Emil Hegle Svendsen is a biathlete who recently participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read more about his net worth and other facts.
Who is Emil Hegle Svendsen?
Emil Hegle Svendsen was born in 1985. He is a Norwegian biathlete. He won two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He has also won five individual gold medals and six relay gold medals at World Championships. His partner is Samantha Skogrand. He does not have any children with Samantha Skogrand as yet. He skis with Trondhjems Skiskyttere, based in Trondheim. He debuted at the 2005-06 season on the World Cup tour and before that, he used to compet as a junior in the European Cup, now known as the IBU cup. During his first season in the World Cup, Svendsen managed to finish fifth in three races with two of them in sprints and the other in a mass start. He finished the overall season in 22nd place. He was 32nd in the pursuit, 21st in the sprint, and 7th in the mass start. Svendsen was selected for the Olympics, to compete in the mass start and he came sixth in that. As a junior, Svendsen won four gold medals in junior World Championships, his first and second gold medal was in the pursuit, and the relay in Haute Maurienne in 2004, and the third and fourth gold medal in the individual and the sprint in Kontiolahti in 2005. He also has two bronze medal from the individual and the pursuit in Kościelisko in 2003. During his three seasons in the European Cup, Svendsen won two races (individual and pursuit), one second place (sprint), and came third thrice (all in the sprint). During his first season in the World Cup, Svendsen managed an 82% shooting average, thereby making him the 42nd best shot of the tour. He hit 243 out of 295 targets. He shot both 82% in his prone and standing shoot, he averaged 70% in the individual, 84% in the sprint, 81% in the pursuit, 87% in the mass start, and 76% in the relay. On 13 December 2007, Svendsen claimed his first world cup victory, at the 20 km in Pokljuka. However, his major breakthrough came when he won two individual gold medals at the 2008 World Championships, by winning both the individual and the mass start. Svendsen went on winning more victories and podiums for the rest of the season, and eventually finished at the third place overall. The 2008/2009 season started off very well for Svendsen. He managed to secure the podium in every of the five first races, eventually taking the lead in the overall world cup. After the Christmas holiday however, Svendsen could not maintain the early season’s results, and then he fell ill during the world championship. He did not compete in several races and he lost the overall lead. After a couple of middle placings, he returned with a bronze medal at the mass start event in Trondheim, and a fourth place and a victory in Khanty Mansiysk the consecutive week. He won a silver medal in the 10 km sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on the first day of men’s biathlon competition and then followed it up with two gold medals in the 20 km individual and the relay event. He won 2 gold medals in 2014 Winter Olympics: in mass-start and mixed relay. Svendson won two silver medals in 4×7.5 km relay and mixed relay at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. He also won a bronze medal in the 15 km mass start event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Net worth of the biathlete
The net worth of the biathlete is currently under review.