Biathlon World Championships 1997

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The 32nd Biathlon World Championships were held in 1997 in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia.[1] The pursuit races were contested for the first time in the world championships.

Men's results[edit]

10 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Wilfried Pallhuber  ITA
Silver medal icon.svg René Cattarinussi  ITA
Bronze medal icon.svg Oleg Ryzhenkov  BLR

12,5 km pursuit[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Viktor Maigourov  RUS
Silver medal icon.svg Sergei Tarasov  RUS
Bronze medal icon.svg Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Ricco Gross  GER
Silver medal icon.svg Oleg Ryzhenkov  BLR
Bronze medal icon.svg Ludwig Gredler  AUT

4 x 7.5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Germany

Ricco Gross
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck

 GER
Silver medal icon.svg Norway

Egil Gjelland
Jon Åge Tyldum
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen

 NOR
Bronze medal icon.svg Italy

René Cattarinussi
Wilfried Pallhuber
Patrick Favre
Pieralberto Carrara

 ITA

Team event[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Belarus

Vadim Sashurin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
Alexander Popov
Petr Ivashko

 BLR
Silver medal icon.svg Germany

Mark Kirchner
Frank Luck
Peter Sendel
Carsten Heymann

 GER
Bronze medal icon.svg Poland

Wieslaw Ziemianin
Jan Ziemianin
Wojciech Kozub
Tomasz Sikora

 POL

Women's results[edit]

7.5 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Olga Romasko  RUS
Silver medal icon.svg Olena Zubrilova  UKR
Bronze medal icon.svg Magdalena Forsberg  SWE

10 km pursuit[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Magdalena Forsberg  SWE
Silver medal icon.svg Olena Zubrilova  UKR
Bronze medal icon.svg Olga Romasko  RUS

15 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Magdalena Forsberg  SWE
Silver medal icon.svg Olena Zubrilova  UKR
Bronze medal icon.svg Ekaterina Dafovska  BUL

4 x 7.5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Germany

Uschi Disl
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle

 GER
Silver medal icon.svg Norway

Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
Gunn Margit Andreassen

 NOR
Bronze medal icon.svg Russia

Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Nadezhda Talanova
Olga Romasko

 RUS

Team event[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
Gold medal icon.svg Norway

Liv Grete Skjelbreid
Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Annette Sikveland

 NOR
Silver medal icon.svg Russia

Olga Melnik
Anna Volkova
Nadezhda Talanova
Olga Romasko

 RUS
Bronze medal icon.svg Ukraine

Valentina Tserbe-Nessina
Tatyana Vodopyanova
Olena Petrova
Olena Zubrilova

 UKR

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
1  Germany 3 1 0 4
2  Russia 2 2 2 6
3  Sweden 2 0 1 3
4  Norway 1 2 1 4
5  Belarus 1 1 1 3
5  Italy 1 1 1 3
7  Ukraine 0 3 1 4
8  Austria 0 0 1 1
8  Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
8  Poland 0 0 1 1

References[edit]