Arnd Peiffer is a German biathlete who shot to fame after his victorious performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Read more about him including his net worth.
Who is Arnd Peiffer?
Arnd Peiffer was born in 1987 in Wolfenbuttel, Germany. He is a biathlete and his biggest successes until now have been his victories in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and in the Biathlon World Championships 2011 in the sprint. He has also won as a relay member three more World Cup gold medals. Nicknamed as Arnold, Peiffer enjoys catching up with friends and reading in his spare time. Peiffer can speak English and German languages fluently. He has practiced his sport WSV Clausthal-Zellerfield in Germany and has trained under Coach Mark Kirhchner. Peiffer has also competed in cross-country skiing at the international level, including the men’s 50km freestyle event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Peiffer made his World Cup debut in 2009 in Oberhof, Germany but had started competing in the sport at the age of nine in the club. He got into this sport following his older sister, Henrike who is also into the same sport. Peiffer has a healthy ritual of eating a banana exactly 30 minutes before each race which gives him the energy, boost and momentum he requires. He was named Niedersachsen Athlete of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Peiffer has won two bronze medals at the Junior World Championships 2008 in Ruhpolding, relay race and sprint. It was initially called to the men`s national team of Germany in the World Cup in Oberhof. The training members of the team decided to play football, and it was therem unfortunately, Arnd Peiffer collided with a member of the German national team Christoph Stephan and broke his nose. Peiffer got the best result of the season in the national team at that time. Largely due to this successful performance Peiffer, he became to be known as the perfect male answer to Magdalena Neuner, odnomuiz, the leaders of the women`s team in Germany. Peiffer got engaged in Biathlon at the age of 10 years. He graduated from the sports boarding school in the town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony. Later, he entered the police school and he currently holds the title of chief of police. Since the academic year 2008/2009, he began studying at the Technical University of Clausthal as an engineer-economist. Peiffer debut at the World Cup in Oberhof which was made possible by the support of the company Sympatec GmbH and general director Stefan Rotele.
Net worth of the biathlete
Arnd Peiffer’s net worth is currently under review.
Five facts about Arnd Peiffer
Arnd Peiffer has won many World Cup gold medals. Here are some 5 interesting facts about the biathlete: 1. Arnd Peiffer won a gold medal in sprint at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Pyeongchang. He also won a bronze in relay. 2. He is also a receiver of a gold medal at the 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk World Championships in sprint. He won a gold in mixed relay at the 2010 Khanty-Masiysk World Championships also. 3. The World Championships in 2015 Kontiolahti got him a gold medal in relay. 4. He won a gold medal again in mixed relay at the 2017 Hochfilzen World Championships. 5. At the 2010-2011 Biathlon World Championships, he had two victories in the 10 km sprint. Apart from these he has won many more events but these above were the main highlights of his career until now. They are listed below: 2014 – Sportsman of the Year in the LK Goslar
2012 – Sportsman of the Year in the LK Goslar
2011 – Lower Saxony sports medal, Sportsman of the Year in Lower Saxony, Golden ski of the DSV
2010 – Sportsman of the Year in Lower Saxony, Golden ski of the DSV
2009 – Sportsman of the Year in Lower Saxony
Recent facts from the life of the biathlete
He has a bad start at the biathlon event but his luck turned once he was out on the course at the Alpensia resort and he ended up winning Olympic gold in the men’s 10km sprint. Germany’s Arnd Peiffer took home the gold medal on Sunday at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, South Korea. Peiffer finished the sprint in 23 minutes, 38.8 seconds. “It’s crazy because I didn’t expect it was possible for me to be on top,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I am an underdog, but I’m not one of the top guys.” While speaking about his success, he explained, ““I think that it was so windy was quite an advantage for me, because I could reach a good result with good shooting. When we have quite good conditions, a lot of guys shoot clean and then of course the fastest guys are in front,” he explained. “Today, not so many guys shot clean so it was good for me. I think Martin (Fourcade) and Johannes (Thingnes Boe) had good ski times… so I think it was an advantage for me that it was so windy.”
Arnd Peiffer has his own website and his Facebook page wherein he uploads his latest photos and information. He is also available on Instagram. One can find a lot of his photos from his Instagram page @arndpeiffer.