Arnd Peiffer is the steady veteran presence on the German men's team. Now in his 10th season on the World Cup circuit, he has placed in the top 10 in the World Cup Total Score in six of those seasons. achieved the highlight of his career. The 2011 IBU Sprint World Champion took his career to another step in 2018 when he won the Olympic Sprint Gold medal at Pyeongchang. The victory cam as a total surprise to the modest Peiffer. He commented at the time, “I don’t know how this could happen. The other two (Martin Fourcade and Johannes Thingnes Boe) were dominating the season in ski times and on the range, so I didn’t expect that anyone would be in front of them; for sure not me. “ With that Sprint Gold medal, Peiffer now owns a full set of OWG medals (Sochi Relay Silver medal and Pyeongchang Relay Bronze medal).