Simon Schempp

Simon Schempp (born 14 November 1988) is a German former biathlete.

Simon Schempp
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Schempp in 2018
Personal information
Born (1988-11-14) 14 November 1988 (age 34)
Mutlangen, West Germany
OccupationCustoms officer
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Websitesimon.com.de
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubSZ Uhingen
SkisRossignol
RifleAnschütz
World Cup debut11 March 2009
Olympic Games
Teams3 (2010, 2014, 2018)
Medals3 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams4 (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Medals8 (4 gold)
World Cup
Seasons13 (2008/09–2020/21)
Individual victories12
All victories18
Individual podiums26
All podiums55

CareerEdit

In 2009, he made his World Cup debut. He became world champion by winning gold in the 15 km mass start race at the Biathlon World Championships 2017 in Hochfilzen. He also won three more gold medals, two for being part of the German Biathlon World Championships 2010 mixed relay team in Khanty-Mansiysk and the German Biathlon World Championships 2017 mixed relay team in Hochfilzen, and one gold medal as part of the German Biathlon World Championships 2015 men's relay team in Kontiolahti.

He also competed for Germany at the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing fifth as part of the German team in the men's relay.[1]

On 28 January 2021, he announced his retirement.[citation needed]

Biathlon resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

2 medals (2 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2010 Vancouver 5th
  2014 Sochi 16th 15th 6th 13th Silver DSQ
  2018 Pyeongchang 36th 7th 5th Silver Bronze
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World ChampionshipsEdit

8 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2010 Khanty-Mansiysk Gold
  2012 Ruhpolding 90th 19th 9th 26th Bronze
  2013 Nové Město 28th 18th 14th Bronze 13th
  2015 Kontiolahti 8th 77th 8th Gold
  2016 Oslo 16th 8th 18th 19th Silver Silver
  2017 Hochfilzen 13th 9th 10th Gold 4th Gold
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Junior/Youth World ChampionshipsEdit

5 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
  2007 Martell-Val Martello 5th 4th Bronze Gold
  2008 Ruhpolding 9th 5th 5th Bronze
  2009 Canmore 5th 6th Silver Gold

World CupEdit

Season Overall Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start
Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position
2008–09 86 60th 17 59th 38 58th 31 54th 0
2009–10 216 36th 0 94 36th 122 13th 0
2010–11 26 87th 13 60th 0 13 70th 0
2011–12 367 26th 59 16th 116 28th 132 21st 60 27th
2012–13 341 29th 6 63rd 127 27th 106 32nd 102 17th
2013–14 521 10th 32 26th 211 11th 218 6th 60 21st
2014–15 792 4th 64 14th 354 3rd 228 4th 146 7th
2015–16 769 4th 79 9th 316 2nd 251 6th 123 14th
2016–17 741 5th 68 13th 209 11th 233 6th 231 2nd
2017–18 484 12th 53 9th 212 7th 140 16th 79 25th
2018–19 134 44th 40 27th 29 56th 49 39th 16 40th
2019–20 119 41st 0 53 44th 44 32nd 22 41st

Individual victoriesEdit

12 victories (5 Sp, 4 Pu, 3 MS)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
2013–14
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu)
17 January 2014   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
18 January 2014   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2014–15
3 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu, 1 MS)
18 January 2015   Ruhpolding 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
22 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
24 January 2015   Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2015–16
5 victories
(3 Sp, 2 Pu)
11 December 2015   Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
17 December 2015   Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
19 December 2015   Pokljuka 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
22 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
19 March 2016   Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2016–17
2 victory
(2 MS)
8 January 2017   Oberhof 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
19 February 2017   Hochfilzen 15 km mass start Biathlon World Championship
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Simon Schempp". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ "Simon Schempp". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Simon Schempp at Wikimedia Commons