In 2005 Uschi Disl was the first biathlete in Germany voted ‘German Sportswoman of the Year’. Being born in Bavarian town Bad Toelz she lived close to cross-country slopes so skiing came natural to her. Her story told to Eurosport goes that one day somebody suggested to her to try shooting with the rifle and she knew instantly combining skiing and shooting is something that really excites her. It turned out it was even grater challenge for somebody of such extroverted and exuberant personality to calm down on the shooting range but she managed to do that mostly with excellence. During her competitive career of almost two decades years she was a five time olympian, with two Olympic gold medals from the 4 × 7.5 km relays in Nagano 1998 and Salt Lake City 2002. She added four silver medals - 7.5 km sprint both in Nagano 1998 and Salt Lake City 2002, one in 4 × 7.5 km relay in Lillehammer 1994 and one in 3 × 7.5 km relay in Albertville 1992, and three bronze medals - 15 km individual in Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998, and one in 12.5 km mass start in Torino 2006. 2006 was Disl's last Olympics and her final season. She also has two World Championship individual titles, both won in Hochfilzen, Austria, in March 2005, in the 7.5 km sprint and the 10 km pursuit. Dubbed "Turbo-Disl" by the German media due to her aggressive skiing and engaging personality, shehas finished second overall three times in the Biathlon World Cup (1995/96, 1996/97 and 1997/98) and has won forty World Cup races (28 single and 12 relay/team victories), including three wins at the majestic Oslo - Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon competition. On 18 December 2005, Disl was named "German sportswoman of the year", becoming the first biathlete awarded with such great honours, and beating speed skater Anni Friesinger and discus thrower Franka Dietzsch.

Participated in

  • Olympic Winter Games Medals (9)
  • Gold (2): Relay Nagano 1998; Relay Salt Lake City .
  • Silver (4): Relay Albertville 1992; Relay Lillehammer 1994; Sprint Nagano 1998; Sprint Salt Lake City 2002.
  • Bronze (3): Individual Lillehammer 1994; Individual Nagano 1998; Mass Start Torino 2006.

  • IBU World Championships Medals (19)
  • Gold (8): Team Novosibirsk 1992; Relay Antholz - Anterselva 1995; Team Ruhpolding 1996, Relay Ruhpolding 1996; Relay Brezno - Osrblie 1997; Relay Kontiolahti 1999; Hochfilzen 2005, Hochfilzen Pursuit.
  • Silver (8): Individual Antholz - Anterselva 1995, Sprint Antholz - Anterselva, Team Antholz - Anterselva 1995; Pursuit Oslo - Holmenkollen 2000, Relay Oslo - Holmenkollen 2000; Sprint Pokljuka 2001, Relay Pokljuka 2001; Relay Hochfilzen 2005.
  • Bronze (3): Relay Lahti 1991; Relay Khanty - Mansiysk 2003; Mixed Relay Hochfilzen 2005.

  • BMW IBU World Cup Best Result:
  • 2nd: 1995/1995; 1996/1997; 1997/1998.
  • 3rd: 1994/1995; 1998/1999; 2001/2002.

  • Sprint (12): Albertville 1990/1991; Oslo - Holmenkollen 1995/1996, Antholz - Anterselva 1995/1996; Oslo - Holmenkollen 1996/1997, Antholz - Anterselva 1996/1997; Kontiolahti 1997/1998, Hochfilzen 1997/1998; Salt Lake City 2000/2001; Fort Kent 2003/2004; B
  • Pursuit (7): Oslo - Holmenkollen 1997/1998; Brezno - Osrblie 1998/1999; Pokljuka 2003/2004, Fort Kent 2003/2004; Beitostolen 2004/2005, Oberhof 2004/2005, Hochfilzen 2004/2005.
  • Mass Start (2): Ruhpolding 1998/1999; Oberhof 2002/2003.
  • Relay, Mixed Relay (10).