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Ricco Groß

Full name: Ricco Groß
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: August 22, 1970 in Schlema im Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Ruhpolding, Ruhpolding (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (8 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 2 Silver
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 2 Silver
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 17
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 6
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 4
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Germany GER 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 4
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
2006 Winter 35 Torino Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 6
2006 Winter 35 Torino Biathlon Men's 12.5 kilometres Pursuit Germany GER 12
2006 Winter 35 Torino Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 11
2006 Winter 35 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
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 2 26:18.0 1 0 1
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 2 28:13.0 0 0 0
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Biathlon Germany Final Standings 17 29:13.9 1 0 1 8:56.4 =5 21:02.2 15
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany Final Standings 4 25:44.6 1 0 1 7:47.8 5 18:34.3 7
2006 Winter 35 Torino Biathlon Germany Final Standings 6 27:15.1 0 0 0 9:17.0 7 18:33.4 4

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 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany Final Standings 3 33:30.6 2 +0:53 32:37.6 7 0 6:27.9 3 0 12:55.1 2 0 19:28.6 2 2 26:44.1 3
2006 Winter 35 Torino Biathlon Germany Final Standings 12 37:23.5 2 +1:04 36:19.5 23 1 8:45.0 9 0 16:07.4 10 0 23:24.3 9 1 31:10.9 11

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
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Biathlon Germany Final Standings 6 58:15.4 1 57:15.4 27 0 11:16.9 8 0 23:07.1 9 1 35:52.7 10 0 47:52.1 6
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany Final Standings 4 51:58.7 2 49:58.7 3 0 9:16.7 4 1 20:39.2 9 0 31:13.5 2 1 42:58.3 5
2006 Winter 35 Torino Biathlon Germany Final Standings 11 56:14.3 1 55:14.3 32 0 11:01.4 5 0 22:04.2 2 0 33:34.3 3 1 46:02.7 10

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
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 22:37.4 0 0 0 22:37.4 12
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 22:32.3 0 0 0 22:32.3 1
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 20:09.3 0 0 0 20:09.3 1 1 0 1
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 2 22:20.2 0 0 0 22:20.2 3 3 0 3 6:35.3 3 14:27.5 7
2006 Winter 35 Torino Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 20:47.1 0 0 0 20:47.1 3 1 0 1 7:27.7 1 14:41.8 2