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20 kilometres, Men

Date11 February 2006 — 13:00
StatusOlympic
LocationCesana San Sicario
Participants88 from 34 countries
FormatOne-minute penalty for each missed target.
Venue detailsCourse Length: 20,000 m
Height Differential: 65 m
Maximum Climb: 17 m
Shooting 1: Prone at 4.0 km, 50 m range
Shooting 2: Standing at 8.0 km, 50 m range
Shooting 3: Prone at 12.0 km, 50 m range
Shooting 4: Standing at 16.0 km, 50 m range
Total Climbing: 620 m

Ole Einar Bjørndalen was the defending champion, having won all four gold medals at Salt Lake City, and he had also won four golds at the 2005 World Championships, although he had missed out in this event. The heavy favorite, he had been sick with a severe cold in January that cost him several days of training. Bjørndalen started 57th with the lead held by German Michael Greis. Greis had started 38th, and missed only one target to take the lead, posting what would be the fifth-best ski time. Bjørndalen outskied everybody, posting the fastest ski time, but he missed two targets and that was the margin as Greis held on to win the gold medal, Bjørndalen placing second. Greis would later win the mass start race and add a gold medal in the relay to give him three gold medals in Torino. Third place went to Halvard Hanevold who had won the gold medal in the event in 1998. A major surprise was Slovakia’s Marek Matiaško, whose best major international finish had been sevent at the 2000 Worlds. He was in medal contention until the final shooting when he missed to dropp down to fifth place.

PosNrBiathleteNOCTimeMissesSkiing (Pos)
138Michael GreisGER54:23.0153:23.0 (5)Gold
257Ole Einar BjørndalenNOR54:39.0252:39.0 (1)Silver
374Halvard HanevoldNOR55:31.9253:31.9 (6)Bronze
428Sergey ChepikovRUS55:32.7154:32.7 (19)
521Marek MatiaškoSVK55:48.6154:48.6 (21)
635Julien RobertFRA55:59.4055:59.4 (37)
754Christian De LorenziITA56:04.0155:04.0 (29)
822Ivan CherezovRUS56:05.7254:05.7 (9)
966Wilfried PallhuberITA56:08.4155:08.4 (31)
1031Jay HakkinenUSA56:10.9353:10.9 (2)
114Ricco GroßGER56:14.3155:14.3 (32)
128Paavo PuurunenFIN56:38.9155:38.9 (33)
131Pavel RostovtsevRUS56:47.2254:47.2 (20)
1452Kyoji SugaJPN56:57.7155:57.7 (36)
1548Frode AndresenNOR57:10.2354:10.2 (10)
1664Stian EckhoffNOR57:11.8354:11.8 (11)
1763Sven FischerGER57:14.3354:14.3 (13)
1861Ruslan LysenkoUKR57:16.6156:16.6 (42)
1915Ilmārs BricisLAT57:19.2453:19.2 (4)
209Raphaël PoiréeFRA57:21.1354:21.1 (15)
2119Tomasz SikoraPOL57:22.1354:22.1 (16)
2267Zdeněk VítekCZE57:26.8354:26.8 (17)
235Carl Johan BergmanSWE57:30.9354:30.9 (18)
246Siarhei NovikauBLR58:02.6355:02.6 (27)
2513Rene Laurent VuillermozITA58:17.9454:17.9 (14)
2670Fritz PinterAUT58:25.7157:25.7 (62)
2779Lowell BaileyUSA58:45.1355:45.1 (34)
2858Björn FerrySWE58:49.0454:49.0 (22)
2956Pavol HurajtSVK58:49.6355:49.6 (35)
3059Roman DostálCZE58:53.5454:53.5 (24)
3143Simon FourcadeFRA59:01.7356:01.7 (39)
3214Maksim ChudovRUS59:12.0554:12.0 (12)
3381Tomáš HolubecCZE59:13.1257:13.1 (55)
342Vincent DefrasneFRA59:16.1653:16.1 (3)
3583David EkholmSWE59:18.2257:18.2 (58)
363Robin CleggCAN59:21.5257:21.5 (59)
3755Jānis BērziņšLAT59:24.3257:24.3 (60)
3889Miroslav MatiaškoSVK59:43.8356:43.8 (50)
3947Andriy DeryzemliaUKR59:47.2356:47.2 (51)
4033Janez MaričSLO59:53.0554:53.0 (23)
4120Ludwig GredlerAUT59:55.1356:55.1 (52)
4241Michael RöschGER59:56.6653:56.6 (8)
4346Uladzimir DrachouBLR59:59.5455:59.5 (38)
4468Mattias NilssonSWE1-00:01.1555:01.1 (26)
4518Michal ŠlesingrCZE1-00:03.8555:03.8 (28)
4686Rustam ValiullnBLR1-00:04.1555:04.1 (30)
4751Matjaž PoklukarSLO1-00:07.6357:07.6 (54)
4877Jean-Philippe Le GuellecCAN1-00:28.0357:28.0 (63)
4932Oleksandr BilanenkoUKR1-00:28.6357:28.6 (64)
5024Zhang ChengyeCHN1-00:49.1753:49.1 (7)
5173Jeremy TeelaUSA1-01:03.3556:03.3 (40)
5244Matthias SimmenSUI1-01:04.9556:04.9 (41)
5323Wiesław ZiemianinPOL1-01:16.0457:16.0 (56)
5482Oleksiy KorobeinikovUKR1-01:17.8457:17.8 (57)
5587Paolo LongoITA1-01:27.9556:27.9 (43)
5676Dušan ŠimočkoSVK1-01:37.8457:37.8 (67)
5749Tom ClemensGBR1-01:43.9457:43.9 (69)
5842Tim BurkeUSA1-01:55.0754:55.0 (25)
5960Daniel MesotitschAUT1-01:59.7556:59.7 (53)
6080Klemen BauerSLO1-02:25.5557:25.5 (61)
6125Vitaliy RudenchikBUL1-02:30.0656:30.0 (44)
6245Roland LessingEST1-02:31.2557:31.2 (66)
637Hidenori IsaJPN1-02:33.2656:33.2 (46)
6450David LeoniCAN1-02:37.8656:37.8 (48)
6516Marian BlajROU1-02:38.8656:38.8 (49)
6675Indrek TobrelutsEST1-02:43.6557:43.6 (68)
6765Tatsumi KasaharaJPN1-02:44.6557:44.6 (70)
6884Kristaps LībietisLAT1-03:13.4459:13.4 (78)
6971Janez OžboltSLO1-03:18.5558:18.5 (73)
7010Dimitri BorovikEST1-03:25.8558:25.8 (74)
7172Aliaksandr SymanBLR1-03:31.4756:31.4 (45)
7262Grzegorz BodzianaPOL1-03:39.6558:39.6 (75)
7311Aleksandr ChervyakovKAZ1-03:56.4657:56.4 (71)
7488Priit ViksEST1-04:08.1559:08.1 (76)
7553Krzysztof PływaczykPOL1-04:12.941-00:12.9 (81)
7637Simon HallenbarterSUI1-04:37.0856:37.0 (47)
7734Imre TagschererHUN1-05:11.1758:11.1 (72)
7885Shinya SaitoJPN1-05:29.4857:29.4 (65)
7969Edgars PiksonsLAT1-06:12.5759:12.5 (77)
8012Luis Alberto HernandoESP1-06:54.4759:54.4 (79)
8139Park Yun-BaeKOR1-07:03.461-01:03.4 (83)
8236Cameron MortonAUS1-07:03.771-00:03.7 (80)
8330Miro ĆosićBIH1-08:32.771-01:32.7 (84)
8417Sebastián BeltrameARG1-09:24.391-00:24.3 (82)
8527Aleksandar MilenkovićSCG1-10:36.391-01:36.3 (85)
8629Marco ZúñigaCHI1-11:02.551-06:02.5 (87)
8740Stavros KhristoforidisGRE1-13:13.3111-02:13.3 (86)
AC78Wolfgang PernerAUT1-02:22.5557:22.0 (AC)DQ1
DNS26Mihail GribuşencovMDA– (–)