Johannes RYDZEK

Germany GER

Nordic Combined

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010
  • Year of Birth
    1991
Olympic Results

Biography

Johannes RYDZEK

Germany won five of the nine Nordic combined medals up for grabs at PyeongChang 2018, including all three golds. Two of them were claimed by Johannes Rydzek, who made his contribution to the German clean sweep by winning the individual large hill and then helping his team land the large hill/4x5km title. In doing so, he extended a personal medal collection that also includes team bronze from Vancouver 2010 and team silver from Sochi 2014. Just for good measure, the prolific Rydzek also has six World Championship golds to his name, four of them coming in 2017 alone.

Natural talent

“If you are born in Oberstdorf, you probably get your winter sport gene automatically,” says Johannes Rydzek on his official website. Famed for its ski jumping facilities, his Bavarian home town is a venue for the annual Four Hills Tournament and has twice hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. 

“I used to go cross-country skiing with my parents,” recounts the German. “My father was a volunteer at the Four Hills Tournament, which was also the reason why I’ve always wanted to jump.” Attracted to both disciplines, the young Rydzek inevitably found himself drawn to Nordic combined. 

Early starter

Things happened fast for Rydzek, who took part in his first FIS competitions at the age of 14 and made his World Cup debut two years later. After being crowned a world junior champion in Hinterzarten (GER) in January 2010, Rydzek had his first taste of Olympic success soon after, aged only 18, winning bronze with Tino Edelmann, Eric Frenzel and Björn Kircheisen in the team large hill/4x5km event at Vancouver 2010, behind winners Austria and runners-up USA.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

#5
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual Nordic Combined
G
Large Hill / 10 km, Individual
Large Hill / 10 km, Individual Nordic Combined
G
Team
Team Nordic Combined
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

#6
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual Nordic Combined
#8
Large Hill / 10 km, Individual
Large Hill / 10 km, Individual Nordic Combined
S
Team
Team Nordic Combined
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#28
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual
Normal Hill / 10 km, Individual Nordic Combined
B
Team
Team Nordic Combined