Fanny Horn Birkeland

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Fanny Horn Birkeland biathlon
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Full name Fanny Horn Birkeland
Association NorwayNorway Norway
birthday March 8, 1988
place of birth OsloNorwayNorwayNorway 
society IL Heming
Oslo SSL
Debut in the European Cup / IBU Cup 2010
Debut in the World Cup 2009
World Cup victories 7 (1 individual victory)
status resigned
End of career 2017
Medal table
Olympic medals 0 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
World Cup medals 1 × gold 0 × silver 2 × bronze
NM medals 3 × gold 4 × silver 7 × bronze
Olympic rings winter Olympics
bronze 2014 Sochi Season
IBU Biathlon world championships
bronze 2012 Ruhpolding Season
bronze 2015 Kontiolahti Mixed relay
gold 2016 Oslo Season
Norwegian Ski Association Norwegian championships
bronze 2006 Trondheim Season
bronze 2007 Folldal Season
gold 2008 Stryn Season
gold 2009 Lillehammer Season
silver 2010 Simostranda Mass start
bronze 2010 Simostranda Season
bronze 2011 Målselv Season
bronze 2012 Trondheim sprint
silver 2012 Trondheim Season
gold 2013 Dombås Season
bronze 2013 Dombås sprint
bronze 2013 Dombås persecution
silver 2014 Voss Season
silver 2017 Mo i Rana Season
World Cup balance
Overall World Cup 27. ( 2013/14 )
Individual World Cup 21. ( 2015/16 )
Sprint World Cup 23. ( 2014/15 )
Pursuit World Cup 19. (2013/14)
Mass start world cup 27. (2013/14)
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
sprint 1 0 0
Season 6th 1 4th
last change: end of career

Fanny Horn Birkeland , b. Fanny Welle-Strand Horn (born March 8, 1988 in Oslo ) is a former Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier .



Fanny Horn-Birkeland from IL Heming started in 2007 in the Junior European Cup. Early on it ran into a single-digit place in Geilo . The first major event was the 2008 Junior World Championships in Ruhpolding , where she was among the top ten in three of the four races. In the sprint she was ninth, tenth in the pursuit race and with the relay she just missed a medal in fourth place with Vilde Ravnsborg Gurigard and Anne Lise Aas. In 2009 she ran the 2009 European Biathlon Championships in Ufa . She competed in the individual races in the junior area, where she was 12th in the individual, eighth in the sprint and eleventh in the pursuit. In the adult category , she was fifth together with Birgitte Røksund , Synnøve Solemdal and Kjersti Isaksen as the starter of the season. A year later she started at the 2010 European Biathlon Championships in Otepää , where she was 27th in the individual, seventh in the sprint and 16th in the pursuit. With Kaia Wøien Nicolaisen , Tiril Eckhoff and Solemdal, she also missed a medal by just one place in the relay race, finishing fourth. She had already been able to compete in the biathlon World Cup for the first time at the beginning of the 2009/10 season .

Fanny Horn-Birkeland's first race was an individual in Östersund , where she finished 62nd. After the three races at the start of the season, it ran over the season but mainly in the IBU Cup 2009/10 . In her first race in a sprint in Altenberg , she just missed the podium in fourth place. At the end of the season, three more races followed in the World Cup, in which she was able to improve her best position up to 48th place in a pursuit race on Holmenkollen in Oslo . For the 2010/11 season , Fanny Horn-Birkeland belonged to the Norwegian elite squad for the first time after good performance in the preseason and restructuring in the squad after the Olympic season. In Hochfilzen , she won her first World Cup points as the 30th of a sprint.

Fanny Horn-Birkeland was able to achieve success at an early age. At the Norwegian Biathlon Championships 2007 in Folldal , she won the bronze medal starting with Karen Kristoffersen and Julie Bonnevie-Svendsen for the Oslo og Akershus region . A year later she was able to win her first title in a relay race with Eckhoff and Bonnevie-Svendsen in Stryn . In 2009 the title was defended in Lillehammer with Nicolaisen for Eckhoff in the team. In 2010 she was able to win a relay medal, now bronze, in Simostranda with Nicolaisen and Eckhoff. In addition, she won her first individual medal at national championships behind Tora Berger with silver in the mass start.

On February 19, 2017, she announced that she would end her career at the end of the 2016/17 season.

Cross-country skiing

From 2008 Fanny Horn-Birkeland competed in races of the FIS and the Scandinavian Cup also in cross-country skiing.


Fanny Horn Birkeland is married to the Norwegian biathlete Lars Helge Birkeland .


Biathlon World Cup placements

The table shows all placements (depending on the year, including the Olympic Games and World Championships).

  • 1st - 3rd Place: Number of podium placements
  • Top 10: Number of placements in the top ten (including podium)
  • Points ranks: Number of placements within the point ranks (including podium and top 10)
  • Starts: Number of races run in the respective discipline
placement singles sprint persecution Mass start Season total
1st place 1 6th 7th
2nd place 1 1
3rd place 4th 4th
Top 10 6th 3 1 27 37
Scoring 10 38 32 11 27 118
Starts 20th 58 40 11 27 156
Status: end of career

World Cup victories

Single race Relay race
No. date place discipline
1. Jan. 16, 2015 GermanyGermany Ruhpolding sprint
No. date place discipline
1. Dec 11, 2011 AustriaAustria Hochfilzen Season 1
2. 0Dec 9, 2012 AustriaAustria Hochfilzen Season 2
3. 0Feb 6, 2015 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Nové Město na Moravě Mixed relay 3
4th Jan. 29, 2015 SwedenSweden Ostersund Mixed relay 3
5. 11th Mar 2016 NorwayNorway Oslo ( World Cup ) Season 4
6th Nov 27, 2016 SwedenSweden Ostersund Mixed relay 5
2with Synnøve Solemdal, Hilde Fenne and Tora Berger
4thwith Synnøve Solemdal, Tiril Eckhoff and Marte Olsbu
4thwith Marte Olsbu, Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Johannes Thingnes Bø

winter Olympics

Results at Olympic Winter Games:

winter Olympics singles sprint persecution Mass start Season Mixed relay
year place
2014 RussiaRussia Sochi - - - - bronze (3.) -

World championships

Results at Biathlon World Championships:

World Championship singles sprint persecution Mass start Season Mixed relay
year place
2011 RussiaRussia Khanty-Mansiysk 29 23. 30th 28. 5. -
2012 GermanyGermany Ruhpolding 33. - - - 3. -
2013 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Nové Město 54. 35. 37. - - -
2015 FinlandFinland Kontiolahti 41. 78. - - 4th 3.
2016 NorwayNorway Oslo 31. 42. 19th 9. 1. -
2017 AustriaAustria Hochfilzen 63. 72. - - - -

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