Ricco Groß

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Ricco Groß
Ricco Groß in Antholz 2006.jpg
Ricco Gross in Antholz (2006)
Medal record
Men's biathlon
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 2006 Turin 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold 1998 Nagano 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold 1992 Albertville 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver 1994 Lillehammer 10 km sprint
Silver 1992 Albertville 10 km sprint
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City 12.5 km pursuit
World Championships
Gold 2004 Oberhof 12.5 km pursuit
Gold 2004 Oberhof 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km pursuit
Gold 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold 1999 Kontiolahti 12.5 km pursuit
Gold 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 20 km individual
Gold 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold 1991 Lahti 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver 2004 Oberhof 10 km sprint
Silver 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km sprint
Silver 1999 Oslo 20 km individual
Silver 1998 Hochfilzen Team event
Silver 1996 Ruhpolding 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze 2005 Hochfilzen 20 km individual
Bronze 2005 Khanty-Mansiysk Mixed relay
Bronze 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 20 km individual
Bronze 2000 Lahti 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint

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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