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Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics

The biathlon competition at the 1994 Winter Olympics were held at Birkebeineren Ski Stadium. The events were held between 15 and 26 February 1994.

There was almost no change in biathlon program. Men and women competed in three events. The only change was expansion of women's relay from 3 x 7.5 km to 4 x 7.5 km.

The sport of biathlon combines the skills of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

Medal summary

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

1 3 1 1 5
2 2 0 0 2
3 1 3 2 6
4 0 1 2 3
5 0 1 0 1
6 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

Men's events

57:25.3 57:28.7 57:41.9
28:07.0 28:13.0 28:27.4

Ricco Groß
Frank Luck
Mark Kirchner
Sven Fischer
Valeri Kiriyenko
Vladimir Drachev
Sergei Tarasov
Sergei Tchepikov
Thierry Dusserre
Patrice Bailly-Salins
Lionel Laurent
Hervé Flandin

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52:06.6 52:53.3 53:15.3
26:08.8 26:09.9 26:10.0

Nadezhda Talanova
Natalya Snytina
Luiza Noskova
Anfisa Reztsova
Uschi Disl
Antje Misersky
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm
Petra Schaaf
Corinne Niogret
Véronique Claudel
Delphyne Heymann
Anne Briand

Participating nations

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


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