Bø at the 2012 Norwegian Biathlon Championships
|Born||16 May 1993|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|World Cup debut||2013|
|Teams||2 (2014, 2018)|
|Medals||3 (1 gold)|
|Medals||14 (7 gold)|
Johannes Thingnes Bø (born 16 May 1993) is a Norwegian biathlete. He represents Markane ILand is the younger brother of biathlete Tarjei Bø.
The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It is treated as a race where the contestant with the shortest total time wins. Depending on the competition, missed shots result in extra distance or time being added to the contestant's total.
Tarjei Bø is a Norwegian professional biathlete. Bø debuted in the Biathlon World Cup on 26 March 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, and won his first World Cup victory on 10 December 2010. In the 2010 Winter Olympics he earned his first gold medal in the 4 × 7.5 km biathlon relay. On 10 December 2010 he won the sprint race in Hochfilzen, earning his first world cup victory. He also won the following pursuit race and anchored the winning relay team. Bø is the older brother of biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø.
Thingnes Bø is the son of Klemet Bø and Aslaug Hildegunn Thingnes Bø. He was born and raised in Stryn, and is the second-youngest of five siblings.
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Nordfjord. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Stryn. The municipality is located along the innermost part of the Nordfjorden. Some of the main villages in Stryn include Loen, Innvik, Utvik, Randabygda, Olden, and Flo.
At Hovedlandsrennet in Beitostølen he won the silver medal in relay with Jarle Midtfjell Gørven, Runar Netland, and Johan Eirik Meland. In September he won two gold medals in the Norwegian championships in roller-ski biathlon held in Vik, Sogn in the 17-year-old men's class. First he won the sprint, then the pursuit.
Beitostølen is a village at Øystre Slidre in Oppland, Norway. As of 1 January 2009, it had 247 residents, and is located 900 meters (3,000 ft) above mean sea level.
Vik is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located on the southern shore of the Sognefjorden in the traditional district of Sogn. The administrative center of Vik is the village of Vikøyri. Other villages in the municipality include Feios, Fresvik, Nese, and Vangsnes.
Sogn is a traditional district in Western Norway (Vestlandet). It is located in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, surrounding the Sognefjord, the largest/longest fjord in Norway. The district of Sogn consists of the municipalities of Aurland, Balestrand, Hyllestad, Høyanger, Gulen, Leikanger, Luster, Lærdal, Sogndal, Solund, Vik, and Årdal. The district covers 10,675 square kilometres (4,122 sq mi) and contains about 35% of the county's population. The largest urban area in Sogn is the village of Sogndalsfjøra, with 3,455 residents. The second largest urban area is the village Øvre Årdal, with 3,397 people.
Thingnes Bø won several international medals in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he became a junior world champion for the third time. In April 2012 he was drafted for the Norwegian senior National Team and starting in the 2012/2013 season he will compete alongside his older brother Tarjei Bø, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Rune Brattsveen, and others. He is the youngest Norwegian ever to be drafted for the national biathlon team.[ citation needed ]
Emil Hegle Svendsen is a retired Norwegian biathlete. He has won eight medals at Winter Olympics and five individual gold medals and seven relay gold medals at World Championships.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen is a retired Norwegian professional biathlete, often referred to by the nickname, the "King of Biathlon". With 13 Winter Olympic Games medals, he is second on the list of multiple medalists behind Marit Bjørgen who has won 15 medals. He is also the most successful biathlete of all time at the Biathlon World Championships, having won 45 medals, more than double that of any other biathlete except Martin Fourcade. With 95 World Cup wins, Bjørndalen is ranked first all-time for career victories on the Biathlon World Cup tour, more than twice that of anyone else but Fourcade. He has won the Overall World Cup title six times, in 1997–98, in 2002–03, in 2004–05, in 2005–06, in 2007–08 and in 2008–09.
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In January/February 2013 during the Junior World Championship in Obertilliach, Austria, Thingnes Bø won the silver medal in sprint, gold in the 12.5 km pursuit, and gold in the 7.5 km relay.
Obertilliach is a municipality in the district of Lienz, in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.
His big breakthrough came during the 2013–14 season where he won his first World Cup race and was third in the overall standings. Thingnes Bø won four more World Cup races for a total of 5.
The 2013–14 Biathlon World Cup was a multi-race tournament over a season of biathlon, organised by the International Biathlon Union. The season started on 24 November 2013 in Östersund, Sweden, and ended on 23 March 2014 in Holmenkollen, Norway.
Thingnes Bø got his first World Cup win on 14 December 2013 in the sprint and his second the day after with a win in the pursuit. He won three more World Cup races in Kontiolahti, two sprints and one pursuit.
All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.
3 medals (1 gold, 2 silver)
|Event||Individual||Sprint||Pursuit||Mass start||Relay||Mixed relay|
14 medals (7 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze)
|Event||Individual||Sprint||Pursuit||Mass start||Relay||Mixed relay||Single mixed relay|
38 victories (19 Sp, 10 Pu, 6 MS, 3 In)
| 2013–14 |
(3 Sp, 2 Pu)
|14 December 2013||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|15 December 2013||12.5 km pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|13 March 2014||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|15 March 2014||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|16 March 2014||12.5 km pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
| 2014–15 |
|12 December 2014||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|17 January 2015||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|7 March 2015||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Championships|
| 2015–16 |
(2 Sp, 1 MS)
|8 January 2016||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|12 February 2016||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|13 March 2016||15 km mass start||Biathlon World Championships|
| 2016–17 |
(1 Sp, 1 MS)
|22 January 2017||15 km mass start||Biathlon World Cup|
|17 March 2017||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
| 2017–18 |
(1 In, 3 Sp, 3 Pu, 1 MS)
|30 November 2017||20 km Individual||Biathlon World Cup|
|8 December 2017||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|9 December 2017||12.5 km Pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|15 December 2017||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|16 December 2017||12.5 km Pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|14 January 2018||15 km mass start||Biathlon World Cup|
|19 January 2018||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|20 January 2018||12.5 km pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|15 February 2018||20 km Individual||Winter Olympic Games|
| 2018–19 |
(7 Sp, 5 Pu, 3 MS, 1 In)
|7 December 2018||10 km Sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|9 December 2018||12.5 km Pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|14 December 2018||10 km Sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|20 December 2018||10 km Sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|22 December 2018||12.5 km Pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|23 December 2018||15 km mass start||Biathlon World Cup|
|12 January 2019||12.5 km Pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|17 January 2019||10 km Sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|20 January 2019||15 km mass start||Biathlon World Cup|
|25 January 2019||10 km Sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|26 January 2019||12.5 km Pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|7 February 2019||15 km Short individual||Biathlon World Cup|
|9 March 2019||10 km Sprint||Biathlon World Championships|
|22 March 2019||10 km Sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|23 March 2019||12.5 km Pursuit||Biathlon World Cup|
|24 March 2019||15 km Mass Start||Biathlon World Cup|
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