There are many successful and charismatic athletes that are loved all over the world. This includes Emil Hegle Svendsen. This young Norwegian world-famous biathlete has many awards that he won in a variety of competitions.
Emil Hegle Svendsen
The biography of this biathlete, born in Trondheim (Norway) on July 12, 1985, is strongly associated with sports. The boy was fond of skiing since childhood. A few years after the start of training, Emil Hegle Svendsen gave preference to biathlon. From one interview with him it became known that over the year he devotes more than 800 hours to enhanced physical training. Such dedication and perseverance allowed the young guy to quickly take a place among the most outstanding biathletes in the world. Every year his achievements only grow.
The beginning of Emil’s sports career
Emil Hegle Svendsen took part in major international competitions as a very young boy. In 2002, he performed at the World Junior Championships in Ridnaun. A year later, at the same competitions, but already in the Polish city of Costelisco, he managed to win 2 medals at once. In 2004-2005, at the World Junior Championships, the guy became a four-time winner. He won gold in the pursuit in the French Haute Marienne. Also in his piggy bank appeared a bronze medal
for participating in skiing in the Finnish Rovaniemi. In the team event, he received gold in the relay. Emil’s debut in the European Cup only took place in 2005. Then, in the first 10 km free-style race, he won the 3rd prize. Thanks to this, the athlete was in the main team of the Norwegian team, with whom he won silver in the relay. Hegle Svendsen became the world champion in the sprint and in the individual race in competitions held in Kontiolahti (Finland). At the same competitions, he received a silver award in the pursuit.
Hegle Svendsen career development
Nobody ever doubted the talent of the young athlete. The proof of this is his constant appearances in the ten strongest biathletes at the stages of the World Cup. Thanks to hard work, he got the right to perform in the mass start with the Norwegian team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin (Italy). In this competition, he took 6th place, losing the championship to more experienced athletes. Emil Hegle Svendsen (biathlon) in the overall standings of the World Cups 2006-2007 took 17th place, which was a very good indicator for his young age. In the biathlon championship in the Italian city of Antholz in 2007, he was 5 in the pursuit, and 7 in the sprint. As part of the mixed relay team, Emil won a bronze medal. This award was the first in his adult world championships. All biathlon fans noted for themselves its high speed qualities and fairly accurate shooting, which only improved every year.
Peak sports career Hegle Svendsen
He won his first race on December 13, 2007 in the World Cup in Pokljuka. He walked these 20 km of track with incredible speed. Emil also won two gold medals at the 2008 World Championships, which took place in Ostersund. At the same time, he became the winner in the individual race and in the mass start. At the same competitions, the guy became the silver medalist in the relay. In total for the 2007/2008 season, Emil Svendsen won 6 gold awards, 1 silver and 4 bronze. According to the results of the World Cup in the overall standings, he got to 3rd place.
In the 2008/2009 season, he won 3 victories in the World Cup. Emil met the Christmas holidays in a yellow t-shirt of the leader. In early 2009, he once again became the winner. This season, he became the winner of various competitions 5 more times. In the relay race in the World Cup, Emil again took the gold. At the end of the season, Emil Hegle took third place in the overall standings.
At the 2010 Olympics (Vancouver), the biathlete received 2 gold and 1 silver medal. During the World Cup season Hegle Svendsen took 5 first, 3 second and 1 third place.
In the 2010-2011 season, he managed to win 2 more gold medals and 1 silver. The 2011-2012 season brought the Norwegian athlete 4 first, 4 second and 4 third places. In 2012-2013, everyone predicted Emil victory in the fight for the World Cup, but he preferred to participate in the World Cup. There he won gold in the first relay race. A day later, Emil again became the winner in the sprint. In the pursuit taking place in Nove Mesto, the biathlete mined his 10th gold in the World Cup. Emil became the winner in the relay. He also received bronze in the mass start. In the overall classification, the biathlete took 2nd place, losing to Martan Fourcade. This is due to the fact that he missed several stages of the championship due to illness.
At the 2014 Olympics, Emil managed to win 2 gold medals: one for the mass start, the second in the mixed relay.
Throughout his sports career, biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen has won many awards. He is the eleven-time world champion. Emil won gold four times in the Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014). He is the six-time champion of Norway and the owner of the Crystal Globe. In total, the biathlete won 36 victories at different stages of the World Cup.
Emil’s personal life
Many biathlon fans know perfectly well who Emil Hegle Svendsen is. This slim (weight - 75 kg, height - 185 cm) and smiling guy is the idol of many girls. Despite his discipline in sports, Emil Hegle Svendsen, whose photos on the network are not always connected with biathlon, has a reputation as a real bully. What is it that there is talk that he and his friend (Tarja Bo) tried to steal a car from a Russian girl from Khanty-Mansiysk, staged drunken fights with striptease and various provocations for sports veterans. So for the fact that at the competitions in Pokljuk the athletes left the city on their own, drank alcohol, bathed in the wrong place, and then lowered the tires from service team cars and various teams, the hooligans overtook the disciplinary sanctions of the Association of Norwegian biathletes. Written warnings were sent to them and a fine of 100 thousand kroons was charged.
To date, the heart of a handsome biathlete is not busy. He spends all his free time on entertainment and hobbies (cycling, relaxing with friends).