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Johannes Kühn - Biathlon


One World Cup victory

Eight podium finishes in the World Cup

European champion




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Johannes Kühn Biathlete


Johannes first comes into contact with cross-country skiing through his parents at the age of ten. A short time later, after taking part in a trial training with Fritz Fischer in Ruhpolding, he switches to biathlon. After graduating from high school in 2010, Johannes joins the sports training group of the German Armed Forces in Bischofswiesen. One year later he switches to the Zoll Ski Team. In 2012 he makes his World Cup debut at Pokljuka and qualifies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. In the following season, Johannes has a podium finish for the first time in the World Cup. In 2022 Johannes celebrates his first World Cup victory in the sprint of Hochfilzen and he participates again in the Olympic Games in Beijing.

2008/09 season

Successful international debut

Johannes makes his international debut at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Silesia and wins gold with the mixed relay team.

2009/10 season

Two-time junior world champion

Johannes becomes junior world champion in sprint and with the relay team at the Junior World Championships in Torsby.

2010/11 season

Another triumph: two-time junior world champion

Johannes becomes two-time junior world champion again this year – in pursuit and with the relay team in Nové Město.

2011/12 season

European champion

This season, Johannes competes in the IBU Cup for the first time. He secures gold with the relay team at the European Championships in Osrblie.

2012/13 season

First World Cup event

Johannes makes his debut at the World Cup in Pokljuka, taking 17th place in his first race, the sprint.

2013/14 – 2015/16 seasons

Season dominated by competitions in the IBU Cup

In the 2013/14 to 2015/16 seasons, Johannes predominantly competes in the IBU Cup and individual World Cup events. He takes third place in the overall ranking of the IBU Cup in 2014/15.

2016/17 season

Injury-related withdrawal

Johannes suffers a fall in November while training for the season, seriously injuring his right shoulder and preventing him from competing this season.

2017/18 season

Participation in the Olympics

Johannes is a key starter in the World Cup team this season and has the opportunity to compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

2018/19 season

First podium finishes in the World Cup

Johannes takes second place in the World Cup in Pokljuka, clinching his first World Cup podium finish. He secures a position on the podium twice more by the end of the season.

2019/20 season

Podium finish with the relay team

Johannes is a key starter in the World Cup team again this season. He secures second place in the relay competition in Hochfilzen with the German team.

2020/21 season

100th World Cup start and World Championships participation

Johannes is again part of the World Cup line-up this season and can celebrate his 100th start in the World Cup. However, the results are anything but satisfactory for him. Due to his good results at the European Championships in Duszniki Zdroj (Poland) he nevertheless qualifies for the 2021 World Championships on the Pokljuka and competes in three races there.

2021/22 season

First World Cup victory and Olympic participation

With his first World Cup victory in the sprint of Hochfilzen, the Olympic season starts very successfully for Johannes. Subsequently, he confirms his excellent form with further good performances, but a Corona infection in January brings him out of step. Although he is able to participate in the season highlight, the Olympic Games in Beijing, the forced break makes itself felt on the track. After the Games, Johannes is able to return to his old performance and takes third place in the Kontiolahti sprint.

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