Johannes Thingnes Bø

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Johannes Thingnes Bø
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Thingnes Bø at the 2012 Norwegian Biathlon Championships
Personal information
Born (1993-05-16) 16 May 1993 (age 25)
Stryn, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Markane IL
Skis Fischer
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (2014, 2018)
Medals 3 (1 gold)

Johannes Thingnes Bø (born 16 May 1993) is a Norwegian biathlete. He represents Markane IL and is the younger brother of biathlete Tarjei Bø.

Early life[edit]

Thingnes Bø is the son of Klemet Bø and Aslaug Hildegunn Thingnes Bø. He was born and raised in Stryn, and is the second-youngest of five siblings.

Career[edit]

2009[edit]

At Hovedlandsrennet in Beitostølen he won the silver medal in relay with Jarle Midtfjell Gørven, Runar Netland, and Johan Eirik Meland. In September he won two gold medals in the Norwegian championships in roller-ski biathlon held in Vik, Sogn in the 17-year-old men's class. First he won the sprint, then the pursuit.

2010–2012[edit]

Thingnes Bø won several international medals in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he became a junior world champion for the third time. In April 2012 he was drafted for the Norwegian senior National Team and starting in the 2012/2013 season he will compete alongside his older brother Tarjei Bø, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Rune Brattsveen, and others. He is the youngest Norwegian ever to be drafted for the national biathlon team.[citation needed]

2013[edit]

In January/February 2013 during the Junior World Championship in Obertilliach, Austria, Thingnes Bø won the silver medal in sprint, gold in the 12.5 km pursuit, and gold in the 7.5 km relay.

2013–2014[edit]

His big breakthrough came during the 2013–14 season where he won his first World Cup race and was third in the overall standings. Thingnes Bø won four more World Cup races for a total of 5.

Thingnes Bø got his first World Cup win on 14 December 2013 in the sprint and his second the day after with a win in the pursuit. He won three more World Cup races in Kontiolahti, two sprints and one pursuit.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

3 medals (1 gold, 2 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Russia 2014 Sochi 11th 54th 32nd 8th 4th
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Gold 31st 21st 16th Silver Silver

World Championships[edit]

9 medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Finland 2015 Kontiolahti 7th Gold 31st 6th Silver Bronze
Norway 2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 4th 4th 4th Gold Gold Bronze
Austria 2017 Hochfilzen 8th Silver Silver Silver 8th 8th

World Cup[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass
Start
2012–13 19 59 61 49
2013–14 20 3 12 3 5 10
2014–15 21 5 5 5 15 9
2015–16 22 2 5 3 3 4
2016–17 23 3 4 5 4 6
2017–18 24 2 1 2 2 2
  • Standings through 22 March 2018

Individual victories[edit]

22 victories (2 In, 12 Sp, 5 Pu, 3 MS)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
2013–14
5 victories
(3 Sp, 2 Pu)
14 December 2013 France Annecy-Le Grand Bornand 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
15 December 2013 France Annecy-Le Grand Bornand 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
13 March 2014 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
15 March 2014 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
16 March 2014 Finland Kontiolahti 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2014–15
3 victories
(3 Sp)
12 December 2014 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
17 January 2015 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
7 March 2015 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
2015–16
3 victories
(2 Sp, 1 MS)
8 January 2016 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
12 February 2016 United States Presque Isle 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
13 March 2016 Norway Oslo 15 km mass start Biathlon World Championships
2016–17
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 MS)
22 January 2017 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
17 March 2017 Norway Oslo 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
2017–18
9 victories
(1 In, 3 Sp, 3 Pu, 1 MS)
30 November 2017 Sweden Östersund 20 km Individual Biathlon World Cup
8 December 2017 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
9 December 2017 Austria Hochfilzen 12.5 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
15 December 2017 France Annecy-Le Grand Bornand 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
16 December 2017 France Annecy-Le Grand Bornand 12.5 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
14 January 2018 Germany Ruhpolding 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
19 January 2018 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
20 January 2018 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
15 February 2018 South Korea Pyeongchang 20 km Individual Winter Olympic Games
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Distinctions[edit]

National distinctions[edit]

  • 2012 – Karolineprisen – awarded national talents within culture and sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johannes Thingnes Bø". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

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