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Biathlon at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Men's 20 kilometres

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): , Cesana San Sicario
Date Started: February 11, 2006
Date Finished: February 11, 2006
Format: One-minute penalty for each missed target.

Gold: GER Michael Greis
Silver: NOR Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Bronze: NOR Halvard Hanevold

Summary

Ole Einar Bjørndalen was the defending champion, having won all four gold medals at Salt Lake City, and he had also won four golds at the 2005 World Championships, although he had missed out in this event. The heavy favorite, he had been sick with a severe cold in January that cost him several days of training. Bjørndalen started 57th with the lead held by German Michael Greis. Greis had started 38th, and missed only one target to take the lead, posting what would be the fifth-best ski time. Bjørndalen outskied everybody, posting the fastest ski time, but he missed two targets and that was the margin as Greis held on to win the gold medal, Bjørndalen placing second. Greis would later win the mass start race and add a gold medal in the relay to give him three gold medals in Torino. Third place went to Halvard Hanevold who had won the gold medal in the event in 1998. A major surprise was Slovakia’s Marek Matiaško, whose best major international finish had been sevent at the 2000 Worlds. He was in medal contention until the final shooting when he missed to dropp down to fifth place.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1 Michael Greis 29 Germany GER Gold 54:23.0 1 53:23.0 5 0 10:49.7 2 1 22:32.5 6 0 33:33.4 2 0 44:33.9 1
2 Ole Einar Bjørndalen 32 Norway NOR Silver 54:39.0 2 52:39.0 1 1 11:37.4 25 1 23:11.8 15 0 33:56.4 8 0 44:56.6 2
3 Halvard Hanevold 36 Norway NOR Bronze 55:31.9 2 53:31.9 6 1 11:50.7 28 1 23:44.9 28 0 34:40.7 14 0 45:40.5 4
4 Sergey Chepikov 39 Russia RUS 55:32.7 1 54:32.7 19 1 12:11.7 43 0 23:13.4 16 0 34:30.7 12 0 45:46.8 6
5 Marek Matiaško 28 Slovakia SVK 55:48.6 1 54:48.6 21 0 11:09.3 9 0 22:11.4 4 0 33:21.9 1 1 45:44.9 5
6 Julien Robert 31 France FRA 55:59.4 0 55:59.4 37 0 11:08.1 8 0 22:20.9 5 0 33:52.4 7 0 45:32.7 3
7 Christian De Lorenzi 24 Italy ITA 56:04.0 1 55:04.0 29 0 11:10.0 10 0 22:11.6 3 0 33:34.6 4 1 45:51.3 8
8 Ivan Cherezov 25 Russia RUS 56:05.7 2 54:05.7 9 1 11:45.0 27 0 22:37.3 7 0 33:45.6 5 1 45:49.3 7
9 Wilfried Pallhuber 38 Italy ITA 56:08.4 1 55:08.4 31 1 12:04.4 37 0 23:11.4 14 0 34:25.3 10 0 45:59.0 9
10 Jay Hakkinen 28 United States USA 56:10.9 3 53:10.9 2 2 12:48.6 56 0 23:35.6 24 1 35:25.0 25 0 46:13.2 11
11 Ricco Groß 35 Germany GER 56:14.3 1 55:14.3 32 0 11:01.4 5 0 22:04.2 2 0 33:34.3 3 1 46:02.7 10
12 Paavo Puurunen 32 Finland FIN 56:38.9 1 55:38.9 33 1 12:22.2 47 0 23:31.4 22 0 35:02.6 22 0 46:27.4 13
13 Pavel Rostovtsev 34 Russia RUS 56:47.2 2 54:47.2 20 1 12:01.5 34 0 22:56.5 12 0 34:08.0 9 1 46:39.7 14
14 Kyoji Suga 36 Japan JPN 56:57.7 1 55:57.7 36 1 12:10.6 42 0 23:23.9 20 0 34:53.2 21 0 46:22.5 12
15 Frode Andresen 32 Norway NOR 57:10.2 3 54:10.2 10 1 11:55.7 29 1 23:47.9 31 1 36:05.0 36 0 47:13.1 21
16 Stian Eckhoff 26 Norway NOR 57:11.8 3 54:11.8 11 2 13:03.0 61 0 23:48.9 32 0 34:48.2 19 1 47:03.9 17
17 Sven Fischer 34 Germany GER 57:14.3 3 54:14.3 13 1 11:58.5 30 0 22:42.1 9 1 34:46.1 16 1 46:54.1 16
18 Ruslan Lysenko 29 Ukraine UKR 57:16.6 1 56:16.6 42 0 11:26.0 22 1 23:43.9 25 0 35:13.9 24 0 46:44.4 15
19 Ilmārs Bricis 35 Latvia LAT 57:19.2 4 53:19.2 4 1 12:00.7 33 1 23:46.0 30 0 34:35.0 13 2 47:32.6 23
20 Raphaël Poirée 31 France FRA 57:21.1 3 54:21.1 15 2 13:06.2 63 0 23:53.2 34 1 36:04.6 34 0 47:12.6 20
21 Tomasz Sikora 32 Poland POL 57:22.1 3 54:22.1 16 1 12:05.5 38 1 23:58.2 36 1 36:05.3 35 0 47:08.7 19
22 Zdeněk Vítek 28 Czech Republic CZE 57:26.8 3 54:26.8 17 0 10:57.7 4 1 22:45.7 10 1 34:46.3 17 1 47:08.3 18
23 Carl Johan Bergman 27 Sweden SWE 57:30.9 3 54:30.9 18 1 11:58.8 31 1 23:51.4 33 0 35:10.0 23 1 47:26.2 22
24 Sergey Novikov 26 Belarus BLR 58:02.6 3 55:02.6 27 0 11:04.6 6 1 23:10.2 13 0 34:26.1 11 2 47:51.9 25
25 Rene Laurent Vuillermoz 28 Italy ITA 58:17.9 4 54:17.9 14 0 10:47.2 1 1 22:41.2 8 0 33:49.5 6 3 48:03.7 26
26 Fritz Pinter 27 Austria AUT 58:25.7 1 57:25.7 62 0 11:16.6 15 0 22:48.4 11 0 34:41.3 15 1 47:38.0 24
27 Lowell Bailey 24 United States USA 58:45.1 3 55:45.1 34 2 13:24.2 =69 1 25:33.2 56 0 36:57.8 46 0 48:22.3 28
28 Björn Ferry 27 Sweden SWE 58:49.0 4 54:49.0 22 1 12:00.9 32 2 24:55.7 50 0 36:07.9 37 1 48:34.7 31
29 Pavol Hurajt 28 Slovakia SVK 58:49.6 3 55:49.6 35 0 11:13.5 11 1 23:17.2 18 0 34:49.2 20 2 48:24.4 30
30 Roman Dostál 35 Czech Republic CZE 58:53.5 4 54:53.5 24 1 12:07.5 41 2 25:11.3 54 0 36:34.4 43 1 48:47.0 34
31 Simon Fourcade 21 France FRA 59:01.7 3 56:01.7 39 1 12:02.4 35 0 23:29.2 21 0 34:47.3 18 2 48:17.7 27
32 Maksim Chudov 23 Russia RUS 59:12.0 5 54:12.0 12 0 10:55.3 3 0 21:36.7 1 3 35:39.9 28 2 49:08.7 36
33 Tomáš Holubec 30 Czech Republic CZE 59:13.1 2 57:13.1 55 1 12:29.7 50 1 24:45.9 47 0 36:32.0 42 0 48:44.3 33
34 Vincent Defrasne 28 France FRA 59:16.1 6 53:16.1 3 3 13:48.9 78 1 25:27.4 55 0 36:24.5 39 2 49:20.0 40
35 David Ekholm 27 Sweden SWE 59:18.2 2 57:18.2 58 0 11:27.4 23 1 23:46.5 29 0 35:34.9 26 1 48:23.5 29
36 Robin Clegg 28 Canada CAN 59:21.5 2 57:21.5 59 1 12:28.8 49 0 23:56.4 35 0 35:54.2 33 1 48:51.8 35
37 Jānis Bērziņš 22 Latvia LAT 59:24.3 2 57:24.3 60 0 11:28.0 24 2 24:52.2 49 0 36:42.2 44 0 48:38.6 32
38 Miroslav Matiaško 23 Slovakia SVK 59:43.8 3 56:43.8 50 3 14:32.7 85 0 25:51.6 61 0 37:38.2 52 0 49:20.7 41
39 Andriy Deryzemlia 28 Ukraine UKR 59:47.2 3 56:47.2 51 3 14:08.9 80 0 25:52.2 62 0 37:40.1 53 0 49:13.2 38
40 Janez Marič 30 Slovenia SLO 59:53.0 5 54:53.0 23 2 13:04.2 62 2 26:19.6 66 1 38:20.6 59 0 49:31.1 44
41 Ludwig Gredler 38 Austria AUT 59:55.1 3 56:55.1 52 0 11:23.4 20 3 25:53.7 63 0 37:35.3 51 0 49:10.5 37
42 Michael Rösch 22 Germany GER 59:56.6 6 53:56.6 8 2 12:54.4 57 0 23:43.1 27 1 35:43.9 29 3 49:39.4 45
43 Vladimir Drachov 39 Belarus BLR 59:59.5 4 55:59.5 38 1 12:13.1 45 1 24:21.7 42 0 35:39.8 27 2 49:26.7 43
44 Mattias Nilsson 23 Sweden SWE 1-00:01.1 5 55:01.1 26 0 11:07.5 7 2 24:07.0 39 3 38:28.6 61 0 49:50.7 49
45 Michal Šlesingr 23 Czech Republic CZE 1-00:03.8 5 55:03.8 28 1 12:07.0 39 0 23:15.3 17 2 36:29.2 41 2 49:47.9 48
46 Rustam Valiullin 29 Belarus BLR 1-00:04.1 5 55:04.1 30 2 12:55.3 58 1 24:56.4 51 0 36:20.7 38 2 49:41.4 46
47 Matjaž Poklukar 33 Slovenia SLO 1-00:07.6 3 57:07.6 54 0 11:13.4 12 1 23:34.3 23 1 36:24.6 40 1 49:14.3 39
48 Jean-Philippe Le Guellec 20 Canada CAN 1-00:28.0 3 57:28.0 63 1 12:32.2 52 0 24:01.8 37 0 35:53.4 31 2 49:46.5 47
49 Oleksandr Bilanenko 28 Ukraine UKR 1-00:28.6 3 57:28.6 64 2 13:14.4 66 1 25:41.3 59 0 37:29.1 49 0 49:23.2 42
50 Zhang Chengye 23 China CHN 1-00:49.1 7 53:49.1 7 1 12:03.0 36 4 27:02.2 72 1 39:08.0 66 1 51:00.7 57
51 Jeremy Teela 29 United States USA 1-01:03.3 5 56:03.3 40 1 12:22.9 48 0 23:18.5 19 1 35:44.0 30 3 50:39.1 53
52 Matthias Simmen 34 Switzerland SUI 1-01:04.9 5 56:04.9 41 2 13:13.9 65 0 24:29.8 43 0 35:54.3 32 3 50:32.7 52
53 Wiesław Ziemianin 35 Poland POL 1-01:16.0 4 57:16.0 56 2 13:20.0 68 0 24:42.5 46 1 37:24.1 48 1 50:16.9 50
54 Oleksiy Korabeinikov 27 Ukraine UKR 1-01:17.8 4 57:17.8 57 0 11:16.5 14 2 24:50.9 48 1 37:32.9 50 1 50:18.1 51
55 Paolo Longo 28 Italy ITA 1-01:27.9 5 56:27.9 43 0 11:21.7 19 2 24:42.8 45 1 37:18.2 47 2 50:52.3 55
56 Dušan Šimočko 22 Slovakia SVK 1-01:37.8 4 57:37.8 67 1 12:30.2 51 0 24:08.3 40 2 38:13.1 57 1 50:58.2 56
57 Tom Clemens 30 Great Britain GBR 1-01:43.9 4 57:43.9 69 0 11:42.3 26 1 24:06.5 38 1 36:57.4 45 2 50:44.9 54
58 Tim Burke 24 United States USA 1-01:55.0 7 54:55.0 25 3 14:08.3 81 3 28:10.6 81 1 40:25.3 75 0 51:40.3 63
59 Daniel Mesotitsch 29 Austria AUT 1-01:59.7 5 56:59.7 53 1 12:13.5 44 3 26:45.3 70 0 38:27.1 60 1 51:09.3 58
60 Klemen Bauer 20 Slovenia SLO 1-02:25.5 5 57:25.5 61 0 11:19.2 18 1 23:43.0 26 3 38:35.6 62 1 51:32.6 60
61 Vitaly Rudenchik 23 Bulgaria BUL 1-02:30.0 6 56:30.0 44 0 11:17.5 17 3 25:39.3 57 1 38:20.9 58 2 52:12.4 68
62 Roland Lessing 27 Estonia EST 1-02:31.2 5 57:31.2 66 3 14:25.2 84 0 25:47.6 60 1 38:36.7 63 1 51:24.3 59
63 Hidenori Isa 29 Japan JPN 1-02:33.2 6 56:33.2 46 1 12:07.1 40 1 24:17.6 41 2 37:52.0 54 2 51:32.4 61
64 David Leoni 23 Canada CAN 1-02:37.8 6 56:37.8 48 0 11:17.2 16 2 24:32.6 44 3 39:05.8 65 1 51:49.9 64
65 Marian Blaj 27 Romania ROU 1-02:38.8 6 56:38.8 49 0 11:14.4 13 3 25:40.0 58 2 39:21.3 69 1 51:56.0 65
66 Indrek Tobreluts 29 Estonia EST 1-02:43.6 5 57:43.6 68 1 12:42.1 54 2 26:10.7 65 1 39:04.8 64 1 52:05.1 66
67 Tatsumi Kasahara 29 Japan JPN 1-02:44.6 5 57:44.6 70 2 13:36.7 =73 1 25:59.9 64 0 37:54.4 55 2 51:38.8 62
68 Kristaps Lībietis 23 Latvia LAT 1-03:13.4 4 59:13.4 78 2 13:46.6 76 1 26:42.9 69 1 39:51.5 71 0 52:11.2 67
69 Janez Ožbolt 35 Slovenia SLO 1-03:18.5 5 58:18.5 73 2 13:32.1 72 2 27:14.3 =74 0 39:12.7 67 1 52:14.1 69
70 Dimitri Borovik 32 Estonia EST 1-03:25.8 5 58:25.8 74 2 13:38.0 75 1 26:25.5 68 2 40:29.9 77 0 52:44.8 71
71 Aleksandr Syman 28 Belarus BLR 1-03:31.4 7 56:31.4 45 2 13:24.3 71 3 27:42.0 80 1 40:01.8 73 1 52:51.9 72
72 Grzegorz Bodziana 24 Poland POL 1-03:39.6 5 58:39.6 75 0 11:25.2 21 2 25:07.0 53 1 38:10.7 56 2 52:21.2 70
73 Aleksandr Chervyakov 25 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-03:56.4 6 57:56.4 71 1 12:40.5 53 3 27:14.0 73 1 40:06.1 74 1 52:59.4 74
74 Priit Viks 24 Estonia EST 1-04:08.1 5 59:08.1 76 2 13:47.2 77 2 27:39.1 79 0 39:52.2 72 1 53:03.8 75
75 Krzysztof Pływaczyk 23 Poland POL 1-04:12.9 4 1-00:12.9 81 1 12:56.0 59 0 25:02.4 52 2 39:21.9 70 1 52:52.3 73
76 Simon Hallenbarter 26 Switzerland SUI 1-04:37.0 8 56:37.0 47 3 14:06.9 79 1 26:23.6 67 1 39:17.4 68 3 53:57.4 76
77 Imre Tagscherer 33 Hungary HUN 1-05:11.1 7 58:11.1 72 1 12:42.6 55 3 27:24.7 76 1 40:27.6 76 2 54:34.5 77
78 Shinya Saito 25 Japan JPN 1-05:29.4 8 57:29.4 65 2 13:24.2 =69 2 26:51.7 71 3 41:51.0 81 1 54:43.2 78
79 Edgars Piksons 22 Latvia LAT 1-06:12.5 7 59:12.5 77 4 15:31.3 86 1 28:23.0 82 1 41:34.8 80 1 54:56.7 79
80 Luis Alberto Hernando 28 Spain ESP 1-06:54.4 7 59:54.4 79 2 14:16.4 83 2 28:24.0 83 0 40:51.2 79 3 56:13.0 82
81 Park Yun-Bae 26 South Korea KOR 1-07:03.4 6 1-01:03.4 83 0 12:15.1 46 3 27:29.6 78 2 41:58.8 82 1 55:31.9 80
82 Cameron Morton 31 Australia AUS 1-07:03.7 7 1-00:03.7 80 1 12:58.3 60 2 27:14.3 =74 1 40:39.5 78 3 55:54.3 81
83 Miro Ćosić 22 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1-08:32.7 7 1-01:32.7 84 1 13:13.6 64 3 28:35.4 84 1 42:13.5 83 2 56:54.3 83
84 Sebastián Beltrame 22 Argentina ARG 1-09:24.3 9 1-00:24.3 82 1 13:16.6 67 2 27:26.2 77 4 44:02.1 86 2 58:30.6 84
85 Aleksandar Milenković 38 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1-10:36.3 9 1-01:36.3 85 1 13:36.7 =73 3 29:20.4 86 1 43:05.1 84 4 59:51.0 86
86 Marco Zúñiga 27 Chile CHI 1-11:02.5 5 1-06:02.5 87 1 14:16.1 82 1 28:38.3 85 1 43:10.6 85 2 58:42.8 85
87 Stavros Khristoforidis 31 Greece GRE 1-13:13.3 11 1-02:13.3 86 4 16:24.1 87 2 30:58.1 87 1 44:48.4 87 4 1-01:35.1 87
AC Wolfgang Perner 38 Austria AUT [1-02:22.5] [5] [57:22.0] [AC] [1] [12:30.7] [AC] [2] [25:54.1] [AC] [1] [38:41.3] [AC] [1] [51:37.1] [AC] DQ