Lowell Bailey

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Lowell Bailey
2016 Biathlon World Championships 2016-03-13 (25993107614).jpg
Bailey (front leader) in 2016
Personal information
Full nameLowell Bailey
Born (1981-07-15) 15 July 1981 (age 37)
Siler City, North Carolina, U.S.
ResidenceLake Placid, New York, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Professional information
World Cup debutJanuary 24, 2002
RetiredMarch 18, 2018
Olympic Games
Teams4 (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)
World Championships
Teams11 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons14 (2001/02–2002/03, 2005/06–)
Individual victories1
All victories1
Individual podiums3
All podiums4
Updated on September 2, 2017.

Lowell Bailey (born July 15, 1981, Siler City, North Carolina, U.S.) is a retired American biathlete who has competed since 2001 till 2018.


His first World Cup podium was a 2nd place (following a disqualification) in the second sprint event at Kontiolahti (FIN) in 2014.,[1] and his first World Cup victory came in the 20 km event at the 2017 Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen, Austria.[2] He thus became the first biathlon world champion from the United States, as well as the oldest individual gold medalist at the World Championships in biathlon history, at 35 years and 216 days.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, he finished 27th in the individual, 46th in the sprint, and 48th in the pursuit events.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he finished 36th in the 10 km sprint event[3] and he also finished 36th in the 12.5 km pursuit.[4]

He decided to retire at the end of 8th leg of 2017–18 Biathlon World Cup[5].


All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[6]

Olympic Winter Games[edit]

0 medals

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Italy 2006 Turin 27th 46th 48th 9th N/A
Canada 2010 Vancouver 57th 36th 36th 13th N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 8th 35th 38th 23rd 16th 8th
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 51st 33rd 32nd 6th 15th
*Mass Start was first added in 2006 and the mixed relay in 2014.

World Championships[edit]

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Russia 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 45th 59th 50th 17th N/A
Slovenia 2006 Pokljuka 18th
Italy 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 41st 48th 50th 9th DNS
Sweden 2008 Östersund 56th 61st 15th
South Korea 2009 Pyeongchang 22nd 55th 22nd 18th 21st
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 78th 32nd 45th 6th
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 38th 20th 20th 25th 10th 12th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město 29th 32nd 13th 13th 12th 8th
Finland 2015 Kontiolahti 24th 17th 36th 13th 14th 8th
Norway 2016 Oslo 15th 29th 36th 10th 8th 10th
Austria 2017 Hochfilzen Gold 4th 6th 6th 7th 16th
  • During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
    • The mixed relay was added as an event in 2005.


  1. ^ Jager, Linda (March 15, 2014). "Bailey Wins Bronze in Kontiolahti Sprint". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.eurosport.com/biathlon/world-championships/2016-2017/live-20km-individual-men_mtc908053/live.shtml
  3. ^ Men's 10km sprint results at 2010 Winter Olympics Archived December 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Men's 12.5km pursuit results at the 2010 Winter Olympics Archived April 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ http://www.lakeplacidnews.com/page/content.detail/id/528227/Bailey--Burke-close-out-careers.html?nav=5074
  6. ^ International Biathlon Union. [1]. IBU Datacenter. Retrieved August 5, 2014.

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