a male Para Nordic skier

Germany Martin Fleig

15 October 1989
PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – Gold: biathlon long distance
2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships: Gold - biathlon middle and individual; Bronze - biathlon sprint and cross-country long distance
2016-2017 Biathlon World Cup: Overall first
2015 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships: Bronze - biathlon middle distance
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The 2017-18 season was no ordinary milestone in Martin Fleig’s career, as the Nordic skier claimed his first Winter Paralympic medal, gold in the men’s biathlon long distance sitting. It was one of Germany’s seven titles at PyeongChang 2018.

The previous year, Fleig got the chance to compete at his home World Championships in Finsterau, Germany, with the crowd carrying him to his first world titles - two biathlon golds and one bronze as well as a bronze in cross-country long distance.

He not only claimed his first world titles, but also finished top of the biathlon World Cup overall rankings, helped by two victories at the PyeongChang 2018 Test Event.

Fleig began skiing at the age of nine and started competing just two years later at the tender age of 11. His senior international debut for Germany came in 2006.