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

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Martin Fourcade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Kaisa Mäkäräinen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Finland Kaisa-Leena Mäkäräinen is a Finnish biathlete, who currently competes for Kontiolahden Urheilijat. Outside of sports, Mäkäräinen is currently studying to be a ...more

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Tora Berger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Tora Berger is a retired Norwegian biathlete and Olympic champion.

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Evgeny Ustyugov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Evgeny Ustyugov is a biathlete.

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Laura Dahlmeier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Germany Laura Dahlmeier is a German biathlete. Dahlmeier started in her first world cup races in the 2012/13-season. In 2014 she participated in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She was officially ...more

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Darya Domracheva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Belarus Darya Vladimirovna Domracheva is a Belarusian biathlete who has been competing in the Biathlon World Cup since 2006. She won three gold medals in the pursuit, individual, and mass start ...more

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Nadezhda Skardino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Belarus Nadezhda Skardino is a biathlete.

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Elena Khrustaleva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Kazakhstan Elena Vladimirovna Khrustaleva is a former Russian and Belarusian, now Kazakh biathlete. She won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. This was Kazakhstan's 6th medal at the ...more

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Tobias Eberhard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Austria Tobias Eberhard is a biathlete.

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Andrea Henkel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Germany Andrea Henkel is a retired German professional biathlete and the younger sister of Manuela Henkel, a successful cross-country skier. She trained at SV Großbreitenbach. Andrea Henkel ...more

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Lars Berger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Lars Berger is a Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier. Fellow biathlete Tora Berger is his sister. Berger's family moved to Lesja, Oppland, in 1985. At the age of six, Berger started ...more

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Ľubomíra Kalinová is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Slovakia Ľubomíra Kalinová is a biathlete.

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

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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Sandrine Bailly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Tarjei Bø is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Tarjei Bø is an Olympic Biathlete from Norway.

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Dominik Landertinger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Austria Dominik Landertinger is an Austrian biathlete. He debuted in the 2007/2008 season, and his big breakthrough came during the 2008/2009 season, where he, as of 6 March 2014, has eleven podium ...more

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Kati Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Germany Kati Wilhelm is a German former professional biathlete. Like most German biathletes she is also a member of the German Armed Forces with the rank of master sergeant. She currently resides in ...more

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Martina Glagow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Germany Martina "Molly" Beck, is a retired German biathlete. She now lives in Mittenwald in Bavaria. She was most successful in the 2002–03 season, when she was the first German to win the ...more

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Ivan Tcherezov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Ivan Yuryevich Tcherezov is a Russian biathlete .

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Anna Bogaliy-Titovets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Nikolay Kruglov, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Nikolay Nikolayevich Kruglov is a retired Russian biathlete. His father, Nikolay Kruglov, was also a biathlete. Later he followed in his father's footsteps he has won a couple of medals with the ...more

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Martina Halinárová is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Dominik Windisch is listed (or ranked) 25 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