Simon Desthieux

Simon Desthieux (born 3 December 1991) is a French biathlete,[1] olympic champion and world champion.

Simon Desthieux
2012-12-07 Biathlon Hochfilzen SP H 128 S Desthieux (FRA).JPG
Personal information
NationalityFrench
Born (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 29)
Belley, France
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubLompnes
World Cup debut2012
Olympic Games
Teams2 (2014, 2018)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams7 (20132021)
Medals4 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons8 (2012/13–)
Individual victories2
All victories13
Individual podiums8
All podiums31
Overall titles0
Discipline titles0

He competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics for France where he finished 45th in the sprint and 21st in the pursuit. Desthieux won his first World Championship medal in Hochfilzen 2017 when he was a part of men's relay team that became second. Next year he was a part of France's mixed relay team in the 2018 Winter Olympics and won his first Olympic gold medal. In Antholz-Anterselva 2020 won his first World Championship title with men relay.

CareerEdit

OlympicsEdit

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2014 Sochi  — 45th 21st  — 8th  —
  2018 Pyeongchang 27th 12th 7th 22nd 5th Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

3 medals (1 gold, 2 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay
  2013 Nové Město  — 67th  —  —  —  — N/A
  2015 Kontiolahti 49th  —  —  —  —  —
  2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 28th 12th 6th 24th 9th
  2017 Hochfilzen 51st 34th 27th Silver
  2019 Östersund 6th 5th 32nd 11th 6th 8th
  2020 Antholz-Anterselva 59th 18th 8th 5th Gold
  2021 Pokljuka 28th Silver 5th 13th 4th
*The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.

Biathlon World CupEdit

World Cup rankings
Season Overall Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start
Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position
2012–13 57th 48th 57th
2013–14 20th 19th 22nd 26th 5th
2014–15 56th 65th 51st 43rd
2015–16 16th 26th 21st 20th 10th
2016–17 25th 42nd 19th 23rd 27th
2017–18 8th 10th 6th 10th 11th
2018–19 4th 6th 3rd 4th 6th
2019–20 6th 11th 5th 7th 9th
2020–21 9th 22nd 8th 9th 11th
Individual victories

2 victories (1 Sp, 1 MS)

No. Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 2020–21 6 March 2021   Nové Město 10 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
2 21 March 2021   Östersund 15 km Mass start Biathlon World Cup
Relay victories

11 victories; victories at Winter Olympics are not counted as World Cup victories, but are listed here.

No. Season Date Location Discipline Level Team
1 2016–17 11 December 2016   Pokljuka Relay Biathlon World Cup Béatrix / Fillon Maillet / Desthieux / Fourcade
2 5 March 2017   Pyeongchang Relay Biathlon World Cup Béatrix / S.Fourcade / Desthieux / Fourcade
3 12 March 2017   Kontiolahti Mixed Relay Biathlon World Cup Dorin Habert / Bescond / Desthieux / Fillon Maillet
4 2017–18 20 February 2018   Pyeongchang Mixed Relay Winter Olympic Games Dorin Habert / Bescond / Desthieux / Fourcade
5 2018–19 2 December 2018   Pokljuka Mixed Relay Biathlon World Cup Bescond / Braisaz / Fourcade / Desthieux
6 17 February 2019   Salt Lake City Mixed Relay Biathlon World Cup Fillon Maillet / Desthieux / Aymonier / Chevalier
7 2019–20 18 January 2020   Ruhpolding Relay Biathlon World Cup Jacquelin / Fourcade / Desthieux / Fillon Maillet
8 25 January 2020   Pokljuka Mixed Relay Biathlon World Cup Fillon Maillet / Desthieux / Braisaz / Simon
9 22 February 2020   Antholz-Anterselva Relay Biathlon World Championships Jacquelin / Fourcade / Desthieux / Fillon Maillet
10 2020–21 15 January 2021   Oberhof Relay Biathlon World Cup Desthieux / Fillon Maillet / Claude / Jacquelin
11 23 January 2021   Antholz-Anterselva Relay Biathlon World Cup Guigonnat / Fillon Maillet / Desthieux / Jacquelin

Junior World ChampionshipsEdit

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
  2010 Torsby 15th 42nd 15th 2nd
  2011 Nové Město 1st 7th 5th 5th
  2012 Kontiolahti 9th 3rd 10th 3rd

ReferencesEdit

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