Vincent Defrasne

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Vincent Defrasne biathlon
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Association FranceFrance France
birthday March 9, 1977
place of birth Pontarlier
society EMHM-Pontarlier
Admission to the
national team
Debut in the World Cup 1999
World Cup victories 3
status resigned
Medal table
Olympic medals 1 × gold 0 × silver 2 × bronze
World Cup medals 2 × gold 1 × silver 3 × bronze
SWM medals 1 × gold 2 × silver 0 × bronze
Olympic rings winter Olympics
bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Season
gold 2006 Turin persecution
bronze 2006 Turin Season
IBU Biathlon world championships
gold 2001 Pokljuka Season
bronze 2004 Oberhof Season
bronze 2006 Pokljuka Mixed relay
bronze 2007 Antholz persecution
silver 2007 Antholz Mixed relay
gold 2009 Pyeongchang Mixed relay
IBU Summer biathlon world championships
silver 2008 Haute Maurienne sprint
silver 2008 Haute Maurienne persecution
gold 2008 Haute Maurienne Mixed relay
World Cup balance
Overall World Cup 6. ( 2005/06 )
Individual World Cup 1.  ( 2007/08 )
last change: December 11, 2012

Vincent Defrasne (born March 9, 1977 in Pontarlier ) is a former French biathlete and Olympic champion in biathlon.

Athletic career

In the 1999/00 season Vincent Defrasne appeared for the first time in the biathlon world cup . He achieved his best overall World Cup placement in 2005/06 (6th place), and he achieved his first World Cup victory on January 7, 2006 in the sprint race in Oberhof . At major events, Vincent Defrasne has so far mainly been successful with French relays. He won gold at the 2001 Biathlon World Championships in Pokljuka and bronze at the 2004 World Championships in Oberhof, and bronze at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City .

His greatest achievement is winning the gold medal in the pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin . In the finish sprint Defrasne was able to prevail against the favored defending champion Ole Einar Bjørndalen . With the French relay he also won the bronze medal. At the Biathlon World Championships 2007 in Antholz , Defrasne won the silver medal in the mixed relay and bronze in the pursuit. Two years later he won the gold medal with the mixed relay at the 2009 Biathlon World Championships in Pyeongchang, South Korea .

Defrasne is employed by the French army and still lives in his birthplace, Pontarlier. In addition to sports, his hobby is music. He is married and has a son.

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
  • Relay: including mixed relays
placement singles sprint persecution Mass start Season total
1st place 1 1 1 4th 7th
2nd place 1 2 4th 7th
3rd place 1 2 11 14th
Top 10 7th 20th 27 12 56 122
Scoring 20th 67 57 32 61 237
Starts 34 105 72 33 62 306

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