Petra Schaaf-Behle

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full namePetra•Schaaf-Behle
Used namePetra•Schaaf-Behle
Born5 January 1969 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen (GER)
Measurements177 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsSC Willingen, Willingen (Upland) (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Petra Schaaf won three relay medals at Winter Olympics: silvers in 1992 at Albertville and 1994 at Lillehammer, and a gold medal at Nagano in 1998. Individually her best results were a fifth place in the 7.5 km sprint biathlon in 1994, and sixth place two years before. At the World Championships she won nine gold medals, with two silver and two bronze medals between 1988-97. In all she won 20 World Cup races and was third in the overall World Cup in both 1992 and 1996. Nationally, Behle-Schaaf won the German title over 7.5 km in 1988 and 1992.

In 1994 she married former cross country runner and later German head coach Jochen Behle but they divorced in 1999. She later studied sports economics and worked as a sports manager mainly for biathletes and golf professionals. From 1998-2007 she was a color commentator for the German TV channel ZDF at biathlon World Cups. She has also served as a member of the German NOC.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Petra Schaaf
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 6
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 13
3 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Petra Schaaf
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 5
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 15
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Petra Behle
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 16
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 27
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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