Fritz Fischer (biathlete)

Friedrich "Fritz" Fischer (born 22 September 1956) is a former biathlete from Germany. He won a gold medal with Germany in the 4 × 7.5 km relay in the 1992 Winter Olympics. After ending his competitive career Fischer served as a coach for the German biathlon team for many years before retiring in 2014.[1]

Fritz Fischer
Fritz Fischer (2012).jpg
Personal information
Full nameFriedrich Fischer
Nickname(s)Fritz
Born (1956-09-22) 22 September 1956 (age 63)
Kelheim, West Germany
Professional information
SportBiathlon
World Cup debut18 January 1980
Olympic Games
Teams4 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992)
Medals3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams10 (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)
Medals7 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons14 (1979/80–1992/93)
Individual victories7
Individual podiums18
Overall titles1 (1987–88)

Biathlon resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1980 Lake Placid 27th
  1984 Sarajevo 7th 8th Bronze
  1988 Calgary 23rd 12th Silver
  1992 Albertville Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

14 medals (9 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
  1981 Lahti 5th 19th N/A Silver
  1982 Minsk 15th 15th N/A 4th
  1983 Antholz-Anterselva 10th 13th N/A 4th
  1985 Ruhpolding 16th 6th N/A Bronze
  1986 Oslo Holmenkollen 22nd 17th N/A DSQ
  1987 Lake Placid 9th 40th N/A Bronze
  1989 Feistritz Bronze 17th Silver 6th
  1990 Minsk 25th 46th
  1991 Lahti 13th 6th Gold
  1993 Borovets Gold
*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

7 victories (4 In, 3 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1980–81
1 victory
(1 In)
2 April 1981   Hedenäset 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1983–84
1 victory
(1 In)
12 January 1984   Pontresina 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1986–87
2 victories
(2 Sp)
10 January 1987   Borovets 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
24 January 1987   Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1987–88
1 victory
(1 In)
17 December 1987   Hochfilzen 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1988–89
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
16 March 1989   Steinkjer 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
18 March 1989   Steinkjer 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. ^ "Coaching Changes in Germany and Austria". International Biathlon Union. 8 April 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Fritz Fischer". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 3 June 2015.

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