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Eric Frenzel -

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3-time olympic champion

7-time world champion

5-time overall world cup champion

Birthday: 11/21/1988

Profession: Armed forces athlete, Sergeant Major

Club: SSV Geyer

Hobbies: I spend as much time as possible with my children and encourage them in their hobbies and favorite activities. That doesn’t leave much time left for me, especially since I’m already doing what I enjoy most with my sport.

Role model:

At the beginning of my sports career, I had a number of role models including Ronny Ackermann, Björn Kircheisen and Ole Einar Bjørndalen. They motivated and inspired me a lot at the time, and even today I’m very enthusiastic about their athletic careers. I’m very glad that I emulated them.

What's important to me:

Health is very important to me. Not just mine, but that of my family. Going through life healthy makes so many things possible – athletically, but also for a fulfilling life in general.

I consider myself very fortunate to have had Viessmann at my side throughout my entire career, not just as a sponsor, but as a partner, supporter and promoter.

Eric Frenzel // Nordic Combined


At the age of six, Eric starts training in Nordic combined at SSV Geyer. In 2001 he changes to the sports boarding school in Oberwiesenthal. Eric wins no less than four medals at the 2011 World Cup in Oslo – which makes him the most successful combined competitor in this World Cup. In 2013 he sets a new ski jump record at the World Cup in Val di Fiemme, becoming world champion again. At the end of the 2012/13 season, and in the following season as well, he wins the overall World Cup ranking. In 2014 he becomes Olympic champion in Sochi. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, he wins gold twice and bronze once. One year later he becomes double world champion at the World Cup in Seefeld. Eric is already considered the most successful combined competitor in sports history.

Biathlon relay with Viessmann sponsoring

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