Biathlon at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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2002 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon

The Biathlon events were held at Soldier Hollow.



10 km Sprint

Without any misses with the shooting, Bjørndalen wins his second gold of the Games.

12.5 km Pursuit

Bjørndalen wins his third gold of the Games to equal Aleksandr Tikhonov as the most successful biathlete at the Olympics.

20 km Individual

After finishing 5th in the 30 km cross country only 13,5s behind the winner Chrisian Hoffmann, Bjørndalen wins the gold in the biathlon, where he is by far the best skier.

4 x 7.5 km Relay


7.5 km Sprint

Another surprise from Germany, which takes first and second. Forsberg seals a second bronze with a late sprint towards the finish.

10 km Pursuit

After leaders Poirée and Forsberg fail at the last shooting, Pyleva grabs the opportunity to take her first international victory.

15 km Individual

Henkel surprises, while hot favorite Forsberg misses two shots in the last round but wins her first medal.

4 x 7.5 km Relay

Defending champions and major favorites Germany come from behind after the first leg to take the gold medal. Katrin Apel and Uschi Disl also were on the winning 1998 team.

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