Frode Andresen

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Frode Andresen
Frode Andresen Ostersund 2008.jpg
Frode Andresen in Östersund in 2008
Personal information
Full name Frode Andresen
Born (1973-09-09) 9 September 1973 (age 41)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Ringkollen Skiklubb
Skis Atomic
World Cup debut 6 March 1993
Olympic Games
Teams 3 (1998, 2002, 2006)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 14 (1995, 1996,
1997, 1998, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2008)
Medals 9 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 20 (1992/93–2011/12)
Individual wins 15
All wins 28
Individual podiums 47
All podiums 84

Frode Andresen (born 9 September 1973 in Rotterdam) is a former Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier. He resides in Hønefoss.

Early life[edit]

Andresen was born in the Netherlands, and lived one year each in Cape Town, South Africa; Laos, Nigeria; and Nairobi, Kenya, because of his parent's careers. They settled in Norway when Frode was four, and a year later he learnt to cross-country ski, taking up biathlon when he was twelve.

Biathlon career[edit]

Andresen started competing in 1985 and has 15 World cup victories. In all Andresen had 47 podium finishes, 15 1st (including three wins at the Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon competition with two sprint wins (2000, 2001) and one pursuit (2001)), 15 2nd and 17 3rd places.[1] On the January 22, 2006, Frode Andresen won the Golden Cup, which is a trophy awarded to the biathlete with the most points during the three world cup events after Christmas. Andresen is one of the fastest skiers in the field, but his shooting accuracy is questionable, his 03/04 season shooting statistics were 72% in the prone, and 67% standing, whilst the top biathletes are in the high 80% range.

On 14 February 2006 Andresen won the bronze medal in the 10 km sprint in the 2006 Winter Olympics in a time of 26:31.3, 19.7 seconds behind winner Sven Fischer of Germany, having missed one target out of ten. This gave him a complete set of medals in his olympic career.

Andresen's last competition at the World Cup level was the sprint in Hochfilzen 15 December 2011 in the 2011–12 season.[1] Andresen's last competition at the IBU Cup level was the sprint in Beitostølen 1 December 2012 in the 2012–13 season.[1]

Cross-country career[edit]

A skilled and versatile skier, Andresen also participates in FIS cross-country skiing competitions. One of his best achievements in this sport is the first place in 20 km Freestyle race on 1999 Norwegian national championship which took place in Lillehammer.

Trivia[edit]

  • Frode lives with fellow biathlete Gunn Margit Andreassen, and they have a son together, David, who was born around Christmas 2004.
  • He has a degree in economics and lists monitoring the stock market as a hobby of his.
  • Frode is an avid cyclist, coming 26th at the 2002 Norwegian Championships in road cycling.
  • As a child he cracked several teeth while skateboarding.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay
Japan 1998 Nagano 19th Silver N/A N/A
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 7th 8th 14th N/A Gold
Italy 2006 Turin 15th Bronze 6th 19th 5th
*Pursuit was added as an event in 2002, with mass start being added in 2006.

World Championships[edit]

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

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Team Relay Mixed relay
Italy 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 10th N/A N/A Gold 5th N/A
Germany 1996 Ruhpolding 5th N/A N/A 4th N/A
Slovakia 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 14th 19th N/A N/A
Slovenia 1998 Pokljuka N/A N/A 8th N/A N/A N/A
Finland 1999 Kontiolahti 53rd Bronze 27th 6th N/A Bronze N/A
Norway 2000 Oslo Holmenkollen 21st Gold 6th DSQ N/A Silver N/A
Slovenia 2001 Pokljuka 8th 6th 16th N/A Bronze N/A
Norway 2002 Oslo Holmenkollen N/A N/A N/A Bronze N/A N/A N/A
Russia 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 26th 6th 13th 21st N/A 4th N/A
Germany 2004 Oberhof 10th 15th 19th N/A N/A
Austria 2005 Hochfilzen 35th 35th N/A
Slovenia 2006 Pokljuka N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 23rd
Italy 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 4th 6th N/A Silver Bronze
Sweden 2008 Östersund 57th 42nd N/A
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**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.

Individual victories[edit]

15 victories (11 Sp, 4 Pu)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1997–98
1 victory
(1 Sp)
10 January 1998 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1998–99
1 victory
(1 Pu)
6 March 1999 Canada Valcartier 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
1999–2000
6 victories
(4 Sp, 2 Pu)
8 December 1999 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
10 December 1999 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
17 December 1999 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
11 February 2000 Sweden Östersund 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
13 February 2000 Sweden Östersund 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
19 February 2000 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
2000–01
3 victories
(2 Sp, 1 Pu)
7 March 2001 United States Lake Placid 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
16 March 2001 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
17 March 2001 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2002–03
1 victory
(1 Sp)
5 December 2002 Sweden Östersund 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
2005–06
3 victories
(3 Sp)
10 December 2005 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
14 January 2006 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
19 January 2006 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Frode Andresen". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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