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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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Nadezhda Skardino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Belarus Nadezhda Skardino is a biathlete.

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Tobias Eberhard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Austria Tobias Eberhard is a biathlete.

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Elena Khrustaleva is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Kaisa Mäkäräinen is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 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) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Evgeny Ustyugov is a biathlete.

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Marie Laure Brunet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
France Marie Laure Brunet is a biathlete.

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Laura Dahlmeier is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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Dominik Landertinger is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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Solveig Rogstad is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Slovakia Ľubomíra Kalinová is a biathlete.

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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Andrea Henkel is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Ivan Tcherezov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Ivan Yuryevich Tcherezov is a Russian biathlete .

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Darya Domracheva is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Tarjei Bø is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Tarjei Bø is an Olympic Biathlete from Norway.

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Liv-Kjersti Eikeland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Liv-Kjersti Eikeland is a former Norwegian biathlete. Liv-Kjersti Eikeland debuted in the World Cup in 1999 in Oberhof. Her best position so far is a second on the 15 km from Östersund in ...more

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Greuber Schnellerhund is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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Daniel Mesotitsch is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Kati Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Anna Boulygina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Russia Anna Boulygina is a biathlete.

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Łukasz Szczurek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Poland Łukasz Szczurek is an Olympic Biathlon athlete from Poland.

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Ann Kristin Flatland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Norway Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland is a retired Norwegian biathlete. Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland debuted in the World Cup in 2003 at Kontiolahti in Finland, where she came in 56th in the sprint event. ...more

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Robin Clegg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Canada Robin Clegg is former Canadian biathlete. Clegg lives in Canmore, Alberta. He was a gold medalist at the 2005 North American Championships. He retired after the 2009–10 season.

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Andreja Mali is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Slovenia Andreja Mali is a biathlete.

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Jay Hakkinen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
United States of America Jay Hakkinen is a retired biathlete from Kasilof, Alaska. He is a four-time American Olympian, and his 10th-place finish in the 20-kilometer individual race at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, ...more

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Paavo Puurunen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Réka Ferencz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Romania Réka Ferencz is a Romanian Olympic Biathlon athlete of Hungarian ethnicity.

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Svetlana Sleptsova is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Nikolay Kruglov, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 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 Glagow is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Martina Halinárová is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Sebastian Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Michael Rösch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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) 41 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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Éva Tófalvi is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 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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Magdalena Neuner is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Julie Carraz-Collin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
France Julie Carraz-Collin is a biathlete.

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Jean Philippe Leguellec is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Canada Jean Philippe Leguellec is a biathlete.

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Benedikt Doll is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Dusan Simocko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Slovakia Dusan Simocko is a biathlete.

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Rosanna Crawford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
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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Janez Maric is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon
Slovenia Janez Marič is a Slovenian biathlete. Marič represented Slovenia at the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.