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Biathlon at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games:

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

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Host City: Nagano, Japan
Venue(s): Nozawa Onsen Resort, Nozawa Onsen
Date Started: February 18, 1998
Date Finished: February 18, 1998
Format: Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.

Gold: NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Silver: NOR Frode Andresen
Bronze: FIN Ville Räikkönen

Summary

The event started on 17 February but snow and fog made the targets almost invisible and after 40 minutes, it was stopped and re-scheduled for the next day. The leader when the competition was stopped was [Aleksandr Popov] of Belarus, but the next day he would shoot poorly, ski slower, and place 55th. But on the postponed day, Popov would likely not have won, as Norway’s Ole Einar Bjørndalen was well ahead of his pace. Bjørndalen was leading the World Cup race in the 1997-98 season, had placed second in 1996-97, and was one of the favorites. On the day of the re-scheduled event, he dominated the race, shooting cleanly and winning by over one minute. In second was his teammate, Frode Andresen, who was fortunate about the weather delay, as on the first day he had missed four of his first five targets.

Andresen would become one of the top biathletes in the world in the next few years, winning the sprint at the 2000 World Championships, and four medals at the 1999 and 2000 Worlds. But Bjørndalen would soon become the greatest biathlete ever, and one of the greatest athletes in any sport. At Salt Lake City in 2002, he would four gold medals, helping Norway win the relay, and winning all three individual events. Through 2009 he had won 33 medals at the World Championships, including 14 titles. Bjørndalen was an excellent cross-country skier, having won a 2006 World Cup race in that sport, and placing fifth in the 2002 Winter Olympic 30 km.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1 Ole Einar Bjørndalen 24 Norway NOR Gold 27:16.2 0 0 8:36.3 1 0 19:42.3 1
2 Frode Andresen 24 Norway NOR Silver 28:17.8 2 1 9:01.7 10 1 20:30.4 3
3 Ville Räikkönen 25 Finland FIN Bronze 28:21.7 1 0 8:49.1 3 1 20:24.9 2
4 Viktor Maygurov 29 Russia RUS 28:36.0 0 0 9:08.9 17 0 20:44.1 5
5 Jēkabs Nākums 26 Latvia LAT 28:36.9 1 1 9:29.4 33 0 20:45.5 6
6 Oļegs Maļuhins 28 Latvia LAT 28:37.4 1 0 9:06.7 =12 1 20:46.2 7
7 Frank Luck 30 Germany GER 28:40.3 1 1 9:00.9 8 0 20:49.6 8
8 Halvard Hanevold 28 Norway NOR 28:40.8 2 1 9:23.1 27 1 21:06.8 16
9 Paavo Puurunen 24 Finland FIN 28:44.0 0 0 9:00.7 9 0 20:34.5 4
10 Pieralberto Carrara 31 Italy ITA 28:44.2 2 1 9:13.5 =19 1 20:53.7 13
11 Ludwig Gredler 30 Austria AUT 28:44.3 2 0 8:44.3 2 2 20:52.5 12
12 Vladimir Drachov 31 Russia RUS 28:46.4 1 0 8:54.3 4 1 20:51.2 10
13 Egil Gjelland 24 Norway NOR 28:49.1 1 1 9:17.9 24 0 20:50.9 9
14 Wilfried Pallhuber 30 Italy ITA 28:50.1 1 1 9:14.3 22 0 20:51.1 11
15 Ivan Masařík 30 Czech Republic CZE 28:58.6 2 1 9:19.9 26 1 21:06.5 17
16 Jože Poklukar 25 Slovenia SLO 29:00.5 1 0 9:07.1 =15 1 21:01.5 14
17 Ricco Groß 27 Germany GER 29:13.9 1 0 8:56.4 =5 1 21:02.2 15
18T Dimitri Borovik 24 Estonia EST 29:19.4 1 0 9:12.9 18 1 21:10.2 18
18T Kyoji Suga 28 Japan JPN 29:19.4 2 0 8:56.4 =5 2 21:12.8 19
20 Harri Eloranta 34 Finland FIN 29:21.8 2 1 9:29.8 34 1 21:28.6 26
21 Fredrik Kuoppa 26 Sweden SWE 29:22.0 2 0 9:00.0 7 2 21:25.3 25
22 Sergey Tarasov 32 Russia RUS 29:23.2 3 2 9:37.2 42 1 21:15.6 21
23 Wojciech Kozub 21 Poland POL 29:28.5 3 2 9:42.6 45 1 21:28.1 27
24 Dmitry Pozdnyakov 25 Kazakhstan KAZ 29:30.1 0 0 9:13.4 21 0 21:14.6 20
25 Mikael Löfgren 28 Sweden SWE 29:31.6 1 0 9:06.7 =12 1 21:16.5 22
26 Wiesław Ziemianin 27 Poland POL 29:34.4 1 0 9:06.0 14 1 21:17.7 23
27 Oleg Ryzhenkov 30 Belarus BLR 29:38.2 2 0 9:03.0 11 2 21:29.9 28
28 Tomasz Sikora 24 Poland POL 29:40.8 1 1 9:40.3 43 0 21:34.4 29
29 Sven Fischer 26 Germany GER 29:47.1 2 1 9:27.8 32 1 21:37.2 31
30 Ruslan Lysenko 21 Ukraine UKR 29:49.6 0 0 9:07.1 =15 0 21:20.9 24
31 Valery Ivanov 28 Kazakhstan KAZ 29:58.8 5 1 9:26.0 31 4 22:07.8 44
32 Ilmārs Bricis 27 Latvia LAT 30:01.7 4 2 9:49.2 52 2 22:01.9 40
33 Tomaž Globočnik 25 Slovenia SLO 30:04.4 3 1 9:31.8 38 2 21:53.5 34
34 Carsten Heymann 26 Germany GER 30:09.6 2 0 9:17.6 25 2 21:58.2 38
35 Hubert Leitgeb 32 Italy ITA 30:10.0 1 1 9:26.5 30 0 21:34.1 30
36 Indrek Tobreluts 21 Estonia EST 30:11.3 3 1 9:34.6 40 2 22:08.1 46
37 Aleksey Aydarov 23 Belarus BLR 30:12.3 2 1 9:29.7 35 1 21:48.1 32
38 Wolfgang Perner 30 Austria AUT 30:13.5 4 2 9:44.1 48 2 22:06.1 42
39 Wolfgang Rottmann 24 Austria AUT 30:16.0 2 0 9:14.6 23 2 21:58.6 36
40 Sašo Grajf 32 Slovenia SLO 30:24.2 3 2 9:47.4 =49 1 22:01.1 39
41 Ľubomír Machyniak 27 Slovakia SVK 30:30.3 1 1 9:37.1 41 0 21:54.9 35
42 Tomaž Žemva 24 Slovenia SLO 30:32.1 1 0 9:23.6 28 1 21:58.8 37
43T Shuichi Sekiya 28 Japan JPN 30:33.4 3 3 10:35.7 66 0 22:20.9 54
43T Janno Prants 24 Estonia EST 30:33.4 3 3 10:26.1 65 0 22:17.1 52
45 Andriy Deryzemlia 20 Ukraine UKR 30:33.6 3 1 9:34.3 39 2 22:17.7 53
46 Vadim Sashurin 27 Belarus BLR 30:34.0 1 1 9:42.4 46 0 22:07.2 43
47 Mike Dixon 35 Great Britain GBR 30:34.4 0 0 9:31.2 36 0 21:52.1 33
48 Steve Cyr 30 Canada CAN 30:35.0 3 3 10:25.3 64 0 22:09.2 48
49 Dan Westover 23 United States USA 30:39.5 1 1 9:52.8 53 0 22:04.9 41
50 Thierry Dusserre 30 France FRA 30:43.6 1 1 9:54.6 54 0 22:07.6 45
51 Zdeněk Vítek 20 Czech Republic CZE 30:46.5 2 1 9:41.2 44 1 22:09.1 47
52 René Cattarinussi 25 Italy ITA 30:50.0 4 1 9:13.5 =19 3 22:12.5 51
53 Petr Garabík 28 Czech Republic CZE 30:51.3 3 1 9:23.3 29 2 22:12.4 50
54 Dmitry Pantov 28 Kazakhstan KAZ 30:51.8 3 2 10:05.5 59 1 22:28.7 55
55 Aleksandr Popov 32 Belarus BLR 30:53.0 2 2 10:14.7 60 0 22:33.4 56
56 Aleksey Kobelev 26 Russia RUS 31:02.8 4 2 10:00.3 58 2 22:43.0 58
57 Georgi Kasabov 19 Bulgaria BUL 31:09.5 0 0 9:31.6 37 0 22:10.0 49
58 Thanasis Tsakiris 33 Greece GRE 31:14.6 2 1 9:55.1 56 1 22:37.2 57
59 Liutauras Barila 23 Lithuania LTU 31:23.7 5 4 10:49.6 68 1 23:11.6 63
60 Jay Hakkinen 20 United States USA 31:31.6 3 1 9:47.4 =49 2 22:53.2 60
61 Atsushi Kazama 33 Japan JPN 31:41.2 6 2 9:43.4 47 4 23:12.9 64
62 Reinhard Neuner 29 Austria AUT 31:45.3 4 1 9:47.4 =49 3 23:08.8 62
63 János Panyik 27 Hungary HUN 31:50.0 1 1 9:54.0 55 0 22:48.9 59
64 Marius Ene 25 Romania ROU 31:54.8 2 2 10:21.9 62 0 23:04.9 61
65 Aleksandr Tropnikov 32 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 31:55.8 4 3 10:45.9 67 1 23:24.9 65
66 Kevin Quintilio 24 Canada CAN 32:32.6 3 2 10:21.3 61 1 23:27.8 68
67 Julien Robert 23 France FRA 32:52.4 0 0 9:56.2 57 0 23:25.5 66
68 Mark Gee 25 Great Britain GBR 33:00.3 5 4 11:16.8 70 1 24:16.5 69
69 Andreas Heymann 31 France FRA 33:06.9 2 2 10:22.2 63 0 23:25.2 67
70 Jeon Jae-Won 24 South Korea KOR 35:09.5 6 4 12:10.3 71 2 26:13.1 70
71 Ion Bucsa 29 Moldova MDA 36:33.8 6 2 11:09.7 69 4 27:12.9 71
AC Raphaël Poirée 23 France FRA 4 DNF
AC Jean-Marc Chabloz 30 Switzerland SUI DNF