Algimantas Šalna

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Algimantas Šalna
Personal information
Full name Algimantas Ionovich Šalna
Nickname(s) Algis
Born (1959-09-12) 12 September 1959 (age 57)
Vidiškės, Utena County,
Lithuanian SSR,
Soviet Union
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Olympic Games
Teams 1 (1984)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 (1982, 1983, 1985)
Medals 2 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 4 (1981/82–1984/85)
Individual victories 4
Individual podiums 6

Algimantas Ionovich Šalna (born 12 September 1959) is a former Soviet biathlete.

Šalna won gold medals in World Championships as a relayist in 1983 and 1985. As a member of the Soviet relay team, he won a Gold Medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics – he was the first Lithuanian-born athlete to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. As an individual he placed fifth in its 10-kilometer competition. He moved to the U.S. in 1991 and coached the U.S. Olympic biathlon teams of 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 5th Gold

World Championships[edit]

2 medals (2 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
Soviet Union 1982 Minsk 14th 11th N/A
Italy 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 20th 7th N/A Gold
West Germany 1985 Ruhpolding 9th 17th N/A Gold
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989.

Individual victories[edit]

4 victories (1 In, 3 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
3 victories
(1 In, 2 Sp)
11 February 1983 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
4 March 1983 Finland Lahti 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
5 March 1983 Finland Lahti 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 Sp)
7 January 1984 Sweden Falun 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.


  1. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 

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