Katrin Apel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKatrin•Apel
Used nameKatrin•Apel
Born4 May 1973 in Erfurt, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements172 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsWSV Oberhof, Oberhof (GER) / SV Eintracht Frankenhain, Frankenhain, Thüringen (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Katrin Apel started out as a cross-country skier, but she failed to qualify for the 1994 Winter Olympics. Out of frustration, she turned to biathlon, which turned out to be a great move. In 1996, she won world titles with the German squad in both the 4x7.5 km relay and team events. Over the years, she added two more titles and five more silvers and a bronze, most of them in the relay event.

At three consecutive Olympic Winter Games from 1998-2006 Apel’s successes were again mostly in team events, winning two golds (1998 and 2002) and a silver (2006), all in the relay. Apel was also an excellent individual biathlete, however, winning four World Cup races. In 1998 at Nagano, she added an individual Olympic bronze in the sprint event.

After completing her training as an ergotherapist, Apel worked for six years in school social work at primary schools. Later she was active in a day group, in which she looked after elementary school students from difficult backgrounds.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Katrin Apel
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Katrin Apel
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 12
10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 7
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 18
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Katrin Apel
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 22
10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 11
4 × 6 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver

Special Notes