Carl Johan Bergman

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Carl Johan Bergman
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Bergman in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Carl Johan Bergman
Born (1978-03-14) 14 March 1978 (age 39)
Ekshärad, Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Website cjbergman.com
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Ekshärhad SF
World Cup debut 9 January 2000
Retired 23 March 2014
Olympic Games
Teams 4 (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 11 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Medals 5 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 15 (1999/00–2013/14)
Individual victories 3
All victories 7
Individual podiums 13
All podiums 25

Carl Johan Bergman (born 14 March 1978) is a former Swedish biathlete. He lives in Lillehammer, Norway with his Norwegian wife, Liv Kjersti Eikeland. He is 5 ft 8½ in (174 cm), and weighs 152 lb (69 kg; 10 st 12 lb).

He studies computer science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. His mother is called Birgitta, his father is Lennart, and he has a younger sister called Johanna.

In March 2014, Bergman confirmed that he would be retiring from the sport at the end of the 2013–14 season.[1]

World Cup[edit]

Bergman has been competing in the World Cup since 2001–02. During his career he has finished the overall season in 61st (2001–02), 40th (2002–03), 24th (2003–04), 14th (2004–05), and he finished the 2005–06 season in 11th place.

The 2005–06 season was Bergmans best season, he finished 11th in the overall standings, 375 points behind champion Ole Einar Bjørndalen, and 256 behind second place Raphaël Poirée. He was only 33 points behind Michael Greis who was tenth, which would have been disappointing for Bergman as the top ten biathletes have all their travel and accommodation costs covered by the IBU. Bergman came tenth in the sprint standings, 63 points behind Tomasz Sikora. He was eighth in the pursuit standings, 118 points behind Bjørndalen. In the individual standings he came 30th, 110 behind Greis, and in the mass start he was 23rd, 130 points behind Bjørndalen.

Bergman also claimed his first World Cup win in the 2005–06 season, in a sprint race in Kontiolahti, after hitting all ten targets he finished 6.5 seconds ahead of Sikora, and 12.5 seconds ahead of Sven Fischer, who came third. That season he also finished third twice (pursuit and sprint in Pokljuka), fourth once, fifth twice, and sixth once.

Olympics[edit]

Bergman had a disappointing 2006 Winter Olympics. He was selected for all five events, but except for the relay in which Sweden came fourth, he failed to finish inside the top twenty in any of the events. Bergman put it down to having a bad stomach. In the first event, the 20 km individual, Bergman finished 23rd, he hit 17/20 targets, and was 3:07.9 behind winner Michael Greis. In the 10 km sprint, he was 55th, 3:09.9 behind Sven Fischer, even though he hit all ten targets . Bergman decided not to compete in the 12.5 km pursuit. The next event was the relay, Sweden finished fourth, 43.6 second behind Germany, then in the final event, the 15 km mass start, Bergman finished 29th, 3:34.4 behind Greis, hitting 16/20 targets. He also competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics. He took part in the individual (40th), sprint (28th), pursuit (36th), and Sweden came 14th in the relay.

Shooting[edit]

His shooting average has been in the low 80% range for the last few years.[when?] In 1999–00 it was only 73%, with an 83% prone average but a 64% standing average. He improved for the next two years averaging 75% in 2000–01 and 87% in 2001–02. But in 2002–03 it was down to 81%, and then 83% in 2003–04. In 2004–05 he averaged 83% again, making him the 24th-best shot on the tour. His average increased again in 2005–06, to 85% (86% prone, 83% standing), after hitting 314/369 targets, making him the 15th-best shot in the World Cup.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[2]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 40th 28th 36th N/A 14th N/A
Italy 2006 Turin 23rd 53rd DNS 29th 4th N/A
Canada 2010 Vancouver 61st 42nd 19th 4th N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 37th 24th 34th 10th
*Mass start was added as an event in 2006, with the mixed relay being added in 2014.

World Championships[edit]

5 medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Slovenia 2001 Pokljuka DNS 66th 16th N/A
Russia 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 75th 27th 27th 7th N/A
Germany 2004 Oberhof 9th 36th 21st 28th 6th N/A
Austria 2005 Hochfilzen 39th 8th 11th 15th 7th 13th
Slovenia 2006 Pokljuka N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6th
Italy 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 39th 34th 23rd 7th Gold
Sweden 2008 Östersund 24th 28th 29th 6th 4th
South Korea 2009 Pyeongchang 79th 27th 9th Silver
Russia 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Bronze
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 11th 47th 28th 29th 4th 4th
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding Bronze Silver 6th 16th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město 35th 54th 34th 11th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The mixed relay was added as an event in 2005.

Individual victories[edit]

3 victories (3 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
2005–06
1 victory
(1 Sp)
16 March 2006 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
2011–12
2 victories
(2 Sp)
2 December 2011 Sweden Östersund 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
9 December 2011 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biathlon world to see some retirements after season's end". biathlon-pokljuka.com. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Carl Johan Bergman". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 

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