André Sehmisch

André Sehmisch (born 27 September 1964 in Steinheidel-Erlabrunn) is a former German biathlete.

André Sehmisch
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Personal information
Full nameAndré Sehmisch
Born (1964-09-27) 27 September 1964 (age 57)
Steinheidel-Erlabrunn,
East Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubSV Dynamo
World Cup debut6 January 1984
Olympic Games
Teams1 (1988)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams6 (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991)
Medals9 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons8 (1983/84–1990/91)
Individual victories2
Individual podiums15
Overall titles1 (1985–86)
Medal record
Men's biathlon
Representing  East Germany
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Lake Placid 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1989 Feistritz an der Drau 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1985 Ruhpolding 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1986 Oslo 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1986 Oslo 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Oslo 10 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Lake Placid 10 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Feistritz an der Drau Team event
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Kontiolahti 4 × 7.5 km relay

CareerEdit

In 1987 and 1989 he became world champion with the East German relay team. In 1986 he won the overall World Cup. After the German reunification, Sehmisch was passed over for many younger racers. In the 1992–93 season he finished second in the overall European Cup. Sehmisch retired after that season. He later opened a skiing school. He began his career at the SG Dynamo Schwarzenberg / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo.[1]

Biathlon resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1988 Calgary 7th 5th 5th

World ChampionshipsEdit

9 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
  1985 Ruhpolding 11th 15th Silver
  1986 Oslo Holmenkollen Silver Bronze Silver
  1987 Lake Placid 23rd Bronze Gold
  1989 Feistritz 15th Bronze Gold
  1990 Minsk 28th Bronze
  1991 Lahti 11th 4th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989.

Individual victoriesEdit

2 victories (1 In, 1 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1985–86
1 victory
(1 Sp)
9 March 1986   Lahti 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1989–90
1 victory
(1 In)
14 December 1989   Obertilliach 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andre Sehmisch – Erfolge des Weltmeisters
  2. ^ "André Sehmisch". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.

External linksEdit