Student athletes won several medals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Student athletes won several medals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

The 23rd Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang took place in Korea between February 9 and 25. Now, after the Games are concluded, it is time to sum up the results and to especially congratulate all European students for their successes. Thanks to our members we are able to bring you data regarding current and former students that won medals in Korea.

It is not unusual that student athletes take part in the major sporting events and, what makes us especially happy, they win medals. At least 50 athletes from Europe that won medals in PyeongChang are also successful in their academic careers, and can be considered role models in dual career.

Johannes Hoesfolt Klaebo (NOR)

Most successful male athlete in PyeongChang Johannes Hoesfolt Klaebo, who won three gold medals is a student at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. German flag bearer, Nordic combined skier Erik Frenzel, won two gold and one bronze medal at the Olympics, was a student at University of Applied Sciences Mittweida.

Erik Frenzel (GER)

Darya Domracheva biathlon skier from Belarus won three gold medals at the last Olympic Games in Sochi, and this year her collection of medals is richer by two more medals, one gold and one silver. She graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University.

Darya Domracheva (BLR)

Her biathlon colleague from France, Anais Bescond won gold medal at the Winter Universiade in Harbin 2009, and this year she won one gold and two bronze medal.

Anais Bescond (FRA)

We would also like to point out one winter sport legend and one historical success. Kamil Stoch, ski jumping legend from Poland who won one gold and one bronze medal in Pyeong Chang, graduated at the Academy of Physical Education in Krakow.

Kamil Stoch (POL)

University students from Hungary Csaba Burjan (Eotvos Lorand University) and Viktor Knoch (Budapest Metropolitan University) were a part of the team that brought Hungary their first gold medal in the history of winter sports. Along with Shaoang Liu and Shaolin Sandor Liu they were best in the discipline Men’s 5000m Relay.

Hungarian speed skating team

EUSA would like to congratulate all the athletes and once again we would like to thank all our members for their effort to provide us with the information. Below you can find a list of student athletes from Europe that have won the medals in PyeongChang:

 

  Name Country Discipline Medal University
1 Johannes Høsflot Klæbo Norway Cross Country 3 Gold Norwegian University of Science and Technology
2 Eric Frenzel Germany Nordic Combined 2 Gold and 1 Bronze University of Applied Sciences Mittweida
3 Johannes Rydzek Germany Nordic Combined 2 Gold University of Applied Sciences Kempten
4 Thorsten Margis Germany Bobsleigh 2 Gold University of Applied Sciences Merseburg
5 Anais Bescond France Biathlon 1 Gold and 2 Bronze  
6 Ramon Zenhäusern Switzerland Alpine Skiing 1 Gold and 1 Silver Swiss Distance Learning University
7 Darya Domracheva Belarus Biathlon 1 Gold and 1 Silver Belarusian State Economic University
8 Kamil Stoch Poland Ski Jumping 1 Gold and 1 Bronze Academy of Physical Education, Krakow
9 Astrid Urenholdt Jacobsen Norway Cross Country Gold Univeristy of Oslo
10 Csaba Burján Hungary Speed Skating Gold Eötvös Loránd University
11 Daniel Yule Switzerland Alpine Skiing Gold Swiss Distance Learning University
12 Esmee Visser Netherlands Speed Skating Gold  
13 Lizzy Yarnold Great Britain Skeleton Gold University of Gloucestershire
14 Maren Lundby Norway Ski Jumping Gold Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
15 Nevin Galmarini Switzerland Snowboard Gold Swiss Distance Learning University
16 Peppe Femling Sweden Biathlon Gold Mid Sweden University
17 Sarah Höfflin Switzerland Ski Freestyle Gold University of Cardiff
18 Viktor Knoch Hungary Speed Skating Gold Budapest Metropolitan University
19 Vincenz Geiger Germany Nordic Combined Gold University of Applied Sciences Kempten
20 Marte Olsbu Norway Biathlon 2 Silver  
21 Maiken Caspersen Falla Norway Cross Country 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
22 Andrey Larkov Russia Cross Country Silver Volga region State Academy of Physical Education
23 Bart Swings Belgium Speed Skating Silver Catholic University of Louvain
24 Frank Mauer Germany Hockey Silver University of Applied Sciences Wismar
25 Evgenia Tarasova Russia Figure Skating Silver Moscow State university for humanities
26 Jakov Fak Slovenia Biathlon Silver University of Maribor
27 Jan Schmid Norway Cross Country Silver Norwegian University of Science and Technology
28 Jørgen Graabak Norway Cross Country Silver Norwegian University of Science and Technology
29 Karl Geiger Germany Ski Jumping Silver University of Applied Sciences Kempten
30 Martina Sablikova Czech Republic Speed Skating Silver  
31 Michal Krčmář Czech Republic Biathlon Silver Masaryk's University Brno
32 Selina Jörg Germany Giant Slalom Silver  
33 Vladimir Morozov Russia Figure Skating Silver Moscow State university for humanities
34 Benedikt Doll Germany Biathlon 2 Bronze Furtwangen University
35 Maurice Manificat France Cross Country 2 Bronze  
36 Anna Nechaevskaya Russia Cross Country Bronze South Ural State University
37 Benoit Schwarz Switzerland Curling Bronze University of Zurich
38 Bernhard Gruber Austria Nordic Combined Bronze  
39 Claudio Pätz Switzerland Curling Bronze Zurich University of Applied Sciences
40 Dawid Kubacki Poland Ski Jumping Bronze
Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice
41 Dom Parsons Great Britain Skeleton Bronze University of Bath
42 Ella Viitasuo Finland Hockey Bronze JAMK University of Applied Sciences
43 Emma Nuutinen Finland Hockey Bronze Mercyhurst University
44 Eveliina Suonpää Finland Hockey Bronze Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
45 Isa Rahunen Finland Hockey Bronze Oulu University of Applied Sciences
46 Isabel Atkin Great Britain Slopestyle Bronze Colorado College
47 Janis Strenga Latvia Bobsleigh Bronze Latvian Academy of Sport Education
48 Maciej Kot Poland Ski Jumping Bronze Academy of Physical Education, Krakow
49 Magnus Nedregotten Norway Curling Bronze Norwegian School of Sport Science
50 Minnamari Tuominen Finland Hockey Bronze Ohio State University
51 Saila Saari Finland Hockey Bronze University of Jyvaskyla
52 Sebastian Foss Solevåg Norway Alpine Skiing Bronze Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
53 Venla Hovi Finland Hockey Bronze University of Manitoba

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Žan Košir Slovenia Snowboarding Bronze University of Maribor