Biathlon at the 1972 Winter Olympics
at the XI Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Makomanai Biathlon Site|
|Competitors||62 from 14 nations|
|Biathlon at the|
1972 Winter Olympics
Five nations won medals in biathlon, the Soviet Union and Norway leading the medal table with one gold medal each, while East Germany were the only country to win more than one medal. Hansjörg Knauthe, who was part of both East German medals, was the only athlete to win more than one medal.
|Soviet Union (URS)||1||0||0||1|
|3||East Germany (GDR)||0||1||1||2|
|Totals (5 nations)||2||2||2||6|
|| Soviet Union (URS)
|1:51:44.92|| Finland (FIN)
|1:54:37.25|| East Germany (GDR)
Fourteen nations sent biathletes to compete in Sapporo. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors. Italy made its Olympic biathlon debut.
- "The XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games. LA84 Foundation. 1972. Retrieved September 20, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Biathlon at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)