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Ricco Groß

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 3
Bronze 1
Total 8
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRicco•Groß
Used nameRicco•Groß
Born22 August 1970 in Bad Schlema, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements179 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSC Ruhpolding, Ruhpolding (GER)
NOC(s) Germany

Biography

Ricco Groß ranks as one of most successful biathletes of all time. During his career, which stretches from his first World Cup in 1990 until his goodbye in 2007, he collected eight Olympic medals (including four golds), 20 World Championship medals (including nine titles) and 33 World Cup wins (of which nine individual). Groß regretted never winning an individual Olympic gold, winning all of his four titles with the German relay team. He did win four individual World Championships, including the pursuit title in front of his home crowd in Oberhof in 2004. During his active career, Groß was a “sport soldier” in the German army. After his retirement, he became an expert commentator for biathlon on German television.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Germany    
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Germany    
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 17 Representing Germany    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 6
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 4 Representing Germany    
  12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 4
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 2 Silver
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 6 Representing Germany    
  12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 12
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 11
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 1 Gold

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