Amazing success of our Team in Sochi
For the first time, we have worked alongside our athletes in their quest for gold, the Holy Grail and international prestige. Today, we are proud to celebrate the Olympic success stories of our Team: Martin Fourcade
Martin Fourcade – The man with the golden gun at the Winter Olympics
Martin Fourcade was undeniably the strongman of the Games with two Olympic titles (Pursuit and Individual) and a silver medal in the Mass Start, just 3cm from the gold won by his long-standing rival, Emil Svendsen. Already a prizewinner in Championships and World Cups, Martin once again confirmed his position as the undisputed leader of world biathlon and became one of France's most successful athletes at the Winter Games, bringing three medals home from the same Olympiad.
Jean-Guillaume Béatrix – The revelation
The revelation in Team Julbo came from Jean-Guillaume Béatrix in the biathlon. He had only ever won one podium place in the World Cup (apart from the relay), and came to the Games with a goal of top 10, but returned wearing the bronze medal. In the Pursuit competition, he made the most of his opportunities and joined Martin Fourcade on the finish line to complete a magnificent podium: two French athletes, two Julbo athletes.
Coline Mattel – 97.5m to go down in history
At just 18 years of age and with a jump of 97.5m, Coline Mattel won the bronze medal as women's ski jumping made its Olympic début: a successful rendezvous with history.
Karin Oberhofer – A great team performance
In her second Olympic Games, Italian biathlete Karin Oberhofer won bronze in the Mixed Relay.
Ophélie David – A gambling ski cross queen
She could have settled for the bronze medal but Ophélie tried to give it all to win it all. Her quest for gold unfortunately ended with a fall in the final and she just missed out on a podium place. But we'll remember her fighting spirit, her courage and her great determination to try and win the elusive Olympic gold missing from her trophy cabinet: 7 crystal globes (2004-2010), 54 World Cup podium places and three world medals.
We'll remember the fantastic performance of Aurore Jean in the 30km cross-country skiing Mass Start where she finished 6th, Simon Fourcade's disappointment at his performance, and the determination of Dawa Sherpa in the cross-country skiing 15km Classic, who was happy to simply enjoy himself and show the way to other young Nepalese skiers.