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Lyle Nelson

Full name: Lyle Barber Nelson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: February 9, 1949 in McCall, Idaho, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Biathlon

Biography

Lyle Nelson competed in biathlon for the US at four Winter Olympics, and carried the US flag at the 1988 Opening Ceremony in Calgary. He won 13 US and North American championships during his career. Growing up in McCall, Idaho, Nelson captained the football, track, and ski teams at McCall High School. Nelson graduated from the US Military Academy with a degree in engineering in 1971. A US Army veteran, Nelson resigned in 1977 as a Captain, and then earned an MBA from Southern Cal and a PhD in human development from the Fielding Institute. He has since then become the Program Director for Integrative Medicine at the McCall Memorial Hospital. In his honor, the Nordic and snowshoe trail system at Tamarack Resort, near his home, was dedicated in his name.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 35
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 11
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint United States USA 19
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 8
1984 Winter 34 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 26
1984 Winter 34 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 11
1988 Winter 39 Calgary Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint United States USA 30T
1988 Winter 39 Calgary Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 9

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Biathlon United States Final Standings 19 35:40.56 2 1 9:57.79 25 1 28:09.95 17
1988 Winter 39 Calgary Biathlon United States Final Standings 30T 27:34.3 1 0 1

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R M S1M S2M S3M S4M
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Biathlon United States Final Standings 35 1-25:27.50 10 1-15:27.50 14 1 17:20.51 27 4 38:51.87 43 3 59:20.44 47 2 1-19:28.46 35
1984 Winter 34 Sarajevo Biathlon United States Final Standings 26 1-21:05.4 1-14:05.4 22 20:08.1 37 36:19.4 40 51:46.9 36 1-12:45.7 25 7 2 3 1 1

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 11 30:29.17 0 0 0 30:29.17 2
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 8 24:43.61 0 0 0 49:09.07 6 5 2 3
1984 Winter 34 Sarajevo Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 11 24:58.2 0 0 0 1-19:04.8 10 1 0 1
1988 Winter 39 Calgary Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 9 22:43.3 1 1 0 22:43.3 11
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