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shooting rangeclick to hear

Area designed for shooting competitions; the athlete has a limited number of cartridges to hit a specific number of targets placed side by side.
shooting range target biathlete referee nonslip mat lane number shooting place wind flag

target click to hear

Circular object that forms the target in the shooting competition; the targets are black but are covered with a white disk when hit by a projectile.

biathlete click to hear

Athlete who practices the biathlon; during the skiing portion, the biathlete shoulders the rifle using a harness.

referee click to hear

Person who ensures that the rules are observed and the shooting phase runs smoothly.

nonslip mat click to hear

Mat placed in front of each lane to prevent the skis from sliding during the shot.

lane number click to hear

Number that identifies a shooting lane; in certain events (relay, mass start), the skier must use the lane corresponding to the bib number.

shooting place click to hear

Area where the biathlete sets up to shoot; each missed target entails a penalty (time added or an extra loop on skis).

wind flag click to hear

Flag that indicates wind direction and speed, elements that are essential to shooting accuracy.