Fritz Fischer (biathlete)

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Fritz Fischer
Fritz Fischer (2012).jpg
Personal information
Full name Friedrich Fischer
Nickname(s) Fritz
Born (1956-09-22) 22 September 1956 (age 60)
Kelheim, West Germany
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
World Cup debut 18 January 1980
Olympic Games
Teams 4 (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 10 (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)
Medals 7 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 14 (1979/80–1992/93)
Individual victories 7
Individual podiums 18
Overall titles 1 (1987–88)

Friedrich "Fritz" Fischer (born 22 September 1956) is a former biathlete from Germany. He won a gold medal with Germany in the 4 × 7.5 km relay in the 1992 Winter Olympics. After ending his competitive career Fischer served as a coach for the German biathlon team for many years before retiring in 2014.[1]

Biathlon results[edit]

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

Olympic Games[edit]

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
United States 1980 Lake Placid 27th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 7th 8th Bronze
Canada 1988 Calgary 23rd 12th Silver
France 1992 Albertville Gold

World Championships[edit]

14 medals (9 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
Finland 1981 Lahti 5th 19th N/A Silver
Soviet Union 1982 Minsk 15th 15th N/A 4th
Italy 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 10th 13th N/A 4th
West Germany 1985 Ruhpolding 16th 6th N/A Bronze
Norway 1986 Oslo Holmenkollen 22nd 17th N/A DSQ
United States 1987 Lake Placid 9th 40th N/A Bronze
Austria 1989 Feistritz Bronze 17th Silver 6th
Soviet Union 1990 Minsk 25th 46th
Finland 1991 Lahti 13th 6th Gold
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets Gold
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989.

Individual victories[edit]

7 victories (4 In, 3 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1980–81
1 victory
(1 In)
2 April 1981 Sweden Hedenäset 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1983–84
1 victory
(1 In)
12 January 1984 Switzerland Pontresina 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1986–87
2 victories
(2 Sp)
10 January 1987 People's Republic of Bulgaria Borovets 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
24 January 1987 West Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1987–88
1 victory
(1 In)
17 December 1987 Austria Hochfilzen 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1988–89
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
16 March 1989 Norway Steinkjer 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
18 March 1989 Norway Steinkjer 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. ^ "Coaching Changes in Germany and Austria". International Biathlon Union. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fritz Fischer". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 

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