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Feb 15, 2018 10:22 PM # 
Pink Socks:
'Tis a great question. Unfortunately, I have no idea. I only watch biathlon during the Winter Olympics.

Early this morning when I was trying to calm a screaming baby, I watched a replay of the Men's 20km, and the French dude choked it away on the last two shots. 18-for-18, and then 0-2! (I'm sure you already knew that, right?)

Biathlon is such a great sport to watch, though I admit I'm in the minority.

Also, I think the IOC should ban the US from any sport with guns, and say something like "Your country is too careless with guns, and until you get your shit together, you can't be in the Olympics."
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Feb 16, 2018 7:21 AM # 
W:
Biathlon is arguably more interesting the xc to watch a lot of the time. The lead can change so quickly and dramatically with one minor meltdown and the most random of people can win. The Swedish woman that won was practically an unknown. But, she just didn’t miss.

Meanwhile, Fourcade was the huge favourite, he is consistently the best, and yeah, blows it on his last two shots. He would have won even if he had even only missed one.
Feb 17, 2018 3:58 PM # 
bubo:
I'm pretty sure you can find what you're asking for at biathlonresults.com. That's the place to go even when watching live. Lots of statistics available and it should also be saved somewhere. biathlonworld.com is the other place to check out.
Feb 17, 2018 6:00 PM # 
W:
I don’t think that quite does the trick. I want to know which of their five shots they missed each to time. The stats say how many they missed, and even the time for each shot, but not which ones were hits or misses. It looks like I could see it live, but I don’t see how I can replay that coverage.

Thus, I still think the only way is to go back through the tv footage and just keep track by hand.
Feb 17, 2018 6:21 PM # 
Pink Socks:
One thing I notice is that not everyone shoots left to right. In addition to which ones, in time sequence, get missed the most, I'd also be curious to know which ones, in location, get missed the most.
Feb 17, 2018 7:14 PM # 
W:
I think the shot order is entirely person preference. I've seen, sometimes, people seems to start in the middle target and then double back, but I suspect that's not necessarily their preferred way to do it, but a result of instability. It may relate to being left or right handed, too.

However, since I'm most interested in the psychlogical impact of shooting, that may not be relevant for my purposes.

Collect yer own data. :p

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