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Richard Freitag -

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Silver at the PyeongChang Olympic Games

Two-time world champion

16-time World Cup champion

Birthday: 8/14/1991

Profession: Armed forces athlete

Club: SG Nickelhütte Au


Fresh air, good music, fun evenings with friends and riding motorcycles. I spend my time on my bicycle, meet up with friends for fun game nights, or strum my guitar from time to time. During the summer, when time allows, I like to get on my motorcycle and find some nice streets for cruising. A good book can also brighten up a dark winter evening.

Role model:

Whether they’re calm and experienced or young and wild, I always find it inspiring to meet people who find pleasure and joy in what they do, who radiate enthusiasm and are passionate about performance. For example, I’m inspired by the energy, fun and joy of children and teenagers – in sports or other areas. Passion and ambition are another point – I’m thinking particularly of Simon Ammann, whose experience with and love for ski jumping has radiated enthusiasm and ambition for many years. My family and friends also provide me with inspiration and motivation.

What's important to me:

Family, friends, sports and movement.
Family and friends are extremely important to me.
When I’m with them, I can relax, find support, share experiences, and have fun.

I’ve been a member of the Viessmann family for ten years, since my time on the Viessmann Junior Team. I am proud to wear the helmet of the company that is indispensable to winter sports. [...]

Richard Freitag // Ski jumper


Richard experiences basic sports training at WSV 08 Johanngeorgenstadt and later moves to the elite sports school in Oberwiesenthal. He becomes a member of the DSV squad in 2009. After graduating in 2011, he assumes a solid place in the World Cup team and celebrates his first World Cup victory in Harrachov in the same year. In 2015, he and the mixed team become world champions at the World Cup in Falun. 2017/18 is his most successful season to date. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Richard wins the silver medal in team competition. In 2019, he once again becomes world champion with the team at the World Cup in Seefeld.

Biathlon relay with Viessmann sponsoring

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