Laura DAHLMEIER

Germany GER

Biathlon

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Sochi 2014
  • Year of Birth
    1993
Olympic Results

Biography

Laura DAHLMEIER

Building on an incredible 2016/17 season, when she claimed the overall World Cup crown and a stunning five world titles, Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier made Olympic history at PyeongChang 2018, becoming the first female biathlete to win sprint and pursuit gold at the same Winter Games. Also winner of the individual bronze, Dahlmeier is a worthy successor to the great Magdalena Neuner.

Rising star

Born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 22 August 1993, Dahlmeier is petite at just 1.62m but blessed with exceptional stamina. She took up biathlon when she was only seven, dividing her time between that sport and Alpine skiing over the next two years before deciding to devote herself exclusively to biathlon. 

She scored several notable wins in her teenage years, not least at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Liberec (CZE) in 2011, where she won gold in all three races (10km individual, 6km sprint and the mixed relay). That year also saw her complete her school studies and join the national customs service club, which allowed her to focus entirely on biathlon.

Olympic debut

The German was 19 when she made her IBU World Cup debut in the 2012/13 season. That same winter, she won three medals at the Junior World Championships in Obertilliach (AUT) in the individual, sprint and relay events. She went on to gain selection to the national team for Sochi 2014, her first taste of the Olympic Games. Enjoying what she described as a “brilliant” experience, Dahlmeier recorded a best performance of 13th in the individual.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

PyeongChang 2018

G
7.5 kilometres Sprint
7.5 kilometres Sprint Biathlon
G
10 kilometres Pursuit
10 kilometres Pursuit Biathlon
#16
12.5 kilometres Mass Start
12.5 kilometres Mass Start Biathlon
B
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Biathlon
#8
4 × 6 kilometres Relay
4 × 6 kilometres Relay Biathlon
#4
2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay
2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Biathlon
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

#43
7.5 kilometres Sprint
7.5 kilometres Sprint Biathlon
#27
10 kilometres Pursuit
10 kilometres Pursuit Biathlon
#13
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Biathlon
#10
4 × 6 kilometres Relay
4 × 6 kilometres Relay Biathlon
#AC
2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay
2 × 6 kilometres and 2 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Biathlon