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Mark Kirchner

Full name: Mark Kirchner
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: April 4, 1970 in Neuhaus am Rennweg, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: Wintersportverein Scheibe-Alsbach/Wintersportverein Oberhof
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Mark Kirchner was the flag bearer for Germany at the 1994 Lillehammer Opening Ceremony. Besides his three Olympic gold medals in biathlon he also won seven gold, one silver and two bronze medals at World Championships between 1990-97. His most successful year was 1992 when he earned two golds at Albertville in the 10 km and relay, adding a silver over 20 km. Two years later at Lillehammer Kirchner added another gold in the relay, and finished seventh over 20 km and 12th over 10 km. He was placing second in the overall biathlon World Cup in both 1991 and 1993.In 1999 Kirchner moved to cross-country skiing, but with slightly less success. At the East German Championships, Kirchner was runner-up in the biathlon relay with his ASK Vorwärts Oberhof club in 1989. After German reunification he became German champion over 10 km in 1992. Kirchner later turned to coaching and in 2007 became assistant coach under Head Coach Frank Ullrich.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 1 Gold
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres 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 12
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 7
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer 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
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 1 26:02.3 0 0 0
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 12 29:51.7 2 1 1

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S2M S3M S4M S1T S1R S2T S2R S3T S3R S4T S4R
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 2 57:40.8 3 54:40.8 2 0 1 1 1
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 7 59:16.4 4 55:16.4 4 1 1 0 2 12:27.4 23 23:09.4 16 35:11.1 2 47:10.4 7

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 20:17.5 0 0 0 1-03:55.8 1
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 22:49.5 0 0 0 1-07:27.8 1
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