Sven Grossegger

Errors are not forgiven

Sven Grossegger gets in position to shoot in Ruhpolding
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Hi, my name is Sven Grossegger. My discipline is biathlon. My friends call me Mangale. I was born on 17 November 1987 in Saalfelden, Salzburg, Austria. My special talent is volleyball. My philosophy of life is errors are not forgiven.


Sven Grossegger is the son of legendary former world-class biathlete, Andrea Grossegger. Nowadays, Andrea, together with her husband Reinhard Grossegger, co-runs Austria’s most successful biathlon club, the HSV Saalfelden. Sven has followed in his mother’s footsteps and, with such close links to the club, he has some of the world’s best biathlon training available on his doorstep.

Sven started entering junior championship events in 2004 and it quickly became clear that he was a chip off the block. Over the years, Sven has gone from strength to strength, eager to live up to the family name every step of the way. It's safe to say he will keep the Grossegger family flame burning and will no doubt carry it through to the next generation.

When he's not training or competing, Sven by no means relaxes. He prefers to spend his time enjoying a host of other sports, including volleyball, football and motorsports. 

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: IBU Biathlon World Cup round 8 - Men’s Relay

      As part of the Austrian Biathlon Team

      Holmenkollen, Norway

  2. 2014
    1. 4th Place: IBU Cup - Men's 20K Individual

      Ridnaun, Italy

  3. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: IBU Cup - Men's Sprint

      Ostrov, Russia

  4. 2011
    1. 4th Place: IBU Cup - Men's Pursuit

      Altenberg, Germany

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: IBU Cup - Men's Pursuit

      Martell-Val Martello, Italy

    2. 2nd Place: IBU World Championships - Individual

      Nové Mesto, Bratislava

  6. 2008
    1. 2nd Place: IBU European Junior Championships - Men's Relay

      Nové Mesto, Bratislava

  7. 2007
    1. 2nd Place: IBU European Junior Championships - Men's Relay

      Bansko, Bulgaria