Tiril Eckhoff

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Tiril Eckhoff
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Personal information
Full nameTiril Kampenhaug Eckhoff
NationalityNorwegian
Born (1990-05-21) 21 May 1990 (age 32)
Bærum, Norway
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Fossum IF
World Cup debut2011
Olympic Games
Teams3 (2014, 2018, 2022)
Medals8 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams5 (20152021)
Medals15 (10 gold)
World Cup
Seasons13 (2010/2011-2022/2023)
All races286
Individual victories28
All victories50
Individual podiums48
All podiums87
Overall titles1 (2020–21)
Discipline titles3:
1 Sprint (2020–21)
2 Pursuit (2019–20, 2020–21)
Medal record
Women's biathlon
Representing Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2014 Sochi Mixed relay
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2022 Beijing Mixed relay
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2014 Sochi 4 × 6 km relay
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2018 Pyeongchang Mixed relay
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2022 Beijing 12.5 km mass start
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2014 Sochi 12.5 km mass start
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2018 Pyeongchang 12.5 km mass start
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2022 Beijing 10 km pursuit
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Oslo 7.5 km sprint
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 Oslo 4 × 6 km relay
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2019 Östersund Mixed relay
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 Östersund 4 × 6 km relay
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2020 Antholz 4 x 6 km relay
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2020 Antholz Mixed relay
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2021 Pokljuka 7.5 km sprint
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2021 Pokljuka 10 km pursuit
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2021 Pokljuka 4 x 6 km relay
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2021 Pokljuka Mixed relay
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2019 Östersund 10 km pursuit
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2021 Pokljuka Single mixed relay
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2015 Kontiolahti Mixed relay
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2016 Oslo Mixed relay
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2021 Pokljuka 12.5 km mass start

Tiril Kampenhaug Eckhoff (born 21 May 1990) is a Norwegian former biathlete.

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Eckhoff is a two-time Olympic champion, winning the mixed relay at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics, and also won a bronze in the mass start, a feat she repeated at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Eckhoff is also a ten-time gold medalist at the Biathlon World Championships, winning gold in the 7.5 km sprint at the Biathlon World Championships 2016, and both the 7.5 km sprint and 10 km pursuit at the Biathlon World Championships 2021. [1] She is the sister of fellow biathlete Stian Eckhoff. [2]

Career

Eckhoff has been part of the Norwegian biathlon team since 2008. [3]

Eckhoff competed in Biathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where she won 3 medals. [1] Bronze in the mass start [4] and in the women's relay [5] and gold in the mixed relay together with Tora Berger, Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Emil Hegle Svendsen. [6] She is the sister of former biathlete Stian Eckhoff and studied engineering at the Norwegian Institute of Technology. [3] [7]

In 2016, she became World Champion on 7.5  km sprint in her home arena, Holmenkollen, in Norway. She was also part of the Norwegian team who took the bronze medal in the mixed relay and played an instrumental part in the Norwegian women's relay gold medal, shooting 10/10 as the third skier.

In the 19–20 season, she won seven World Cup races, but she finished second in the Overall, behind Dorothea Wierer. She won her first-ever discipline title in pursuit.

In the 20–21 season, she won 4 gold and took 6 medals in 7 races during the Biathlon World Championships 2021. Later in the season, she won the 2020–21 World Cup overall title, winning the most races in a season since Magdalena Forsberg. She also won the discipline title in sprint and pursuit, becoming the first male or female biathlete to win seven consecutive races in a discipline (sprint competition).

She was awarded the Holmenkollen Medal in 2022. [8]

Eckhoff did not participate in the 2022–23 Biathlon World Cup due to health issues. On March 15, 2023, she announced through her social media that she will not return to competing. [9]

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.

Olympic Games

8 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)

YearIndividualSprintPursuitMass startRelayMixed relay
Flag of Russia.svg 2014 Sochi 18th18th24thBronzeSilverGold
Flag of South Korea.svg 2018 Pyeongchang 23rd24th9thBronze4thSilver
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2022 Beijing 22nd11thBronzeSilver4thGold
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships

15 medals (10 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)

YearIndividualSprintPursuitMass startRelayMixed relaySingle mixed relay
Flag of Finland.svg 2015 Kontiolahti 52nd19th18th16th5thBronze
Flag of Norway.svg 2016 Oslo 43rdGold17th24thGoldBronze
Flag of Austria.svg 2017 Hochfilzen 39th13th30th12th11th8th
Flag of Sweden.svg 2019 Östersund 37th9thSilver [10] 5thGold [11] Gold [12]
Flag of Italy.svg 2020 Antholz-Anterselva 15th59th [13] 20th7thGoldGold [14]
Flag of Slovenia.svg 2021 Pokljuka 23rdGoldGoldBronzeGoldGoldSilver
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.

World Cup

SeasonAgeOverallIndividualSprintPursuitMass start
PointsPositionPointsPositionPointsPositionPointsPositionPointsPosition
2011–12 217454th1763rd2156th3634th
2012–13 2229929th12728th9828th7425th
2013–14 235667th5610th1879th2365th878th
2014–15 245988th4124th3076th12320th12714th
2015–16 2554411th6314th15820th18910th13410th
2016–17 2656611th272nd2776th16816th11912th
2017–18 2729723rd1939th13016th9029th5827th
2018–19 2851713th6414th15320th17610th12315th
2019–20 297862nd6115th2833rd2321st2102nd
2020–21 3011391st4127th4201st3601st1725th
2021–22 3155511th4113th2567th15813th10011th

World cup Individual Victories

No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevel
1 2014/15 6 December 2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Östersund, Sweden 7.5 km Sprint  World Cup
2 2015/16 5 March 2016 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway7.5 km Sprint World Championships
3 2016/17 10 March 2017 Flag of Finland.svg Kontiolahti, Finland7.5 km Sprint World Cup
419 March 2017 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway12.5 km Mass Start World Cup
5 2017/18 18 January 2018 Flag of Italy.svg Antholz, Italy7.5 km Sprint World Cup
6 2018/19 7 February 2019 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canmore, Canada12.5 km Short Individual World Cup
7 2019/20 15 December 2019 Flag of Austria.svg Hochfilzen, Austria10 km Pursuit World Cup
820 December 2019 Flag of France.svg Le Grand-Bornand, France7.5 km Sprint World Cup
921 December 2019 Flag of France.svg Le Grand-Bornand, France10 km Pursuit World Cup
1022 December 2019 Flag of France.svg Le Grand-Bornand, France12.5 km Mass Start World Cup
1115 January 2020 Flag of Germany.svg Ruhpolding, Germany7.5 km Sprint World Cup
1219 January 2020 Flag of Germany.svg Ruhpolding, Germany10 km Pursuit World Cup
138 March 2020 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic12.5 km Mass Start World Cup
14 2020/21 6 December 2020 Flag of Finland.svg Kontiolahti, Finland10 km Pursuit World Cup
1518 December 2020 Flag of Austria.svg Hochfilzen, Austria7.5 km Sprint World Cup
1619 December 2020 Flag of Austria.svg Hochfilzen, Austria10 km Pursuit World Cup
178 January 2021 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany7.5 km Sprint World Cup
189 January 2021 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany10 km Pursuit World Cup
1914 January 2021 Flag of Germany.svg Oberhof, Germany7.5 km Sprint World Cup
2013 February 2021 Flag of Slovenia.svg Pokljuka, Slovenia7.5 km Sprint World Championships
2114 February 2021 Flag of Slovenia.svg Pokljuka, Slovenia10 km Pursuit World Championships
226 March 2021 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic7.5 km Sprint World Cup
237 March 2021 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic10 km Pursuit World Cup
2412 March 2021 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic7.5 km Sprint World Cup
2513 March 2021 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic10 km Pursuit World Cup
2619 March 2021 Flag of Sweden.svg Östersund, Sweden7.5 km Sprint World Cup
27 2021/22 6 March 2022 Flag of Finland.svg Kontiolahti, Finland10 km Pursuit World Cup
2818 March 2022 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway7.5 km Sprint World Cup
2919 March 2022 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway10 km Pursuit World Cup

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