Uschi Disl

Ursula "Uschi" Disl (born 15 November 1970 in Bad Tölz, West Germany) is a German former biathlete.

Uschi Disl
Uschi disl 2006.jpg
Full nameUrsula Disl
Born (1970-11-15) 15 November 1970 (age 49)
Bad Tölz, West Germany
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup career
Seasons1990/91 – 2005/06
Individual wins30
Indiv. podiums74
Updated on 18 February 2014.

During her competitive career Disl was a 19-year veteran of biathlon and was a five time olympian, with two Olympic gold medals from the 4 × 7.5 km relays in 1998 and 2002. She also has four silver medals (two in 7.5 km sprint (1998 and 2002), one in 4 × 7.5 km relay (1994), and one in 3 × 7.5 km relay (1992)), and three bronze medals (two in 15 km individual, 1994 and 1998, and one in 12.5 km mass start, 2006). She also has two World Championship individual titles, both won in Hochfilzen, Austria, in March 2005, in the 7.5 km sprint and the 10 km pursuit.

Dubbed "Turbo-Disl" by the German media, she lay second in the Biathlon World Cup table at the beginning of the Olympics behind fellow country-woman Kati Wilhelm, and finished fifth in the overall standings for the 2004/05 season. She has finished second overall three times in the Biathlon World Cup (1995/96, 1996/97 and 1997/98) and has won forty World Cup races (28 single and 12 relay/team victories). This includes three wins at the Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon competition with one in 1995 (sprint) and two in 1996 (sprint, pursuit).

2006 was Disl's last Olympics and her final season.

On 18 December 2005, Disl was named "German sportswoman of the year", becoming the first biathlete awarded, and beating speed skater Anni Friesinger and discus thrower Franka Dietzsch.

Since 2012, she resides with her Swedish boyfriend Tomas Söderberg in Sweden,[1] and, like most German Nordic skiers, is in the military as a border patrol guard. They have two children.

Biathlon resultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

9 medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay
  1992 Albertville 24th 11th N/A N/A Silver
  1994 Lillehammer Bronze 13th N/A N/A Silver
  1998 Nagano Bronze Silver N/A N/A Gold
  2002 Salt Lake City 12th Silver 9th N/A Gold
  2006 Turin 12th 34th 10th Bronze
*Pursuit was first added in 2002, mass start in 2006.

World ChampionshipsEdit

19 medals (8 gold, 8 silver, 3 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Team Relay Mixed relay
  1991 Lahti 8th 5th N/A N/A 4th Bronze N/A
  1992 Novosibirsk N/A N/A Gold N/A
  1993 Borovets 8th 34th N/A N/A 8th 4th N/A
  1994 Canmore N/A N/A 4th N/A
  1995 Antholz Silver Silver N/A N/A Silver Gold N/A
  1996 Ruhpolding 27th 35th N/A N/A Gold Gold N/A
  1997 Brezno-Osrblie 13th 13th 4th N/A Gold N/A
  1998 Pokljuka 15th N/A N/A
  1999 Kontiolahti 9th 34th 11th 7th N/A Gold N/A
  2000 Oslo 8th 7th Silver 8th N/A Silver N/A
  2001 Pokljuka 11th Silver 11th 24th N/A Silver N/A
  2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 34th 13th 21st N/A Bronze N/A
  2004 Oberhof 9th N/A N/A
  2005 Hochfilzen 34th Gold Gold 10th N/A Silver Bronze
*Team was removed as an event in 1998, and pursuit was added in 1997 with mass start being added in 1999 and the mixed relay in 2005.

World CupEdit

Season Overall
1990–91 4th
1991–92 5th
1992–93 16th
1993–94 4th
1994–95 3rd
1995–96 2nd
1996–97 2nd
1997–98 2nd
1998–99 3rd
1999–00 8th
2000–01 6th
2001–02 3rd
2002–03 7th
2003–04 4th
2004–05 5th
2005–06 5th

Individual victoriesEdit

30 victories (9 In, 12 Sp, 7 Pu, 2 MS)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1990–91
1 victory
(1 Sp)
15 December 1990   Albertville 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1991–92
1 victory
(1 In)
16 January 1992   Ruhpolding 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1993–94
1 victory
(1 In)
17 March 1994   Canmore 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1994–95
1 victory
(1 In)
19 January 1995   Oberhof 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1995–96
4 victories
(2 In, 2 Sp)
7 December 1995   Östersund 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
16 December 1995   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
11 January 1996   Antholz-Anterselva 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
13 January 1996   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1996–97
3 victories
(2 Sp, 1 Pu)
12 December 1996   Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
14 December 1996   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
18 January 1997   Antholz-Anterselva 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1997–98
3 victories
(1 In, 2 Sp)
18 December 1997   Kontiolahti 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
12 March 1998   Hochfilzen 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
14 March 1998   Hochfilzen 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1998–99
4 victories
(2 In, 1 Pu, 1 MS)
13 December 1998   Hochfilzen 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
16 December 1998   Brezno-Osrblie 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
20 December 1998   Brezno-Osrblie 10 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
13 January 1999   Ruhpolding 12.5 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
1999–00
1 victory
(1 In)
16 December 1999   Brezno-Osrblie 15 km individual Biathlon World Cup
2000–01
1 victory
(1 Sp)
2 March 2001   Salt Lake City 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
2002–03
1 victory
(1 MS)
8 January 2003   Oberhof 12.5 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
2003–04
3 victories
(1 Sp, 2 Pu)
9 January 2004   Pokljuka 10 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
3 March 2004   Fort Kent 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
5 March 2004   Fort Kent 10 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2004–05
5 victories
(2 Sp, 3 Pu)
2 December 2004   Beitostølen 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
4 December 2004   Beitostølen 10 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
9 January 2005   Oberhof 10 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
5 March 2005   Hochfilzen 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
6 March 2005   Hochfilzen 10 km pursuit Biathlon World Championships
2005–06
1 victory
(1 Sp)
26 November 2005   Östersund 7.5 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age 
Overall Distance Sprint
2004 34 59 34

Team podiumsEdit

  • 1 podium – (1 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate
1  2003–04  26 October 2003   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Künzel

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "IBU Profile of Uschi Disl". International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 2014-01-25.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
  Birgit Fischer
German Sportswoman of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
  Kati Wilhelm
  1. ^ https://www.expressen.se/sport/skidskytte/os-ikonen-drog-lever-nu-anonymt-liv-i-sverige/
  2. ^ "DISL Ursula". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 4 December 2019.