|Full name||Martina Seidl (née Zellner)|
|birthday||26th February 1974 (age 46)|
|place of birth||Traunstein , Germany|
|job||Chief Police Officer ( BGS )|
Admission to the
|Debut in the World Cup||1994|
|World Cup victories||3|
|End of career||2002|
|World Cup balance|
|Overall World Cup||3. ( 1997/1998 )|
|Sprint World Cup||3rd ( 1999/2000 )|
|last change: March 30, 2008|
Martina Zellner grew up in Schleching , where she made her first experiences on skis. At the age of six she was already on cross-country skiing boards and soon competed in the first competitions for SC Schleching . Her father was a cross-country skier and biathlete and was a member of the men's national team from 1966 to 1973. The fascination for the shooting ranges in the Schlechinger Gasthof near her parents' house also led her to the biathlon. Her role model was Peter Angerer .
She married on May 28, 2004 and their son Elias was born on August 29, 2004 .
Her successes in the junior division with three relay medals in 1990, 1992 and 1994 and above all the gold medal in the individual in 1994 was followed by the first start in the 1994 World Cup in Bad Gastein, where she was 46th in the individual and her first World Cup in the sprint with 27th place Missed points. But she already managed to do this at the next World Cup station in Pokljuka , where she was 23rd. Some top ten placings in 1995 and a small low in 1996, the first podium was finally followed in 1997, she was second in the sprint and third in the pursuit of Kontiolahti . With the relay she had already been second in Östersund before and Martina Zellner established herself among the world's best with these successes. At the end of the season she was rewarded with 3rd place in the overall World Cup for her consistent performance.
1998 and 1999 were Martina Zellner's great years. First she was a relay Olympic champion in Nagano together with Uschi Disl , Katrin Apel and Petra Behle . A little later, the world championship in the pursuit competition - not yet an Olympic discipline at the time - took place and she was able to win her first individual world championship medal behind the favorites Magdalena Forsberg and Corinne Niogret . At the 1999 World Championships , she then won the sprint ahead of Magdalena Forsberg, made third place in the pursuit and, as the last runner in the relay, won her second title together with starter Uschi Disl, Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm and Katrin Apel. She became the most successful female athlete at this World Cup and was hailed as the Queen of Kontiolahti . In 2000 she was on the podium again with the relay, this time with Andrea Henkel next to Disl and Apel in second place. There was another individual medal for her with bronze in the sprint. This makes her sixth among the most successful German biathletes at world championships (as of March 2008).
For winning the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Nagano, she and her teammates Disl, Apel and Behle received the silver laurel leaf under her maiden name Zellner.
Her third and last victory in a World Cup race was in the mass start of Khanty-Mansiysk at the end of the 1999/2000 season , the reward for strong performance throughout the season was third place in the Sprint World Cup . Also in 2001 and 2002 she stood on the podium a few times and won three relay races before she said goodbye to active sports.
- 1998: 1 × gold (relay)
- 1998: 1 × bronze (pursuit)
- 1999: 2 × gold (sprint, relay), 1 × bronze (pursuit)
- 2000: 1 × silver (relay), 1 × bronze (sprint)
- 3 World Cup victories (1 sprint, 1 pursuit, 1 mass start)
- 3rd overall World Cup season 1997/1998
- 3rd Sprint World Cup season 1999/2000
- 6th overall World Cup season 1998/1999
- 7th overall World Cup season 1999/2000
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
(Including World Championships and Olympic Games, points rankings according to the applicable point system )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Zellner, Martina (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German biathlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 26, 1974|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Traunstein|