Biathlon World Championships 1997

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Biathlon World Championships 1997
Host city Brezno-Osrblie
Country Slovakia
Events 10
Opening ceremony 1 February 1997 (1997-02-01)
Closing ceremony 9 February 1997 (1997-02-09)
Ruhpolding 1996 Pokljuka/Hochfilzen 1998  >

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]

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Ricco Groß  GER
2nd, silver medalist(s) Oleg Ryzhenkov  BLR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ludwig Gredler  AUT

10 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Wilfried Pallhuber  ITA
2nd, silver medalist(s) René Cattarinussi  ITA
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Oleg Ryzhenkov  BLR

12.5 km pursuit[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Viktor Maigourov  RUS
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sergei Tarasov  RUS
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR

Team event[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Belarus

Vadim Sashurin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
Alexandr Popov
Petr Ivashko

 BLR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Germany

Mark Kirchner
Frank Luck
Peter Sendel
Carsten Heymann

 GER
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Poland

Wieslaw Ziemianin
Jan Ziemianin
Wojciech Kozub
Tomasz Sikora

 POL

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Germany

Ricco Groß
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck

 GER
2nd, silver medalist(s) Norway

Egil Gjelland
Jon Åge Tyldum
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen

 NOR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Italy

René Cattarinussi
Wilfried Pallhuber
Patrick Favre
Pieralberto Carrara

 ITA

Women's results[edit]

15 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Magdalena Forsberg  SWE
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olena Zubrilova  UKR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ekaterina Dafovska  BUL

7.5 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Olga Romasko  RUS
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olena Zubrilova  UKR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Magdalena Forsberg  SWE

10 km pursuit[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Magdalena Forsberg  SWE
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olena Zubrilova  UKR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Olga Romasko  RUS

Team event[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Norway

Liv Grete Skjelbreid
Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Annette Sikveland

 NOR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Russia

Olga Melnik
Anna Volkova
Nadezhda Talanova
Olga Romasko

 RUS
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ukraine

Valentina Tserbe-Nessina
Tatyana Vodopyanova
Olena Petrova
Olena Zubrilova

 UKR

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Germany

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

 GER
2nd, silver medalist(s) Norway

Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
Gunn Margit Andreassen

 NOR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Russia

Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Nadezhda Talanova
Olga Romasko

 RUS

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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

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