Katrin Apel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKatrin•Apel
Used nameKatrin•Apel
Born4 May 1973 in Erfurt, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements172 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsWSV Oberhof, Oberhof (GER) / SV Eintracht Frankenhain, Frankenhain, Thüringen (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Katrin Apel started out as a cross country skier, but she failed to qualify for the 1994 Winter Olympics. Out of frustration, she turned to biathlon, which turned out to be a great move. Already in 1996, she won two world titles, with the German squad in the relay and team events. Over the years, she added two more titles and six more medals, most of them in the relay event. Her Olympic successes were mostly with the German team as well, winning two golds and a silver in the relay. But Apel was also an excellent individual biathlete, winning four World Cup races.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Katrin Apel
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Katrin Apel
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 12
10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 7
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 18
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER Katrin Apel
7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women (Olympic) 22
10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 11
4 × 6 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver

Special Notes