Unbelievable, but true! Another chapter of success in the history of Fischer was written at the Olympic Games in Sochi to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the company, with Fischer crossing the magical figure of 100 medals won in the Nordic disciplines. To be more precise, 103 of the 159 possible ski medals and 57 of 138 possible boot medals went to athletes who place their trust in equipment from the family-run business located in Upper Austria. No other competitor came even within striking distance of Fischer, which meant that the Nordic number one was able to underline its position in an impressive manner as the most successful ski and boot brand not only in the World Cup but also at the Olympic Games.
The Nordic Racing Team was up against the record level of 74 medals won at the Olympic Games in 2010 in Vancouver. Prior to the Games in Sochi hardly anyone had dared to hope that this level could be equalled or even beaten. In the end, however, a remarkable 38 gold, 34 silver and 31 bronze medals were awarded to Fischer athletes - more than ever before in the history of Nordic skiing. The astounding success spans all four Nordic sports. Fischer in a class of its own
In cross country skiing in the skiathlon and individual events (classic style) all the places on the podium except for one went to Fischer athletes alone. In the men's skiathlon a remarkable 17 out of the best 20 earned their top places with Fischer equipment. And, leading the field: Dario Cologna** (SUI) who, a mere three months after his severe ankle injury, was rewarded with two gold medals for his enormous efforts in the rehabilitation phase. Besides the strong Swedish team, headed by triple medallist Charlotte Kalla* (SWE) with two-times medal winner Emil Jönsson**, Johan Olsson* and Daniel Richardsson** (all SWE), it was Marit Björgen** (NOR) who once again left her mark on the races. The outstanding athlete from Norway with the ski and boot package from Fischer crowned herself the best Olympic cross country skier of all time with her three gold medals. Medals tally shines bright
Biathlon also saw a woman in the bright 'golden' lights: Darya Domracheva** (BLR) earned a place in the history books by taking three Olympic gold medals. The strong Czech team also made a name for itself: with silver for a Fischer-only team in the mixed relay plus four individual medals by Gabriela Soukalova** (silver), Ondrej Moravec (silver, bronze) and Jaroslav Soukup** (bronze), they played a major part in Fischer's outstanding medal count. The crowning glory came at the end with Olympic victory for the Fischer-only relay teams of the Ukrainian women and Russian men which meant that the figures for Fischer soared in the medal statistics. Fischer eagles dominate
Speaking of heights: Fischer likewise ruled the skies quite clearly when it came to ski jumping. Carina Vogt* (GER) earned herself a place in the history books as the first female to win an Olympic ski jumping event – and could scarcely believe she had done so – while king of the air Kamil Stoch* (POL) clinched victory on both Olympic hills in impressive style. King of hearts, however, was Noriaki Kasai* (JPN): the experienced 41-year-old from Japan showed that he is still a considerable force to be reckoned with, taking silver on the large hill in the individual event and bronze in the team, adding that he still has his sights on the Olympic Games in PyeongChang in 2018.
The Nordic combined was also completely dominated by Fischer yellow and black, with 13 of the possible 18 medals being awarded to Fischer athletes. Leading the way the two Olympic winners on the small and the large hill: Eric Frenzel** (GER) and Joergen Graabak* (NOR), plus the silver-winning team from Germany which was successful with jumping and cross country skis and cross country boots all from Fischer. Unparalleled service and equipment
"We were prepared as much as possible with our team and our equipment and were hoping for successful Games, but the fact that we ended up with a three-figure result was beyond our wildest dreams," says Fischer Nordic Racing Director Gerhard Urain, delighted with the results. "The conditions in Sochi were not easy and presented new challenges to both the service team and the equipment again and again. This outstanding achievement in all areas shows us that we are perfectly equipped to handle all conditions. Congratulations to all athletes and technicians together with our service team and all our employees in production who, with their enormous commitment, paved the way for these remarkable achievements and dominating performance!"
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** Fischer skis and boots Medal Tracker in detail