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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
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
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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Tobias Eberhard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Austria Tobias Eberhard is a biathlete.

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Tora Berger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Tora Berger is a retired Norwegian biathlete and Olympic champion.

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Marie Laure Brunet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
France Marie Laure Brunet is a biathlete.

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Nadezhda Skardino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Belarus Nadezhda Skardino is a biathlete.

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Lars Berger is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Kaisa Mäkäräinen is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Darya Domracheva is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Sandrine Bailly is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Solveig Rogstad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Solveig Rogstad is a retired Norwegian biathlete.

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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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Anna Bogaliy-Titovets is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Evgeny Ustyugov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Evgeny Ustyugov is a biathlete.

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Éva Tófalvi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Olga Zaitseva is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Daniel Mesotitsch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Greuber Schnellerhund is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Elena Khrustaleva is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Dominik Landertinger is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 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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Andrea Henkel is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Laura Dahlmeier is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Tarjei Bø is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Tarjei Bø is an Olympic Biathlete from Norway.

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Magdalena Neuner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Lilia Vaygina-Efremova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Anton Shipulin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Anton Vladimirovich Shipulin is a Russian biathlete.

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Simon Fourcade is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
France Simon Fourcade is a French biathlete and non-commissioned officer. His younger brother Martin Fourcade is also a biathlete.

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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Mads Huken Mathiesen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Emil Hegle Svendsen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Vincent Defrasne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
France Vincent Defrasne is a former French biathlete. He won a gold medal in the 12.5 km pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. ...more

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Marie Dorin Habert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
France Marie Dorin is a biathlete.

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Michael Greis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Germany Michael Greis is a German retired triple Olympic gold medalist in biathlon. Greis first competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, finishing 15th and 16th in the 10 km sprint and ...more

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Simon Eder is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Austria Simon Eder is a biathlete.  

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Johannes Thingnes Bø is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Halvard Hanevold is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Halvard Hanevold, is a Norwegian biathlete and Olympic champion. Hanevold won the bronze medal in the men's 20 km individual and the silver medal in the men's 10 km sprint at the 2006 Winter ...more

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Oksana Khvostenko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Ukraine Oksana Khvostenko is a Ukrainian biathlete. In 2011 Ukraine initially finished 2nd in the relay but was later disqualified because she had too high levels of ephedrine in a doping test.

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Liu Xianying is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
China Xianying Liu is a biathlete.

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Līga Glāzere is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Latvia Līga Glāzere is an Olympic Biathlete from Latvia.

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Diana Rasimovičiūtė is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Anna Carin Zidek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Sweden Anna Carin Helena Cecilia Zidek is a Swedish former biathlete who won a silver medal in the 7.5 km sprint and a gold medal in the 12.5 km mass start event at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Originally ...more

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Zhang Chengye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Simon Hallenbarter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Switzerland Simon Hallenbarter is a biathlete.

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Gerda Krūmiņa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Dijana Ravnikar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Slovenia Dijana Ravnikar, is a Slovenian biathlete and Cross-country skier of Croatian origin.

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Lanny Barnes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
United States of America Lanny Barnes is a biathlete.

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Timo Antila is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Finland Timo Antila is an Olympic Biathlete from Finland.

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Sarah Murphy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Canada, New Zealand Sarah Murphy is an Olympic Biathlete from New Zealand.