Benedikt Doll - Biathlon
Two-time Olympic bronze medalist
Three-time vice world champion
Armed forces athlete, industrial engineer (B.Sc.)
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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.
IBU Cup overall winner, first World Cup event
Having won gold in the relay four times in a row at the junior level of the World Championships between 2008 and 2011, Benedikt kicks off this season in the IBU Cup, which he ultimately wins. Due to his victory in the overall ranking, he’s allowed to compete in the World Cup final in Khanty-Mansiysk for the first time, taking 32nd place in sprint and 28th in pursuit.
Final-leg runner in the relay
This season, Benedikt is awarded multiple entries in the World Cup and appointed final-leg runner for the German men’s relay team. He also competes in the IBU Cup. In 2013, he wins the gold medal in pursuit at the European Championships.
Vice European champion
Benedikt competes primarily in the IBU Cup. He wins the silver medal in individual at the European Championships in Nové Město. He’s awarded additional World Cup entries and makes it into the top 10 twice in the World Cup in Kontiolahti.
First podium finishes in the World Cup
At the season final in Khanty-Mansiysk, Benedikt secures his first podium finish in the World Cup, taking third place in sprint. Just two days later, he outdoes himself once again and takes second place in pursuit.
First full World Cup season, vice world champion
This season, his performance in the preseason establishes Benedikt as a key runner in the German men’s biathlon team. At the 2016 World Championship in Oslo, he wins silver in the relay competition alongside Arnd Peiffer, Erik Lesser and Simon Schempp.
World champion in sprint
Next, Benedikt wins the relay competition with the German men’s team in the World Cup in Antholz. He then achieves his greatest success to date at the 2017 World Championship in Hochfilzen. Benedikt wins his first individual race ever at the senior level and becomes world champion in sprint.
Medal winner in the Olympics
Benedikt wins the title in both sprint and the team competition at the 2017 German Championships. At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, the highlight of the season, Benedikt wins bronze in pursuit and with the relay team.
Vice world champion, best German in the sprint classification
Benedikt takes third place in sprint at the World Cup in Hochfilzen. He becomes vice world champion with the mixed relay team at the World Championships in Östersund. The biathletes travel to Oslo at the end of the season, where Benedikt secures a podium finish once again in the World Cup. He takes third place in mass start, behind Johannes Thingnes Bø and Arnd Peiffer. Benedikt takes seventh place in the overall World Cup this season.
Second World Cup victory, bronze at the World Championship
Benedikt celebrates his second World Cup victory in sprint at the World Cup in Annecy Le Grand-Bornand. He also takes second place in mass start in Pokljuka. He secures the bronze medal with Arnd Peiffer, Philipp Horn and Erik Lesser at the 2020 World Championships in Antholz.
Sixth World Cup participation of career
In the 2020/21 season, Benedikt can convince with several top-10 finishes in individual races. One of the season highlights is certainly the first relay victory of the German men in over four years in Nove Mesto, in which Benedikt played a significant role. At his sixth World Championship participation at the Pokljuka in Slovenia, he finished eighth in the individual race, but remained without a medal this time.
Olympic Games, World Cup victory and other top performances
This season, Benedikt is able to attract attention with some top performances, repeatedly making his way into the top group of world-class athletes. In addition to three other podium finishes, his first mass start victory in Antholz is certainly one of the highlights. At the season's highlight, the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Benedikt also impresses with five top-10 finishes, but a medal eludes him this time.