- Sport: Olympic Biathlon
- Nation: Germany
- DOB: August 18, 1976
- Career Highlights: Was one of the stars of the 2006 games in Turin, earning three gold medals in his second Olympic appearance. … Became first
person to earn three gold. ... Named German sportsman of the year for his incredible performance in the 2006 games. … Hit
19 of 20 targets to win the gold in the 20km individual event to outduel defending champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway.
… Also earned the gold in the first-ever mass start event in a race that featured 30 entrants. … Was part of the gold medal-winning
German relay team in 2006. … Earned an 8th-place finish in the pursuit competition in the Turin games. … Made Olympic debut
in 2002 Salt Lake City games, finishing 15th in the sprint and 16th in the pursuit. … Has won one solo gold medal in seven
appearances at the world championships, winning the mass start event in 2007 in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy. … Earned relay
gold medals at world championships in 2005 and 2008.
- Olympic History: 2006,2002