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Not held in other editions
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3 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women

Date14 February 1992 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationLes Saisies
Participants48 from 16 countries
FormatEight shots for each group of five targets. Penalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 7,350 m
Height Differential: 57 m
Maximum Climb: 39 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 2.5 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 5.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 279 m

Since women first competed at the biathlon World Championships in 1984, the relay had always been won the Soviet team. Norway and Sweden had usually fought out the other medals, although Finland had won two medals, and Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Germany and the United States had won one medal each. The Unified Team was favored in the absence of the defunct Soviet Union. But on the first leg, France took the lead, shooting cleanly, while both Yelena Belova (EUN) and Uschi Disl (GER) missed a target, dropping their teams to third and fourth respectively, also trailing Bulgaria. France was unknown in women’s biathlon prior to the 1991-92 season but they had won the last World Cup race prior to the Albertville Games. Anfisa Reztsova put the Unified Team ahead after the second leg, followed by Germany and France, as the world order was restored. But the final leg brought a shocker, as Anne Briand-Bouthiaux had the fastest leg by over 45 seconds to bring France a surprising gold medal. This was especially surprising as one of France’s best biathletes, Delphine Heymann-Burlet, had to miss the event because of illness. Germany’s Petra Schaaf moved her team up to second, with the Unified team winning the bronze medal.

PosNrTeamNOCTimeMisses
(Extra Shots)
Split (Pos)
13FranceFRA1-15:55.60 (–)Gold
3-1Corinne Niogret25:54.70 (–)25:54.7 (1)
3-2Véronique Claudel25:30.70 (–)51:25.4 (3)
3-3Anne Briand24:30.20 (–)1-15:55.6 (1)
22GermanyGER1-16:18.41 (–)Silver
2-1Uschi Disl26:33.71 (–)26:33.7 (4)
2-2Antje Misersky24:28.90 (–)51:02.6 (2)
2-3Petra Schaaf25:15.80 (–)1-16:18.4 (2)
38Unified TeamEUN1-16:54.62 (–)Bronze
8-1Yelena Belova26:21.91 (–)26:21.9 (3)
8-2Anfisa Reztsova24:33.51 (–)50:55.4 (1)
8-3Yelena Melnikova25:59.20 (–)1-16:54.6 (3)
47BulgariaBUL1-18:54.80 (–)
7-1Silvana Blagoeva25:58.90 (–)25:58.9 (2)
7-2Nadezhda Aleksieva26:33.10 (–)52:32.0 (4)
7-3Iva Shkodreva26:22.80 (–)1-18:54.8 (4)
54FinlandFIN1-20:17.80 (–)
4-1Mari Lampinen26:40.90 (–)26:40.9 (5)
4-2Tuija Sikiö26:29.10 (–)53:10.0 (5)
4-3Terhi Markkanen27:07.80 (–)1-20:17.8 (5)
614SwedenSWE1-20:56.60 (–)
14-1Christina Eklund27:49.70 (–)27:49.7 (8)
14-2Inger Björkbom26:30.90 (–)54:20.6 (6)
14-3Mia Stadig26:36.00 (–)1-20:56.6 (6)
71NorwayNOR1-21:20.01 (–)
1-1Signe Trosten26:48.00 (–)26:48.0 (6)
1-2Hildegunn Fossen27:48.31 (–)54:36.3 (7)
1-3Elin Kristiansen26:43.70 (–)1-21:20.0 (7)
85CzechoslovakiaTCH1-23:12.73 (–)
5-1Gabriela Sůvová29:58.63 (–)29:58.6 (14)
5-2Jana Kulhavá27:07.10 (–)57:05.7 (13)
5-3Jiřína Adamičková26:07.00 (–)1-23:12.7 (8)
915EstoniaEST1-23:16.21 (–)
15-1Jelena Poljakova27:29.60 (–)27:29.6 (7)
15-2Eveli Peterson28:38.21 (–)56:07.8 (10)
15-3Krista Lepik27:08.40 (–)1-23:16.2 (9)
109RomaniaROU1-23:39.60 (–)
9-1Adina Şotropa28:31.60 (–)28:31.6 (9)
9-2Mihaela Cârstoi27:24.40 (–)55:56.0 (9)
9-3Ileana Ianoşiu-Hangan27:43.60 (–)1-23:39.6 (10)
1113CanadaCAN1-23:49.12 (–)
13-1Lise Meloche29:59.72 (–)29:59.7 (15)
13-2Myriam Bédard25:19.90 (–)55:19.6 (8)
13-3Jane Isakson28:29.50 (–)1-23:49.1 (11)
1216People's Republic of ChinaCHN1-23:51.04 (–)
16-1Wang Jinping29:22.14 (–)29:22.1 (13)
16-2Liu Giulan27:25.70 (–)56:47.8 (11)
16-3Song Aiqin27:03.20 (–)1-23:51.0 (12)
1311ItalyITA1-24:00.82 (–)
11-1Erica Carrara29:11.41 (–)29:11.4 (11)
11-2Monika Schwingshackl28:57.51 (–)58:08.9 (15)
11-3Nathalie Santer25:51.90 (–)1-24:00.8 (13)
1410PolandPOL1-24:07.54 (–)
10-1Agata Suszka28:32.01 (–)28:32.0 (10)
10-2Zofia Kiełpińska29:12.13 (–)57:44.1 (14)
10-3Halina Pitoń26:23.40 (–)1-24:07.5 (14)
156United StatesUSA1-24:36.92 (–)
6-1Nancy Bell-Johnstone29:15.71 (–)29:15.7 (12)
6-2Joan Smith27:47.70 (–)57:03.4 (12)
6-3Mary Ostergren27:33.51 (–)1-24:36.9 (15)
1612HungaryHUN1-31:31.13 (–)
12-1Brigitta Bereczki30:30.73 (–)30:30.7 (16)
12-2Kathalin Czifra29:37.20 (–)1-00:07.9 (16)
12-3Beatrix Holéczy31:23.20 (–)1-31:31.1 (16)