Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Biathlon
at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games
Biathlon, Nagano 1998.png
Venue Nozawa Onsen
Dates February 9, 1998 (1998-02-09Tdf)-
February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
No. of events 6
Competitors 183 from 32 nations
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Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of six biathlon events. They were held at Nozawa Onsen. The events began on 9 February and ended on 21 February 1998.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Eight nations won medals in biathlon, with Norway leading the medal table, thanks to five medals, 2 gold, the same as Germany. Uschi Disl was the only individual to win three medals, one of each type. Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Halvard Hanevold led the men's table, with one gold and one silver each.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 2 2 1 5
2  Germany (GER) 2 1 2 5
3  Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 3
4  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 0 0 1
5  Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
5  Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 0 1
7  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 1 1
7  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1

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Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Halvard Hanevold
 Norway
56:16.4 Pieralberto Carrara
 Italy
56:21.9 Alexei Aidarov
 Belarus
56:46.5
Sprint
details
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
 Norway
27:16.2 Frode Andresen
 Norway
28:17.8 Ville Räikkönen
 Finland
28:21.7
Relay
details
 Germany (GER)
Ricco Groß
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
1:21:36.2  Norway (NOR)
Egil Gjelland
Halvard Hanevold
Dag Bjørndalen
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
1:21:56.3  Russia (RUS)
Pavel Muslimov
Vladimir Drachev
Sergei Tarasov
Viktor Maigourov
1:22:19.3

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Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Ekaterina Dafovska
 Bulgaria
54:52.0 Olena Petrova
 Ukraine
55:09.8 Uschi Disl
 Germany
55:17.9
Sprint
details
Galina Kukleva
 Russia
23:08.0 Uschi Disl
 Germany
23:08.7 Katrin Apel
 Germany
23:32.4
Relay
details
 Germany (GER)
Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle
1:40:13.6  Russia (RUS)
Olga Melnik
Galina Kukleva
Albina Akhatova
Olga Romasko
1:40:25.2  Norway (NOR)
Ann Elen Skjelbreid
Annette Sikveland
Gunn Margit Andreassen
Liv Grete Skjelbreid
1:40:37.3

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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.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Nagano 1998 Official Report - Volume 3" (PDF). Nagano Olympics Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1998. Retrieved February 8, 2013. [permanent dead link]