France's Benjamin Daviet helped to secure victory over world champions Russia at Cable 2015.

France Benjamin Daviet

16 June 1989France
2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships - Gold: middle distance cross-country, 4x2.5km cross-country open relay and long distance biathlon; Silver: middle and short distance biathlon; Bronze: short distance biathlon
2015-16 cross-country World Cup – overall third
2015-16 biathlon World Cup – overall second
2015 World Championships – Gold: 4x2.5km cross-country open relay; Silver: sprint biathlon, long distance and sprint cross-country; Bronze: long distance biathlon
Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games – Bronze: 4x2.5km cross-country open relay
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Since winning his first major international medal at Sochi 2014, France’s Benjamin Daviet has been on an upward curve in the men’s Nordic skiing standing category.

Whilst working as a plumber during the summer months and as a mechanic on cable cars during the winter, Daviet lives the other side of his life training hard on the trails.

He has been on the French team since 2011 and just three years later he reached his first World cup podiums right before his appearance in Sochi.

His first World Championships podiums came in 2015 where he reached the top three four times, including gold in the relay.

The following season he rose to second and third in the cross-country skiing and biathlon overall rankings respectively.

Firmly placed amongst the best Nordic skiers in the world, Daviet lined up at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships. An incredible performance saw him leave with three world titles - two from cross-country and one in biathlon. He also won the men's biathlon standing World Cup.