Martina Beck

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Martina Beck
Glagow 2006.jpg
Martina Beck in Antholz (2006)
Medal record
Women's biathlon
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Silver 2006 Turin 15 km individual
Silver 2006 Turin 10 km pursuit
Silver 2006 Turin 4 × 6 km relay
Bronze 2010 Vancouver 4 × 6 km relay
World Championships
Gold 2008 Östersund 4 × 6 km relay
Gold 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 4 × 6 km relay
Gold 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km pursuit
Silver 2009 Pyeongchang 4 × 6 km relay
Silver 2008 Östersund 15 km individual
Silver 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km mass start
Silver 2004 Oberhof 10 km pursuit
Silver 2001 Pokljuka 12.5 km mass start
Bronze 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 15 km individual
Bronze 2004 Oberhof 7.5 km sprint
Bronze 2004 Oberhof 4 × 6 km relay
Bronze 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 4 × 6 km relay

Martina "Molly" Beck (born Martina Glagow, 21 September 1979, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany), is a retired German biathlete. She now lives in Mittenwald in Bavaria. She was most successful in the 2002–03 season, when she was the first German to win the women's overall Biathlon World Cup. She is also a three-times world champion and three-times Olympic silver medalist. She married the Austrian biathlete Günther Beck on 24 July, 2008 and is now known as Martina Beck. She has one daughter named Hilde (born 1 April 2011).[1]

Career[edit]

Beck's talent was discovered in fourth grade, when she beat out male competition up to three years older than herself in a cross-country skiing event.[citation needed] Although Beck stands only 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in) tall, she is a strong skier, but is renowned for her shooting ability: she is regularly among the female athletes with the highest accuracy rate, leading the shooting statistics in the 2003–04 season with a rate of 89 percent.[2]

She became a member of the German World Cup team in 2000, when she impressed by winning an event in her first year and even finished third in the mass start World Cup standings. Later, she became the first German biathlete to win the women's Biathlon World Cup in the 2002–03 season, alongside the pursuit World Cup; in 2005–06, she finished third in the overall standings and won the mass start standings. In 2007–08, she was the best biathlete in the individual discipline. As of 17 March 2008, she has won a total of 12 individual world cup events.

During the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Beck won three silver medals: one in the sprint competition, one in the pursuit, and one in the relay. At world championships, she has won a total of eleven medals: she was World Champion thrice, in 2003 in the pursuit (together with Sandrine Bailly) and in 2007 and 2008 in the relay.

Achievements[edit]

  • Winter Olympics:
    • 2006: 3 × Silver (Individual, Pursuit, Relay)
    • 2010: 1 × Bronze (Relay)
  • Biathlon World Championships:
    • 2001: 1 × silver (mass start)
    • 2003: 1 × gold (pursuit), 1 × bronze (relay)
    • 2004: 1 × silver (pursuit), 2 × bronze (sprint, relay)
    • 2007: 1 × gold (relay), 1 × silver (mass start), 1 × bronze (individual)
    • 2008: 1 × gold (relay), 1 × silver (individual)
  • Biathlon World Cup overall:
    • 1 × overall World Cup winner (2002/03), 1 × World Cup pursuit winner (2002/03), 1 × World Cup individual winner (2007/08)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Martina Glagow hat geheiratet"" (in German). Biathlon-online.de. 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2008-12-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Biathlon Statistics Database". International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 

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