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Mathias Jung

Full name: Mathias Jung
Gender: Male
Born: December 17, 1958 in Trusetal, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Mathias Jung won the silver medal with the biathlon relay at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics together with Frank Ullrich, Klaus Siebert and Eberhard Rösch, finishing behind the Soviet Union. He also placed 21st over 10 km. In 1981 and 1982 Jung became World Champion in the relay, adding a silver medal one year later, always running the first leg. Domestically he won a silver medal in 1980 and a bronze medal in 1979 in the 10 km, as well as two titles in 1981 and 1982 in the relay, and three silvers in 1978, 1979 and 1983 with ASK Vorwärts Oberhof.

Educated as an electrician, Jung later worked in a ski workshop at Schmalkalden. During his sport career he was employed by the Nationale Volksarmee (NVA).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint East Germany GDR 21
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 21 35:50.36 4 1 9:30.03 13 3 28:40.52 23

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
1980 Winter 21 Lake Placid Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 2 23:03.85 0 3 0 0 0 3 23:03.85 2
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