Work in silence and let success speak for you: Quentin Fillon Maillet


Work in silence and let success speak for you: Quentin Fillon Maillet

French biathlete Quentin Fillon Maillet joined the Fischer Race Family in 2009 and since then has produced tremendous results on the IBU World Cup and at the Olympic Games, including two Gold Medals in Beijing and the victory in the Overall World Cup in 2022.

Born in 1992 in Champagnole, France, Quentin Fillon Maillet first skied before he could even walk. He competed in both the 2011 and 2013 Biathlon Junior World Championships before joining the IBU World Cup during the 13l14 season. His first World Cup gold medal came in January, 2019 in the 15km mass start in Antholz-Anterselva.

When did you start skiing?

I must have learned to ski before walking.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Skier of course, but what made me dream the most was designer at LEGO.

What was your biggest breakthrough in your ski career?

Definitely my first podium in Germany in 2015, at this moment I touched happiness. 

What is your favorite pastime / hobbies (besides skiing, of course)?

As I said just before I love LEGO and I happen to make them still sometimes. I also transformed this passion for construction to build my own rifle stocks myself.

Where have you not been that you want to go to?

On the individual podium of the World Championships and for that it’s not enough just take the fly...

What are the top 3 things we should know about you?

I won my first race with a pair of Fischer skis. 

Fischer is my very first partner (since 2009). 

It’s also the one who participates the most in my performance!

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Fruit, simple but delicious.

Favorite quote or personal motto?

Work in silence and let success speak for you.

What advice would you give yourself at the beginning of your competitive career?

Love skiing with passion, and believe strongly in your dreams, especially in difficult times.

What does #livetoski mean to you?

Skiing is my whole life. I have been skiing since I was very young out of passion, and it has become my job. And what better job to do sports every day.