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10 kilometres Sprint, Men

Date23 February 1994 — 13:00-14:50
StatusOlympic
LocationBirkebeineren Skistadion, Lillehammer
Participants68 from 28 countries
FormatPenalty loop (150 metres) skied for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 10,747 m
Height Differential: 57 m
Maximum Climb: 32 m
Shooting 1: Prone at ? km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at ? km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 404 m

Mark Kirchner was the defending champion and had won the last three World Championships at the distance. He had been second in the 1992-93 seasonal World Cup, but had struggled with his shooting during the 1993-94 season. And shooting would be crucial in the short event as, among the leaders, only two biathletes had clean shooting rounds, and they would win the gold and silver medals. Sergey Chepikov had been third (1988) and fourth (1992) in this event at the last two Winter Olympics, but moved up to the gold here. Ricco Groß, the silver medalist, repeated his silver medal from Albertville. Kirchner missed two targets but also did not ski that well and placed 12th overall. For Chepikov this was his fifth Olympic biathlon medal, but only his second gold, and his first in an individual event. In 1998 he would compete at Nagano in cross-country skiing, but he returned to the biathlon, competing for Russia at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics, and would add a sixth biathlon medal, a silver in the relay, in 2006.

PosNrBiathleteNOCTimeMisses
125Sergey ChepikovRUS28:07.00Gold
211Ricco GroßGER28:13.00Silver
355Sergey TarasovRUS28:27.41Bronze
447Uladzimir DrachouRUS28:28.91
563Ludwig GredlerAUT29:05.42
653Frank LuckGER29:09.72
737Sven FischerGER29:16.01
860Hervé FlandinFRA29:33.81
948Janez OžboltSLO29:35.80
1062Aliaksandr PapouBLR29:38.50
1127Patrice Bailly-SalinsFRA29:43.12
1232Mark KirchnerGER29:51.72
1357Johann PasslerITA29:53.12
1421Ivar UlekleivNOR29:56.61
1549Harri ElorantaFIN30:02.14
165Valery KiriyenkoRUS30:06.23
1745Aleh RyzhankouBLR30:11.03
1838Toras DolniyUKR30:16.61
191Thierry DusserreFRA30:22.62
2035Ulf JohanssonSWE30:24.23
2156Petr GarabíkCZE30:31.21
2224Wolfgang PernerAUT30:31.53
2344Pieralberto CarraraITA30:33.13
249Wilfried PallhuberITA30:35.23
2554Jon Åge TyldumNOR30:36.72
2664Steve CyrCAN30:41.23
2741Jan ZiemianinPOL30:44.22
282Ole Einar BjørndalenNOR30:44.61
2940Jiří HolubecCZE30:45.22
3046Franz SchulerAUT30:55.24
3120Krasimir VidenovBUL30:59.31
3223Tomasz SikoraPOL31:02.63
3328János PanyikHUN31:04.32
3413Gheorghe VasileROU31:05.32
3539Stéphane BouthiauxFRA31:07.33
3631Uroš VelepecSLO31:07.52
3719Viktor MaygurovBLR31:09.23
3814Per BrandtSWE31:27.41
3934Hillar ZahknaEST31:28.73
4016Valentyn DzhimaUKR31:31.83
4142Ilmārs BricisLAT31:36.94
4243Misao KodateJPN31:40.23
436Martin PfurtschellerAUT31:47.25
4415Andreas ZingerleITA31:50.52
4510Ihar KhokhriakouBLR31:50.74
4630Tomáš KosCZE31:52.01
4761Ivan MaksymovUKR31:52.73
4865Dmitry PantovKAZ31:54.25
498Ian WoodsGBR31:58.32
5067Aivo UdrasEST32:02.14
5126Pavel KotrabaSVK32:04.04
5229Vesa HietalahtiFIN32:06.05
5351Sylfest GlimsdalNOR32:07.43
543Erkki LatvalaFIN32:08.43
5558Gintaras JasinskasLTU32:15.43
5670Thanasis TsakirisGRE32:21.53
574Daniel KrčmářSVK32:24.14
5817Olaf MihelsonEST32:30.73
5912Jože PoklukarSLO32:31.73
6059Jean-Marc ChablozSUI32:35.63
6168Krzysztof TopórPOL32:37.73
6252Glenn RupertusCAN32:47.75
6336Daniel HedigerSUI33:05.68
6450Dave JareckieUSA33:15.64
6569Duncan DouglasUSA33:29.23
6633Aivars BogdanovsLAT33:52.06
6722Ken RuddGBR34:19.74
6818Vasily GherghyMDA34:48.03
DNS7Leif AnderssonSWE
DNS66Glenn OlssonSWE