Biathlon World Cup point system changes in 2022/23

Biathlon World Cup point system changes dramatically for season 2022/23


IBU Biathlon World Cup point system will change for top six spots in the individual races.
Etusuora: 14.10.2022 14:29Biathlon
Biathlon World Cup point system changes dramatically for season 2022/23
The IBU Biathlon World Cup has been known for tight overall competition due to the tight point system where the winner has received only six points more than the runner-up. This will propably change now as the World Cup point system will see a dramatic change in the season 2022-2023.

Only the points for top six positions of the individual races will change. The points for top six will be as follows: 90-75-60-50-45-40. Last season the top six athletes received 60-54-48-43-40-38 points. Points will still be given to the top 40 of each race (top 30 in mass starts). The points for positions 7-40 will the same as they were last season.

One might say that the new point system is more fair as the top spots receive more points compared to the lower positions. On the other hand the gaps in the overall competition may become much larger than before and reduce the tightness of the competition.

Also a couple of other changes will come next season:


Biathlon World Cup points season 2022-2023


Sprint, individual, pursuit

PosNewOld
1.9060
2.7554
3.6048
4.5043
5.4540
6.4038
7.3636
8.3434
9.3232
10.3131
11.3030
12.2929
13.2828
14.2727
15.2626
16.2525
17.2424
18.2323
19.2222
20.2121
21.2020
22.1919
23.1818
24.1717
25.1616
26.1515
27.1414
28.1313
29.1212
30.1111
31.1010
32.99
33.88
34.77
35.66
36.55
37.44
38.33
39.22
40.11

Mass start

PosNewOld
1.9060
2.7554
3.6048
4.5043
5.4540
6.4038
7.3636
8.3434
9.3232
10.3131
11.3030
12.2929
13.2828
14.2727
15.2626
16.2525
17.2424
18.2323
19.2222
20.2121
21.2020
22.1818
23.1616
24.1414
25.1212
26.1010
27.88
28.66
29.44
30.22



See also: Another increase in biathlon prize money in 2022/23

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