Frank-Peter Roetsch

Frank-Peter Roetsch (born 19 April 1964) is a German former biathlete. He was the first biathlete to win a World Cup race using the skating technique when he won in Oberhof in 1985.

Frank-Peter Roetsch
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Frank-Peter Roetsch in 1983
Personal information
Full nameFrank-Peter Roetsch
Born (1964-04-19) 19 April 1964 (age 58)
Güstrow, East Germany
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubSG Dynamo Zinnwald
World Cup debut28 January 1983
Olympic Games
Teams3 (1984, 1988, 1992)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 (1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991)
Medals10 (5 gold)
World Cup
Seasons10 (1982/83–1991/92)
Individual victories10
Individual podiums30
Overall titles3 (1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87)
Medal record
Men's biathlon
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Calgary 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1988 Calgary 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo 20 km individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Ruhpolding 10 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1987 Lake Placid 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1987 Lake Placid 10 km sprint
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 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1985 Ruhpolding 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1985 Ruhpolding 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1986 Oslo 4 × 7.5 km relay

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2 time Junior World Champion
  • 5 time World Champion

World CupEdit

HolmenkollenEdit

Biathlon resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

3 medals (2 gold, 1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1984 Sarajevo Silver 7th 4th
  1988 Calgary Gold Gold 5th
  1992 Albertville 53rd 9th

World ChampionshipsEdit

10 medals (5 gold, 5 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
  1983 Antholz-Anterselva Silver 4th Silver
  1985 Ruhpolding Silver Gold Silver
  1986 Oslo Holmenkollen 23rd 8th Silver
  1987 Lake Placid Gold Gold Gold
  1989 Feistritz 8th 5th Gold
  1991 Lahti 7th 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.
 
Frank-Peter Roetsch more recently

Individual victoriesEdit

15 victories (4 In, 11 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1982–83
1 victory
(1 Sp)
10 March 1983   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1983–84
1 victory
(1 Sp)
3 March 1984   Oberhof 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1984–85
5 victories
(1 In, 4 Sp)
19 January 1985   Oberhof 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
24 January 1985   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
16 February 1985   Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
3 March 1985   Lahti 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
9 March 1985   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1986–87
3 victories
(2 In, 1 Sp)
15 January 1987   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
12 February 1987   Lake Placid 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
14 February 1987   Lake Placid 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
1987–88
4 victories
(1 In, 3 Sp)
21 January 1988   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
20 February 1988   Calgary 20 km individual Winter Olympic Games
23 February 1988   Calgary 10 km sprint Winter Olympic Games
12 March 1988   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1988–89
1 victory
(1 Sp)
28 January 1989   Ruhpolding 10 km sprint 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. ^ "Frank-Peter Roetsch". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 24 May 2015.

External linksEdit