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Sven Fischer

Full name: Sven Fischer
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: April 16, 1971 in Schmalkalden, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: WSV Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Frank Luck.

Medals: 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (8 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 7
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 29
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 16
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 2 Silver
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Germany GER 12
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 29
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 1 Gold
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Germany GER 3 Bronze
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start Germany GER 17
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 17
2006 Winter 34 Torino 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 S2M S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 7 29:16.0 1 1 0
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Germany Final Standings 29 29:47.1 2 1 1 9:27.8 32 21:37.2 31
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany Final Standings 2 25:20.2 1 0 1 7:42.4 2 18:15.8 2
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Germany Final Standings 1 26:11.6 0 0 0 9:08.3 2 18:12.8 1

Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M SB RT RR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany Final Standings 12 34:09.5 4 +0:29 33:40.5 27 0 6:10.2 2 1 12:56.1 3 1 20:00.0 4 2 27:22.9 10
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Germany Final Standings 3 35:35.8 4 35:35.8 13 2 8:03.6 5 2 15:46.9 5 0 22:45.6 4 0 29:44.5 3

Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Germany Final Standings 17 48:53.7 2 0 9:59.5 6 1 20:07.5 21 0 29:57.4 15 1 40:07.3 17

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
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 3 57:41.9 2 55:41.9 8 0 11:22.6 2 2 23:07.7 13 0 35:38.4 5 0 45:40.3 3
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Germany Final Standings 16 59:26.1 3 56:26.1 11 1 11:57.1 26 0 23:23.9 12 1 35:58.8 13 1 48:48.6 16
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany Final Standings 29 55:23.2 4 51:23.2 11 1 10:25.8 43 1 21:58.8 25 1 33:51.7 31 1 45:47.8 29
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Germany Final Standings 17 57:14.3 3 54:14.3 13 1 11:58.5 30 0 22:42.1 9 1 34:46.1 16 1 46:54.1 16

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 22:54.3 0 0 0 1-30:22.1 1
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 20:18.0 0 0 0 1-00:23.9 1 2 2 0
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 2 21:13.9 1 1 0 1-04:21.6 3 4 3 1 49:43.8 4 56:49.3 4
2006 Winter 34 Torino Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 21:11.6 1 0 1 1-01:41.2 1 4 1 3 47:39.8 1 55:25.4 1