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Fritz Fischer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFriedrich "Fritz"•Fischer
Used nameFritz•Fischer
Born22 September 1956 in Kelheim, Bayern (GER)
Measurements181 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsSC Ruhpolding, Ruhpolding (GER)
NOC(s) Germany West Germany
Ethnic nationFRG

Biography

Fritz Fischer was one of the most successful West German biathletes, competing in four consecutive Olympics from 1980 to 1992, winning one medal of each color in the relay (gold in 1992 with the re-unified German team, a silver in 1988, and a bronze in 1984 with the West German teams). At the World Championships, he won four medals in the biathlon relay from 1981-93, a gold (1991) and silver (1981), and three bronze medals (1985 and 1987). He also won gold in the team event in 1993 and silver in 1989. On his own, he won a bronze in 1989 in the 20 km biathlon event. In the World Cup he was the yearly champion in 1988 and runner-up in 1987.

Fischer later became a long-time assistant coach with the German’s men national team, and later ran a youth biathlon camp at Ruhpolding. His son Thomas Fischer participated in the 2014 Sochi Games in the ski-cross event.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1980 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 27 Representing West Germany    
1984 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 8 Representing West Germany    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 7
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic West Germany 3 Bronze
1988 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 12 Representing West Germany    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 23
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic West Germany 2 Silver
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold Representing Germany    

Olympic family relations

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