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Biathlon at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games:

Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint

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Host City: Albertville, France
Venue(s): , Les Saisies
Date Started: February 11, 1992
Date Finished: February 11, 1992
Format: Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.

Gold: EUN Anfisa Reztsova
Silver: GER Antje Misersky-Harvey
Bronze: EUN Yelena Belova

Summary

This was the first women’s biathlon event at the Winter Olympics, although women had been competing in the World Cup since the 1982-83 season and at the World Championships since 1984. The early years of women’s international biathlon had been dominated by Norwegian and Swedish athletes. But in recent years the Soviet women, or at Albertville, the Unified Team women, had come on strong. The favorite was Norway’s Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo, the 1991 World Champion and a former cross-country skier. In the end the first women’s Olympic gold medal would go to a former cross-country Olympian, Anfisa Reztsova, who had won two medals in cross-country skiing at Calgary in 1988. She won the sprint despite three missed targets shooting, but her skiing was so powerful that she overcame that. The other two medalists also missed two targets, as skiing predominated in this event. Reztsova would go on to win the 1991-92 World Cup and would repeat in the 1992-93 season. Nykkelmo placed 31st, done in by five shooting misses.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M S1M S2M
1 Anfisa Reztsova 27 Unified Team EUN Gold 24:29.2 3 0 3
2 Antje Misersky-Harvey 24 Germany GER Silver 24:45.1 2 0 2
3 Yelena Belova 26 Unified Team EUN Bronze 24:50.8 2 2 0
4 Nadezhda Aleksieva 22 Bulgaria BUL 24:55.8 0 0 0
5 Jiřína Adamičková-Pelcová 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 24:57.6 0 0 0
6 Petra Behle-Schaaf 23 Germany GER 25:10.4 1 0 1
7 Anne Briand-Bouthiaux 23 France FRA 25:29.8 2 0 2
8 Silvana Blagoeva 19 Bulgaria BUL 25:33.5 2 1 1
9 Delphyne Heymann-Burlet 25 France FRA 25:50.5 4 2 2
10 Inga Kesper 23 Germany GER 25:57.3 2 2 0
11 Uschi Disl 21 Germany GER 25:58.9 2 1 1
12 Myriam Bédard 22 Canada CAN 26:04.6 1 0 1
13 Svetlana Pechorskaya 23 Unified Team EUN 26:09.7 0 0 0
14 Mia Stadig 25 Sweden SWE 26:15.0 0 0 0
15 Elin Kristiansen 23 Norway NOR 26:23.3 1 0 1
16 Nathalie Santer 19 Italy ITA 26:28.7 3 1 2
17 Corinne Niogret 19 France FRA 26:32.3 3 1 2
18 Gabriela Suvová 20 Czechoslovakia TCH 26:42.1 2 0 2
19 Signe Trosten 21 Norway NOR 26:43.3 2 0 2
20 Yelena Golovina 30 Unified Team EUN 26:50.3 1 0 1
21 Joan Smith 24 United States USA 26:54.5 0 0 0
22 Yoshiko Honda-Mikami 25 Japan JPN 26:57.3 2 0 2
23 Vera Vucheva 19 Bulgaria BUL 27:01.0 1 0 1
24 Véronique Claudel 25 France FRA 27:04.5 4 1 3
25 Mary Ostergren 31 United States USA 27:05.7 2 0 2
26 Inger Björkbom 30 Sweden SWE 27:13.1 1 1 0
27 Kazimiera Strolienė 31 Lithuania LTU 27:16.7 4 3 1
28 Terhi Markkanen 18 Finland FIN 27:20.7 2 0 2
29 Song Aiqin 21 China CHN 27:21.2 3 1 2
30 Jelena Poljakova-Všivtseva 19 Estonia EST 27:22.8 1 0 1
31 Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo 30 Norway NOR 27:24.2 5 1 4
32 Anne Elvebakk 25 Norway NOR 27:34.2 3 1 2
33 Iva Karagiozova-Shkodreva 20 Bulgaria BUL 27:42.6 5 2 3
34 Mari Lampinen 20 Finland FIN 27:46.1 3 2 1
35 Wang Jinfen 22 China CHN 27:53.2 2 0 2
36 María Giro 20 Argentina ARG 27:53.5 0 0 0
37 Monika Schwingshackl 19 Italy ITA 27:56.1 2 0 2
38 Adina Ţuţulan-Şotropa 22 Romania ROU 27:57.0 3 2 1
39 Kerryn Pethybridge-Rim 29 Australia AUS 27:58.7 2 1 1
40 Halina Pitoń 19 Poland POL 28:11.7 4 2 2
41 Iveta Knížková 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 28:13.0 8 3 5
42 Krista Lepik 27 Estonia EST 28:18.6 4 2 2
43 Anna Hermansson 22 Sweden SWE 28:20.3 3 0 3
44 Nancy Bell-Johnstone 32 United States USA 28:20.6 3 1 2
45 Tuija Sikiö 22 Finland FIN 28:21.4 2 1 1
46 Agata Suszka 20 Poland POL 28:23.6 3 0 3
47 Lise Meloche 31 Canada CAN 28:24.7 2 0 2
48 Ileana Ianoşiu-Hangan 23 Romania ROU 28:32.1 5 3 2
49 Erica Carrara 19 Italy ITA 28:38.5 4 1 3
50T Jane Isakson 26 Canada CAN 28:39.7 1 1 0
50T Zofia Kiełpińska 31 Poland POL 28:39.7 4 2 2
52 Wang Jinping 20 China CHN 28:42.4 1 0 1
53 Johanna Saarinen 18 Finland FIN 28:48.6 4 2 2
54 Sandra Paintin 28 Australia AUS 28:50.0 2 1 1
55 Mihaela Cârstoi 21 Romania ROU 29:10.5 3 3 0
56 Siegrid Pallhuber 21 Italy ITA 29:23.1 5 3 2
57 Christina Eklund 22 Sweden SWE 29:25.9 4 2 2
58 Eveli Peterson 24 Estonia EST 29:31.4 5 1 4
59 Yvonne Visser 26 Canada CAN 29:35.9 4 1 3
60 Krystyna Liberda 23 Poland POL 29:39.9 7 5 2
61 Brigitta Bereczki 25 Hungary HUN 29:42.6 6 3 3
62 Helena Černohorská 22 Czechoslovakia TCH 30:13.8 3 1 2
63 Monica Jauca 23 Romania ROU 31:13.7 5 0 5
64 Joan Guetschow 25 United States USA 31:30.6 3 1 2
65 Kathalin Czifra 19 Hungary HUN 32:04.4 3 2 1
66 Beatrix Holéczy 19 Hungary HUN 32:44.5 2 1 1
67 Anna Bozsik 26 Hungary HUN 33:44.8 4 3 1
68 Fabiana Lovece 19 Argentina ARG 39:07.0 9 4 5
AC Liu Giulan 20 China CHN DNF