Visually impaired Vivian Hoesch, Germany places on her headphones and prepares to shoot in biathlon.

Vivian Hosch

Nordic Skiing

Germany’s Vivian Hoesch is relishing the chance to compete on home snow in 2017 when the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships come to Finsterau.

Last season she reached the World Cup top three for the first time, following on from a successful World Championships in 2015 where she won her first medal.

Alongside guide Florian Schillinger, Hoesch has really come of age since making her international debut in the 2009-10 season.

In the early stages of her career she was named Sportswoman of the Year in Baden and Freiburg in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

Her idol is German tennis player Boris Becker and away from the trails, Hoesch enjoys playing piano, travelling and listening to music.


Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 5
Women's 1 km Sprint Visually Impaired Semifinal 2014-03-12 5
Women's 12.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 9999
Women's 5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-16 6
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Short Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-24 3
Women's Middle Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-27 5
Women's Sprint - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-28 4
Women's Long Distance VI Race 1 2015-01-30 5
Women's Middle Distance - Classic VI Race 1 2015-01-31 7
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 6km Visual Impaired Final 2018-03-10 7
Lillehammer 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint VI Final 2022-01-15 11