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Fritz Fischer

Full name: Friedrich "Fritz" Fischer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: September 22, 1956 in Kelheim, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Ruhpolding, Ruhpolding (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Father of Thomas Fischer.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Fritz Fischer was one of the most successful West German biathletes, competing in four consecutive Olympics from 1980 to 1992, winning one medal of each color in the relay. At the World Championships, he won five medals in the biathlon relay from 1981-1993, a gold (1993) and silver (1989) in the team event, and, on his own, won a bronze in 1989 in the 20 km biathlon event. In the World Cup he was the yearly champion in 1988 and runner-up in 1987. Fischer later became an assistant coach with the German’s men national team, and later ran a biathlon camp at Ruhpolding.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint West Germany FRG 27
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint West Germany FRG 8
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres West Germany FRG 7
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay West Germany FRG 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint West Germany FRG 12
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres West Germany FRG 23
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay West Germany FRG 2 Silver
1992 Winter 35 Albertville Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon West Germany Final Standings 27 36:29.87 4 2 10:12.86 31 2 28:53.81 26
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon West Germany Final Standings 8 32:04.7 2 1 11:43.2 10 1 24:24.5 9
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Biathlon West Germany Final Standings 12 26:25.9 1 0 1

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon West Germany Final Standings 7 1-15:49.7 4 1-11:49.7 7 2 19:30.2 29 0 31:56.3 8 0 46:13.1 5 2 1-07:47.5 7
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Biathlon West Germany Final Standings 23 1-01:04.5 5 56:04.5 14 1 1 0 3

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon West Germany FRG Final Standings 3 24:10.4 0 4 0 2 0 2 1-39:05.1 3
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Biathlon West Germany FRG Final Standings 2 20:39.8 0 0 0 1-23:37.4 2
1992 Winter 35 Albertville Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 20:47.7 0 0 0 1-24:43.5 1
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