Two-time Olympic bronze medalist
Three-time vice world champion
Profession: Armed forces athlete, industrial engineer (B.Sc.)
Club: SZ Breitnau
Hobbies: Cooking, coffee & cake, home automation
Role model: All people who have a vision.
What's important to me: Taking on a project and then putting all my energy into completing it.
Taking on a project and then putting all my energy into completing it.
Benedikt starts biathlon training at the age of seven. In 2011 he wins silver at the Junior World Cup in Nové Mêsto. In the same season he wins the IBU Cup overall ranking, which leads to his first appearance in the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. In 2017 he achieves his greatest success to date. Benedikt becomes world sprint champion at the World Cup in Hochfilzen. In 2018 he competes in the Olympic Games for the first time and wins bronze in pursuit and relay. In the 2019/20 season he celebrates his second World Cup victory in sprint in Annecy Le Grand-Bornand and wins bronze at the World Cup in Antholz. At the Olympic Games in Beijing Benedikt shows great performances and runs in the top-10 in five races, but a medal is unfortunately denied for him. In the World Cup, however, things are going much better. With three podiums and his first World Cup victory in a mass start race, he closes the season successfully.