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10 kilometres Sprint, Men

Date23 February 1988 — 10:46
StatusOlympic
LocationCanmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Participants72 from 22 countries
FormatPenalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 10,045 m
Height Differential: 103 m
Maximum Climb: 55 m
Shooting 1: Prone at ? km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at ? km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 380 m

East German Frank-Peter Roetsch had won this event at the 1985 and 1987 World Championships, and had also won the 20 km individual event. He was the 1986-87 World Cup champion, and when this event started, he had already won the 20 km event in Calgary. In the end he won this event as expected, becoming the first biathlete to win both individual events at the Winter Olympics, although there had only been two events since 1980. Roetsch won the event despite missing one target and having to ski a penalty loop at the second shooting. The other medalists, Soviets Valery Medvedtsev, 1986 World Champion in this event, and Sergey Chepikov, were clean in their shooting rounds, thus Roetsch had outskied them by a large amount. The first six places went to biathletes from East Germany and the Soviet Union.

PosNrBiathleteNOCTimeMisses
163Frank-Peter RoetschGDR25:08.11Gold
250Valery MedvedtsevURS25:23.70Silver
331Sergey ChepikovURS25:29.40Bronze
410Birk AndersGDR25:51.82
542André SehmischGDR25:52.32
636Frank LuckGDR25:57.61
737Tapio PiipponenFIN26:02.21
849Johann PasslerITA26:07.72
969Dmitry VasilyevURS26:09.71
1052Peter AngererFRG26:13.22
1128Geir EinangNOR26:13.30
1267Fritz FischerFRG26:25.91
1357Pieralberto CarraraITA26:32.72
1464Frode LøbergNOR26:32.911
1524Andreas ZingerleITA26:33.02
1656Jan MatoušTCH26:33.31
1753Franz SchulerAUT26:45.01
1811Yury KashkarovURS26:49.13
1934Ernst ReiterFRG26:50.22
2045Eirik KvalfossNOR26:51.94
2138Mike DixonGBR26:53.30
229Mikael LöfgrenSWE27:01.01
2368Bruno HofstätterAUT27:02.81
2423Tomáš KosTCH27:13.51
2541Harri ElorantaFIN27:15.23
2618Stefan HöckFRG27:26.23
2733Josh ThompsonUSA27:27.74
2862Jiří HolubecTCH27:29.83
2965Krasimir VidenovBUL27:31.11
=3017Sverre IstadNOR27:34.35
=3047Lyle NelsonUSA27:34.31
3266Francis MougelFRA27:34.93
3313Roberto MarchesiITA27:36.72
=3432Glenn RupertusCAN27:38.62
=347Jaromír ŠimůnekTCH27:38.61
3616Hristo VodenicharovBUL27:40.51
3712Egon LeitnerAUT27:42.42
3830Vladimir VelichkovBUL27:48.82
3926Misao KodateJPN27:52.62
4021Alfred EderAUT27:57.32
416Juha TellaFIN27:58.33
4260Antero LähdeFIN27:59.93
4355Vasil BozhilovBUL28:06.52
4451Tadashi NakamuraJPN28:11.42
4548Carl DaviesGBR28:12.12
4661Ken KarpoffCAN28:12.91
4743Peter SjödénSWE28:13.32
4825Zsolt KovácsHUN28:13.90
4971Bill CarowUSA28:19.64
502Curt SchreinerUSA28:19.93
511Christian DumontFRA28:20.32
5229Hervé FlandinFRA28:21.44
5327Jure VelepecYUG28:21.92
5422Roger WestlingSWE28:24.84
5544Charles PlamondonCAN28:30.53
5654Xavier BlondFRA28:36.63
5772Leif AnderssonSWE28:48.94
588Paget StewartCAN29:06.94
5914Koichi SatoJPN29:43.13
605Mark LanginGBR29:52.15
6159Trevor KingGBR30:00.55
6235Andrew PaulAUS30:36.61
6370Akihiro TakizawaJPN31:38.75
6419Shin Young-SunKOR33:05.44
6520Alejandro GiróARG33:55.43
6658Joo Young-DaiKOR34:50.48
6739Kim Yong-WoonKOR35:18.67
6840Luis ArgelARG35:25.18
6946Joung Young-SukKOR35:31.36
704Gustavo GiróARG36:38.86
713Judd BankertGUM45:37.18
7215Elliot ArchillaPUR47:47.46