Tarjei Bø

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Tarjei Bø
Tarjei Bø 2010-03-20 close up.jpg
Personal information
Full name Tarjei Bø
Born (1988-07-29) 29 July 1988 (age 26)
Stryn, Norway
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Markane IL
World Cup debut 26 March 2009
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (2010, 2014)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 4 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Medals 14 (7 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 7 (2008/09–)
Individual victories 8
All victories 21
Individual podiums 24
All podiums 44
Overall titles 1 (2010–11)
Discipline titles 2:
1 Sprint (2010–11);
1 Pursuit (2010–11)

Tarjei Bø (born 29 July 1988) is a professional Norwegian biathlete. Bø debuted in the Biathlon World Cup on March 26, 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, and won his first World Cup victory on December 10, 2010. In the 2010 Winter Olympics he earned his first gold medal in the 4 × 7.5 km biathlon relay.[1] On December 10, 2010 he won the sprint race in Hochfilzen, earning his first world cup victory.[2] He also won the following pursuit[3] race and anchored the winning relay team.[4] Bø is the older brother of biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø.

He won the overall 2010/11 biathlon World Cup. He finished five points ahead of his teammate Emil Hegle Svendsen.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

At his first Junior World Championships in 2006 in Presque Isle, Maine, United States, Bø claimed the gold medal in the individual discipline, and the silver medal in the pursuit discipline. A year later in Martell-Val Martello, Italy, Bø again claimed the silver medal in the pursuit discipline, and was part of the Norwegian relay team that won the silver medal. The 2009 Junior World Championships in Canmore, Canada began in disappointment: Bø finished as number 23 in the individual discipline with a total of five shooting errors. However, Bø would eventually claim the bronze medal in both the pursuit and sprint disciplines. During the 2009 European Championships in Ufa, Russia, Bø was the most successful biathlete, and claimed the gold medal in all four races he entered (individual, sprint, pursuit and relay). At the World Cup finals in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, Bø made his debut in the Biathlon World Cup on March 26, 2009, finishing 61st.

2009–10 season: Olympic champion[edit]

Bø a month after the Olympics in Oslo (bib 22)

In the 2009–10 season, Bø continued his positive development in the IBU Cup, coming in sixth in the individual discipline and second in the sprint. This led to his appointment to the World Cup races in Pokljuka, Oberhof and Ruhpolding. In Pokljuka, Bø made an impressive performance and finished fourth; in Oberhof, he was part of the Norwegian winning relay team; and in Ruhpolding he was part of the Norwegian relay team that finished second. On January 29, Bø was named as one of the 99 athletes that would travel to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.[5] On February 18, Bø finished 21st in his first Olympics event. Bø was chosen for the Norwegian relay team, that claimed the gold medal before runner-ups Austria and bronze-medalists Russia.[6] At the World Cup stop in Kontiolahti, Finland, Bø ran the last leg for the Norwegian mixed team, securing the win for Norway.

2010–11 season: Overall World Cup winner[edit]

Bø became a regular fixture in the Norwegian team in the 2010–11 season. He started the season with a fourth place in the individual discipline in Östersund, Sweden, followed by a fifth and fourth place in the sprint and pursuit disciplines, respectively.[7][8][9] On 5 January 2007, Bø won his first World Cup event, the sprint race in Hochfilzen, Austria, beating runner-up Serguei Sednev by 27.5 seconds.[10] One day later, he won his second World Cup victory in the pursuit discipline.[11] On December 12, he was part of the winning Norwegian relay team.[12] After his highly successful races in Hochfilzen, Bø took the yellow bib of the Overall World Cup leader. In the races in Pokljuka, Bø finished 12th in the individual discipline and second in the sprint.[13][14] In Oberhof, Bø claimed his third and fourth World Cup victories (mass start and sprint).[15][16] At the World Cup stops in February in the United States, Bø continued his good form; his worst result was a sixth place. In Presque Isle, Maine, he came in fourth in the sprint discipline.[17] One week later in Fort Kent, Maine, Bø finished all three races in third place (sprint, pursuit and mass start).[18][19][20]

On March 3, Bø won his first World Championship title as part of the Norwegian mixed team.[21] Running the last lap, Bø secured Norway the victory; this was the first time Norway had won this event. Two days later, Bø came in third in the sprint discipline, behind runner-up Martin Fourcade and Arnd Peiffer.[22] By finishing third, Bø won the Overall Sprint Cup. In the pursuit discipline Bø again claimed the bronze medal.[23] On March 8, Bø won his first individual gold medal in the individual, beating runner-up Maxim Maksimov by 40 seconds despite having one shooting error compared to Maksimov's clean shooting.[24] Two days later, Bø claimed his second title alongside Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Alexander Os and Emil Hegle Svendsen in the relay,[25] becoming the most successful biathlete at the championships with a total of five medals.

At the season finals in Oslo, Norway Bø, with five shooting errors, came in 44th in the sprint; his second-worst result this season.[26] In the pursuit two days later, Bø started 2 minutes and 15 seconds behind; however, he pulled back the entire time and eventually finished second, 0.6 seconds behind team-mate Emil Hegle Svendsen,[27] thus winning the Overall Pursuit Cup. Bø had a narrow lead of 31 points to Svendsen in the Overall World Cup before the last race of the season, mass start. Svendsen won the event, but as Bø finished eight, he beat Svendsen in the Overall Cup by five points, winning the Overall Cup for the first time in his career.[28]

2011–12 season[edit]

Bø started the season in poor fashion and finished 25th in the individual in Östersund.[29] He was back on the podium in two of the three next events, however; he finished second in the sprint in Östersund, and came in second in the pursuit in Hochfilzen.[30][31] He was also part of the winning Norwegian relay team in Hochfilzen, running the last lap.[32]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[33]

Olympic Games[edit]

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Canada 2010 Vancouver 21st Gold N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 26th 39th 27th 4th
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships[edit]

14 medals (7 gold, 1 silver, 6 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk Gold Bronze Bronze 4th Gold Gold
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 18th 17th 7th 17th Gold
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město 12th 18th 17th Gold Gold Gold
Finland 2015 Kontiolahti 25th Bronze Bronze Bronze Silver Bronze
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Overall record[edit]

Result Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Total
1st place 1 4 1 2 9 4 21
2nd place 2 3 3 1 9
3rd place 3 4 4 2 1 14
4–10 2 11 9 7 3 32
11–20 5 4 8 3 1 21
21–40 8 12 6 2 28
41–60 6 1 7
Others 2 2
DNF 0
DSQ 0
Starts 16 44 32 18 18 6 134
*Results in all UIPMB and IBU World Cup races (includes the 2014 Olympics). Statistics as of 22 March 2015.[33]

Junior/Youth World Championships[edit]

6 medals (1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
United States 2006 Presque Isle Gold 4th Silver 4th
Italy 2007 Martell-Val Martello 4th 5th Silver Silver
Canada 2009 Canmore 23rd Bronze Bronze 6th

World Cup[edit]

Season Overall Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start
Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position
2008–09 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A
2009–10 176 43rd 24 50th 108 29th 33 53rd 11 41st
2010–11 1110 1st 172 2nd 393 1st 334 1st 211 3rd
2011–12 680 7th 67 14th 249 6th 257 4th 107 20th
2012–13 518 15th 55 14th 179 15th 125 25th 159 6th
2013–14 263 29th 8 50th 75 40th 132 22nd 48 24th
2014–15 493 19th 28 36th 148 25th 183 7th 134 10th

Individual victories[edit]

8 victories (1 In, 4 Sp, 1 Pu, 2 MS)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
2010–11
5 victories
(1 In, 2 Sp, 1 Pu, 1 MS)
10 December 2010 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
11 December 2010 Austria Hochfilzen 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
7 January 2011 Germany Oberhof 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
9 January 2011 Germany Oberhof 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
8 March 2011 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
2011–12
1 victory
(1 Sp)
15 December 2011 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
2012–13
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 MS)
17 February 2013 Czech Republic Nové Město 15 km mass start Biathlon World Championships
28 February 2013 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 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]

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  7. ^ International Biathlon Union. E.ON Ruhrgas IBU World Cup – Oestersund (SWE) – Men 20 km Individual. IBU Datacenter. Accessed 13 December 2011.
  8. ^ International Biathlon Union. E.ON Ruhrgas IBU World Cup – Oestersund (SWE) – Men 10 km Sprint. IBU Datacenter. Accessed 13 December 2011.
  9. ^ International Biathlon Union. E.ON Ruhrgas IBU World Cup – Oestersund (SWE) – Men 12.5 km Pursuit. IBU Datacenter. Accessed 13 December 2011.
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  26. ^ International Biathlon Union. E.ON IBU WORLD CUP BIATHLON – Oslo Holmenkollen (NOR) – Men 10 km Sprint.
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  29. ^ International Biathlon Union. Cup Standings – Men's World Cup Total Score.
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