Martin Fourcade is a French former biathlete and sous-lieutenant from La Llagonne, France. Moreover, Martin Fourcade is a five-time Olympic champion, seven-time winner of the Overall World Cup, and a thirteen-time World Champion.
Table of Biography
On September 14, 1988, Martin Fourcade was born in Ceret, France. Martin’s zodiac sign is Virgo and he is currently 33 years old. Moreover, Martin’s father’s name is Marcel Fourcade and his mother’s name is Gisèle Fourcade. Additionally, Martin has an elder brother named Simon Fourcade and a younger brother named Brice Fourcade. Furthermore, Martin’s elder brother Simon is also a biathlete. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Martin’s early childhood life. Looking at Martin’s success, we can assume that he was well raised by his parents in his hometown.
Talking about Martin’s academic qualification, there is not much detailed information regarding his educational life. Moreover, looking at Martin’s success, we can assume that he studied at a well-known University in his hometown.
Martin Fourcade began biathlon training in 2002 and competed internationally in 2006. Moreover, Martin followed his older brother Simon Fourcade’s footsteps. Martin made his debut in the 2007 Junior World Championships and won a bronze medal in the relay for France. Additionally, Martin also competed at the 2008 Junior World Championships for France but was unable to win any medals. In March 2008, Martin competed in the Biathlon World Cup for the first time at Oslo.
However, Martin finished the competition at 61st position and his only World Cup appearance that season. In the following season, Martin won his first World Cup points placing at 36th in the individual race and 10th in the sprint. Martin finished in the top 20 in every competition at the 2009 World Championships, including 8th place in the pursuit and 4th place in the relay.
Moreover, Martin also finished 24th overall in that year’s World Cup. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Martin and his brother grabbed a silver medal for France. Martin went on to earn his first pursuit victory in Kontiolahti, as well as two more first places in a sprint and a pursuit at Oslo. Moreover, Martin also won the 2009–10 Pursuit World Cup.
Martin then won a gold medal in the pursuit, a silver medal in the sprint, and a bronze medal in the mixed relay at the 2011 World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. In the 2011-12 season, Marin started his season with two wins in the individual and the pursuit. Martin managed to win three gold medals in sprint, pursuit, and mass start at the World Championships in Ruhpolding. Moreover, Martin also won the overall World Cup for the first time.
2012-2018 and Retirement
Martin won two silver medals in the sprint and pursuit at the World Championships in Nové Město. Additionally, Martin took a gold medal and his fifth World Championships gold medal at the competition. Moreover, Martin also won two gold medals in the individual in Oslo and in the sprint in Sochi.
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Martin won two gold medals and a silver medal. From 2014 to 2018, Martin participated in various tournaments including the Olympics, and won several medals. However, Martin announced his retirement on a social media post on March 14, 2020.
Achievements and Net Worth
Marin Fourcade won five gold medals and two silver medals at the Olympics Games in 2010, 2014, and 2018. From 2009 to 2020, Martin won thirteen gold medals, ten silver medals, and five bronze medals at the World Championships. Moreover, Martin also won a bronze medal at the 2007 Junior World Championships.
Martin Fourcade has garnered a significant amount of money as a French athlete and as a biathlete. According to online sources, the estimated net worth of Martin is around $1 million to $3 million US dollars.
Martin Fourcade is married to a woman named Hélène. However, there is no detailed information about Martin’s wife. Moreover, Martin and his partner Hélène have two daughters named Manon and Ines. Additionally, Martin currently lives in La Llagonne, France with his family.
Talking about Martin Fourcade’s rumors and his controversy, he’s not a part of them until now. Besides that, Martin Fourcade is focusing on his personal and professional life. Moreover, Martin Fourcade likes to keep a distance from the rumors and the controversy.
Body Measurement and Social media
Martin Fourcade stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 75 Kg. Moreover, Martin Fourcade has black hair and dark brown eyes. Besides that, there is no further information about Martin’s other body measurements.
Martin Fourcade is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. His Instagram account @martinfourcade has over 493 thousand followers. On Twitter, Martin has over 281.7K followers. Martin has over 495 thousand followers on his official Facebook page.