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Tarjei Boe

Biathlon NOR

Tarjei Boe

Tarjei Boe
  • Birth date 7/29/1988
  • Birthplace Stryn
  • Residence Oslo
  • Height/Weight 6'1"/ 169 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Oslo, NOR
  • Club / Team
  • Markane IL: Norway
  • Hobbies
  • Travelling, spending time with friends, football. (biathlonworld.com, 13 Sep 2017)
  • Injuries
  • He suffered from a respiratory illness which caused him to miss the majority of the 2016/17 season. The illness stemmed from mould from an apartment he lived in when he was younger in Lillehammer, Norway, which has affected him throughout his career. (vg.no, 27 Feb 2017; dagbladet.no, 13 Jan 2017)

    He struggled with a bacterial infection from July to September 2012. (nrk.no, 1 Nov 2012)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning three medals at the 2013 World Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, and five medals at the 2015 World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. (dagbladet.no, 13 Jan 2017)
  • Other sports
  • He has competed in cross-country skiing. He was part of the Norwegian team in the 4x10km relay that finished seventh at a 2011 World Cup event in Sjusjoen, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Jan 2014)
  • Famous relatives
  • His brother Johannes Thingnes has also competed for Norway in biathlon. (nrk.no, 05 May 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Norwegian cross-country skier Tore Bjonviken, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (ONS, 08 Feb 2014; NOC Media Guide, 27 Jan 2014)
  • Ambitions
  • To win an individual medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nrk.no, 05 May 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Egil Gjelland [national]
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He took up biathlon in 2000.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, German, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Nicknames
  • Junior (NOC, 13 Feb 2010)
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