Jens Steinigen

Jens Steinigen (born 2 September 1966) is a former East German and German biathlete.

Jens Steinigen
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Steinigen in Oberhof in 1984.
Personal information
Full nameJens Steinigen
Born (1966-09-02) 2 September 1966 (age 53)
East Germany
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Professional information
ClubSC Ruhpolding
World Cup debut23 January 1986
Olympic Games
Teams2 (1992, 1994)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 (1992, 1993, 1994)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons8 (1985/86–1986/87, 1990/91–1995/96)
Individual victories2
Individual podiums4

He started his career in 1984, and became junior world champion. Due to the sporting problems in the DDR he failed to qualify for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He won with the German relay team together with Ricco Groß, Mark Kirchner and Fritz Fischer at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville the gold medal. The following year he did again win a medal with the German relay team this time a bronze medal at the World Championships.[1]

After his career as biathlete Steinigen became a courtlawyer.[1]

Biathlon resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1992 Albertville 29th 6th Gold
  1994 Lillehammer 5th

World ChampionshipsEdit

2 medals (2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
  1992 Novosibirsk N/A N/A 7th N/A
  1993 Borovets 33rd Bronze
  1994 Canmore N/A N/A Bronze N/A
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Individual victoriesEdit

2 victories (1 In, 1 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
19 December 1991   Hochfilzen 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
18 January 1992   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.


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jens Steinigen". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Jens Steinigen". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.

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