Hanna Öberg

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Hanna Öberg
Hanna Öberg 2017.jpg
Hanna Öberg during World Cup competitions in Östersund, Sweden in November 2017
Personal information
NationalitySwedish
Born (1995-11-02) 2 November 1995 (age 23)
Kiruna, Sweden
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
World Cup debut27 November 2016
Olympic Games
Teams1 (2018)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams2 (2017, 2019)
Medals3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons2 (2016/17–)
Individual victories3
Individual podiums6
All podiums5
Discipline titles1:
1 Mass Start (2018–19);
Updated on 16 March 2019.
Hanna Öberg with the goldmedal at 15 km individual in Östersund 2019

Hanna Öberg (born 2 November 1995) is a Swedish female biathlete. In 2017 she won the IBU Female Rookie of the Year Award for her World Cup debut season, with the male counterpart being awarded to her fellow Swede Sebastian Samuelsson.[1] At the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics she won a surprising gold in the Individual, after four clean shootings. It was both the first victory and podium of her career, with her previous best being a fifth place in the world cup.[2] She also claimed silver in the Relay, finished seventh in sprint, and fifth in both the mass start and the pursuit.[3][4][5] Öberg repeated her Olympic success at the 2019 Biathlon World Championships on home snow in Östersund, where she again won the individual with a perfect shoot, having previously finished fourth in the sprint and fifth in the pursuit. She became the first female biathlete to win the individual World Championship title the year after taking the Olympic individual gold.[6]

She was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in early-December 2018.[7] and the Jerring Award in January 2019.[8]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.

Olympic Games[edit]

2 medals (1 gold, 1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Gold 7th 5th 5th Silver 11th

World Championships[edit]

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

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay
Austria 2017 Hochfilzen 55th 40th 49th 6th 6th N/A
Sweden 2019 Östersund Gold 4th 5th 4th Silver 5th Bronze
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.

World Cup[edit]

Season Overall Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start
Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position
2016–17 131 46th 38 25th 37 55th 51 44th
2017–18 167 38th 16 42nd 74 38th 37 49th 40 31st
2018-19 741 5th 94 4th 214 8th 213 7th 220 1st

Individual victories[edit]

No. Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 2017/18 15 February 2018 South Korea Pyeongchang, South Korea 15 km Individual Winter Olympic Games
2 2018/19 12 March 2019 Sweden Östersund, Sweden 15 km Individual Biathlon World Championships
3 2018/19 24 March 2019 Norway Oslo, Norway 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Updated on 24 March 2019

Personal life[edit]

Hanna's younger sister is Elvira Öberg, who is also a biathlete. Elvira won 3 gold medals at the Biathlon Junior World Championships 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swedish Sweep: Rookie Awards to Hanna Öberg and Sebastian Samuelsson". www.biathlonworld.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Athlete profile – Hanna Oeberg". pyeongchang2018.com. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Biathlon: Women's relay results" (PDF). pyeongchang2018.com. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  4. ^ http://biathlonresults.com/?IBUId=BTSWE20211199501
  5. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/double-for-dahlmeier-and-golds-for-oberg-and-kuzmina-in-the-women-s-biathlon
  6. ^ Sharland, Pete (12 March 2019). "Öberg wins historic gold in front of home fans". Eurosport. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  7. ^ Dave Russell (4 December 2018). "Radio Sweden" (in Swedish). Skier Hanna Öberg wins top sports prize. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Hanna Öberg fick Jerringpriset 2018" (in Swedish). Sportbladet. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hanna Öberg at Wikimedia Commons