Biathlon World Championships 2011

For other uses, see 2011 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships.

Biathlon World Cup

2010–11
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Following

Men

Overall | Individual | Sprint | Pursuit | Mass start | Relay | Nation

Mixed relay

Women

Overall | Individual | Sprint | Pursuit | Mass start | Relay | Nation

World Cup locations

Östersund | Hochfilzen | Pokljuka | Oberhof | Ruhpolding
Antholz-Anterselva | Presque Isle | Fort Kent | Holmenkollen

World Championships

The 44th Biathlon World Championships was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from March 3–13, 2011.
There was a total of 11 competitions: sprint, pursuit, individual, mass start, and relay races for men and women, and mixed relay. All the events during this championships also counted for the 2010–11 Biathlon World Cup season.

Contents

1 Championship highlights
2 Schedule of events
3 Medal winners

3.1 Men
3.2 Women
3.3 Mixed

4 Medal table

4.1 Top nations
4.2 Top athletes

5 Participating countries
6 See also
7 References
8 External links

Championship highlights[edit]
The Championships kicked off with the Mixed relay event which is seeking to make its way onto the Olympic programme for the 2014 games in Sochi. As the first event of the programme, it was finally given importance by the different teams, with all nations fielding their best teams, in difference to earlier world cup events. The Norwegians won it, overtaking Germany on the last leg. The veteran Ole Einar Bjørndalen won his fifteenth world championship gold medal in the process and his first in the mixed relay, giving him a full set of gold medals in the six events that are currently contested.[1]
Tarjei Bø, Martin Fourcade, Kaisa Mäkäräinen and Arnd Peiffer won their first champion titles in career. Martin Fourcade also won a full scope of medals, gold, silver and bronze at these championships.
The surprise medalists included Maxim Maximov of Russia, Tina Bachmann of Germany and Vita Semerenko of Ukraine.
Helena Ekholm literally swept the field in the individual with zero shooting and fast skiing, winning more than 2 minutes over the runner-up Bachmann and making one of the greatest 1–2 place margins in biathlon history.
Schedule of events[edit]

Biathlon World Championships 2011

Individual
 
men
 
women

Sprint
 
men
 
women

Pursuit
 
men
 
women

Mass start
 
men
 
women

Relay
 
men
mixed
women

The provisional timeschedule of the event stands
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