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4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men

Date15 February 2022 — 17:00
StatusOlympic
LocationZhangjiakou Nordic Centre and Biathlon Centre, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province
Participants84 from 21 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target, with three extra shots allowed to obtain 5 target hits.
DetailsCourse Length: 7,569 m
Height Differential: 36 m
Maximum Climb: 40 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.411 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.087 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 255 m

Norway won its third Olympic biathlon men’s relay gold medal in Beijing, after winning it in 2002 and 2010. The relay was re-scheduled to an earlier start by two and a half hours to avoid the freezing cold weather. Even so, it was -15 degrees at the start. Under difficult weather conditions, of the top 10 teams, only France got away without a penalty loop.

The ROC took an early lead through Said Karimulla Khalili, with Belarus less than a second behind, and France third. The favourites Norway were 40.3 seconds behind in seventh place due to Sturla Holm Lægreid’s penalty loop. Aleksandr Loginov and Maksim Tsvetkov helped increase the ROC lead to 41.3 seconds after the second and third legs. France held on to second place with a narrow lead over Norway, thanks to Johannes Thingnes Bø bringing them back into the reckoning. Norway trailed by 1:47.6 after the second leg until Bø ran the best third leg, making up more than one minute on the leaders. Benedikt Doll moved Germany into fourth place going into the last exchange thanks to his time being the second-best of the third leg.

With Eduard Latypov running a lonely race for ROC, Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen, Quentin Fillon-Maillet, and Philipp Nawrath were fighting for second place. Drama came in the final standing shooting. Latypov had to go two penalty loops, lost his comfortable lead to Norway, and slipped down to third place. France also took advantage of Latypov’s mistakes and secured silver. Germany also had a penalty loop and could not close the gap and missed out on a medal behind ROC.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
11NorwayNOR1-19:50.21 (7)Gold
1-1Sturla Holm Lægreid20:21.21 (3)20:21.2 (7)
1-2Tarjei Bø20:40.10 (2)41:01.3 (6)
1-3Johannes Thingnes Bø19:10.90 (2)1-00:12.2 (3)
1-4Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen19:38.00 (0)1-19:50.2 (1)
23FranceFRA1-20:17.60 (9)Silver
3-1Fabien Claude19:48.70 (2)19:48.7 (3)
3-2Émilien Jacquelin20:01.20 (1)39:49.9 (2)
3-3Simon Desthieux20:20.60 (3)1-00:10.5 (2)
3-4Quentin Fillon Maillet20:07.10 (3)1-20:17.6 (2)
32ROCROC1-20:35.52 (6)Bronze
2-1Said Khalili19:40.90 (1)19:40.9 (1)
2-2Aleksandr Loginov19:32.80 (2)39:13.7 (1)
2-3Maksim Tsvetkov20:15.50 (0)59:29.2 (1)
2-4Eduard Latypov21:06.32 (3)1-20:35.5 (3)
44GermanyGER1-20:54.51 (9)
4-1Erik Lesser20:21.80 (3)20:21.8 (8)
4-2Roman Rees20:15.00 (1)40:36.8 (5)
4-3Benedikt Doll19:36.30 (1)1-00:13.1 (4)
4-4Philipp Nawrath20:41.41 (4)1-20:54.5 (4)
58SwedenSWE1-21:39.61 (13)
8-1Peppe Femling20:18.50 (4)20:18.5 (6)
8-2Jesper Nelin21:01.51 (4)41:20.0 (10)
8-3Martin Ponsiluoma20:05.00 (4)1-01:25.0 (7)
8-4Sebastian Samuelsson20:14.60 (1)1-21:39.6 (5)
610CanadaCAN1-21:46.52 (9)
10-1Adam Runnalls20:33.21 (4)20:33.2 (11)
10-2Christian Gow20:36.81 (3)41:10.0 (9)
10-3Jules Burnotte20:32.60 (2)1-01:42.6 (10)
10-4Scott Gow20:03.90 (0)1-21:46.5 (6)
77ItalyITA1-21:48.82 (13)
7-1Thomas Bormolini20:11.80 (2)20:11.8 (4)
7-2Tommaso Giacomel20:14.50 (3)40:26.3 (4)
7-3Lukas Hofer20:38.41 (4)1-01:04.7 (5)
7-4Dominik Windisch20:44.11 (4)1-21:48.8 (7)
85BelarusBLR1-21:49.22 (11)
5-1Mikita Labastau19:41.80 (3)19:41.8 (2)
5-2Dzmitry Lazouski20:43.90 (2)40:25.7 (3)
5-3Maksim Varabei21:13.82 (3)1-01:39.5 (9)
5-4Anton Smolski20:09.70 (3)1-21:49.2 (8)
96UkraineUKR1-23:31.54 (12)
6-1Bohdan Tsymbal20:22.90 (2)20:22.9 (9)
6-2Artem Pryma21:05.41 (4)41:28.3 (12)
6-3Anton Dudchenko20:49.91 (3)1-02:18.2 (11)
6-4Dmytro Pidruchnyi21:13.32 (3)1-23:31.5 (9)
1014AustriaAUT1-23:31.92 (8)
14-1David Komatz20:34.20 (2)20:34.2 (12)
14-2Simon Eder20:33.20 (2)41:07.4 (8)
14-3Felix Leitner20:10.90 (0)1-01:18.3 (6)
14-4Harald Lemmerer22:13.62 (4)1-23:31.9 (10)
1111SloveniaSLO1-24:09.60 (10)
11-1Miha Dovžan20:23.60 (1)20:23.6 (10)
11-2Jakov Fak20:43.10 (4)41:06.7 (7)
11-3Lovro Planko21:33.70 (3)1-02:40.4 (12)
11-4Rok Trsan21:29.20 (2)1-24:09.6 (11)
129SwitzerlandSUI1-24:12.31 (8)
9-1Sebastian Stalder20:58.00 (0)20:58.0 (14)
9-2Benjamin Weger20:22.00 (2)41:20.0 (10)
9-3Niklas Hartweg20:10.00 (0)1-01:30.0 (8)
9-4Joscha Burkhalter22:42.31 (6)1-24:12.3 (12)
1315United StatesUSA1-25:33.03 (13)
15-1Sean Doherty20:47.21 (4)20:47.2 (13)
15-2Jake Brown21:11.51 (3)41:58.7 (13)
15-3Paul Schommer21:21.20 (2)1-03:19.9 (13)
15-4Leif Nordgren22:13.11 (4)1-25:33.0 (13)
1417LithuaniaLTU1-25:37.80 (11)
17-1Tomas Kaukėnas21:10.30 (2)21:10.3 (16)
17-2Vytautas Strolia21:11.60 (3)42:21.9 (14)
17-3Karol Dombrovski21:25.90 (1)1-03:47.8 (14)
17-4Linas Banys21:50.00 (5)1-25:37.8 (14)
1516EstoniaEST1-26:03.62 (12)
16-1Rene Zahkna21:25.81 (3)21:25.8 (17)
16-2Kristo Siimer22:26.71 (6)43:52.5 (21)
16-3Kalev Ermits20:56.90 (2)1-04:49.4 (17)
16-4Raido Ränkel21:14.20 (1)1-26:03.6 (15)
1620People's Republic of ChinaCHN1-26:27.52 (11)
20-1Cheng Fangming20:12.80 (1)20:12.8 (5)
20-2Yan Xingyuan22:37.52 (5)42:50.3 (15)
20-3Zhu Zhenyu21:46.20 (4)1-04:36.5 (16)
20-4Zhang Chunyu21:51.00 (1)1-26:27.5 (16)
1712FinlandFIN1-26:57.74 (14)
12-1Heikki Laitinen22:27.82 (5)22:27.8 (20)
12-2Tero Seppälä20:34.70 (2)43:02.5 (17)
12-3Olli Hiidensalo21:25.20 (4)1-04:27.7 (15)
12-4Tuomas Harjula22:30.02 (3)1-26:57.7 (17)
1818BulgariaBUL1-27:05.32 (11)
18-1Blagoy Todev22:27.20 (3)22:27.2 (19)
18-2Vladimir Iliev20:26.60 (2)42:53.8 (16)
18-3Dimitar Gerdzhikov21:58.41 (3)1-04:52.2 (18)
18-4Toni Sinapov22:13.11 (3)1-27:05.3 (18)
1913Czech RepublicCZE ()DNFlapped
13-1Jakub Štvrtecký22:55.82 (6)22:55.8 (21)
13-2Mikuláš Karlík20:29.30 (5)43:25.1 (19)
13-3Adam Václavík2 (3)– (–)
13-4Michal Krčmář ()– (–)
2021BelgiumBEL ()DNFlapped
21-1Florent Claude21:01.70 (2)21:01.7 (15)
21-2Thierry Langer22:08.20 (3)43:09.9 (18)
21-3Tom Lahaye-Goffart0 (3)– (–)
21-4Cesar Beauvais ()– (–)
2119SlovakiaSVK ()DNFlapped
19-1Michal Šíma21:39.20 (2)21:39.2 (18)
19-2Matej Baloga22:10.10 (3)43:49.3 (20)
19-3Šimon Bartko2 (5)– (–)
19-4Tomáš Sklenárik– (–)– (–)