Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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at the XVII Olympic Winter Games
Biathlon pictogram.svg
Venue Birkebeineren Ski Stadium
Dates February 18, 1994 (1994-02-18Tdf)-
February 26, 1994 (1994-02-26)
No. of events 6
Competitors 193 from 32 nations
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The biathlon competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics were held at the Birkebeineren Ski Stadium. The events were held between 15 and 26 February 1994.

The sport of biathlon combines the skills of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Men and women competed in three events.

The biathlon program remained unchanged except for the women's relay distance from 3 x 7.5 km to 4 x 7.5 km.

Medal summary[edit]

Six nations won medals in biathlon, with Russia leading the medal table (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), and Germany winning the most total medals with six. Sergei Tarasov was the only individual to win three medals, while Myriam Bédard led the individual medal table with two gold medals.

Bédard's pair of gold medals were the first won an athlete from outside Europe or the Soviet Union. In addition, Valentina Tserbe-Nessina became the first Olympic medalist from Ukraine, and Svetlana Paramygina became the first female Olympic medalist from Belarus, as those countries made their Olympic debuts.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 3 1 1 5
2  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2
3  Germany (GER) 1 3 2 6
4  France (FRA) 0 1 2 3
5  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
6  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
20 km Individual
Sergei Tarasov
57:25.3 Frank Luck
57:28.7 Sven Fischer
10 km Individual
Sergei Tchepikov
28:07.0 Ricco Groß
28:13.0 Sergei Tarasov
4 x 7.5 km Relay
 Germany (GER)
Ricco Groß
Frank Luck
Mark Kirchner
Sven Fischer
1:30:22.1  Russia (RUS)
Valeri Kiriyenko
Vladimir Drachev
Sergei Tarasov
Sergei Tchepikov
1:31:23.6  France (FRA)
Thierry Dusserre
Patrice Bailly-Salins
Lionel Laurent
Hervé Flandin

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
15 km Individual
Myriam Bedard
52:06.6 Anne Briand
52:53.3 Uschi Disl
7.5 km Individual
Myriam Bedard
26:08.8 Svetlana Paramygina
26:09.9 Valentina Tserbe-Nessina
4 x 7.5 km Relay
 Russia (RUS)
Nadezhda Talanova
Natalya Snytina
Luiza Noskova
Anfisa Reztsova
1:47:19.5  Germany (GER)
Uschi Disl
Antje Misersky
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm
Petra Schaaf
1:51:16.5  France (FRA)
Corinne Niogret
Véronique Claudel
Delphyne Heymann
Anne Briand

Participating nations[edit]

Thirty-four nations sent biathletes to compete in the events. Below is a list of the competing nations; in parentheses are the number of national competitors.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Lillehammer 1994 Official Report - Volume 4" (PDF). Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1994. Retrieved December 1, 2016.