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Stephan Leyhe -

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Silver and bronze at the Olympic Games

World champion Team

19 podium finishes in the World Cup

Birthday: 1/5/1992

Profession: Armed forces athlete

Club: SC Willingen

Hobbies: Currently, my architecture studies. In general, I can be enthusiastic about many things and I like to try out new things from time to time.

Role model:

I don’t have a specific role model because there are too many amazing people on this planet. When I was a child and a teenager, Sven Hannawald was my sports role model.

What's important to me:

Trust – everyone depends on other people in life and it’s an advantage if you can trust them. Family – it’s important for everyone to have a place where they feel comfortable and secure.

Viessmann provides me with two things that are extremely important to me: trust and a family. I have a strong partner in them that I can always rely on – and have been relying on for many years. [...]

Stephan Leyhe // Ski jumper


At the age of five, Stephan gets his start in ski jumping at his home club SC Willingen. After graduating from high school at the Uplandschule in 2011, he can fully concentrate on ski jumping. In 2014, he makes his World Cup debut in Engelberg and finishes 13th. Beginning in 2015/16, Stephan's good performance makes him a permanent member of the World Cup team. In the 2018/19 season, he lands on the podium for the first time in an individual event in Wisla and wins the silver medal in team competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Alongside the team, he also achieves world champion at the 2019 World Cup in Seefeld. In the following season, Stephan celebrates his first World Cup victory – in front of a home audience in Willingen! A torn cruciate ligament means he will unfortunately not compete in the 2020/21 season. After the serious injury, Stephan makes his comeback in the 2021/22 season and qualifies for the Olympic Games in Beijing with good results in the World Cup. There he wins bronze with the team, his second Olympic medal.

Biathlon relay with Viessmann sponsoring

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