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Overview (2)

Born in Stryn, Norway
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Johannes Thingnes Bø was born on 16 May 1993 in Stryn, Norway. He is a professional biathlete, a member of the national Norwegian biathlon team alongside his older brother of Tarjei Bø. Johannes is the second youngest of five siblings to parents Klemet Bø and Aslaug Hildegunn Thingnes Bø. In 2009 at Hovedlandsrennet in Beitostølen he won the silver medal in relay event alongside Jarle Midtfjell Gørven, Runar Netland, and Johan Eirik Meland. In September 2009 he two gold medals in the sprint and the upcoming pursuit in the summer Norwegian Championships on a roller-skis in Vik, Sogn. In 2012 he became a junior world champion for the third time. Johannes Thingnes Bø made his international debut in 2010 but became an official member of the Norwegian national team in April 2012. He made history by being the youngest Norwegian ever to be drafted for the national biathlon team. From the beginning of the 2012-2013 season he joined his brother 'Tarjei Bo' and the other stars of the team 'Ole Einar Bjorndalen' and Emil Hegle Svendsen. Johannes still competed at a junior level in 2013. In January/February 2013 during the Junior World Championship in Obertilliach, Austria, he won the silver medal in the 10 km sprint, the gold in the 12.5 km pursuit, and another gold medal in the 7.5 km relay. His big breakthrough came during the 2013-2014 season when he won his first World Cup race - the 10 km sprint in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand. On the next day, 15 December 2013, Johannes won the 12,5 km pursuit. In March 2014 he won two sprints and the pursuit in Kontiolahti. He finished the season third in the overall standings. During the 2014-2015 season Johannes Thingnes Bo won three sprint races in Hochfilzen, Ruhpolding and Kontiolahti. He is the youngest biathlete in the history of the sport to register 10 individual victories at such age. On 24 March 2015 received the special award as the best rookie of the season at the IBU Gala. The 2015-2016 season are signed with two World Cup victories, again in the 10 km sprint discipline. Charming and always with a big smile on his face, he is considered the most gifted and Norway's new brightest uprising star. Johannes stated his greatest inspiration and hero is his older brother Tarjei Bø.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lara Cain

Trade Mark (2)

Thin frame
Red hair

Trivia (24)

His victories are mostly in the 10 km sprint discipline.
Younger brother of Tarjei Bø.
Parents are Aslaug Hildegunn Thingnes and Klemet Bø.
In 2012 became a junior world champion for the third time.
His club is Markane Idrettslag.
Is one of the youngest biathletes in history to achieve his first win in the World Cup at the age of 20.
In January/February 2013 during the Junior World Championship in Obertilliach, Austria, won the silver medal in sprint, gold in the 12.5 km pursuit, and gold in the 7.5 km relay.
In April 2012 was drafted for the Norwegian senior National Team.
Is the youngest Norwegian ever to be drafted for the national biathlon team.
At Hovedlandsrennet in 2009 in Beitostølen won the silver medal in the relay with Jarle Midtfjell Gørven, Runar Netland, and Johan Eirik Meland.
Is a professional biathlete.
Made his World Cup debut for the 2012-2013 season.
Favorite biathletes are his older brother Tarjei Bø and his friend and teammate Emil Hegle Svendsen.
Is the second youngest of five siblings.
In September 2009 won two gold medals in the sprint and pursuit in the Norwegian Championship in roller-ski biathlon held in Vik, Sogn.
Is the traditional third post in the Norway's relay team.
Is known for his fast skiing and risky, rapid shooting abilities.
Was a member of Norway's Olympic team in Sochi in 2014. He placed 11th in the Individual, 54th in the sprint, 32nd in the pursuit, 8th in the mass start and 4th in the relay.
Has 10 individual victories.
His big breakthrough came during the 2013-2014 season where he won his first World Cup race and was third in the overall standings. His first World Cup win was in the sprint in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France. Second victory came in the upcoming 12,5 km pursuit.
During the 2015-2016 season his shooting from the standing position is 77%.
Won 3 medals from the 2016 World Championships in Holmenkollen - 2 gold in the 15 km mass start and in the relay; one silver in the mixed relay.
Won 3 silver medals in the 10 km sprint, the 12,5 km pursuit and the 15 km mass start at the 2017 World Championships in Hochfilzen.
Won 3 Olympic medals from the Games in Pyeongchang in 2018 - one gold in the 20 km Individual and 2 silver from the men's relay and the mixed relay.

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