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Biathlon World Cup 2023: schedule, results, favorites


Can the DSV athletes break the Norwegian dominance? From February 8th, the Biathlon World Championships will take place in Oberhof, Germany. All important information about the event can be found here.

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Germany's gold hope Denise Herrmann-Wick at the shooting range


Biathlon World Cup 2023

The 53rd Biathlon World Championships will be held in Oberhof between February 8th and 19th.

After 2004, the Thuringian Forest is the venue for a biathlon world championship for the second time.

Spectator capacity was increased by 4,000 to 28,000 visitors.

The results will not be considered for the World Cup this year - for the first time since 1993.

The Schedule

Wednesday, February 8: Mixed Relay (2:45 p.m.)

Friday, February 10: Women's Sprint (2:30 p.m.)

Saturday 11 February: Men's Sprint (2:30 p.m.)

Sunday, February 12: Pursuit of Women (1:25 p.m.)

Sunday, February 12: Men's Pursuit (3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday 14 February: Men's Singles (2.30pm)

Wednesday 15 February: Women's Singles (2.30pm)

Thursday, February 16: Single Mixed Relay (3:10 p.m.)

Saturday, February 18: Men's Relay (11:45 am)

Saturday, February 18: Women's Relay (3:00 p.m.)

Sunday, February 19: Men's Mass City (12:30 p.m.)

Sunday, February 19: Mass City of Women (3:15 p.m.)

The favourites

Norwegian festivals are in the offing in Oberhof: In the men's category, three Norwegians are ahead in the overall World Cup rankings.

Johannes Thingnes Bø


has already won eleven times, and it is not uncommon for him to be surrounded by two compatriots on the podium.


Quentin Fillon Maillet

from France has a good chance of breaking through the Norwegian dominance.

For women, the field is comparatively open:

Julia Simon

(France) and

Elvira Öberg

(Sweden) are the favorites for gold, but an Italian duo (

Lisa Vittozzi and Dorothea Wierer

) also has a chance of winning.

Likewise the Austrian

Lisa Theresa Hauser


The Germans

But what would a World Cup be without a German medal?

Denise Hermann-Wick

celebrated her nine and ten World Cup victories this winter, and she is considered a promising candidate for a top place, especially in the sprint.

For the men, hopes rest on the relay.

Benedikt Doll


Roman Rees

are currently the most consistent shooters in the DSV camp, but a podium finish would still be a great success in Oberhof.

The Biathlon World Cup on TV

As usual, the World Championships in Oberhof will be shown alternately on the public channels.

Both ARD and ZDF also offer live streams on the Internet.

Alternatively, you can also follow all competitions on Eurosport.

World Championship record winner

World Cup record winners (men and women)

1. Ole Einar Bjørndalen (Norway), 20 gold, 14 silver, 11 bronze

2. Martin Fourcade (France), 13 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze

3. Johannes Thingnes Bø (Norway), 12 gold , nine silver, three bronze

4. Emil Hegle Svendsen (Norway), twelve gold, six silver, three bronze

5. Magdalena Neuner (Germany)

, twelve gold, four silver, one bronze

6. Frank Luck (Germany)

, eleven gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze

7. Alexander Tikhonov (Soviet Union), 11 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze

8. Tarjei Bø (Norway), 11 gold, 8 silver, 2 bronze

9. Marte Olsbu Røiseland (Norway), 11 gold, 3 times Bronze

10. Tiril Eckhoff (Norway), ten gold, two silver, three bronze

Record winners at a World Cup (men and women)


Laura Dahlmeier (Germany)

, five gold medals, three of them in singles;

one silver (2017 in Hochfilzen)

2. Marte Olsbu Røiseland (Norway), five golds, two of them in singles;

two silvers (2020 in Antholz)

3. Tora Berger (Norway), four golds, two silvers (2013 in Nové Mesto)

4. Tiril Eckhoff (Norway), four golds, one silver (2021 in Pokljuka)

5. Martin Fourcade (France ), four gold, one silver (2016 in Oslo)

6. Johannes Thingnes Bø (Norway), four gold, one silver (2019 in Östersund)

7. Emil Hegle Svendsen (Norway), four gold, one bronze (2013 in Nové Mesto )

8. Ole Einar Bjørndalen (Norway), four gold medals (2009 in Pyeongchang)

8. Ole Einar Bjørndalen (Norway), four gold medals (2005 in Hochfilzen)

8. Liv Grete Poirée (Norway), four gold medals (2004 in Oberhof)


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2023-02-07

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