Tobias Angerer set to retired after Holmenkollen 50 km
Germany's Tobias Angerer has announced that he will retired from World Cup competition following the completion of Saturday's 50 km at Holmenkollen. It will be his 300th career World Cup start. Cartoon by Thomas Zipfel.
START OF SPORTING CAREER
• Tobias Angerer was born in a sporting family. His uncle Anton was a member of the German Biathlon Nationalteam. Angerer’s sister was also an active skier
• Tobias stood on skis for the first time at the age of 2
• He is talented in other sports too (football, tennis, alpine skiing)
• After his graduation in 1996 he joined the German army
• Angerer has been competing since 1996 when he made his first international appearance at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Asiago
• During the following season he finished 26th on the 30 km free and 28th on the 10 km classic at the World Junior Championships in Canmore, Canada
• Tobias Angerer made the World Cup debut in 1998 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) and claimed 22nd place in the sprint free
• First World Cup podium in 2002 in Ramsau, Austria (3rd place in 20km skiathlon)
• First World Cup victory on 6th January 2004 in Falun, Sweden (30 km Skiathlon)
• Tobi has won the overall FIS World Cup twice, first in 2005/2006 and again in 2006/2007
• At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he won a bronze medal in the 15 km classic interval start competition and a silver medal in the 4 x 10 km relay
• Tobias Angerer returned from the Winter Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver with a silver medal in the 30 km skiathlon
• In 2007 Angerer became the first winner of the FIS Tour de Ski men's event, winning by 46.4 seconds over Alexander Legkov.
• Angerer has won six medals at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with four silvers (Team sprint: 2009, 15 km + 15 km skiathlon: 2007, 4 x 10 km: 2005, 2009) and two bronzes (15 km: 2007, 50 km: 2009). Angerer has 27 World Cup podiums and 11 World Cup victories so far.
• Tobias Angerer goes by the name Tobi rather than Tobias
• He graduated from the “Skigymnasium Berchtesgaden” in 1996. His occupation is "Sports Soldier"
• If he had not become a Cross-Country skier he would have been a sports reporter
• In October 2009 he married his partner Romy Groß – former biathlete. The couple has three kids, Jonathan, Karlotta Theres and Ioanna Mara
• Tobias Angerer likes playing football, tennis and golf. He likes rock music but not the 70’s.