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Petra Behle-Schaaf

Full name: Petra Behle-Schaaf
Gender: Female
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 5, 1969 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Willingen, Willingen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Jochen Behle.

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Petra Schaaf won three relay medals at Winter Olympics\\: silvers in 1992 at Albertville and 1994 at Lillehammer, and a gold medal at Nagano in 1998. Individually her best results were a fifth place in the 7.5 km sprint biathlon in 1994, and sixth place two years before. At the World Championships she won nine gold medals, with two silver and two bronze medals between 1988-97. In all she won 20 World Cup races and was third in the overall World Cup in both 1992 and 1996. Nationally, Behle-Schaaf won the German title over 7.5 km in 1988 and 1992.

In 1994 she married former cross country runner and later German head coach Jochen Behle but they divorced in 1999. She later studied sports economics and worked as a sports manager mainly for biathletes and golf professionals. From 1998-2007 she was a color commentator for the German TV channel ZDF at biathlon World Cups. She has also served as a member of the German NOC.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Biathlon Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 6
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Germany GER 13
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Biathlon Women's 3 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 5
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Germany GER 15
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Biathlon Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 16
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres Germany GER 27
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold

Women's 7.5 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M S1T S1R S2T S2R
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 6 25:10.4 1 0 1
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 5 26:33.6 2 2 0
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Biathlon Germany Final Standings 16 24:09.9 2 2 0 8:51.9 39 17:17.0 17

Women's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S2M S3M S4M S1T S1R S2T S2R S3T S3R S4T S4R
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 13 53:56.3 3 50:56.3 9 1 0 1 1
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 15 54:52.9 5 49:52.9 4 2 2 0 1 10:32.0 42 23:46.8 39 33:15.4 19 45:45.9 16
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Biathlon Germany Final Standings 27 59:29.7 1 58:29.7 47 0 0 1 0 11:30.0 25 23:46.9 21 36:46.7 29 49:04.0 27

Women's 3 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 2 25:15.8 0 0 0 1-16:18.4 2

Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 2 26:58.1 0 0 0 1-51:16.5 2
1998 Winter 29 Nagano Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 25:28.0 0 0 0 1-40:13.6 1 3 2 1