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Biathlon at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games:

Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint

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Host City: Nagano, Japan
Venue(s): Nozawa Onsen Resort, Nozawa Onsen
Date Started: February 15, 1998
Date Finished: February 15, 1998
Format: Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.

Gold: RUS Galina Kukleva
Silver: GER Uschi Disl
Bronze: GER Katrin Apel

Summary

The world champion in 1996 and 1997 was Olga Romasko of Belarus. But the two favorites were Germany’s Uschi Disl and Sweden’s Magdalena Forsberg. Disl had been third in the seasonal World Cup in the last two seasons, while Forsberg had won in 1996-97. In 1997-98 they were again 1-2 in the World Cup coming into Nagano. But both Romasko and Forsberg would miss three targets and eventually finish 17th and 27th respectively. Germany’s Katrin Apel started second, missed one target, and her 23:32.4 would lead for about half the race. But the 33rd starter was Russian Galina Kukleva, who finished in 23:08.0, also missing one target. Disl was two starters behind and was right on Kukleva’s pace throughout. As she crossed the line, she fell forward and Kukleva, who was watching closely, helped her up. When they looked at the scoreboard, Disl had just missed the gold, finishing 7/10ths behind Kukleva, with Apel’s time holding on for the gold.

Disl was in the midst of a great career. From 1992-2005 she won eight World Championships and 19 medals at the Worlds. She eventually won nine Olympic medals, including two golds in the relay in 1998 and 2002, but never won an individual Olympic gold. Apel would also win numerous international medals, with three golds and nine medals at the World Championships, and four Olympic medals, including two relay golds. For Kukleva, Nagano was the highlight of her career, as she added a relay silver to her gold medal in this race. She would win six World Championship medals in her career with one individual silver in the 2000 mass start event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1 Galina Kukleva 25 Russia RUS Gold 23:08.0 1 1 8:18.0 15 0 16:35.1 1
2 Uschi Disl 27 Germany GER Silver 23:08.7 1 0 7:55.3 1 1 16:38.0 2
3 Katrin Apel 24 Germany GER Bronze 23:32.4 1 0 7:58.3 4 1 16:51.1 3
4 Soňa Mihoková 26 Slovakia SVK 23:42.3 1 0 8:03.9 6 1 16:51.9 4
5 Yu Shumei 20 China CHN 23:44.0 0 0 8:19.2 16 0 16:53.0 5
6 Anna Stera-Kustucz 23 Poland POL 23:53.1 2 1 8:23.8 20 1 17:06.8 12
7 Martina Jašicová-Schwarzbacherová-Halinárová 24 Slovakia SVK 23:54.5 1 1 8:24.9 21 0 17:06.7 11
8 Mari Lampinen 26 Finland FIN 23:55.2 0 0 8:15.7 =9 0 16:58.1 8
9 Anna Murínová 24 Slovakia SVK 23:56.7 0 0 8:15.7 =9 0 16:57.5 7
10 Nathalie Santer 25 Italy ITA 23:59.6 1 1 8:36.0 30 0 17:06.0 10
11 Olena Petrova 25 Ukraine UKR 24:04.5 1 1 8:22.9 19 0 17:03.0 9
12 Andreja Grašič 26 Slovenia SLO 24:05.2 1 0 7:57.4 3 1 16:56.3 6
13 Albina Akhatova 21 Russia RUS 24:06.4 2 1 8:18.1 13 1 17:13.3 13
14 Emmanuelle Claret 29 France FRA 24:08.7 1 0 8:02.8 5 1 17:14.9 14
15 Annette Sikveland 25 Norway NOR 24:09.5 2 1 8:27.6 23 1 17:18.4 18
16 Petra Behle-Schaaf 29 Germany GER 24:09.9 2 2 8:51.9 39 0 17:17.0 17
17 Magdalena Wallin-Forsberg 30 Sweden SWE 24:19.5 3 0 7:56.6 2 3 17:25.3 21
18 Margarita Dulova 26 Kazakhstan KAZ 24:21.7 1 0 8:15.8 10 1 17:14.6 15
19 Tetiana Vodop'ianova 25 Ukraine UKR 24:23.3 0 0 8:26.6 22 0 17:15.5 16
20 Inna Sheshkil 26 Kazakhstan KAZ 24:32.9 1 0 8:17.6 12 1 17:38.9 22
21 Nina Lemesh 24 Ukraine UKR 24:39.8 1 0 8:19.9 17 1 17:24.3 =19
22 Irina Tananayko 21 Belarus BLR 24:42.5 0 0 8:35.1 29 0 17:24.3 =19
23 Liv Grete Skjelbreid-Poirée 23 Norway NOR 24:44.0 3 2 8:56.4 45 1 17:47.3 27
24 Svetlana Paramygina 32 Belarus BLR 24:50.0 2 0 8:13.0 8 2 17:42.9 24
25 Corinne Niogret 25 France FRA 24:54.7 2 1 8:47.1 35 1 17:47.5 25
26 Eva Háková 28 Czech Republic CZE 24:58.6 1 1 8:56.1 46 0 17:48.2 28
27 Olga Romasko 29 Russia RUS 25:03.6 3 2 9:14.6 55 1 18:11.9 =36
28 Nataliya Moroz 21 Belarus BLR 25:04.7 0 0 8:39.1 31 0 17:42.7 23
29 Ekaterina Dafovska 22 Bulgaria BUL 25:06.7 2 0 8:20.2 18 2 17:47.1 26
30 Martina Zellner 23 Germany GER 25:09.8 2 2 9:14.1 54 0 17:59.6 31
31 Eva Tofalvi 19 Romania ROU 25:10.3 2 1 8:52.4 40 1 18:06.3 34
32 Myriam Bédard 28 Canada CAN 25:11.3 0 0 8:35.2 28 0 17:49.3 29
33 Kristina Sabasteanski 28 United States USA 25:12.2 1 1 9:04.8 49 0 18:12.2 38
34 Ieva Cederštrēma-Volfa 28 Latvia LAT 25:12.7 2 1 8:55.1 44 1 18:08.0 35
35 Jiřína Adamičková-Pelcová 28 Czech Republic CZE 25:14.5 1 0 8:28.7 24 1 17:53.1 30
36 Tadeja Brankovič 18 Slovenia SLO 25:20.1 3 2 8:54.5 43 1 18:11.9 =36
37 Ann Elen Skjelbreid 26 Norway NOR 25:22.8 4 1 8:34.1 27 3 18:24.2 42
38 Michelle Collard 22 Canada CAN 25:26.1 0 0 8:43.8 33 0 18:03.1 33
39 Sun Ribo 21 China CHN 25:29.0 3 1 8:59.3 47 2 18:22.7 =40
40 Irena Novotná-Česneková 25 Czech Republic CZE 25:30.4 3 1 8:50.5 38 2 18:21.4 39
41 Pavlina Filipova 22 Bulgaria BUL 25:34.8 3 1 8:53.1 41 2 18:34.4 47
42 Halina Nowak-Guńka 27 Poland POL 25:39.0 5 3 9:21.5 56 2 18:44.3 51
43 Florence Baverel-Robert 23 France FRA 25:39.6 1 0 8:32.6 25 1 18:00.7 32
44 Anna Volkova 22 Russia RUS 25:42.7 4 0 8:07.9 7 4 18:42.7 50
45 Agata Suszka 26 Poland POL 25:45.1 3 0 8:18.7 14 3 18:40.5 49
46 Katja Holanti 23 Finland FIN 25:46.2 2 2 9:10.4 52 0 18:28.0 44
47 Kerryn Pethybridge-Rim 35 Australia AUS 25:49.1 2 1 8:53.7 42 1 18:25.6 43
48 Deborah Nordyke 35 United States USA 25:50.5 2 0 8:32.4 26 2 18:31.9 45
49 Iryna Merkushina 29 Ukraine UKR 25:58.6 3 1 8:49.7 37 2 18:36.4 48
50 Kristina Brounéus 23 Sweden SWE 26:05.3 2 1 8:46.6 34 1 18:22.7 =40
51 Eva-Karin Westin 25 Sweden SWE 26:07.8 1 1 9:12.2 53 0 18:32.8 46
52 Nataliya Ryzhenkova 25 Belarus BLR 26:10.5 4 1 8:43.4 32 3 18:55.9 52
53 Hiromi Seino-Suga 24 Japan JPN 26:13.5 4 4 10:10.9 61 0 19:04.2 53
54 Anne Briand-Bouthiaux 29 France FRA 26:16.1 5 3 9:40.8 59 2 19:07.6 54
55 Ryoko Takahashi 24 Japan JPN 26:34.2 5 2 9:02.4 48 3 19:19.0 57
56 Gunn Margit Andreassen 24 Norway NOR 26:36.2 4 3 9:48.9 60 1 19:17.5 55
57 Kateřina Losmanová-Holubcová 21 Czech Republic CZE 26:51.7 3 1 9:08.4 50 2 19:18.6 56
58 Stacey Wooley 29 United States USA 27:03.0 3 1 9:09.6 51 2 19:31.2 58
59 Lucija Larisi 22 Slovenia SLO 27:14.9 4 1 8:47.9 36 3 19:33.1 59
60 Maria Schylander 24 Sweden SWE 27:46.9 4 2 9:37.0 58 2 19:58.3 60
61 Mie Takeda 21 Japan JPN 28:10.1 6 4 10:46.5 64 2 20:41.8 62
62 Elena Gorohova 25 Moldova MDA 28:21.5 5 2 9:35.0 57 3 20:38.9 61
63 Bernadett Dira 17 Hungary HUN 28:48.9 5 3 10:15.4 63 2 20:50.6 63
64 Zsuzsanna Bekecs 21 Hungary HUN 29:50.3 6 3 10:15.2 62 3 21:43.8 64