Simon Schempp has moved into the top position on the German men’s team in the past two seasons, while finishing fourth in the World Cup Total Score each year. During that time, he has eight victories and nine second places. He won five medals over three seasons at the IBU YJWCH, competing against his peers that include Martin Fourcade and Tarjei Boe, who like Schempp were born in 1988. Schempp’s development was a bit slower than his rivals, as he has struggled with illness at times. However he caught up rapidly after his first World Cup victory, a tie with Lukas Hofer in the 2014 Antholz sprint. In 2016, he won the Antholz sprint for the third time in a row, admitting, “I really like this place.” Schempp has competed in two Olympic Winter Games, winning a relay Silver medal at Sochi in 2014. He lives and trains in Ruhpolding, where he can be found cycling or motorcycle riding in his leisure time.
Food: Spätzle with sauce and meat
Drink: Water, Spezi, and Erdinger Alkoholfrei
Holiday Destination: Maldives and Corsica