Hubert Leitgeb

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Hubert Leitgeb
Personal information
Full name Hubert Leitgeb
Born (1965-10-31)31 October 1965
Antholz-Anterselva, Italy
Died 4 February 2012(2012-02-04) (aged 46)
Staller Saddle, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club C.S. Carabinieri
World Cup debut 16 January 1986
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (1992, 1998)
Medals 0 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 9 (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 12 (1985/86–1986/87, 1988/89–1997/98)
Individual victories 1
Individual podiums 3

Hubert Leitgeb (31 October 1965 – 4 February 2012) was an Italian biathlete.

Life and career[edit]

Leitgeb participated in two Olympics, in 1992 and 1998. He won three medals at World Championships, including two golds. He competed in Biathlon World Cup, where he got 131 starts, with 17 finishes in the top 10. In 1994, he won his first and only individual World Cup victory, in a 20 km individual.[1] Leitgeb retired as a biathlete after the 1997–98 season.[2]

Avalanche accident[edit]

On 4 February 2012, Leitgeb died in an avalanche accident below the Staller Saddle in the Antholz valley, alongside his brother-in-law. Leitgeb was survived by his wife and two children.[1]

Biathlon results[edit]

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

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Relay
France 1992 Albertville 26th 4th
Japan 1998 Nagano 35th

World Championships[edit]

3 medals (2 gold, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Team Relay
Austria 1989 Feistritz 14th N/A 4th
Soviet Union 1990 Minsk 34th N/A 9th
Finland 1991 Lahti 27th N/A Gold 4th
Russia 1992 Novosibirsk N/A N/A N/A 8th N/A
Canada 1994 Canmore N/A N/A N/A Gold N/A
Italy 1995 Antholz-Anterselva N/A 4th
Germany 1996 Ruhpolding 4th N/A Bronze
Slovakia 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 10th
Slovenia 1998 Pokljuka N/A N/A 6th N/A
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Pursuit was added as an event in 1997.

Individual victories[edit]

1 victory (1 In)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1993–94
1 victory
(1 In)
17 March 1994 Canada Canmore 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.
Further notable results
  • 1991: 3rd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1992: 2nd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1993: 2nd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1994: 1st, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1996: 3rd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1997:
    • 1st, Italian championships of biathlon, sprint
    • 2nd, Italian championships of biathlon
  • 1998:
    • 1st, Italian championships of biathlon, sprint
    • 2nd, Italian championships of biathlon, pursuit
    • 3rd, Italian championships of biathlon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kokesh, Jerry (5 February 2012). "Hubert Leitgeb Dies in Tragic Avalanche Accident". Biathlonworld. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Hubert Leitgeb". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

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