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Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics


Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics

at the XVI Olympic Winter Games
Venue Les Saisies
Dates February 11-20
Competitors 196 from 28 nations

Biathlon at the 1992 Winter Olympics consisted of six biathlon events. They were held at Les Saisies, about 40 kilometres from the host city of Albertville. The events began on 11 February and ended on 20 February 1992.[1]

The 1992 Games were the first in which women competed in biathlon, with the first women's race, the sprint, won by Anfisa Reztsova.


  • Medal summary 1
    • Medal table 1.1
    • Men's events 1.2
    • Women's events 1.3
  • Participating nations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

Six nations won medals in biathlon, Germany leading the medal table with seven (3 gold, 4 silver). The Unified Team was the only other team to win more than two medals. Mark Kirchner led the individual medal table with two golds and three medals total, while Antje Misersky-Harvey also won three medals, one gold and two silver.

France's gold medal in the relay was the country's first medal of any type in the sport. Canada's bronze, won by Myriam Bédard, was the first medal won by an athlete from outside Europe or the former Soviet Union.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 3 4 0 7
2  Unified Team (EUN) 2 2 2 6
3  France (FRA) 1 0 0 1
4  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2
5  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
5  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Yevgeniy Redkin
Unified Team (EUN)
57:25.3  Mark Kirchner
Germany (GER)
57:28.7  Mikael Löfgren
Sweden (SWE)
 Mark Kirchner
Germany (GER)
26:02.3  Ricco Groß
Germany (GER)
26:18.0  Harri Eloranta
Finland (FIN)
 Germany (GER)
Ricco Groß
Jens Steinigen
Mark Kirchner
Fritz Fischer
1:24:43.5  Unified Team (EUN)
Valeriy Medvedtsev
Aleksandr Popov
Valery Kiriyenko
Sergei Tchepikov
1:25:06.3  Sweden (SWE)
Ulf Johansson
Leif Andersson
Tord Wiksten
Mikael Löfgren

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Antje Misersky-Harvey
Germany (GER)
51:47.2  Svetlana Pechorskaya
Unified Team (EUN)
51:58.5  Myriam Bédard
Canada (CAN)
 Anfisa Reztsova
Unified Team (EUN)
24:29.2  Antje Misersky-Harvey
Germany (GER)
24:45.1  Yelena Belova
Unified Team (EUN)
 France (FRA)
Corinne Niogret
Véronique Claudel
Anne Briand-Bouthiaux
1:15:55.6  Germany (GER)
Uschi Disl
Antje Misersky-Harvey
Petra Behle-Schaaf
1:16:18.4  Unified Team (EUN)
Yelena Belova
Anfisa Reztsova
Yelena Melnikova

Participating nations

Twenty-eight 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] Three former Soviet republics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), made their biathlon debuts, along with Slovenia and Greece. The Unified Team also made its only appearance.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "Albertville 1992 Official Report" (PDF). Le Comite d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques Albertville. LA84 Foundation. 1992. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
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