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]

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Ricco Groß  GER
2nd Oleg Ryzhenkov  BLR
3rd Ludwig Gredler  AUT

10 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Wilfried Pallhuber  ITA
2nd René Cattarinussi  ITA
3rd Oleg Ryzhenkov  BLR

12.5 km pursuit[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Viktor Maigourov  RUS
2nd Sergey Tarasov  RUS
3rd Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR

Team event[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Belarus

Vadim Sashurin
Oleg Ryzhenkov
Alexandr Popov
Petr Ivashko

 BLR
2nd Germany

Mark Kirchner
Frank Luck
Peter Sendel
Carsten Heymann

 GER
3rd Poland

Wieslaw Ziemianin
Jan Ziemianin
Wojciech Kozub
Tomasz Sikora

 POL

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Germany

Ricco Groß
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck

 GER
2nd Norway

Egil Gjelland
Jon Åge Tyldum
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen

 NOR
3rd Italy

René Cattarinussi
Wilfried Pallhuber
Patrick Favre
Pieralberto Carrara

 ITA

Women's results[edit]

15 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Magdalena Forsberg  SWE
2nd Olena Zubrilova  UKR
3rd Ekaterina Dafovska  BUL

7.5 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Olga Romasko  RUS
2nd Olena Zubrilova  UKR
3rd Magdalena Forsberg  SWE

10 km pursuit[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Magdalena Forsberg  SWE
2nd Olena Zubrilova  UKR
3rd Olga Romasko  RUS

Team event[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Norway

Liv Grete Skjelbreid
Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Annette Sikveland

 NOR
2nd Russia

Olga Melnik
Anna Volkova
Nadezhda Talanova
Olga Romasko

 RUS
3rd Ukraine

Valentina Tserbe-Nessina
Tatyana Vodopyanova
Olena Petrova
Olena Zubrilova

 UKR

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st Germany

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

 GER
2nd Norway

Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
Gunn Margit Andreassen

 NOR
3rd Russia

Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Nadezhda Talanova
Olga Romasko

 RUS

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st 2nd 3rd 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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