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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Jakov Fak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Jakov Fak Slovenia, Croatia Jakov Fak is a Croatian and Slovenian biathlete. As a member of the Croatian biathlon team, Fak won a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2009 and another bronze at the 2010 Winter ...more

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Stian Eckhoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Stian Eckhoff Norway Stian Eckhoff, born 3 September 1979 in Trondheim, is a former Norwegian biathlete. He has 2 World Cup victories and in the 2004-05 season, Eckhoff placed tenth overall. Since his retirement he ...more

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Janez Maric is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Paavo Puurunen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Paavo Puurunen Finland Paavo Puurunen is a retired Finnish biathlete. Puurunen debuted on the World Cup scene in the 1995/96 season. His best overall placing is from 1997/98 season when he finished 13th. He won his ...more

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Martina Glagow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Martina Glagow 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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Rosanna Crawford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Rosanna Crawford Canada Rosanna Crawford is a Canadian biathlete. Crawford competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the women's sprint and individual competitions. She placed 72nd in the sprint on 13 ...more

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Jean Philippe Leguellec is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Jean Philippe Leguellec Canada Jean Philippe Leguellec is a biathlete.

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Teja Gregorin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Teja Gregorin Slovenia Teja Gregorin is a Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 2002, having been a cross-country skier before that. Her best result in the Biathlon World Cup ...more

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Nikolay Kruglov, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Nikolay Kruglov, Jr. 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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Svetlana Sleptsova is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Benedikt Doll is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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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Dusan Simocko is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Martina Halinárová is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Michal Šlesingr is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Julie Carraz-Collin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Julie Carraz-Collin France Julie Carraz-Collin is a biathlete.

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Magdalena Neuner is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Tim Burke is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 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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Laura Spector is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Laura Spector United States of America Laura Spector is a biathlete.

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Michael Rösch is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Dominik Windisch is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Michal Krčmář is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Sebastian Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Vincent Jay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Vincent Jay France Vincent Jay is a biathlete.

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Ivan Tcherezov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Ivan Tcherezov Russia Ivan Yuryevich Tcherezov is a Russian biathlete .

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Marie Dorin Habert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Marie Dorin Habert France Marie Dorin is a biathlete.

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Marc-André Bédard is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 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) 35 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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Solveig Rogstad is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 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) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Ľubomíra Kalinová Slovakia Ľubomíra Kalinová is a biathlete.

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Tarjei Bø is listed (or ranked) 39 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) 40 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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Anna Bogaliy-Titovets is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Emil Hegle Svendsen is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Timo Antila is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Timo Antila Finland Timo Antila is an Olympic Biathlete from Finland.

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Līga Glāzere is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Līga Glāzere Latvia Līga Glāzere is an Olympic Biathlete from Latvia.

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Zhang Chengye is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Diana Rasimovičiūtė is listed (or ranked) 47 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) 48 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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Sarah Murphy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Sarah Murphy Canada, New Zealand Sarah Murphy is an Olympic Biathlete from New Zealand.

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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.