Dominik Landertinger is on his way to claiming legendary status. An Olympic silver medallist and member of the Austrian national team, this biathlete doesn’t know the meaning of failure.
After taking the silver medal for his part in the men’s relay skiing event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, he is now likened to a ‘machine’ out on the cross-country track. He is also almost worryingly talented with a rifle. This impressive combination has enabled him to notch up a lengthy list of podium spots since he first appeared on the scene in 2008.
In addition to his Olympic medals from 2010 and 2014, Dominik also struck gold at the 15km mass start race at the 2009 World Championships in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
However, he was not always hooked on the arduous dual discipline event. Dominik first set his sights on a career as a ski jumper. But he soon realised he had more to offer, and his phenomenal cross-country abilities allow him to take his time on the shooting range, meaning his opponents can never feel safe for a second. Dominik Landertinger is certainly a force to be reckoned with.
In 2016, Dominik helped the Austrian team to fourth place overall in the biathlon world championships, winning numerous individual events along the way.