Biathlon World Championships 2008

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Biathlon World Championships 2008
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Official image
Host cityÖstersund
CountrySweden
Events11
Opening ceremony8 February 2008 (2008-02-08)
Closing ceremony17 February 2008 (2008-02-17)
Main venueÖstersund Ski Stadium
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Östersund Ski Stadium
Arctura is located at the ski stadium

The 42nd Biathlon World Championships were held in Östersund, Sweden from 8 to 17 February 2008. It was the second time Östersund was hosting the Biathlon World Championships, the first being in 1970. It was also 50 years after the first Biathlon World Championships, which were held 1958 in Saalfelden, Austria.

There were a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay races for men and women, and the relatively new mixed relay. The championships were dominated by the German, Norwegian, and Russian teams, which would win every competition and 28 of the 33 available medals.

Opening ceremony[edit]

  • Date / Time: Fri 8 February 2008 / 19:00 CET

Men's results[edit]

20 km individual[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Thu 14 February 2008 / 17:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
Med 1.png Emil Hegle Svendsen  NOR 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 51:51.9
Med 2.png Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 1 + 1 + 0 + 0 52:23.3 +31.4
Med 3.png Maxim Maksimov  RUS 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 52:26.7 +34.8
4 Simon Fourcade  FRA 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 52:57.3 +1:05.4
5 Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 3 + 0 + 0 + 0 53:13.9 +1:22.0
6 Christian de Lorenzi  ITA 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 53:26.6 +1:34.7
7 Zdeněk Vítek  CZE 0 + 1 + 0 + 1 53:32.5 +1:40.6
8 Rustam Valiullin  BLR 0 + 1 + 1 + 0 53:40.5 +1:48.6
9 Andriy Deryzemlya  UKR 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 53:52.0 +2:00.1
10 Michal Šlesingr  CZE 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 53:55.6 +2:03.7

10 km sprint[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat 9 February 2008 / 14:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
Med 1.png Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 0 + 0 22:25.4
Med 2.png Halvard Hanevold  NOR 0 + 0 22:45.2 +19.8
Med 3.png Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 0 + 2 22:55.4 +30.0
4 Ivan Tcherezov  RUS 0 + 1 23:01.2 +35.8
5 Michael Rösch  GER 0 + 1 23:08.9 +43.5
6 Michal Šlesingr  CZE 0 + 0 23:21.1 +55.7
7 Daniel Graf  GER 1 + 0 23:23.9 +58.5
8 Andreas Birnbacher  GER 0 + 0 23:25.8 +1:00.4
9 Tim Burke  USA 0 + 1 23:30.4 +1:05.0
10 Dmitri Yaroshenko  RUS 0 + 2 23:31.0 +1:05.6

12.5 km pursuit[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun 10 February 2008 / 14:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
Med 1.png Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 0 + 1 + 1 + 0 31:04.51
Med 2.png Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 31:14.60 +10.1
Med 3.png Alexander Wolf  GER 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 31:47.39 +42.8
4 Dmitri Yaroshenko  RUS 1 + 1 + 0 + 0 31:54.59 +50.0
5 Michal Šlesingr  CZE 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 31:57.07 +52.5
6 Simon Fourcade  FRA 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 31:57.10 +52.6
7 Michael Rösch  GER 0 + 0 + 1 + 1 32:02.56 +58.0
8 Ivan Tcherezov  RUS 0 + 1 + 1 + 1 32:02.76 +58.2
9 Halvard Hanevold  NOR 0 + 0 + 1 + 1 32:03.09 +58.5
10 Tim Burke  USA 0 + 0 + 2 + 0 32:23.18 +1:18.6

15 km mass start[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun 17 February 2008 / 12:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Emil Hegle Svendsen  NOR 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 36:12.6
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ole Einar Bjørndalen  NOR 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 36:13.0 +0.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maxim Tchoudov  RUS 0 – 1 – 2 – 0 36:37.5 +24.9

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat 16 February 2008 / 12:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Ivan Tcherezov
Nikolay Kruglov, Jr.
Dmitri Yaroshenko
Maxim Tchoudov
 RUS 0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+1
1:21:00.7
2nd, silver medalist(s) Emil Hegle Svendsen
Rune Brattsveen
Halvard Hanevold
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 NOR 0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+3
0+1 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+0
1:21:49.9 +49.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Michael Rösch
Alexander Wolf
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
 GER 0+0 – 1+3
0+0 – 0+1
0+2 – 1+3
0+3 – 0+2
1:22:43.2 +1:42.5

Women's results[edit]

15 km individual[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Thu 14 February 2008 / 14:05 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Ekaterina Iourieva  RUS 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 44:23.8
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martina Glagow  GER 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 45:37.1 +1:13.3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Oksana Khvostenko  UKR 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 46:48.2 +2:24.4

7.5 km sprint[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat 9 February 2008 / 11:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Andrea Henkel  GER 0 – 0 19:43.1
2nd, silver medalist(s) Albina Akhatova  RUS 0 – 0 19:55.8 +12.7
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Oksana Khvostenko  UKR 0 – 0 20:06.3 +23.2

10 km pursuit[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun 10 February 2008 / 12:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Andrea Henkel  GER 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 28:56.0
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ekaterina Iourieva  RUS 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 29:16.5 +20.5
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Albina Akhatova  RUS 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 29:34.5 +38.5

12.5 km mass start[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sat 16 February 2008 / 15:00 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Magdalena Neuner  GER 0 – 0 – 2 – 2 39:36.5
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tora Berger  NOR 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 39:39.5 +3.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ekaterina Iourieva  RUS 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 40:06.0 +29.5

4 × 6 km relay[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Sun 17 February 2008 / 14:30 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Martina Glagow
Andrea Henkel
Magdalena Neuner
Kati Wilhelm
 GER 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+0
0+2 – 1+3
0+2 – 0+2
1:10:12.6
2nd, silver medalist(s) Oksana Yakovleva
Vita Semerenko
Valentina Semerenko
Oksana Khvostenko
 UKR 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+0
1:10:43.5 +30.9
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Delphine Peretto
Marie-Laure Brunet
Sylvie Becaert
Sandrine Bailly
 FRA 0+1 – 0+1
0+0 – 1+3
0+1 – 1+3
0+2 – 0+2
1:11:48.3 +1:35.7

Mixed[edit]

Medal ceremony for the Mixed Relay

2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

  • Date / Start Time: Tue 12 February 2008 / 14:15 CET
Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Sabrina Buchholz
Magdalena Neuner
Andreas Birnbacher
Michael Greis
 GER 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
0+1 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+1
1:12:20.5
2nd, silver medalist(s) Liudmila Kalinchik
Darya Domracheva
Rustam Valiullin
Sergey Novikov
 BLR 0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+1
0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
1:13:13.1 +52.6
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Svetlana Sleptsova
Oksana Neupokoeva
Nikolay Kruglov, Jr.
Dmitri Yaroshenko
 RUS 0+0 – 0+0
0+0 – 0+2
1+3 – 0+2
0+0 – 0+2
1:13:23.4 +1:02.9

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany (GER)5128
2 Norway (NOR)3519
3 Russia (RUS)33511
4 Ukraine (UKR)0123
5 Belarus (BLR)0101
6 France (FRA)0011
Totals (6 nations)11111133


Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's 7.5 km sprint  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Albina Akhatova (RUS)  Oksana Khvostenko (UKR)
Men's 10 km sprint  Maxim Tchoudov (RUS)  Halvard Hanevold (NOR)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)
Women's 10 km pursuit  Andrea Henkel (GER)  Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS)  Albina Akhatova (RUS)
Men's 12.5 km pursuit  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Maxim Tchoudov (RUS)  Alexander Wolf (GER)
2 × 6 km + 2 × 7.5 km mixed relay  Germany  Belarus  Russia
Women's 15 km individual  Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS)  Martina Glagow (GER)  Oksana Khvostenko (UKR)
Men's 20 km individual  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Maxim Maksimov (RUS)
Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay  Russia  Norway  Germany
Women's 12.5 km mass start  Magdalena Neuner (GER)  Tora Berger (NOR)  Ekaterina Iourieva (RUS)
Men's 15 km mass start  Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)  Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)  Maxim Tchoudov (RUS)
Women's 4 × 6 km relay  Germany  Ukraine  France

References[edit]

  • "Results of the 2008 World Championships, Östersund (SWE), 8–17 Feb 2008". International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-14.

External links[edit]

Media related to 2008 Biathlon World Championships at Wikimedia Commons