|birthday||12th April 1977 (age 43)|
|place of birth||Traunstein , Germany|
|Placements in the cross-country skiing world cup|
|Placements in the Continental Cup (COC)|
|Placements in the marathon or Worldloppet Cup|
Tobias Angerer (born April 12, 1977 in Traunstorf, district of Traunsteins ) is a former German cross-country skier who started for SC Vachendorf . Angerer won the overall ranking of the cross-country skiing world cup and the discipline ranking for distance races in 2006 and 2007 . He won a total of eleven medals at world championships and the Olympic Games .
Angerer comes from a winter sports enthusiast family. His uncle Anton Angerer was a member of the German national biathlon team . Angerer's sister Kathrin was also an active cross-country skier for years. In 1996 he graduated from the Berchtesgaden ski school . Since then he has been a member of the Bundeswehr sports promotion group in Berchtesgaden.
Angerer is in a relationship with the lawyer and former biathlete Romy Groß. In September 2008 they became parents of a daughter. A year later, Groß and Angerer married. In August 2011, Romy gave birth to a son. The couple live with their grand daughter from a previous relationship and their two children in Traunstein.
Early years (1993 to 2001)
The enthusiastic athlete ( soccer , tennis , alpine skiing , cross-country skiing) who grew up on the cross-country ski run was already on cross-country skis at the age of two. Angerer was able to celebrate numerous national successes at youth and junior level early on. Between 1993 and 1997 he won a total of six German championship titles. In 1996 he took part in his first international competition at the Junior World Championships in Asiago . In Per Elofsson's victory over 10 kilometers classic, he finished 18th directly behind Lukáš Bauer . With the relay, he just missed a medal and finished fourth. A year later in Canmore it was only 28th place over the classic 10 kilometers. Even over 30 kilometers of freestyle he was only able to take 26th place. With the season he reached seventh place. In the 1997/98 season, Angerer started with the seniors for the first time and celebrated his first German championship title (relay). Internationally, he started in the European cross-country skiing cup. His best result was eighth place over 15 kilometers classic in Breitenwang .
After good results in the European Cup at the beginning of the 1998/99 season, Angerer was used for the first time in the Cross-Country World Cup on December 27, 1998 . In the sprint in Garmisch-Partenkirchen , he reached the finals and was 22nd with his first World Cup points. In the distance competitions, however, he could not keep up with the world's best. His best result was 65th place in Seefeld over 10 kilometers of freestyle. At the end of the season he finished third in the overall ranking of the European Cup. In the 1999/2000 season, Angerer and Peter Schlickenrieder achieved only the third World Cup victory for a German in the sprint relay at the World Cup in Asiago. In the 2000/01 season, Angerer won the overall ranking of the European Cup with his first victory and several podium finishes. At the end of the season in Kuopio, Finland, he achieved his best result in the World Cup with 17th place over the seldom run distance of 60 kilometers freestyle.
Breakthrough (2001 to 2005)
Tobias Angerer's sporting breakthrough to the top of the world came in the 2001/02 season. Right at the start of the season he finished 13th in Kuopio over the distance of 10 kilometers freestyle. One month later he was able to look forward to his first top ten result in Ramsau with tenth place over 30 kilometers of freestyle (mass start). In the sprint in Val di Fiemme , he achieved his best result of the season with fifth place. These good results secured him a place in the German squad for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City . Together with Jens Filbrich , Andreas Schlütter and René Sommerfeldt , Angerer won the bronze medal in the relay competition and thus the first ever medal in a German men's relay. In the sprint competition, he reached the semifinals and took seventh place in the final result. In the pursuit competition it was enough for 23rd place and over 30 kilometers of freestyle (mass start) to 33rd place. After numerous good results, especially in sprint competitions, Angerer managed to reach the top of the world in a distance competition at the end of the season. Over 50 kilometers of freestyle in Oslo , he finished sixth. At the end of the season he was able to show a 14th place in the overall ranking of the cross-country skiing world cup and thus secure a starting place in the red group. In addition, he won three German championship titles.
Also in the following season Angerer was able to establish himself in the extended world elite. At the pursuit competition in Ramsau he achieved his first podium finish in an individual competition in the World Cup behind Axel Teichmann and Anders Södergren . He was able to repeat this result in the sprint in Reit im Winkl . Together with René Sommerfeldt , he finished second in the team sprint in Asiago. However, the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2003 in Val di Fiemme began with a bitter disappointment for Angerer. He finished the pursuit competition only 60th out of 67 runners. In the subsequent sprint competition, however, he reached the final, but had to admit defeat to the other three runners and in fourth just missed his first international individual medal. Over 50 kilometers of freestyle, it was only enough to achieve a 36th place. In the overall World Cup ranking, Angerer was able to improve by one place compared to the previous season and finished in 13th place in the final accounts.
On January 6, 2004, Angerer celebrated his first World Cup victory in the pursuit competition in Falun . In a hard-fought race, he won in a sprint from the Italian Pietro Piller Cottrer , René Sommerfeldt and Jens Filbrich. After numerous other good placements, at the end of the season he finished fourth in the overall World Cup, which was won by Sommerfeldt. He was able to repeat this result in the following 2004/05 season. In the discipline ranking of the distance races, he improved to third place overall. At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf in 2005 , however, Angerer again failed to confirm the results from the World Cup in an individual competition. In front of a home crowd, he finished 19th over the 15 kilometers of freestyle. Even in the pursuit competition it was only enough for a 17th place. But in the relay competition he was finally able to win the hoped-for medal with the German team. As the third runner in the team, Angerer fought his way from ninth to fourth place. Final runner Axel Teichmann achieved the silver medal behind the world championship relay from Norway with the fastest time on his lap in the final sprint against Russia.
Highlights (2005 to 2010)
In the 2005/06 season, Angerer continuously fought for positions in the top ten. He achieved eight podium finishes, including five World Cup victories ( Oberstdorf , Val di Fiemme , Canmore , Vernon and Kuusamo ). With that he confidently secured victory in the overall ranking of the cross-country skiing world cup. In the final statement, Angerer had 829 points, while the runner-up Norwegian Jens Arne Svartedal only had 577 points on his account. After Sommerfeldt and Teichmann, Angerer was the third German to win the overall World Cup. He was also able to win the ranking of the distance competitions this season. The highlight of the season was the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin . In the pursuit competition, the series winner of the season could no longer keep up with the leading group and finished in twelfth place, which was disappointing for him. Over the distance of 15 kilometers, however, Angerer secured the bronze medal behind the Estonian Andrus Veerpalu and Lukáš Bauer. For Angerer, this was the first international medal in an individual competition. In the relay, the German team was able to build on the successful record of recent years. In the final sprint against the Swede Mathias Fredriksson, Angerer secured the silver medal behind the victorious Italian relay, which surpassed itself in front of the home crowd. In the final mass start competition over 50 kilometers freestyle, Angerer was only able to take 24th place.
Angerer continued his winning streak of the previous season in the 2006/07 season and once again made it onto the podium eight times in the World Cup. The four World Cup victories ( La Clusaz , Changchun and Falun ) that he was able to celebrate this season also included victory in the Tour de Ski, which was held for the first time . At the end of the season, Angerer had 1131 points, more than twice as many points as the second-placed Russian Alexander Legkow . At the Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo , Angerer was able to place in the top four in all of his five starts. Over the 50 kilometers classic, in the relay and in the team sprint, which he competed with Axel Teichmann, he missed the podium as fourth. In the pursuit competition he only had to admit defeat to Axel Teichmann in the final sprint. He won his second medal over 15 kilometers of freestyle. This competition was characterized by heavy snowfall, which particularly hindered the 30 best runners in the World Cup ranking. He won the bronze medal behind the Norwegian biathlete and surprise world champion Lars Berger and the previously unknown Belarusian Leanid Karnijenka .
The 2007/08 season was disappointing for Angerer and for most of the German team that had changed their training. At the beginning of the season he was able to place himself in the top ten several times, but was only 14th in the Tour de Ski and only reached positions around 20th in the middle and at the end of the season. At the end of the season, the outstanding runner of the last two years only finished 16th in the overall World Cup. He achieved a conciliatory end to the season at the military world championships in Hochfilzen / Fieberbrunn . The sports soldier won the silver medal in the individual competition over 15 kilometers behind Vincent Vittoz and in the team competition together with Tom Reichelt and Benjamin Seifert . Even at the beginning of the 2008/09 season , Angerer could not build on earlier successes. Although he won the internationally well-attended preparatory competition in Muonio , only 30th place remained at the start of the season in Gällivare . After numerous setbacks due to illness, which forced him to give up on the Tour de Ski 2008/09 , among other things , he reported back to the top of the world with a victory at the World Cup in Rybinsk over 15 kilometers of freestyle (mass start). At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec in 2009 , Angerer won both silver in the team sprint and, together with Jens Filbrich , Franz Göring and Axel Teichmann, silver in the 4 × 10 km relay. On the final day of these title fights, Angerer won bronze over the 50 km freestyle. He finished the season 15th in the overall World Cup. In the overall ranking of the distance races, he finished ninth. Angerer concentrated entirely on the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the 2009/10 season . After moderate results in the first World Cup competitions, he surprisingly secured himself the nomination for the Olympic Games with second place in the sprint in Rogla . As in the previous year, he had to end the Tour de Ski after the fifth stage due to a cold. Angerer renounced the next World Cup competitions and denied instead to the cross-country skiing Marathon Cup scoring Dolomitenlauf , where he finished second. In Vancouver, he fought seventh in the first race over 15 kilometers freestyle. On February 20, 2010 he won the silver medal in the double pursuit behind the Swede Marcus Hellner . With the German relay, however, he could not win the medal he had hoped for and finished in sixth place as the final runner. In the final competition over 50 kilometers classic (mass start) Angerer belonged to the top group until the end. In the final sprint, however, he had to admit defeat to Petter Northug , Axel Teichmann and Johan Olsson and took the ungrateful fourth place. At the end of the season Angerer achieved his best position of the season in a distance race with second place on the penultimate stage of the World Cup final . He finished the season 14th in the overall World Cup.
Last years (2010 to 2014)
In the 2010/11 season he could not repeat his strong performances from the previous season. After a weak start to the season with 44th place over 15 km freestyle in Gällivare and 23rd overall place at the Nordic Opening in Kuusamo , he also ended the Tour de Ski 2010/11 prematurely after the second stage. In January 2011 he became national German champion over 15 km in Hirschau . The following month he came in the World Cup in Rybinsk with fourth place in the 20 km pursuit race for the first time in the season under the top ten in the World Cup. Two days later he was third with the season. At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo in 2011 , he won the bronze medal with the relay. In the individual races he took ninth place over 15 km classic, eighth place in the 30 km pursuit race and sixth place in the 50 km mass start race. At the following World Cup in Lahti he achieved his second top ten placement in the World Cup season with ninth place in the 20 km pursuit race. At the end of the season he achieved 19th place in the World Cup finals in Falun and reached 41st place in the overall World Cup. In the following season he came in 14 World Cup individual participations, 12 times in the points and three times in the top ten. At the beginning of the season he finished the Nordic Opening in Kuusamo in 16th place and the Tour de Ski 2011/12 in 11th place. At the World Cup in Rybinsk he finished third in the skiathlon and in the 15 km mass start race. In March 2012, he took 17th place overall at the World Cup finals in Falun and came 11th in both the overall and distance World Cups. After a weak start to the 2012/13 season with 38th place at the Nordic Opening, he finished fourth in the skiathlon and third in the 15 km mass start race at the following World Cup in Canmore . At the Tour de Ski 2012/13 he came in 15th place. This was followed by fifth place over 15 km classic in Lahti and sixth place at the skiathlon in Sochi, further top ten placements. Also in Sochi, he and Axel Teichmann took third place in the team sprint. His best placings at the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2013 in Val di Fiemme were ninth place in the skiathlon and seventh place in the relay. At the end of the season he came in 24th at the World Cup finals in Falun and finished 14th in the overall World Cup and ninth in the Distance World Cup. In the following season he came in six World Cup appearances twice in the points and once among the top ten. He finished the Nordic Opening in Kuusamo in 56th place. After the 50 km race in Oslo on March 8, 2014, Tobias Angerer ended his active career. Before that, he took part in the Olympic Games in Sochi for the fourth time , where he finished 14th in the skiathlon.
Medals at Winter Olympics
- 2002 in Salt Lake City : Bronze with the relay
- 2006 in Turin : silver with the relay, bronze over 15 km classic
- 2010 in Vancouver : Silver in the skiathlon
Medals at world championships
- 2005 in Oberstdorf : Silver with the relay
- 2007 in Sapporo : silver in the skiathlon, bronze over 15 km freestyle
- 2009 in Liberec : silver in the team sprint, silver with the relay, bronze over 50 km freestyle
- 2011 in Oslo : bronze with the relay
Victories in world cup races
World Cup victories in individual
|1.||January 6, 2004||Falun||2 × 15 km skiathlon|
|2.||November 26, 2005||Kuusamo||15 km classic individual start|
|3.||December 10, 2005||Vernon||2 × 15 km skiathlon|
|4th||December 17, 2005||Canmore||30 km classic mass start|
|5.||January 14, 2006||Lake Tesero||30 km freestyle mass start|
|6th||January 21, 2006||Oberstdorf||2 × 15 km skiathlon|
|7th||December 16, 2006||La Clusaz||30 km freestyle mass start|
|8th.||January 7, 2007||Tour de Ski||Overall rating|
|9.||February 16, 2007||Changchun||15 km freestyle individual start|
|10.||March 24, 2007||Falun||2 × 15 km skiathlon|
|11.||January 30, 2009||Rybinsk||15 km freestyle mass start|
World Cup victories in the team
|1.||November 23, 2003||Beitostølen||4 × 10 km relay 1|
|2.||January 11, 2004||Otepää||4 × 10 km relay 2|
|3.||November 21, 2004||Gällivare||4 × 10 km relay 1|
|4th||November 20, 2005||Beitostølen||4 × 10 km relay 2|
|5.||November 19, 2006||Gällivare||4 × 10 km relay 3|
Victories in Continental Cup races
|1.||December 10, 2000||Campra||15 km freestyle||Continental Cup|
Participation in World Championships and Olympic Winter Games
- 2002 Salt Lake City : 3rd place relay, 7th place sprint freestyle, 23rd place 20 km pursuit, 33rd place 30 km freestyle mass start
- 2006 Turin : 2nd place relay, 3rd place 15 km classic, 12th place 30 km pursuit, 24th place 50 km freestyle mass start
- 2010 Vancouver : 2nd place 30 km pursuit, 4th place 50 km classic mass start, 6th place relay, 7th place 15 km freestyle
- 2014 Sochi : 9th place relay, 14th place 30 km skiathlon
Nordic World Ski Championships
- 2003 Val di Fiemme : 4th place sprint freestyle, 36th place 50 km freestyle, 60th place 20 km skiathlon
- 2005 Oberstdorf : 2nd place relay, 17th place 30 km skiathlon, 19th place 15 km freestyle
- 2007 Sapporo : 2nd place 30 km skiathlon, 3rd place 15 km freestyle, 4th place relay, 4th place team sprint freestyle
- 2009 Liberec : 2nd place relay, 2nd place team sprint classic, 3rd place 50 km freestyle mass start, 7th place 30 km pursuit, 9th place 15 km classic
- 2011 Oslo : 3rd place relay, 6th place 50 km freestyle mass start, 8th place 30 km pursuit, 9th place 15 km classic
- 2013 Val di Fiemme : 7th place relay, 9th place 30 km skiathlon, 13th place 50 km classic mass start, 42nd place 15 km freestyle
Placements in the World Cup
World Cup Statistics
The table shows the placements achieved in detail.
- 1st – 3rd place: Number of podium placements
- Top 10: Number of places in the top ten
- Points ranks: Number of placements within the point ranks
- Starts: Number of races run in the respective discipline
- Note: In the distance races, the classification is based on the FIS.
|placement||Distance races a||Skiathlon
|≤ 5 km||≤ 10 km||≤ 15 km||≤ 30 km||> 30 km||sprint||Season|
|Status: end of career|
World Cup overall placements
In December 2009, Angerer became active as a testimonial for the New Social Market Economy initiative . He got involved in a PR campaign for the statement "The social market economy makes it better ... because it is the engine that enables top performance."
- Bearer of the silver bay leaf
- Voted as winter star in 2007 and 2009 in the category of best male athlete by viewers of Bayerischer Rundfunk and readers of the Bildzeitung
- Voted Nordic Ski King of the Year for the 2006/07 season by international sports journalists in the Nordicum Forum
- Bavarian Order of Merit 2019
- Tobias Angerer in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
- Tobias Angerer in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Official website
- Portrait of Tobias Angerer on xc-ski.de
- Tobi Angerer becomes a father. (No longer available online.) Www.xc-ski.de, August 8, 2008, archived from the original on July 8, 2011 ; Retrieved December 14, 2008 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Wedding in Dresden: Angerer gives her partner the yes-word. (No longer available online.) Www.xc-ski.de, August 8, 2008, archived from the original on April 28, 2010 ; Retrieved December 15, 2010 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- 50th WORLD MILITARY SKI CHAMPIONSHIP Final Result Men Cross-Country 15 km. (PDF; 106 kB) www.bmlv.gv.at, April 3, 2008, accessed on December 20, 2008 .
- 50th WORLD MILITARY SKI CHAMPIONSHIP Final Result Team Men Cross-Country 15 km. (PDF; 87 kB) www.bmlv.gv.at, April 3, 2008, accessed on December 20, 2008 .
- Conclusion of the Tour de Ski and outlook. www.tobias-angerer.de, January 12, 2010, accessed on December 15, 2010 .
- Rheinische Post: 30 kilometers of cross-country skiing - Tobias Angerer takes silver after the super sprint ( memento of the original from February 23, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- The heart bids farewell Abendzeitung Munich, March 7, 2014, accessed on March 9, 2014.
- cf. INSM campaign “Social Market Economy Makes It Better” , December 13th, 2009, under the Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft International ( Memento of the original from May 21st, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf by Federal President Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler on April 30, 2010 in Bellevue Palace. (No longer available online.) Www.bmi.bund.de, archived from the original on April 29, 2014 ; Retrieved January 2, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Angerer Nordic ski king 2006/2007. (No longer available online.) Www.xc-ski.de, May 23, 2007, archived from the original on April 29, 2014 ; Retrieved January 2, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German cross-country skier|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 12, 1977|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Traunstein , Germany|