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FLEIG Martin
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthFreiburg, FRG
Height1.56 m
Weight 49 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW11.5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gundelfingen, GER
Occupation
Clerk
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine, and began competing at age 11.
Why this sport?
He was initially disheartened by the sport, but his mother encouraged him to keep practising and at age 11 he started to take it more seriously. "I like taking challenges and staying fit."
Club / Team
Ring der Korperbehinderten Freiburg: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
World Cup
General Interest
Nicknames
Marty (Instagram profile, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany, and claiming the overall World Cup title in biathlon for the 2016/17 season. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family, and his coaches. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French biathlete Martin Fourcade, German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"He who fights may lose, but he who does not fight has already lost." (martin-fleig.de, 08 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Sportsman of the Year in Freiburg, Germany. (regiotrends.de, 03 Mar 2013)
Other sports
He competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 01 Sep 2017)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida, and was affected by hydrocephalus [fluid on the brain]. (nordski.net, 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:03.3
9 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 39:25.1
8 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 46:43.6
6 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 25:43.0
4 2018 12.5km Middle - Sitting 50:02.8
1 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 52:02.1
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 2:38.9
8 2014 10km - Sitting 33:35.1
7 2018 7.5km - Sitting 24:30.4
7 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:53.5
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
21 2008/2009 3km Pursuit - Sitting  
16 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Sitting 58:56.5
8 2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting 13:04.1
14 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:34.8
7 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Sitting 38:28.8
13 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 25:06.1
9 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 39:42.0
19 2012/2013 15km Individual - Sitting 50:12.6
8 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:37.1
3 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Sitting 39:31.8
13 2014/2015 15km Individual - Sitting 55:19.7
1 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 37:31.0
1 2016/2017 15km Individual - Sitting 44:39.4
3 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 21:50.2
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008/2009 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 48:17.8
23 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 41:04.5
27 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12  
20 2010/2011 10km - Sitting 27:42.4
17 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Sitting  
7 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
16 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 27:09.7
7 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
6 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 31:33.5
4 2014/2015 10km - Sitting 28:44.0
11 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
3 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 41:05.4
5 2016/2017 10km - Sitting 20:15.7