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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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 7 Representing Germany    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 29 Representing Germany    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 16
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Germany    
  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 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Germany    
  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

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