Christoph Sumann

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Christoph Sumann
Christoph Sumann (Gala-Nacht des Sports 2009).jpg
Personal information
Full name Christoph Sumann
Born (1976-01-19) January 19, 1976 (age 38)
Judenburg, Austria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Professional information
Club SV Union Frojach
World Cup
Seasons 2001–2014
Wins 6
Additional podiums 11
Total podiums 17
Updated on March 23, 2014.

Christoph "Sumi" Sumann (19 January 1976) is an Austrian former biathlete.

As many fellow biathletes Sumann picked up the sport switching from cross-country skiing he had been doing since childhood. By mid-1990s he entered junior ski team of Austria and he made it onto the senior level later on. He was a skillful sprinter at the time.

Sumann started as a biathlete in 2000 and he has been doing on top level for 11 seasons now. In his maiden season in biathlon he made quite a debut finishing in the top 20 of the World Cup races on a regular basis.

His first World Cup win came in 2002–03 Biathlon World Cup season and he finished 15th in the World Cup total. The subsequent seasons were quite a success for Sumann as he managed to remain in top 20 in the world all the time. In 2006–07 Biathlon World Cup Sumann won the mass-start race and he was wearing the red bib as the leader in this event up to the last stage of the season, the fact is quite outstanding for Austrians in biathlon despite the fact that he eventually lost it.

His most brilliant season to date is 2009–10 Biathlon World Cup. He won two silvers at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the relay and the pursuit, being runner-up in the World Cup total along with title in the individual cup made him one of the most decorated athletes of that season.

2010–11 Biathlon World Cup was fraught with hardships for Sumann as he caught intestinal disease in Ostersund, Sweden in December and he has been trying to combat it through the season which gave its results at Biathlon World Championships 2011 when he won a bronze medal in the individual.

Sumann retired from the sport at the end of the 2013-14 season.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed Relay
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 22nd DNF N/A 6th N/A
Italy 2006 Turin 15th 7th 9th 17th N/A
Canada 2010 Vancouver 8th 12th Silver 4th Silver N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 24th 20th 12th 27th Bronze

Individual victories[edit]

6 victories (1 Sp, 2 Pu, 1 In, 2 MS)

Date Event Competition Level
21 December 2001 Slovakia Brezno 10 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
20 January 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
21 January 2007 Slovenia Pokljuka 15 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
11 January 2009 Germany Oberhof 15 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
17 December 2009 Slovenia Pokljuka 20 km Individual Biathlon World Cup
16 March 2013 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Coached by Gösweiner Reinhard at club SV Union Frojach, Sumann is a policeman in his homeland. Besides, he is married and has two children, a daughter Lea and a son Felix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oslo Holmenkollen...End of the Season". International Biathlon Union. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 

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