Ricco Groß

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Ricco Groß
Ricco Groß in Antholz 2006.jpg
Ricco Groß in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, in 2006
Personal information
Full name Ricco Groß
Born (1970-08-22) 22 August 1970 (age 44)
Bad Schlema,
East Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Website ricco-gross.de
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Ski Club Ruhpolding
Retired 18 March 2007
Olympic Games
Teams 5 (1992, 1994,
1998, 2002, 2006)
Medals 8 (4 gold)
World Championships
Teams 15 (1991, 1993, 1995,
1996, 1997, 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001,
2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007)
Medals 20 (9 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 17 (1990/91–2006/07)
Individual races 298
All races 354
Individual wins 9
All wins 33
Individual podiums 52
All podiums 95
Discipline titles 1:
1 Individual (1996–97)
Updated on 18 March 2007.

Ricco Groß (born 22 August 1970 in Bad Schlema) is a former German biathlete and multiple gold medal winner at the Winter Olympics and World Championships.

He has been married to his wife Kathrin since 1994 and they have three sons: Marco (born 1995), Simon (b. 1998), and Gabriel (b. 2004). He is a Hauptfeldwebel (Sergeant First Class) in the German Bundeswehr.

Groß started out as a cross-country skier but switched to biathlon at the age of 13. He made his World Cup debut at the age of 20.[1] His first club was the SG Dynamo Klingenthal until 1991. In the Biathlon World Cup of 1997/1998, he came second in the overall competition. In the biathlon competition at the 1992, 1994, and 1998 Winter Olympics, he won gold medals as part of the men's 4 × 7.5 km relay team. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in the 4 × 7.5 km relay for men the German team won silver and at the 12.5 km pursuit for men, he won bronze for himself.

In the Biathlon World Championships sprint (10 km) he won bronze in 1995, and silver in 2003 and 2004. In 1999, 2003, and 2004, he won gold in the pursuit (12.5 km). In the individual (20 km), he won gold in 1997, silver in 1999, and bronze in 2003 and 2005.

After retiring from competition Groß settled in Ruhpolding. He has worked as a commentator on biathlon for German television and was appointed as coach of the German women's biathlon team in 2010.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Ricco Gross - Olympic Athlete". olympic.org. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 

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