Martina Beck in Antholz (2006)
|Competitor for Germany|
|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|
|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 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).
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. 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.
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.
- Winter Olympics:
- 2006: 3x Silver (Individual, Pursuit, Relay)
- 2010: 1x Bronze (Relay)
- Biathlon World Championships:
- 2001: 1x silver (mass start)
- 2003: 1x gold (pursuit), 1x bronze (relay)
- 2004: 1x silver (pursuit), 2x bronze (sprint, relay)
- 2007: 1x gold (relay), 1x silver (mass start), 1x bronze (individual)
- 2008: 1x gold (relay), 1x silver (individual)
- Biathlon World Cup overall:
- 1x overall World Cup winner (2002/03), 1x World Cup pursuit winner (2002/03), 1x World Cup individual winner (2007/08)
- Biathlon World Cup victories:
- 14 (as of: 7 December 2008)
- Holmenkollen ski festival victories
- Three (as of 2006) - 2003 (pursuit), 2004 (individual), and 2006 (sprint)
- "IBU Profile of Martina Beck". International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
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