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Johannes Rydzek -

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Two-time Olympic champion

Six-time world champion

Two-time athlete of the year (individual & team)

Birthday: 12/9/1991

Profession: Customs official

Club: SC Oberstdorf

Hobbies: Photography, coffee, nature, mountains, skiing, cycling and my cats Hedwig and Martha

Role model:

I don’t have a role model per se. But I was inspired by Ronny Ackermann, who won gold twice at the 2005 World Cup in Oberstdorf.

What's important to me:

First and foremost are values like honesty, reliability, authenticity and being in touch with nature – that’s what I try to live by, and that’s also important to me in my environment. Hakuna matata. 

[...] Actually, I can’t even imagine my career without Viessmann. Viessmann has always been a reliable partner that shares my values. I am happy and very proud to be a part of the Viessmann family.

Johannes Rydzek // Nordic Combined


Johannes is three when he stands on cross-country skis for the first time. In 2003, the former Oberstdorf world champion Thomas Müller brings him to join the combined competitors. After graduating from school in 2011, he studies industrial engineering and management in Kempten. He successfully participates in the Olympic Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. In 2010 he wins bronze in the team competition in Vancouver, in 2014 he wins the silver medal in the team competition in Sochi and in 2018 he becomes double Olympic champion in individual and with the team in Pyeongchang. In 2015 Johannes becomes world champion twice in Falun – once on the normal hill and with the team.  Johannes makes a name for himself as the most successful athlete at the Nordic World Ski Cup 2017 in Lahti (Finland), where he experiences a historic quadruple triumph.

Biathlon relay with Viessmann sponsoring

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