Sven Fischer

Sven Fischer
Sven Fischer was born on April 16 in 1971 in Germany in the town of Smalcald. In 1977, he began studying at the school sports. Member of the first sports competitions in skiing it was already in the fifth grade in 1982. In 1989, Sven became members of the National People's Army of the GDR.

In 1991 Fisher won the European Cup in the sprint, and the following year he became a member of the basic structure of the German national team. At his first Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994, he won a bronze medal in the individual race and a gold in the relay.

In the 1996/1997 season's Sven Fischer wins his first big crystal globe. At the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan Fischer wins the gold medal in the relay. And in the season 1998/99 Fisher becomes the owner of the Grand Crystal Globe for the second time, winning two individual races and the mass start in Kontiolahti World Championships.

Olympic Games in 2002 in Salt Lake City brought Fischer two silver medals in the sprint and relay and the Olympic Games in Turin, he won a coveted medal in the individual race in a sprint.

In total, at the world championships Fischer won seven gold medals, six times he became vice champion and seven times — the bronze medal. At the World Cup, he won 34 times and twice won the overall standings.

Throughout the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s, German trio Sven Fischer, Ricco Gross and Frank Luke were the leaders of both German and world biathlon, repeatedly winning both the individual events and in relays in all the major tournaments. And Fisher was the only civilian man in the German national team in biathlon, which is formed exclusively of employees of German Bundeswehr.

At the end of the season 2006/2007 Sven Fischer announced the completion of his sports career. He is currently working on the German television channel ZDF. He is married and has two children.