Axel Teichmann during the Tour de Ski in Oberhof, Germany in January 2010
|Born||14 July 1979|
Saalburg-Ebersdorf, East Germany
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Ski club||WSV Bad Lobenstein|
|World Cup career|
|Overall titles||1 – (2005)|
|Discipline titles||1 – (DI)|
Axel Teichmann (born 14 July 1979 in Ebersdorf, today Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Thuringia) is a retired German cross-country skier.
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, officially the Free State of Thuringia, is a state of Germany.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
He won silver with Tim Tscharnke in the Team Sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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.
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.
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.
All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).
|Season||Age||Season standings||Ski Tour standings|
|Overall||Distance||Long Distance||Middle Distance||Sprint||Nordic|
|1||2002–03||30 November 2002||15 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|2||21 December 2002||10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F||World Cup||1st|
|3||4 January 2003||10 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|4||2003–04||22 November 2003||15 km Individual F||World Cup||3rd|
|5||30 November 2003||15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F||World Cup||1st|
|6||21 December 2003||10 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|7||2004–05||21 November 2004||15 km Individual C||World Cup||1st|
|8||27 November 2004||15 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
|9||28 November 2004||15 km Individual C||World Cup||1st|
|10||11 December 2004||15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F||World Cup||1st|
|11||18 December 2004||30 km Mass Start F||World Cup||3rd|
|12||2005–06||10 December 2005||15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F||World Cup||2nd|
|13||8 March 2006||10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F||World Cup||3rd|
|14||2006–07||27 January 2007||15 km Individual C||World Cup||1st|
|15||2007–08||27 November 2007||15 km Individual F||World Cup||1st|
|16||2 December 2007||15 km Individual C||World Cup||3rd|
|17||8 December 2007||15 km Individual C||World Cup||1st|
|18||28 December 2007||4.5 km Individual C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|19||28 January 2008||15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F||World Cup||3rd|
|20||2008–09||13 December 2008||15 km Individual C||World Cup||2nd|
|21||27 December 2008||3.75 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|22||28 December 2008||15 km Pursuit C||Stage World Cup||2nd|
|23||31 December 2008||15 km Individual C||Stage World Cup||1st|
|24||3 January 2009||20 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||1st|
|25||27 December 2008|
– 4 January 2009
|Overall Standings||World Cup||3rd|
|26||20 March 2009||3.3 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||1st|
|27||2009–10||1 January 2010||3.7 km Individual F||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|28||3 January 2010||1.6 km Sprint C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|29||9 January 2010||20 km Mass Start C||Stage World Cup||3rd|
|30||2011–12||30 December 2011||15 km Pursuit C||Stage World Cup||1st|
|1||2002–03||24 November 2002||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Schlütter / Angerer / Sommerfeldt|
|2||23 March 2003||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Filbrich / Schlütter / Sommerfeldt|
|3||2003–04||26 October 2003||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||2nd||Angerer|
|4||23 November 2003||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer|
|5||11 January 2004||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Schlütter / Filbrich / Angerer|
|6||7 February 2004||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer|
|7||15 February 2004||6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||1st||Filbrich|
|8||22 February 2004||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Göring / Schlütter / Filbrich|
|9||2004–05||24 October 2004||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||2nd||Angerer|
|10||21 November 2004||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Filbrich / Angerer / Sommerfeldt|
|11||23 January 2005||6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint C||World Cup||1st||Filbrich|
|12||2005–06||20 November 2005||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Schlütter / Filbrich / Angerer|
|13||15 January 2006||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||2nd||Sommerfeldt / Filbrich / Angerer|
|14||18 March 2006||6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F||World Cup||3rd||Angerer|
|15||2006–07||19 November 2006||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||1st||Angerer / Filbrich / Göring|
|16||17 December 2006||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Angerer / Seifert / Sommerfeldt|
|17||2008–09||23 November 2008||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Filbrich / Angerer / Reichelt|
|18||2009–10||22 November 2009||4 × 10 km Relay C/F||World Cup||3rd||Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer|
|19||2012–13||3 February 2013||6 × 1.8 km Team Sprint C||World Cup||3rd||Angerer|
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