At the Winter Olympic Games Fischer once again demonstrated in an impressive manner its expertise as technology leader. With the medal count reaching 72, Fischer has made it quite clear who the number one ski manufacturer is. “These have been the most successful Winter Olympics in the history of the company. Olympic medals represent a highlight in top-level sporting achievements and we're extremely pleased at having taken 72 of them!”, says Gregor Dietachmayr, CEO at Fischer. “This is the result of the outstanding group effort, ranging from our development engineers to the employees in production. Our thanks go also to all the service specialists and the Olympic team that worked so hard and successfully both in Turin and in Ried — such commitment is not to be taken for granted.”
“Yellow” – the dominating colour on the Nordic winners' podium
Nordic Fischer athletes representing 13 nations took 70 medals: 26 gold, 19 silver and 25 bronze.
“Yellow” was the dominating colour on the winners' podium in the Nordic events at Pragelato and San Sicario. In the women's Relay, for example, eight of the twelve athletes could be seen with Fischer skis on the podium. In the 15 km Classical an incredible ten of the fastest eleven men led the field with skis from the Upper Austrian ski manufacturer. In the women's individual events, Kristina Smigun (EST) dominated the field with gold in the Pursuit and gold in the 10 km Classical. In the men's events Evgeni Dementiev (RUS) was one of the most successful athletes, taking gold in the Pursuit and silver in the subsequent 50 km Freestyle race.
First Olympic victory for Fischer Centrix boots
And there was a premiere to report: Thobias Fredriksson (SWE) celebrated the first Olympic victory for Fischer Centrix boots. Together with his team and brand colleague BjÃ¶rn Lind (SWE) the Swede won the Team Sprint event.
Two double Olympic winners in Biathlon
In the Biathlon there were even two double Olympic winners to celebrate: Svetlana Ishmouratova (RUS), who won a second gold medal in the Relay following her first one in the individual event, and Sven Fischer (GER). The experienced German skier was one of the keenest collectors of medals at the Games. Gold in the individual race was followed by bronze in the Pursuit and then gold once more in victory in the Relay race.