Axel Teichmann

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Axel Teichmann
TEICHMANN Axel Tour de Ski 2010.jpg
Axel Teichmann during the Tour de Ski in Oberhof, Germany in January 2010
CountryFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Born (1979-07-14) 14 July 1979 (age 39)
Saalburg-Ebersdorf, East Germany
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Ski clubWSV Bad Lobenstein
World Cup career
Seasons 19992014
Individual wins13
Team wins8
Indiv. podiums30
Team podiums19
Indiv. starts227
Team starts42
Overall titles1 – (2005)
Discipline titles1 – (DI)

Axel Teichmann (born 14 July 1979 in Ebersdorf, today Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Thuringia) is a retired German cross-country skier.

Saalburg-Ebersdorf Place in Thuringia, Germany

Saalburg-Ebersdorf is a town in the Saale-Orla-Kreis district, in Thuringia, Germany close to the Bavarian border. It is situated on the river Saale, 10 km southwest of Schleiz, 30 km west of Plauen and 30 km north-west of Hof.

Thuringia State in Germany

Thuringia, officially the Free State of Thuringia, is a state of Germany.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

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Background

Teichmann started cross-country skiing at the age of ten. He completed his secondary education at Bad Lobenstein and, from 1993, at Oberhof. Since graduation in 1998, he has been aided in his sporting career by the German armed forces as a military athlete. In addition to professional sport, Teichmann studies electrical engineering at FernUniversität Hagen.

Bad Lobenstein Place in Thuringia, Germany

Bad Lobenstein is a spa town in the Saale-Orla-Kreis district, in Thuringia, Germany with a population of about 6,000 inhabitants. Until 2005, the town was named Lobenstein.

Oberhof, Germany Place in Thuringia, Germany

Oberhof is a town in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district of Thuringia, Germany. It is a winter sports center and health resort. With 1,625 inhabitants, it is visited by 144,000 tourists every year (2016). The town got its official city status in 1985.

<i>Bundeswehr</i> unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities

The Bundeswehr is the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The States of Germany are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the German Constitution states that matters of defense fall into the sole responsibility of the federal government.

Career

Teichmann was sick for a large part of the 2005/06 season and failed to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics, and due to the Germans selection criteria of either an Olympic medal or a top 10 finish in the World Cup, Teichmann, who won the overall World Cup in 2004/05 has resulted in him being left out of the German A-team for the 2006/07 season. Teichmann will still be able to compete, only he will receive less financing and will not train with the other elite members. [1]

2006 Winter Olympics 20th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Turin (Italy) in 2006

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999.

In June 2006 Teichmann had leg surgery for an injury he had, but he was given a modified wheelchair while he recovered. The wheelchair was made with rollerskis, so that he could still train. [2]

He won silver with Tim Tscharnke in the Team Sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Tim Tscharnke cross-country skier

Tim Tscharnke is a former cross-country skier from Germany, who competed between and 2017. His best World Cup finish was 21st in a 15 km event in Beitostølen in November 2009. His club is SV Biberau. He speaks German, Russian, and English.

The men's team sprint cross-country skiing competition in the freestyle technique at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 22 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia.

2010 Winter Olympics 21st edition of Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver (Canada) in 2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Vancouver 2010, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 12 to 28 February 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the surrounding suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the nearby resort town of Whistler.

After the 50 km freestyle race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he announced his immediate retirement from the sport.

2014 Winter Olympics 22nd edition of Winter Olympics, held in Sochi (Russia) in 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Sochi 2014, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, with opening rounds in certain events held on the eve of the opening ceremony, 6 February 2014.

World Cup results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS). [3]

World Cup standings

 Season  Age Season standingsSki Tour standings
OverallDistanceLong DistanceMiddle DistanceSprintNordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1999 2077N/ANCN/A67N/AN/AN/A
2000 2157N/ANC6129N/AN/AN/A
2001 2224N/AN/AN/A23N/AN/AN/A
2002 2344N/AN/AN/A67N/AN/AN/A
2003 244N/AN/AN/A24N/AN/AN/A
2004 2554N/AN/A22N/AN/AN/A
2005 2611N/AN/A36N/AN/AN/A
2006 272415N/AN/ANCN/AN/AN/A
2007 281810N/AN/A37N/ADNFN/A
2008 2988N/AN/A29N/A13
2009 3066N/AN/A49N/A359
2010 31710N/AN/A36N/A7DNF
2011 324930N/AN/ANCDNFDNF
2012 335131N/AN/A854239
2013 346145N/AN/A9448DNF
2014 358450N/AN/ANCDNFDNF

Season titles

Season
Discipline
2005 Overall
Distance

Individual podiums

No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevelPlace
1 2002–03 30 November 2002 Flag of Finland.svg Rukatunturi, Finland15 km Individual CWorld Cup3rd
221 December 2002 Flag of Austria.svg Ramsau, Austria10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/FWorld Cup1st
34 January 2003 Flag of Russia.svg Kavgolovo, Russia10 km Individual FWorld Cup3rd
4 2003–04 22 November 2003 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway15 km Individual FWorld Cup3rd
530 November 2003 Flag of Finland.svg Rukatunturi, Finland15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/FWorld Cup1st
621 December 2003 Flag of Austria.svg Ramsau, Austria10 km Individual FWorld Cup2nd
7 2004–05 21 November 2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Gällivare, Sweden15 km Individual CWorld Cup1st
827 November 2004 Flag of Finland.svg Rukatunturi, Finland15 km Individual FWorld Cup2nd
928 November 2004 Flag of Finland.svg Rukatunturi, Finland15 km Individual CWorld Cup1st
1011 December 2004 Flag of Italy.svg Lago di Tesero, Italy15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/FWorld Cup1st
1118 December 2004 Flag of Austria.svg Ramsau, Austria30 km Mass Start FWorld Cup3rd
12 2005–06 10 December 2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vernon, Canada15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/FWorld Cup2nd
138 March 2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Falun, Sweden10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/FWorld Cup3rd
14 2006–07 27 January 2007 Flag of Estonia.svg Otepää, Estonia15 km Individual CWorld Cup1st
15 2007–08 27 November 2007 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway15 km Individual FWorld Cup1st
162 December 2007 Flag of Finland.svg Rukatunturi, Finland15 km Individual CWorld Cup3rd
178 December 2007 Flag of Switzerland.svg Davos, Switzerland15 km Individual CWorld Cup1st
1828 December 2007 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic4.5 km Individual CStage World Cup2nd
1928 January 2008 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canmore, Canada15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/FWorld Cup3rd
20 2008–09 13 December 2008 Flag of Switzerland.svg Davos, Switzerland15 km Individual CWorld Cup2nd
2127 December 2008 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany3.75 km Individual FStage World Cup1st
2228 December 2008 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany15 km Pursuit CStage World Cup2nd
2331 December 2008 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic15 km Individual CStage World Cup1st
243 January 2009 Flag of Italy.svg Val di Fiemme, Italy20 km Mass Start CStage World Cup1st
2527 December 2008
– 4 January 2009
Flag of Germany.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Flag of Italy.svg Tour de Ski Overall StandingsWorld Cup3rd
2620 March 2009 Flag of Sweden.svg Falun, Sweden3.3 km Individual FStage World Cup1st
27 2009–10 1 January 2010 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany3.7 km Individual FStage World Cup3rd
283 January 2010 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany1.6 km Sprint CStage World Cup3rd
299 January 2010 Flag of Italy.svg Val di Fiemme, Italy20 km Mass Start CStage World Cup3rd
30 2011–12 30 December 2011 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany15 km Pursuit CStage World Cup1st

Team podiums

No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevelPlaceTeammate(s)
1  2002–03  24 November 2002 Flag of Sweden.svg Kiruna, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Schlütter / Angerer / Sommerfeldt
223 March 2003 Flag of Sweden.svg Falun, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Filbrich / Schlütter / Sommerfeldt
3  2003–04  26 October 2003 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup2nd Angerer
423 November 2003 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer
511 January 2004 Flag of Estonia.svg Otepää, Estonia4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Schlütter / Filbrich / Angerer
67 February 2004 Flag of France.svg La Clusaz, France4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup2nd Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer
715 February 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf, Germany6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup1st Filbrich
822 February 2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Umeå, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Göring / Schlütter / Filbrich
9  2004–05  24 October 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup2nd Angerer
1021 November 2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Gällivare, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Filbrich / Angerer / Sommerfeldt
1123 January 2005 Flag of Italy.svg Pragelato, Italy6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint CWorld Cup1st Filbrich
12 2005–06 20 November 2005 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Schlütter / Filbrich / Angerer
1315 January 2006 Flag of Italy.svg Lago di Tesero, Italy4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup2nd Sommerfeldt / Filbrich / Angerer
1418 March 2006 Flag of Japan.svg Sapporo, Japan6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup3rd Angerer
15 2006–07 19 November 2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Gällivare, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Angerer / Filbrich / Göring
1617 December 2006 Flag of France.svg La Clusaz, France4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Angerer / Seifert / Sommerfeldt
17  2008–09  23 November 2008 Flag of Sweden.svg Gällivare, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Filbrich / Angerer / Reichelt
18  2009–10  22 November 2009 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer
19  2012–13  3 February 2013 Flag of Russia.svg Sochi, Russia6 × 1.8 km Team Sprint CWorld Cup3rd Angerer

Career successes

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References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-04. Retrieved 2006-07-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Teichmann dropped from A-team
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-07-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Teichmanns in wheelchair
  3. "TEICHMANN Axel". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 31 January 2018.