Head 2 Head
JT Boe, the winner of two consecutive Total Score titles, made his debut at the BMW IBU World Cup level in the 2012/2013 season, when he also won the pursuit gold medal at the IBU Y/J World Championships. He followed in the footsteps of his brother Tarjei, a world class biathlete himself, who persuaded JT at a young age that his talents on the snow were greater than those on the football pitch. Tarjei proved to be right because JT kept improving quickly, finishing third in the Total Score standings in the 2013/2014 season and winning his first individual gold medal at the IBU World Championships in the sprint in Kontiolahti in 2015. He added 17 more medals to his IBU World Championships collection, seven of them gold. JT won the gold medal in the individual at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, where he also won silver in the mixed and the men’s relay. He set a record with 16 wins on the way to claiming his first Total Score title in the 2018/2019 season. In the 2019/2020 season he took paternal leave, skipped two weeks and still won the big globe.
JT Boe is known for his power on the skis, obsession with improvement, dedication to his young family and relatively laid-back manner for a champion of his magnitude.