Axel Teichmann (born 14 July 1979 in Ebersdorf, today Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Thuringia) is a retired German cross-country skier.

Axel Teichmann
TEICHMANN Axel Tour de Ski 2010.jpg
Axel Teichmann during the Tour de Ski in Oberhof, Germany in January 2010
Country Germany
Born (1979-07-14) 14 July 1979 (age 40)
Saalburg-Ebersdorf, East Germany
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Ski clubWSV Bad Lobenstein
World Cup career
Seasons19992014
Individual wins13
Team wins8
Indiv. podiums30
Team podiums19
Indiv. starts227
Team starts42
Overall titles1 – (2005)
Discipline titles1 – (DI)

BackgroundEdit

Teichmann started cross-country skiing at the age of ten. He completed his secondary education at Bad Lobenstein and, from 1993, at Oberhof. Since graduation in 1998, he has been aided in his sporting career by the German armed forces as a military athlete. In addition to professional sport, Teichmann studies electrical engineering at FernUniversität Hagen.

CareerEdit

Teichmann was sick for a large part of the 2005/06 season and failed to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics, and due to the Germans selection criteria of either an Olympic medal or a top 10 finish in the World Cup, Teichmann, who won the overall World Cup in 2004/05 has resulted in him being left out of the German A-team for the 2006/07 season. Teichmann will still be able to compete, only he will receive less financing and will not train with the other elite members.[1]

In June 2006 Teichmann had leg surgery for an injury he had, but he was given a modified wheelchair while he recovered. The wheelchair was made with rollerskis, so that he could still train.[2]

He won silver with Tim Tscharnke in the Team Sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

After the 50 km freestyle race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he announced his immediate retirement from the sport.

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

World Cup standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Season standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1999 20 77 N/A NC N/A 67 N/A N/A N/A
2000 21 57 N/A NC 61 29 N/A N/A N/A
2001 22 24 N/A N/A N/A 23 N/A N/A N/A
2002 23 44 N/A N/A N/A 67 N/A N/A N/A
2003 24 4 N/A N/A N/A 24 N/A N/A N/A
2004 25 5 4 N/A N/A 22 N/A N/A N/A
2005 26 1 1 N/A N/A 36 N/A N/A N/A
2006 27 24 15 N/A N/A NC N/A N/A N/A
2007 28 18 10 N/A N/A 37 N/A DNF N/A
2008 29 8 8 N/A N/A 29 N/A 13
2009 30 6 6 N/A N/A 49 N/A 3 59
2010 31 7 10 N/A N/A 36 N/A 7 DNF
2011 32 49 30 N/A N/A NC DNF DNF
2012 33 51 31 N/A N/A 85 42 39
2013 34 61 45 N/A N/A 94 48 DNF
2014 35 84 50 N/A N/A NC DNF DNF

Season titlesEdit

  • 2 titles – (1 overall, 1 distance)
Season
Discipline
2005 Overall
Distance

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 13 victories – (8 WC, 5 SWC)
  • 30 podiums – (20 WC, 10 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2002–03 30 November 2002   Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
2 21 December 2002   Ramsau, Austria 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
3 4 January 2003   Kavgolovo, Russia 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
4 2003–04 22 November 2003   Beitostølen, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
5 30 November 2003   Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
6 21 December 2003   Ramsau, Austria 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
7 2004–05 21 November 2004   Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
8 27 November 2004   Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
9 28 November 2004   Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
10 11 December 2004   Lago di Tesero, Italy 15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
11 18 December 2004   Ramsau, Austria 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
12 2005–06 10 December 2005   Vernon, Canada 15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
13 8 March 2006   Falun, Sweden 10 km + 10 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
14 2006–07 27 January 2007   Otepää, Estonia 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
15 2007–08 27 November 2007   Beitostølen, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
16 2 December 2007   Rukatunturi, Finland 15 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
17 8 December 2007   Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
18 28 December 2007   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4.5 km Individual C Stage World Cup 2nd
19 28 January 2008   Canmore, Canada 15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
20 2008–09 13 December 2008   Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
21 27 December 2008   Oberhof, Germany 3.75 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
22 28 December 2008   Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 2nd
23 31 December 2008   Nové Město, Czech Republic 15 km Individual C Stage World Cup 1st
24 3 January 2009   Val di Fiemme, Italy 20 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 1st
25 27 December 2008
– 4 January 2009
    Tour de Ski Overall Standings World Cup 3rd
26 20 March 2009   Falun, Sweden 3.3 km Individual F Stage World Cup 1st
27 2009–10 1 January 2010   Oberhof, Germany 3.7 km Individual F Stage World Cup 3rd
28 3 January 2010   Oberhof, Germany 1.6 km Sprint C Stage World Cup 3rd
29 9 January 2010   Val di Fiemme, Italy 20 km Mass Start C Stage World Cup 3rd
30 2011–12 30 December 2011   Oberhof, Germany 15 km Pursuit C Stage World Cup 1st

Team podiumsEdit

  • 8 victories – (6 RL, 2 TS)
  • 19 podiums – (13 RL, 6 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2002–03  24 November 2002   Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Schlütter / Angerer / Sommerfeldt
2 23 March 2003   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Filbrich / Schlütter / Sommerfeldt
3  2003–04  26 October 2003   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Angerer
4 23 November 2003   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer
5 11 January 2004   Otepää, Estonia 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Schlütter / Filbrich / Angerer
6 7 February 2004   La Clusaz, France 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer
7 15 February 2004   Oberstdorf, Germany 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Filbrich
8 22 February 2004   Umeå, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Göring / Schlütter / Filbrich
9  2004–05  24 October 2004   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Angerer
10 21 November 2004   Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Filbrich / Angerer / Sommerfeldt
11 23 January 2005   Pragelato, Italy 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint C World Cup 1st Filbrich
12 2005–06 20 November 2005   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Schlütter / Filbrich / Angerer
13 15 January 2006   Lago di Tesero, Italy 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Sommerfeldt / Filbrich / Angerer
14 18 March 2006   Sapporo, Japan 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Angerer
15 2006–07 19 November 2006   Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Angerer / Filbrich / Göring
16 17 December 2006   La Clusaz, France 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Angerer / Seifert / Sommerfeldt
17  2008–09  23 November 2008   Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Filbrich / Angerer / Reichelt
18  2009–10  22 November 2009   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Filbrich / Sommerfeldt / Angerer
19  2012–13  3 February 2013   Sochi, Russia 6 × 1.8 km Team Sprint C World Cup 3rd Angerer

Career successesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-04. Retrieved 2006-07-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Teichmann dropped from A-team
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-07-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Teichmanns in wheelchair
  3. ^ "TEICHMANN Axel". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

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