Daniel Mesotitsch

Daniel Mesotitsch (born 22 May 1976) is an Austrian former biathlete.[1]

Daniel Mesotitsch
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Personal information
Full nameDaniel Mesotitsch
Born (1976-05-22) 22 May 1976 (age 45)
Villach, Austria
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Professional information
World Cup debut8 December 1999
Retired26 March 2019
Olympic Games
Teams4 (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams13 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Medals3 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons18 (1999/00–2017/18)
Individual victories3
All victories8
Individual podiums7
All podiums27
Updated on 13 August 2017.


Mesotitsch originally competed in cross-country skiing. However, in 1997 he was injured in a car crash and took up shooting during his recovery when he was unable to undertake ski training. He subsequently switched to biathlon.[2]

He has competed in four Winter Olympics, in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. He won 2 medals: silver in the Men's relay in 2010, and a bronze in Men's relay in 2014. Both of the relays together with Dominik Landertinger, Simon Eder and Christoph Sumann.

He was named Sportsman of the Year in 2011 in his home state of Carinthia.[2]

Mesotitsch announced on 22 March 2019 that he would retire from the sport on 26 March 2019 after the Austrian Championships.[3]

Biathlon resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[4]

Olympic GamesEdit

2 medals (1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2002 Salt Lake City 64th N/A N/A
  2006 Turin 59th 17th N/A
  2010 Vancouver 9th 45th 41st 5th Silver N/A
  2014 Sochi 40th 38th 37th Bronze 9th
*Mass start was added as an event in 2006, with the mixed relay being added in 2014.

World ChampionshipsEdit

3 medals (1 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2001 Pokljuka 8th N/A
  2002 Oslo Holmenkollen N/A N/A N/A 5th N/A N/A
  2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 12th 8th N/A
  2004 Oberhof 56th 56th DNS 9th N/A
  2005 Hochfilzen 29th 40th DNS Bronze
  2007 Antholz-Anterselva 12th 26th 35th 29th 6th
  2008 Östersund 60th 49th 31st 4th
  2009 Pyeongchang 20th 29th 24th 25th Silver
  2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 50th 38th 26th 9th
  2012 Ruhpolding 13th 4th 4th 14th 5th
  2013 Nové Město 45th 33rd 27th 5th
  2015 Kontiolahti 54th 41st 26th 5th
  2017 Hochfilzen 15th 50th 50th Bronze
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Mixed relay was added as an event in 2005.

Individual victoriesEdit

3 victories (2 In, 1 Pu)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 victory
(1 In)
24 January 2002   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 Pu)
24 January 2010   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 In)
16 December 2010   Pokljuka 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.


  1. ^ IBU Profile
  2. ^ a b "Athletes: Daniel Mesotitsch". Sochi2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Mesotitsch beendet bei Staatsmeisterschaft Karriere" [Mesotitsch ends career at national championships]. Österreichischer Rundfunk (in German). Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Daniel Mesotitsch". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 13 June 2015.

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