He also is the new Individual World Champion. Since his first World Championships in PeyongChang in 2009, he brought 15 medals home, including 13 with the German relay.
What is your favorite training ? We spend last year 2 weeks for road biking in the pyrenees and cycled a lot of famous tour de france -passages like "col de tourmalet" and "col d'aspin". I enjoyed this different kind of training. No roller skiing and no shooting, just cycling.
What is your favorite race format ? It is definitely the Sprint.
What is your favorite race place ? Oberhof, Oslo and Khanty-Mansyisk.
What is your best memory in your sport ? In 2015 I won a Worldcup-Sprint in Olso an surprised myself. At that time I was very doubting an didn't expect this result.
What are your hobbies apart from your sport ? Before I became a professional biathlet, biathlon was my hobby. Although I spend a lot of time outside during training sessions, I try to spend much time outside with my family hiking or biking.
What music do you like to listen to when you're training / preparing for a race ?
Only in the gym I like to hear music. Then I listen to electronic and rock music.
Best World Cup overall ranking : 4th in 2017-2018
Number of World Cup podiums : 74 (33 individual)
Participations at World Championships : 9
Medals at World Championships : 15 (2 individual)
Participation in the Olympic Games : 3
Medals at the Olympic Games : 3 (1 individual)