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Emil Hegle Svendsen

Emil Hegle Svendsen
Personal information
Full name Emil Hegle Svendsen
Nickname(s) Super-Svendsen
Born (1985-07-12) 12 July 1985
Trondheim, Norway
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Trondhjems Skiskyttere
World Cup debut 15 December 2005
Olympic Games
Teams 3 (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals 5 (4 gold)
World Championships
Teams 8 (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Medals 19 (11 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 10 (2005/06–)
Individual victories 37
All victories 58
Individual podiums 76
All podiums 109
Overall titles 1 (2009–10)
Discipline titles 4:
2 Individual (2010–11, 2013–14);
1 Sprint (2009–10);
1 Mass start (2010–11)
Updated on 22 March 2015.

Emil Hegle Svendsen (born 12 July 1985) is a Norwegian biathlete. He won two gold medals and one silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He has won five individual gold medals and six relay gold medals at World Championships.

He skis with Trondhjems Skiskyttere, based in Trondheim.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Biathlon results 3
    • Olympic Games 3.1
    • World Championships 3.2
    • Junior/Youth World Championships 3.3
    • World Cup 3.4
    • Individual victories 3.5
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

The 2005–06 season was Svendsen's first season on the World Cup tour, before then he competed as a junior in the European Cup, now known as the IBU cup. During his first season in the World Cup Svendsen finished fifth in three races, two of them in sprints (Brezno-Osrblie and Ruhpolding), and the other in a mass start (Holmenkollen). He also finished races in seventh, ninth, and four more within the top twenty (14th, 15th, 17th, 19th). He finished the overall season in 22nd place. He was 32nd in the pursuit, 21st in the sprint, and 7th in the mass start, only seven points behind Sven Fischer in fourth place.

Svendsen was selected for the Olympics, to compete in the mass start, in which he came sixth, after hitting 18/20 targets and finished 53.8 seconds behind winner Michael Greis of Germany. As a junior Svendsen won four gold medals in junior World Championships, his first and second gold was in the pursuit, and the relay in Haute Maurienne in 2004, and the third and fourth gold in the individual and the sprint in Kontiolahti in 2005. He also has two bronze medals from the individual and the pursuit in Kościelisko in 2003. During his three seasons in the European Cup, Svendsen won two races (individual and pursuit), one second place (sprint), and came third three times (all in the sprint).

For his first season in the World Cup Svendsen had an 82% shooting average, making him the 42nd best shot of the tour, but the same shooting percentage as Halvard Hanevold and Vincent Defrasne. He hit 243 out of 295 targets. He shot both 82% in his prone and standing shoot, he averaged 70% in the individual, 84% in the sprint, 81% in the pursuit, 87% in the mass start, and 76% in the relay.

On 13 December 2007, Svendsen took his first world cup victory, at the 20 km in Pokljuka. However, his big breakthrough came when he won two individual gold medals at the 2008 World Championships, winning both the individual and the mass start ahead of Ole Einar Bjørndalen. He went on winning more victories and podiums for the rest of the season, and eventually finished third overall.

The 2008/2009 season started off well for Svendsen. By placing on the podium in every of the five first races, he took the lead in the overall world cup. After the Christmas holiday however, Svendsen struggled to maintain the early season's results, and when he fell ill during the world championships and did not compete in several races, he lost the overall lead. After a couple of middle placings, he returned with a third place at the mass start event in Trondheim, and a fourth place and a victory in Khanty Mansiysk the consecutive week.

Emil Hegle Svendsen Kontiolahti, 2010

He won a silver medal in the 10 km sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on the first day of men's biathlon competition and then followed it up with two gold medals in the 20 km individual and the relay event.

He won 2 gold medals in 2014 Winter Olympics: in mass-start and mixed relay (together with Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Tiril Eckhoff and Tora Berger).

Svendsen is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall, and weighs 170 lb (77 kg, 12 st 2 lb)

Personal life

Svendsen is in a relationship with the television presenter Samantha Skogrand.[1]

Biathlon results

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

Olympic Games

5 medals (4 gold, 1 silver)
Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
2006 Turin 6th N/A
2010 Vancouver Gold Silver 8th 13th Gold N/A
2014 Sochi 7th 9th 7th Gold 4th Gold
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships

19 medals (11 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze)
Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
2007 Antholz-Anterselva 7th 5th Bronze
2008 Östersund Gold 12th 12th Gold Silver
2009 Pyeongchang DNS 12th Gold
2010 Khanty-Mansiysk N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Silver
2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 4th 5th Silver Gold Gold
2012 Ruhpolding 8th Silver 5th 18th Gold Gold
2013 Nové Město Gold Gold Bronze Gold Gold
2015 Kontiolahti Silver 36th 19th 15th Silver
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Junior/Youth World Championships

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
2002 Ridnaun-Val Ridanna 18th 13th 13th 11th
2003 Kościelisko Bronze 7th Bronze 4th
2004 Haute Maurienne 14th 6th Gold Gold
2005 Kontiolahti Gold Gold Silver 10th

World Cup

Season Overall Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start
Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position
2005–06 17/26 289 22nd 0/3 0 N/A 7/10 120 21st 5/8 52 32nd 5/5 117 7th
2006–07 19/27 381 17th 0/4 0 N/A 8/10 158 14th 6/8 154 12th 3/5 69 18th
2007–08 20/26 687 3rd 2/3 100 2nd 8/10 253 3rd 6/8 210 6th 4/5 124 5th
2008–09 19/26 844 3rd 2/4 72 14th 7/10 318 3rd 6/7 308 2nd 4/5 146 7th
2009–10 19/25 828 1st 2/4 120 2nd 8/10 354 1st 4/6 173 8th 5/5 163 2nd
2010–11 24/26 1105 2nd 4/4 188 1st 9/10 369 2nd 6/7 304 3rd 5/5 244 1st
2011–12 26/26 1035 2nd 3/3 108 3rd 10/10 378 2nd 8/8 349 2nd 5/5 218 2nd
2012–13 20/26 827 2nd 1/3 43 25th 8/10 315 2nd 7/8 287 2nd 4/5 182 2nd
2013–14 18/22 642 2nd 2/2 84 1st 7/9 240 6th 6/8 217 7th 3/3 101 4th
2014–15 21/25 613 9th 2/3 114 3rd 8/10 191 17th 6/7 199 6th 5/5 109 15th

Individual victories

38 victories (8 In, 11 Sp, 12 Pu, 7 MS)
Season Date Location Discipline Level
2007–08
6 victories
(2 In, 2 Sp, 1 Pu, 1 MS)
13 December 2007 Pokljuka 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
14 February 2008 Östersund 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
17 February 2008 Östersund 15 km mass start Biathlon World Championships
27 February 2008 Pyeongchang 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
8 March 2008 Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
13 March 2008 Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
2008–09
5 victories
(3 Sp, 2 Pu)
6 December 2008 Östersund 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
12 December 2008 Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
13 December 2008 Hochfilzen 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
23 January 2009 Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
28 March 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2009–10
5 victories
(2 In, 1 Sp, 1 Pu, 1 MS)
3 December 2009 Östersund 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
12 December 2009 Hochfilzen 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
14 January 2010 Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
16 January 2010 Ruhpolding 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
18 February 2010 Vancouver 20 km individual Winter Olympic Games
2010–11
8 victories
(2 In, 2 Sp, 2 Pu, 2 MS)
2 December 2010 Östersund 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
4 December 2010 Östersund 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
12 January 2011 Ruhpolding 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
10 February 2011 Fort Kent 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
12 February 2011 Fort Kent 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
12 March 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km mass start Biathlon World Championships
19 March 2011 Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
20 March 2011 Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
2011–12
4 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu, 2 MS)
10 December 2011 Hochfilzen 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
14 January 2012 Nové Město 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
5 February 2012 Oslo Holmenkollen 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
18 March 2012 Khanty-Mansiysk 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
2012–13
3 victories
(1 Sp, 2 Pu)
15 December 2012 Pokljuka 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
9 February 2013 Nové Město 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
10 February 2013 Nové Město 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Championships
2013–14
5 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp, 2 Pu, 1 MS)
3 January 2014 Oberhof 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
4 January 2014 Oberhof 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
11 January 2014 Ruhpolding 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
12 January 2014 Ruhpolding 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
18 February 2014 Sochi 15 km mass start Winter Olympic Games
2014–15
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Pu)
3 December 2014 Östersund 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
20 December 2014 Pokljuka 12.5 km pursuit 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

  1. ^ Jennifer Bråthen. "Her er kjendisparets første millionvilla". VG. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Emil Hegle Svendsen". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 

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