. If the same biathlete leads both the Total and the specific format's World Cup, a combined yellow-and-red    bib is worn. In the first races of the season, the winners of the previous season's Cups wear the associated bibs.
  • There are also two multi-biathlete Cups to be won, namely the Relay and Nation Cups. The scores of the Relay races are awarded to each nation's team in the same manner as in the single-biathlete Cups. No leader bibs are worn during the Relays. For the Nation Cup, the combined scores of the three best biathletes from each nation in the Individual and Sprint races, as well as the Relay scores, are accumulated. The Nation Cup points scale is different from the World Cup points scale; each place from 1st through 30th scores 100 more points than in the World Cup, and from 31st down to 130th points are awarded on a scale from 100 to 1.

Calendar[edit]

Below is the IBU World Cup calendar for the 2007–08 season.[1]

Location Date Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Details
Finland Kontiolahti 29 November–2 December details
Austria Hochfilzen 6–9 December details
Slovenia Pokljuka 12–16 December details
Germany Oberhof 2–6 January details
Germany Ruhpolding 8–13 January details
Italy Antholz 16–20 January details
Sweden Östersund 8–17 February World Championships
South Korea Pyeongchang 28 February–2 March details
Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 5–9 March details
Norway Holmenkollen 12–16 March details
Total 3 10 8 5 5

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany24112156
2 Norway20151045
3 Russia11231751
4 France54312
5 Poland2103
6 Sweden1326
7 Czech Republic1012
8 Italy0325
9 Austria0134
 Ukraine0134
11 Finland0112
12 Belarus0101
13 China0011
Totals (13 nations)646464192

World Cup Podium[edit]

Men[edit]

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 29 November 2007 Finland Kontiolahti 20 km Individual France Vincent Defrasne Norway Halvard Hanevold Russia Maxim Tchoudov France Vincent Defrasne Detail
1 1 December 2007 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Dmitry Yaroshenko Germany Carsten Pump Detail
1 2 December 2007 Finland Kontiolahti 12.5 km Pursuit Russia Ivan Tcherezov Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Dmitry Yaroshenko Russia Ivan Tcherezov Detail
2 7 December 2007 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km Sprint Russia Dmitry Yaroshenko Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Andrei Makoveev Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
2 8 December 2007 Austria Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Dmitry Yaroshenko Germany Daniel Graf Detail
3 13 December 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 20 km Individual Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Germany Alexander Wolf Ukraine Serguei Sednev Detail
3 15 December 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Dmitry Yaroshenko Sweden Mattias Nilsson Detail
4 5 January 2008 Germany Oberhof 10 km Sprint Poland Tomasz Sikora Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
4 6 January 2008 Germany Oberhof 15 km Mass Start Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Nikolay Kruglov Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
5 12 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km Sprint Germany Michael Greis Russia Maxim Tchoudov Germany Alexander Wolf Detail
5 13 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding 12.5 km Pursuit Germany Michael Greis Russia Maxim Tchoudov Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
6 18 January 2008 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Sprint Germany Michael Greis Russia Nikolay Kruglov Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
6 19 January 2008 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Pursuit Sweden Björn Ferry Russia Nikolay Kruglov Germany Michael Greis Detail
6 20 January 2008 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 15 km Mass Start Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Sweden Björn Ferry Germany Michael Greis Detail
WC 9 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 10 km Sprint Russia Maxim Tchoudov Norway Halvard Hanevold Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Detail
WC 10 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 12.5 km Pursuit Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Maxim Tchoudov Germany Alexander Wolf Detail
WC 14 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 20 km Individual Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Maxim Maksimov Detail
WC 17 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 15 km Mass Start Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Russia Maxim Tchoudov Detail
7 27 February 2008 South Korea Pyeongchang 10 km Sprint Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Norway Halvard Hanevold Austria Friedrich Pinter Detail
7 29 February 2008 South Korea Pyeongchang 12.5 km Pursuit Germany Michael Greis Norway Halvard Hanevold Norway Alexander Os Detail
8 6 March 2008 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Sprint Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Russia Andrei Makoveev Detail
8 8 March 2008 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Pursuit Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Poland Tomasz Sikora Russia Andrei Makoveev Detail
8 9 March 2008 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km Mass Start Poland Tomasz Sikora Germany Daniel Graf Czech Republic Michal Šlesingr Detail
9 13 March 2008 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Sprint Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Germany Michael Rösch Austria Friedrich Pinter Detail
9 15 March 2008 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Pursuit Russia Ivan Tcherezov Austria Friedrich Pinter Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen Detail
9 16 March 2008 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km Mass Start Czech Republic Michal Šlesingr Russia Nikolay Kruglov Norway Halvard Hanevold Detail

Women[edit]

Stage Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third Yellow bib
(After competition)
Det.
1 29 November 2007 Finland Kontiolahti 15 km Individual Germany Martina Glagow Russia Tatiana Moiseeva Germany Simone Denkinger Germany Martina Glagow Detail
1 30 December 2007 Finland Kontiolahti 7.5 km Sprint Germany Martina Glagow Germany Kati Wilhelm Norway Tora Berger Detail
1 2 December 2007 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km Pursuit Norway Tora Berger Germany Andrea Henkel Germany Martina Glagow Detail
2 7 December 2007 Austria Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint France Sandrine Bailly Russia Ekaterina Iourieva Germany Kati Wilhelm Detail
2 8 December 2007 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit France Sandrine Bailly Russia Ekaterina Iourieva Germany Kati Wilhelm France Sandrine Bailly Detail
3 13 December 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 15 km Individual Russia Ekaterina Iourieva Italy Michela Ponza Germany Martina Glagow Germany Martina Glagow Detail
3 15 December 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 7.5 km Sprint France Sandrine Bailly Finland Kaisa Mäkäräinen Germany Magdalena Neuner Detail
4 5 January 2008 Germany Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint Norway Tora Berger Russia Svetlana Sleptsova Germany Magdalena Neuner Detail
4 6 January 2008 Germany Oberhof 12.5 km Mass Start Germany Magdalena Neuner Russia Olga Anisimova Russia Tatiana Moiseeva Detail
5 11 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding 7.5 km Sprint Russia Svetlana Sleptsova Sweden Helena Jonsson Germany Kati Wilhelm Detail
5 13 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit Norway Solveig Rogstad Germany Kati Wilhelm Finland Kaisa Mäkäräinen Germany Kati Wilhelm Detail
6 17 January 2008 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km Sprint Germany Kati Wilhelm Germany Andrea Henkel Russia Svetlana Sleptsova Detail
6 19 January 2008 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km Pursuit Germany Andrea Henkel Russia Svetlana Sleptsova Norway Tora Berger Detail
6 20 January 2008 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km Mass Start Germany Andrea Henkel Sweden Anna Carin Olofsson Germany Kati Wilhelm Detail
WC 9 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 7.5 km Sprint Germany Andrea Henkel Russia Albina Akhatova Ukraine Oksana Khvostenko Germany Andrea Henkel Detail
WC 10 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 10 km Pursuit Germany Andrea Henkel Russia Ekaterina Iourieva Russia Albina Akhatova Detail
WC 14 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 15 km Individual Russia Ekaterina Iourieva Germany Martina Glagow Ukraine Oksana Khvostenko Detail
WC 16 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 12.5 km Mass Start Germany Magdalena Neuner Norway Tora Berger Russia Ekaterina Iourieva Detail
7 28 February 2008 South Korea Pyeongchang 7.5 km Sprint Germany Magdalena Neuner France Sandrine Bailly Italy Michela Ponza Detail
7 1 March 2008 South Korea Pyeongchang 10 km Pursuit France Sandrine Bailly Italy Michela Ponza Russia Albina Akhatova France Sandrine Bailly Detail
8 6 March 2008 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 7.5 km Sprint Germany Magdalena Neuner France Sandrine Bailly Russia Albina Akhatova Detail
8 8 March 2008 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Pursuit Germany Kathrin Hitzer France Sandrine Bailly Germany Andrea Henkel Detail
8 9 March 2008 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Mass Start Germany Kathrin Hitzer Germany Magdalena Neuner Russia Svetlana Sleptsova Detail
9 13 March 2008 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint Russia Svetlana Sleptsova Norway Tora Berger Germany Kati Wilhelm Germany Magdalena Neuner Detail
9 15 March 2008 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km Pursuit Russia Svetlana Sleptsova Germany Kati Wilhelm China Liu Xianying Detail
9 16 March 2008 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km Mass Start Germany Kati Wilhelm Norway Solveig Rogstad Italy Michela Ponza Detail

Men's team[edit]

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 9 December 2007 Austria Hochfilzen 4x7.5 km Relay  Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Alexander Os
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Maxim Tchoudov
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
 Germany
Michael Rösch
Daniel Graf
Carsten Pump
Michael Greis
3 16 December 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 4x7.5 km Relay  Russia
Andrei Makoveev
Maxim Tchoudov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Nikolay Kruglov
 Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
 Austria
Daniel Mesotitsch
Friedrich Pinter
Dominik Landertinger
Simon Eder
4 4 January 2008 Germany Oberhof 4x7.5 km Relay  Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Alexander Os
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Maxim Tchoudov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Nikolay Kruglov
 Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Carsten Pump
Michael Greis
5 10 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding 4x7.5 km Relay  Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Rune Brattsveen
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Maxim Tchoudov
 Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Carsten Pump
Michael Greis
WC 16 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 4x7.5 km Relay  Russia
Ivan Tcherezov
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
Maxim Tchoudov
 Norway
Emil Hegle Svendsen
Rune Brattsveen
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 Germany
Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis

Women's team[edit]

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
2 9 December 2007 Austria Hochfilzen 4x6 km Relay  Germany
Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Simone Denkinger
Kati Wilhelm
 Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Olga Anisimova
Tatiana Moiseeva
Ekaterina Iourieva
 Sweden
Elisabeth Högberg
Anna Carin Olofsson
Anna Maria Nilsson
Helena Jonsson
3 16 December 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 4x6 km Relay  Germany
Martina Glagow
Sabrina Buchholz
Magdalena Neuner
Andrea Henkel
 Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Natalia Guseva
Ekaterina Iourieva
 France
Delphyne Peretto
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly
4 3 January 2008 Germany Oberhof 4x6 km Relay  Germany
Simone Denkinger
Andrea Henkel
Kathrin Hitzer
Kati Wilhelm
 France
Delphyne Peretto
Sylvie Becaert
Pauline Macabies
Sandrine Bailly
 Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Tatiana Moiseeva
Natalia Guseva
5 9 January 2008 Germany Ruhpolding 4x6 km Relay  Germany
Kathrin Hitzer
Magdalena Neuner
Sabrina Buchholz
Kati Wilhelm
 Norway
Tora Berger
Anne Ingstadbjorg
Solveig Rogstad
Ann Kristin Flatland
 Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova
Olga Anisimova
Ekaterina Iourieva
Natalia Guseva
WC 17 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 4x6 km Relay  Germany
Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Magdalena Neuner
Kati Wilhelm
 Ukraine
Oksana Yakovlieva
Vita Semerenko
Valj Semerenko
Oksana Khvostenko
 France
Delphyne Peretto
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly

Mixed[edit]

Event Date Place Discipline Winner Second Third
WC 12 February 2008 Sweden Östersund 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
 Germany
Sabrina Buchholz
Magdalena Neuner
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
 Belarus
Liudmila Kalinchik
Darya Domracheva
Rustam Valiullin
Sergey Novikov
 France
Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Nikolay Kruglov
Dmitry Yaroshenko
7 2 March 2008 South Korea Pyeongchang 2x6 km + 2x7.5 km
Mixed Relay
 Norway
Ann Kristin Flatland
Solveig Rogstad
Hans Martin Gjedrem
Alexander Os
 Italy
Michela Ponza
Katja Haller
René-Laurent Vuillermoz
Christian De Lorenzi
 Russia
Julie Carraz-Collin
Pauline Macabies
Simon Fourcade
Alexis Bœuf

Standings: Men[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Points
   Norway Ole Einar Bjørndalen 869
2. Russia Dmitry Yaroshenko 696
3. Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen 687
4. Germany Michael Greis 596
5. Russia Ivan Tcherezov 573
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Standings: Women[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Points
   Germany Magdalena Neuner 815
2. France Sandrine Bailly 804
3. Germany Andrea Henkel 764
4. Germany Kati Wilhelm 746
5. Germany Martina Glagow 675
  • Final standings after 26 races.

Achievements[edit]

First World Cup career victory
  •  Tora Berger (NOR), 26, in her 6th season — the WC 1 Pursuit in Kontiolahti; first podium was 2004–05 Sprint in Antholz-Anterselva
  •  Dmitri Yaroshenko (RUS) 31, in his 6th season — the WC 2 Sprint in Hochfilzen; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Östersund
  •  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR), 22, in his 3rd season — the WC 3 Individual in Pokljuka; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Ruhpolding
  •  Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS), 24, in her 3rd season — the WC 3 Individual in Pokljuka; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Lahti
  •  Kaisa Varis (FIN), 32, in her 2nd season — the WC 5 Sprint in Ruhpolding; also her first individual podium
  •  Svetlana Sleptsova (RUS), 21, in her 2nd season — the WC 5 Sprint in Ruhpolding; first podium was 2007–08 in the WC 4 Sprint in Oberhof
  •  Solveig Rogstad (NOR), 25, in her 3rd season — the WC 5 Pursuit in Ruhpolding; also her first individual podium
  •  Björn Ferry (SWE), 29, in his 7th season — the WC 6 Pursuit in Antholz-Anterselva; first podium was 2004–05 Sprint in Torino - Cesana San Sicario
  •  Kathrin Hitzer (GER), 21, in her 2nd season — the WC 8 Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk ; first podium was 2006–07 Pursuit in Lahti
  •  Michal Šlesingr (CZE), 25, in his 7th season — the WC 9 Mass Start in Holmenkollen ; first podium was 2006–07 Sprint in Antholz-Anterselva
First World Cup podium
  •  Carsten Pump (GER), 31, in his 6th season — no. 3 in the WC 1 Sprint in Kontiolahti
  •  Daniel Graf (GER), 26, in his 5th season — no. 3 in the WC 2 Pursuit in Hochfilzen
  •  Serguei Sednev (UKR), 23, in his 4th season — no. 3 in the WC 3 Individual in Pokljuka
  •  Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN), 24, in her 3rd season — no. 2 in the WC 3 Sprint in Pokljuka
  •  Olga Anisimova (RUS), 35, in her 6th season — no. 2 in the WC 4 Mass Start in Oberhof
  •  Maxim Maksimov (RUS), 28, in his 2nd season — no. 3 in the World Championships 2008 Individual in Östersund
  •  Friedrich Pinter (AUT), 30, in his 7th season — no. 3 in the WC 7 Sprint in Pyeongchang
Victory in this World Cup (all-time number of victories in parentheses)

Retirements[edit]

Following notable biathletes retired after the 2007–98 season:


References and notes[edit]