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Jens Steinigen

Full name: Jens Steinigen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: September 2, 1966 in Dippoldiswalde, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Ruhpolding, Ruhpolding (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jens Steinigen was one of the first East Germans to cross the border to West Germany during the peaceful revolution of 1989. He then skied on the gold medal biathlon relay team at the 1992 Winter Olympics together with Ricco Groß, Mark Kirchner and Fritz Fischer, and also finished sixth over 10 km and 29th over 20 km. Two years later at Lillehammer Steinigen placed fifth over 20 km. At the World Championships he earned two bronze medals, in 1993 with the relay, and in 1994 in the team event. In 1991 and 1993 he was German Champion over 10 km and in 1989 he became the last East German runner-up over 10 km, after having been third in 1986-87 over 20 km. With SG Dynamo Zinnwald he was national relay champion in 1986 and runner-up one year later.

After his active career Steinigen studied law in München and became a lawyer and specialist in employment law and sport law in Traunstein. He law school thesis from 2003 was entitled Zivilrechtliche Aspekte des Dopings aus der Sicht des Spitzensportlers (Civil Law Aspects of Doping from the Perspective of a Top Athlete).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 6
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 29
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 5

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 6 26:34.8 0 0 0

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
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 29 1-01:01.8 3 58:01.8 23
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Biathlon Germany Final Standings 5 58:18.1 2 56:18.1 14 0 11:46.3 =3 0 21:42.3 1 2 36:18.0 15 0 46:23.9 5

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Biathlon Germany GER Final Standings 1 21:00.9 0 0 0 43:38.3 5
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