Athletes The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon  

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These famous biathlon event Olympians are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed. After all, biathlon is an event that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting - meaning it's not an easy game. Almost every one of these historic biathlon Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. However, only one athlete can be voted the best. Cast your vote below! 

Only the greatest biathlon Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best biathlon athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with. Help answer the question, "Who are the greatest Olympic biathlon athletes?" 

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Ole Einar Bjørndalen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is a biathlete.

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Martin Fourcade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Martin Fourcade France Martin Fourcade is a French biathlete and non-commissioned officer. Fourcade is a six-time World Champion, twice an Olympic champion and four-time winner of the Overall World Cup.

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Janez Maric is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Janez Maric Slovenia Janez Marič is a Slovenian biathlete. Marič represented Slovenia at the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Réka Ferencz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Réka Ferencz Romania Réka Ferencz is a Romanian Olympic Biathlon athlete of Hungarian ethnicity.

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Julie Carraz-Collin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Julie Carraz-Collin France Julie Carraz-Collin is a biathlete.

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Michal Šlesingr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Michal Šlesingr Czech Republic Michal Šlesingr is a Czech biathlete. His biggest achievement so far is silver medal in 10 km sprint and bronze medal in 20 km individual at the 2007 World Championship in Antholz, Italy.

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Martina Halinárová is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Martina Halinárová Slovakia Martina Halinárová, née Jašicová, also known as Schwarzbacherová from her first marriage, is a Slovakian biathlete. She won a silver medal at the 1999 Biathlon

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Dusan Simocko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Dusan Simocko Slovakia Dusan Simocko is a biathlete.

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Pavlina Filipova is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Pavlina Filipova Bulgaria Pavlina Ivanova Filipova is a Bulgarian biathlete. Her professional sporting career began in 1996. She has competed in three Winter Olympic Games. In 1998 and 2002, Filipova posted fourth-place ...more

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Benedikt Doll is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Benedikt Doll Benedikt Doll (born 24 March 1990) is a German biathlete. He competed in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 World Cup seasons, and represented Germany at the Biathlon World Championships 2015 in

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Valj Semerenko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Valj Semerenko Ukraine Valentyna Oleksandrivna Semerenko, known also as Valya Semerenko and featuring in statistics as Valj Semerenko is a Ukrainian biathlete.

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Svetlana Sleptsova is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Svetlana Sleptsova Russia Svetlana Yuryevna Sleptsova is a Russian biathlete. She is a member of the club CSKA. She is a three-time Junior World Champion and won the bronze medal in the mixed relay at the 2008 World ...more

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Marie Dorin Habert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Marie Dorin Habert France Marie Dorin is a biathlete.

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Tarjei Bø is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Tarjei Bø Norway Tarjei Bø is an Olympic Biathlete from Norway.

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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Anastasiya Kuzmina Slovakia Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina is Slovak biathlete born in Russia. Kuzmina represented Slovakia from December 2008 and won the silver medal two months ...more

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Tim Burke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Tim Burke United States of America Timothy John "Tim" Burke is a U.S. biathlete. At the 2007 World Championships in Antholz, he made US history by finishing 7th in the men's 20 km race. On December 20, 2009, he became ...more

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Sylvie Becaert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Sylvie Becaert France Sylvie Becaert is a French biathlete. Becaert's best year so far was 2003 when she came third in the overall world cup standings and won gold in the sprint event at the World Championships 2003 ...more

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Michael Rösch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Michael Rösch Germany Michael Rösch is a German and Belgian biathlete. Michael Rösch has been junior world champion four times, three times in the relay and once in the sprint distance in 2003. On December ...more

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Vincent Jay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Vincent Jay France Vincent Jay is a biathlete.

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Laura Spector is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Laura Spector United States of America Laura Spector is a biathlete.

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Dominik Windisch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Dominik Windisch Italy Dominik Windisch is an Italian biathlete. He competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics for Italy where he finished 11th in the sprint and won a bronze in the mixed relay. His brother Markus Windisch ...more

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Ivan Tcherezov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Ivan Tcherezov Russia Ivan Yuryevich Tcherezov is a Russian biathlete .

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Sebastian Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Sebastian Samuelsson Sebastian Samuelsson (born 28 March 1997) is a Swedish biathlete who competes internationally. He participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics. There he won a silver medal in the 12.5 km pursuit

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Michal Krčmář is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Michal Krčmář Michal Krčmář (born 23 January 1991) is a Czech biathlete. At the 2018 Winter Olympics he finished second in the 10 km sprint event. He was a part of the silver junior men's relay at ...more

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Marc-André Bédard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Marc-André Bédard Canada Marc-André Bedard is a Canadian biathlete. Bédard was born in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Québec and started cross-country skiing as a child. At the age of fourteen he ...more

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Lowell Bailey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Lowell Bailey United States of America Lowell Bailey is a biathlete.

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Haley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Haley Johnson United States of America Haley Johnson is an American biathlete who has competed since 2008. Her best World Cup finish was 52nd in a pursuit event in Sweden in 2008. Johnson's best finish at the Biathlon World ...more

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Emil Hegle Svendsen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Emil Hegle Svendsen Norway Emil Hegle Svendsen is a Norwegian biathlete. He won two gold medals and one silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He has won five individual gold medals and six relay gold medals at ...more

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Johannes Thingnes Bø is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Anna Bogaliy-Titovets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Anna Bogaliy-Titovets Russia Anna Ivanovna Bogaliy-Titovets is a retired Russian biathlete. She is 167 cm tall and weighs 58 kg. She has had eleven podium finishes, three in first place, four in second, and has come third ...more

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Solveig Rogstad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Solveig Rogstad Norway Solveig Rogstad is a retired Norwegian biathlete.

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Lilia Vaygina-Efremova is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Lilia Vaygina-Efremova Ukraine Lilia Vaygina-Efremova is a Ukrainian biathlete. On February 16, 2006, she won the Winter Olympics bronze medal for the 7.5 km biathlon competition, becoming the first Ukrainian athlete to win a ...more

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Ľubomíra Kalinová is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Ľubomíra Kalinová Slovakia Ľubomíra Kalinová is a biathlete.

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Tora Berger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Tora Berger Norway Tora Berger is a retired Norwegian biathlete and Olympic champion.

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Magdalena Neuner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Magdalena Neuner Germany Magdalena "Lena" Neuner is a retired German professional biathlete. She is the most successful woman of all time at Biathlon World Championships and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. ...more

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Tobias Eberhard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Tobias Eberhard Austria Tobias Eberhard is a biathlete.

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Daniel Mesotitsch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Daniel Mesotitsch Austria Daniel Mesotitsch is an Austrian biathlete, the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. He was born in Villach, Kärnten, Austria. His height is 181 cm and weight

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Marie Laure Brunet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Marie Laure Brunet France Marie Laure Brunet is a biathlete.

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Evgeny Ustyugov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Evgeny Ustyugov Russia Evgeny Ustyugov is a biathlete.

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Nadezhda Skardino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Nadezhda Skardino Belarus Nadezhda Skardino is a biathlete.

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Olga Zaitseva is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Olga Zaitseva Russia Olga Alekseyevna Zaitseva is a former Russian biathlete. She began her career in 1994. After not competing in the 2014–15 season, Zaitseva announced her retirement on 24 January 2015. Shortly ...more

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Éva Tófalvi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Éva Tófalvi Romania Éva Tófalvi is a Romanian biathlete of Hungarian ethnicity. She finished in 11th place in the Women's Overall World Cup standings and in 2nd place in the Individual event at the ...more

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Sandrine Bailly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Sandrine Bailly France Sandrine Bailly is a former French biathlete. She was most successful in the 2004–05 season, when she could win the overall World Cup, and in the 2007–08 season, when she finished second. In ...more

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Greuber Schnellerhund is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Diana Rasimovičiūtė is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Diana Rasimovičiūtė Lithuania Diana Rasimovičiūtė is a retired Lithuanian biathlete. Her event is the biathlon. She placed 18th in the 7.5 km sprint, 27th in the 10 km pursuit and 66th in the 15 km individual at the 2006 ...more

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Dijana Ravnikar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Dijana Ravnikar Slovenia Dijana Ravnikar, is a Slovenian biathlete and Cross-country skier of Croatian origin.

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Zhang Chengye is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Zhang Chengye China Zhang Chengye is a Chinese biathlete who competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in both biathlon and cross-country skiing. He is set to compete for China at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Men's

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Gerda Krūmiņa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Gerda Krūmiņa Latvia Gerda Krūmiņa is a Latvian biathlete. Krūmiņa competed in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics for Latvia. Her best finish was 18th, as part of the 2006 Latvian relay team. Her best individual ...more

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Lanny Barnes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Lanny Barnes United States of America Lanny Barnes is a biathlete.