Who is Johannes Thingnes Boe?
Norwegian biathlete Johannes Thingnes Boe was born in 1993. He currently represents Markane IL. Boe is the younger brother of bi-athlete Tarjei and both boys were born to parents Klemet Bø and Aslaug Hildegunn Thingnes Bø. He was born and raised in Stryn and he has four other siblings.
He loves to play video games and indulge in some art work in his spare time. He is married to Hedda Klovstad Dahli. No other information is available about his partner Hedda Klovstad Dahli.
Boe can speak English, and Norwegian languages fluently. He trained in the Club Markane IL under coach Siegfried Mazet who is a national level coach and coach Anders Brun Hennum who is also a national level coach. He also took training from Coach Egil Kristiansen.
His older brother Tarjei has represented Norway in biathlon, winning gold in the 4x7.5km relay at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Both brothers were named in the Norway team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Boe made his World Cup Debut in 2013 in Antholz, Italy. In May 2013, he broke his collarbone while cycling and missed six weeks of training. He considers his winning gold in the 15km mass start and the men's 4x7.5km relay at the 2016 World Championships in Oslo, Norway as his most memorable achievements. His hero is the Norwegian bi-athlete Emil Hegle Svendsen.
Johannes Thingnes Boe, has three full World Cup seasons on his resume. He finished second in last year’s World Cup Total Score. After winning three IBU YJWCH titles, he quickly jumped to Norway’s World Cup squad in 2013. He made a huge mark that season by winning the sprint and pursuit at Annecy-le Grand Bornand.
Since then, he has collected nine more individual victories and 26 total podiums including his first individual World Championship title in the mass start last March in Oslo. Johannes is well-known for his humor and his amazingly fast shooting.
Career of the biathlete
At Hovedlandsrennet in Beitostølen in 2009, he won the silver medal in relay along with Jarle Midtfjell Gørven, Runar Netland, and Johan Eirik Meland. That same year, in September, he won two gold medals in the Norwegian championships in roller-ski biathalon held in Vik, Sogn. First he won the sprint followed by a victory at the pursuit.
Thingnes Boe also won several international medals in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he became a junior world champion for the third time. In April 2012 he was drafted for the Norwegian senior National Team. He is the youngest Norwegian ever to be drafted for the national biathlon team.
In the winters of 2013, during the Junior World Championship in Obertilliach, Austria, Thingnes Boe won the silver medal in sprint, gold medal in the 12.5 km pursuit, and gold medal in the 7.5 km relay.
His big breakthrough came during the 2013–14 season where he won his first World Cup race and was third in the overall standings. Thingnes Boe won four more World Cup races claiming a total of 5.
Thingnes Boe got his first World Cup win in December, 2013 in the sprint and his second the day after with a win in the pursuit. He won three more World Cup races in Kontiolahti, two sprints and one pursuit.
The net worth of the biathlete is currently unknown.
Recently in an article published in 'Fischer Sports,' it was mentioned that Johannes Thingnes Boe definitely has no problems with the Anterselva altitude. The article read,
"Johannes Thingnes Boe showed a class of his own with his performance. This, together with a miss, meant a twelve-second lead over Martin Fourcade (FRA). Arnd Peiffer secured the third place after clean shooting, although he had to wait long until the podium was safe. As he was able to benefit from the French on the final lap, the German could defend the podium against Anterselva specialist Anton Shipulin, who had one visit in the penalty loop. Lars Helge Birkeland (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) finished sixth ahead of Julian Eberhard (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) and Anton Babikov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots). Vladimir Chepelin (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) was ninth followed by Ondrej Moravec (CZE, Fischer)."
Recent stint at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
Johannes Thingnes Boe claims victory in the Men's Olympic 20km individual biathlon event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
“It’s the biggest day of my life, I’m lucky to experience it,” an elated Boe said in an interview. “This is special, gold is the biggest dream,” he said before bursting into tears.
Boe went out ninth of the 86 starters and had an early miss which left him with plenty of work to do, but his powerful skiing earned him back the time lost due to his errant shooting and he could even afford another late miss as he was already much ahead.
“I had a great day, quite simply. It was a bit of luck, but also skill,” Boe said and added, “I had an inner desire to make it happen - that it went well is amazing.”