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Sven Fischer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 8
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSven•Fischer
Used nameSven•Fischer
Born16 April 1971 in Schmalkalden, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements186 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsWSV Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Sven Fischer’s international biathlon career spanned 15 years, during which he won eight Olympic medals and 20 World Championship medals, the same number as his compatriot and team mate, Ricco Groß. Unlike Groß, Fischer managed to win an individual Olympid gold medal, winning the sprint event at the 2006 Olympics. He was also highly successful at the 1999 World Championships in Kontiolahti, winning the indiviual event, the mass start, and placing third in the pursuit. Fischer has also won the overall World Cup twice, in 1997 and 1999, in addition to eight seasonal World Cups in various disciplines. Fischer, who was known for always competing without gloves or a hat, became a biathlon commentator for German television after his retirement.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Sven Fischer
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 7
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Sven Fischer
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 29
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 16
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Sven Fischer
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 12
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 29
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Sven Fischer
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
15 kilometres Mass Start, Men (Olympic) 17
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 17
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

Special Notes