Gottlieb Taschler

Gottlieb Taschler (born 21 August 1961) is a former Italian biathlete. He competed at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics. Currently he is a Vice-President of the International Biathlon Union.

Gottlieb Taschler
Personal information
Full nameGottlieb Taschler
Born (1961-08-21) 21 August 1961 (age 58)
Antholz-Anterselva, Italy
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
Club
Olympic Games
Teams3 (1984, 1988, 1992)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams7 (1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons11 (1981/82–1991/92)
Individual victories0
Individual podiums1

At the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, he finished 5th in the 4 × 7.5 km relay with the Italian team.[2] At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he won a bronze medal in the relay, and finished 11th in the 20 km individual.[2]

In 2010 he contacted doping doctor Michele Ferrari to set up a meeting with his son Daniel Taschler. Wiretaps show that his son then acquired EPO from Dr. Ferrari.[3]

Biathlon resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

1 medal (1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1984 Sarajevo 19th 5th
  1988 Calgary 11th Bronze
  1992 Albertville 44th

World ChampionshipsEdit

2 medals (1 gold, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
  1983 Antholz-Anterselva 18th N/A 10th
  1985 Ruhpolding 5th N/A 8th
  1986 Oslo Holmenkollen 29th 6th N/A Bronze
  1987 Lake Placid 18th N/A 8th
  1989 Feistritz 23rd 16th 4th
  1990 Minsk 50th 9th
  1991 Lahti 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.
Further notable results
  • 1983: 3rd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1986: 2nd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1987: 3rd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1988: 3rd, Italian championships of biathlon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sport invernali statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Gottlieb Taschler". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Doping involvement". Gazetta Dello Sport. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Gottlieb Taschler". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.

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