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Biathlon at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games:

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Venue(s): Veliko Polje, Igman
Date Started: February 14, 1984
Date Finished: February 14, 1984
Format: Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.

Gold: NOR Eirik Kvalfoss
Silver: FRG Peter Angerer
Bronze: GDR Matthias Jacob

Summary

This event was expected to be a close duel between defending Champion Frank Ullrich and Erik Kvalfoss, World Champion in the event in 1982 and 1983. But the 20 km race three days earlier had shown that Ullrich was far from his former self regarding speed on the cross-country track.

After the first shooting round, 16 out of 64 competitors had perfect shooting scores, and the Soviet Union’s Algimantas Šalna, a 24-year-old Lithuanian, had taken the lead, five seconds ahead of Yvon Mougel from France. Two of the earliest starters, 20-year-old Yury Kashkarov from the USSR, and Norway’s Kjell Søbak followed as third and fourth. Two of the main favorites, Kvalfoss and the Olympic 20 km champion from three days earlier, Peter Angerer, followed in the next places, Kvalfoss being the only one who had to ski a penalty lap. At the final shooting round, Kashkarov missed twice and seemed out of the medal contention. Søbak, with one missed target, took over the lead until East Germany’s Matthias Jacob, lying ninth after the first shooting, had a perfect series of shots and bettered Søbak’s time by seven seconds. Both the leader Šalna, and Mougel, missed twice and were behind Jacob and Søbak. Next of the favorites to the final set of targets was Kvalfoss. He missed one target and had to ski one penalty lap, but due to his skiing speed he took over the lead, four seconds ahead of Jacob. The last of the favorites to arrive was Angerer. With a perfect shooting round he could challenge Kvalfoss’ leading time, but he missed one target and left as third, only one second behind Jacob. Over the last 2.5 km Kvalfoss extended his lead to nine seconds and won Norway’s first Olympic biathlon gold in twelve years. Angerer was faster than Jacob in the final ski segment and won his second individual Olympic medal, and Jacob, having won two World Championships relay gold medals in 1981 and 1982, won his first individual Olympic medal by securing the bronze. Søbak and Šalna were nine and ten seconds too late, respectively, for a medal. Ullrich had to ski three penalty laps and was once again skiing far slower than normal, finishing a distant 17th, 1:47 behind the winner Kvalfoss.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1 Eirik Kvalfoss 24 Norway NOR Gold 30:53.8 2 1 11:23.6 5 1 23:36.7 1
2 Peter Angerer 24 West Germany FRG Silver 31:02.4 1 0 11:28.2 6 1 23:41.6 3
3 Matthias Jacob 23 East Germany GDR Bronze 31:10.5 0 0 11:35.3 9 0 23:40.7 2
4 Kjell Søbak 26 Norway NOR 31:19.7 1 0 11:20.5 4 1 23:47.7 4
5 Algimantas Šalna 24 Soviet Union URS 31:20.8 2 0 11:08.1 1 2 23:52.6 5
6 Yvon Mougel 28 France FRA 31:32.9 2 0 11:13.3 2 2 24:07.7 6
7 Frank-Peter Roetsch 19 East Germany GDR 31:49.8 2 2 12:10.0 =21 0 24:19.6 8
8 Fritz Fischer 27 West Germany FRG 32:04.7 2 1 11:43.2 10 1 24:24.5 9
9 Jan Matouš 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 32:10.5 3 1 11:49.0 12 2 24:41.1 15
10 Yury Kashkarov 20 Soviet Union URS 32:15.2 2 0 11:19.8 3 2 24:39.4 13
11 Sergey Bulygin 20 Soviet Union URS 32:19.1 1 0 11:31.1 7 1 24:52.4 16
12 Toivo Mäkikyrö 27 Finland FIN 32:22.5 2 0 11:32.8 8 2 24:16.3 7
13 Vítězslav Jureček 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 32:26.5 0 0 11:45.7 11 0 24:31.2 10
14 Vladimir Velichkov 28 Bulgaria BUL 32:27.6 0 0 12:10.0 =21 0 24:37.6 11
15 Tapio Piipponen 26 Finland FIN 32:28.7 1 1 12:13.1 25 0 24:38.0 12
16 Walter Pichler 24 West Germany FRG 32:30.2 1 1 12:37.5 30 0 24:41.5 14
17 Frank Ullrich 26 East Germany GDR 32:40.2 3 1 11:57.7 16 2 24:59.8 18
18 Terje Krokstad 27 Norway NOR 33:00.9 4 1 12:01.7 17 3 25:32.5 21
19 Gottlieb Taschler 22 Italy ITA 33:04.9 1 0 11:49.2 13 1 24:58.9 17
20 Bill Carow 25 United States USA 33:05.8 0 0 12:05.3 19 0 25:01.6 19
21 Sven Fahlén 24 Sweden SWE 33:12.9 2 0 11:52.1 14 2 25:13.4 20
22 Alfred Eder 30 Austria AUT 33:17.9 2 0 11:57.9 15 2 25:33.9 22
23 Zdeněk Hák 25 Czechoslovakia TCH 33:19.3 3 1 12:10.8 20 2 25:35.8 23
24 Leif Andersson 22 Sweden SWE 33:21.9 3 1 12:12.8 23 2 25:36.4 24
25 Ronnie Adolfsson 27 Sweden SWE 33:27.0 4 2 12:39.7 32 2 25:54.6 27
26 Jim Wood 31 Great Britain GBR 33:40.2 2 1 12:24.9 27 1 25:46.0 25
27 Francis Mougel 23 France FRA 33:50.4 4 3 13:19.8 =43 1 26:00.0 28
28 Éric Claudon 22 France FRA 34:05.1 2 1 12:29.5 28 1 25:49.5 26
29 Andreas Zingerle 22 Italy ITA 34:07.5 5 4 13:25.9 47 1 26:25.7 33
30 Shoichi Kinoshita 29 Japan JPN 34:12.2 1 1 12:53.5 39 0 26:04.0 29
31 Yuri Mitev 26 Bulgaria BUL 34:17.4 1 1 12:48.7 35 0 26:07.1 31
32 Beat Meier 24 Switzerland SUI 34:22.1 4 1 12:23.9 26 3 26:25.9 34
33 Zsolt Kovács 21 Hungary HUN 34:23.9 1 1 12:38.5 31 0 26:06.3 30
34 Risto Punkka 26 Finland FIN 34:28.5 4 1 12:12.6 24 3 26:25.3 32
35 Johann Passler 22 Italy ITA 34:31.4 4 4 14:15.0 54 0 26:53.3 38
36 Rudolf Horn 29 Austria AUT 34:46.0 4 3 13:23.6 45 1 26:45.8 37
37 Gábor Mayer 25 Hungary HUN 34:46.3 3 0 12:04.8 18 3 26:44.4 36
38 Spas Zlatev 19 Bulgaria BUL 34:51.2 2 1 12:48.4 36 1 26:39.3 35
39 Walter Hörl 20 Austria AUT 35:02.6 5 2 12:34.5 29 3 27:07.9 =41
40 Josh Thompson 21 United States USA 35:10.5 4 2 13:24.6 46 2 27:07.9 =41
41 Gheorghe Berdar 22 Romania ROU 35:20.2 3 1 12:49.0 37 2 26:59.9 39
42 Donald Nielsen, Jr. 32 United States USA 35:23.3 3 2 13:19.8 =43 1 27:02.8 40
43 Yoshinobu Murase 26 Japan JPN 35:35.9 3 1 12:46.8 33 2 27:16.6 43
44 Graeme Ferguson 31 Great Britain GBR 35:37.3 4 2 13:03.8 41 2 27:17.3 44
45 Song Yongjun 25 China CHN 35:49.4 2 2 14:04.0 53 0 27:46.7 47
46 Liu Hongwang 21 China CHN 35:56.3 3 1 12:55.1 40 2 27:44.3 46
47 Isao Yamase 29 Japan JPN 35:57.0 4 2 13:28.1 48 2 27:44.0 45
48 Francisc Forika 29 Romania ROU 35:59.8 4 3 13:53.8 51 1 27:55.6 48
49 Andrej Lanišek 26 Yugoslavia YUG 36:16.0 5 1 12:46.7 34 4 28:06.9 50
50 Andrew Paul 22 Australia AUS 36:32.4 3 1 13:05.6 42 2 28:02.0 49
51 Trevor King 23 Great Britain GBR 36:34.4 5 2 13:30.0 49 3 28:23.7 52
52 Imre Lestyan 20 Romania ROU 36:42.8 4 2 13:34.0 50 2 28:21.6 51
53 Song Wenbin 21 China CHN 36:53.4 3 0 12:52.1 38 3 28:28.7 54
54 Marjan Vidmar 23 Yugoslavia YUG 37:08.1 3 2 14:00.2 52 1 28:27.8 53
55 Cecilio Fernández 24 Spain ESP 39:27.5 2 1 14:18.3 55 1 30:22.3 55
56 Manuel García 28 Spain ESP 40:16.6 6 3 15:19.2 59 3 31:21.6 57
57 Tomislav Lopatić 20 Yugoslavia YUG 40:18.2 9 5 15:47.7 60 4 31:31.7 60
58 József Lihi 20 Hungary HUN 40:21.0 6 2 14:29.1 56 4 31:25.9 59
59 Oscar di Lovera 25 Argentina ARG 40:25.7 3 2 15:08.8 57 1 31:07.0 56
60 Luis Ríos 30 Argentina ARG 40:36.5 4 2 15:19.4 58 2 31:23.4 58
61 Víctor Figueroa 27 Argentina ARG 41:04.2 5 4 16:30.0 61 1 32:00.7 61
62 Hwang Byung-Dae 23 South Korea KOR 44:43.2 6 3 16:44.7 62 3 34:54.6 62
63 Ueng Ming-Yih 31 Chinese Taipei TPE 45:38.1 4 2 17:25.6 63 2 35:37.2 63
AC Hernán Carazo 28 Costa Rica CRC DNF