Andrea Henkel

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Andrea Henkel
Andrea Henkel Ruhpolding 2012.jpg
Andrea Henkel at the Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding 2012
Personal information
Born (1977-12-10) December 10, 1977 (age 36)
Ilmenau, East Germany
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
World Cup
Seasons 1998–2014
Wins 22
Additional podiums 37
Total podiums 59
Updated on February 15, 2014.

Andrea Henkel (born December 10, 1977 in Ilmenau, Thuringia) is a retired German professional biathlete and the younger sister of Manuela Henkel, a successful cross-country skier. She trained at SV Großbreitenbach. Andrea Henkel started out as a cross-country skier but later specialised in biathlon when women's biathlon became an Olympic sport.[1]

Since the 1998/99 season, she was a regular member of the German team in the Biathlon World Cup. After several top-ten results, she could win her first World Cup event in 1999, her second year. She was most successful in the 2006/07 season, which she finished first in the overall standings.

Henkel has won four Olympic medals: one gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in the 15 km individual, and a gold (2002), silver (2006) and bronze (2010) medal in relay competitions. She is also the first biathlete to become world champion in each individual event: 2005 in the 15 km individual, 2007 in the 12.5 km mass start, and 2008 in the 7.5 km sprint and subsequent 10 km pursuit.[2] She has won a total of eight gold, six silver and two bronze medals at world championships. She retired from the sport at the end of the 2013/14 season.[3]


Other Achievements[edit]

  • Biathlon Overall World Cup
    • 1x overall winner (2006–07)
    • 5x best German athlete in the Overall World Cup (5th in 1999-2000 and 2000–01; 1st in 2006–07; 2nd in 2010–11, 3rd in 2012–13)
  • race victories in Biathlon World Cup¹
    • 4x Individual victories
    • 5x Sprint victories
    • 8x Pursuit victories
    • 5x Mass Start victories
    • 14x Relay victories

(¹ race victories in Olympic Games and World Championships are included)

Season Overall Sprint Pursuit Individual Mass Start
Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position
1998–99 - 188 14th
1999–00 25/25 378 5th
2000–01 23/26 635 5th 9/10 210 10th 7/8 210 5th 4/4 110 4th 3/4 61 18th
2001–02 - 378 13th 98 17th 119 15th 117 4th 44 14th
2002–03 20/23 344 17th 8/9 135 15th 6/7 129 14th 3/3 33 19th 3/4 47 19th
2003–04 20/26 221 29th 8/10 64 29th 7/9 115 19th 3/3 8 41st 2/4 34 29th
2004–05 23/27 431 14th 8/10 134 18th 8/9 153 12th 3/4 54 15th 4/4 87 7th
2005–06 23/26 531 7th 9/10 171 14th 6/8 172 8th 3/3 52 12th 136
2006–07 23/27 870 1st 8/10 313 3rd 7/8 267 3rd 4/4 140 1st 4/5 116 19th
2007–08 26/26 766 3rd 10/10 299 4th 8/8 289 2nd 3/3 46 14th 5/5 125 6th
2008–09 26/26 838 5th 10/10 320 6th 7/7 234 4th 4/4 102 9th 5/5 157 5th
2009–10 25/25 781 4th 10/10 248 11th 6/6 194 5th 4/4 126 2nd 5/5 169 3rd
2010–11 26/26 972 2nd 10/10 349 4th 7/7 303 2nd 4/4 115 8th 5/5 205 4th
2011–12 26/26 806 8th 10/10 271 9th 8/8 276 7th 3/3 70 14th 5/5 196 4th
2012–13 26/26 856 3rd 10/10 307 7th 8/8 279 2nd 3/3 131 2nd 5/5 147 12th
2013–14 22/22 545 10th 8/8 183 11th 8/8 207 8th 2/2 55 11th 3/3 100 6th

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
United States 2002 Salt Lake City Gold 25th 13th N/A Gold N/A
Italy 2006 Turin 4th 13th Silver N/A
Canada 2010 Vancouver 6th 27th 10th 9th Bronze N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 22nd 29th 17th 11th -

World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
Finland 1999 Kontiolahti 12th 18th
Norway 1999 Oslo 26th 20th
Norway 2000 Oslo 40th 8th 5th 16th Silver
Slovenia 2001 Pokljuka 9th 11th 5th Silver
Russia 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 16th
Germany 2004 Oberhof 26th
Austria 2005 Hochfilzen Gold 7th Silver
Slovenia 2006 Pokljuka Not held in an Olympic season 10th
Italy 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 6th 23rd 10th Gold Gold
Sweden 2008 Oestersund 22nd Gold Gold 22nd Gold
South Korea 2009 Pyeongchang 10th 6th DSQ 5th Silver Bronze
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 46th 20th 4th 13th Gold Silver
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 20th 34th 11th 12th Gold Bronze
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město na Moravě Silver 33rd 6th 13th 5th 13th

Individual victories[edit]

22 victories (5 Sp, 8 Pu, 4 In, 5 MS)

Season Year Event Competition Level
1999/00
2 victories
(1 Pu,1 MS)
December 19, 1999 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
January 22, 2000 Italy Antholz 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2001/02
1 victory
(1 In)
February 11, 2002 United States Salt Lake City 15 km Individual Winter Olympic Games
2004/05
1 victory
(1 In)
March 8, 2005 Austria Hochfilzen 15 km Individual Biathlon World Championships
2006/07
6 victories
(2 Sp, 1 Pu, 2 In, 1 MS)
December 8, 2006 Austria Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
December 9, 2006 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
December 13, 2006 Austria Hochfilzen 15 km Individual Biathlon World Cup
February 11, 2007 Italy Antholz 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Championships
February 28, 2007 Finland Lahti 15 km Individual Biathlon World Cup
March 8, 2007 Norway Oslo 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
2007/08
4 victories
(1 Sp, 2 Pu, 1 MS)
January 19, 2008 Italy Antholz 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
January 20, 2008 Italy Antholz 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
February 9, 2008 Sweden Östersund 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Championships
February 10, 2008 Sweden Östersund 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Championships
2008/09
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu)
January 9, 2009 Germany Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
March 21, 2009 Norway Trondheim 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2009/10
2 victories
(1 Pu, 1 MS)
January 10, 2010 Germany Oberhof 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
January 24, 2010 Italy Antholz 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2010/11
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu)
February 11, 2011 United States Fort Kent 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
February 12, 2011 United States Fort Kent 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2011/12
1 victory
(1 MS)
February 5, 2012 Norway Oslo 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
2013/14
1 victory
(1 Pu)
January 18, 2014 Italy Antholz 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Personal life[edit]

Henkel is in a relationship with the American biathlete Tim Burke.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wie alles begann". andrea-henkel.de. Archived from the original on 29 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Henkel schafft Double – Wolf gewinnt Bronze" (in German). ZDF. 2008-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Women's biathlon". chicagotribune.com. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "TEAM USA’S IN LOVE WITH ITS COMPETITION…LITERALLY". Team USA. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 

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