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Matthias Jacob

Full name: Matthias Jacob
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: April 2, 1960 in Ohrdruf, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Husband of Carola Anding.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Matthias Jacob won the bronze medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo over 10 km, placing ninth four years later over 20 km. In the relay he placed fourth at Sarajevo and fifth at Calgary. In 1981, 1982 and 1987 he was World Champion in the relay, placing second in 1983, 1985 and 1986. Jacob also won a silver medal over 10 km in 1987. Domestically he claimed three titles over 10 km (1981, 1982, 1986), and one title over 20 km in 1986, while in 1983 he was runner-up and he placed third in 1982. He won East German titles in 1981, 1982 and 1987 with the ASK Vorwärts Oberhof relay team, and was runner-up 1983, 1984, and 1986, placing third in 1985 and 1988.

Jacob later married cross country runner Carola Anding and ran a practice for sports physiotherapy with her in Floh-Seligenthal. They regularly worked for the German national team. During his sport career he was employed by the Nationale Volksarmee (NVA). After German reunification it became known that Jacob had worked for the State Security Service (Stasi) as an IM (internal employee).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 4
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres East Germany GDR 9
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 5

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 3 31:10.5 0 0 11:35.3 9 0 23:40.7 2

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S2M S3M S4M
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 9 58:20.1 3 55:20.1 7 0 2 1 0

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 23 Sarajevo Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 4 24:32.8 0 3 0 0 0 3 1-14:26.6 1
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 5 20:29.1 0 0 0 1-03:41.8 5