Olympic silver medallist Dominik Landertinger is part of the Austrian national biathlon team and at only 22 years old, is already on his way to claiming legendary status.
Taking the combined silver for the men’s relay skiing event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, Dominik is considered a ‘machine’ out on the cross-country track as well as being scarily talented with a rifle. This winning combination has enabled the ambitious Austrian to notch up a long list of podiums since he debuted in the 2008/09 season. As well as the shiny silverware from Canada, Dominik has a gold medal for his win in the 15km mass start race at the 2009 World Championships in Pyeongchang.
Before becoming hooked on the gruelling dual discipline event, Dominik originally had his sights set on a career as a ski jumper. You could say competing in this sport is as close to being a real-life James Bond and Dominik is definitely a natural at switching from the ‘pursuit’ skiing race to wielding a rifle. His jaw-dropping ability in the cross-country skiing allows Dominik to make up any lost time on the track after the shooting range section meaning his rivals can never afford to take their lead for granted. In the 'mass start' races, the fierce competitor says he loves “the head-to-head fight” but he is just as spurred on for victory when racing in the relay events with fellow team members Christoph Sumann, Simon Eder and Daniel Mesotitsch.