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also known as Carl Johan Bergman

biathlete

Carl Johan Bergman, born 14 March 1978 in Ekskherade, Varmland, Sweden. He is a swedish biathlete, world champion in 2007 in the mixed relay.

Education

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s primary institution for educating the nation's future engineers and scientists. The university also has strong programmes in the social sciences, teacher education, the arts and humanities, medicine, architecture and fine art.

NTNU's cross-disciplinary research delivers creative innovations that have far-reaching social and economic impact.

Career

Bergman has been competing in the World Cup since 2001/02. During his career he has finished the overall season in 61st (2001/02), 40th (2002/03), 24th (2003/04), 14th (2004/05), and he finished the 2005/06 season in 11th place.

The 2005/06 season was Bergmans best season yet, he finished 11th in the overall standings, 375 points behind champion Ole Einar Bjørndalen, and 256 behind second place Raphaël Poirée. He was only 33 points behind Michael Greis who was tenth, which would have been disappointing for Bergman as the top ten biathletes have all their travel and accommodation costs covered by the IBU. Bergman came tenth in the sprint standings, 63 points behind Tomasz Sikora. He was eighth in the pursuit standings, 118 points behind Bjørndalen. In the individual standings he came 30th, 110 behind Greis, and in the mass start he was 23rd, 130 points behind Bjørndalen.

Bergman claimed his first World Cup win in the 2005/06 season, in a sprint race in Kontiolahti, after hitting all ten targets he finished 6.5 seconds ahead of Sikora, and 12.5 seconds ahead of Sven Fischer, who came third. That season he also finished third twice (pursuit and sprint in Pokljuka), fourth once, fifth twice, and sixth once.

Bergman had a disappointing 2006 Winter Olympics. He was selected for all five events, but except for the relay in which Sweden came fourth, he failed to finish inside the top twenty in any of the events. Bergman put it down to having a bad stomach. In the first event, the 20 km individual, Bergman finished 23rd, he hit 17/20 targets, and was 3:07.9 behind winner Michael Greis. In the 10 km sprint, he was 55th, 3:09.9 behind Sven Fischer, even though he hit all ten targets . Bergman decided not to compete in the 12.5 km pursuit. The next event was the relay, Sweden finished fourth, 43.6 second behind Germany, then in the final event, the 15 km mass start, Bergman finished 29th, 3:34.4 behind Greis, hitting 16/20 targets. He also competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics. He took part in the individual (40th), sprint (28th), pursuit (36th), and Sweden came 14th in the relay.

Achievements

  • Gold medal in mixed relay at the World Championship (Antholz, 2007)

  • Silver medal in mixed relay at the World Championship (Pyeongchang, 2009)

  • Bronze medal in mixed relay at the World Championship (Khanty-Mansiysk, 2010)

  • Silver medal in pursuit at the World Championship (Ruhpolding, 2012)

  • Bronze medal in sprint at the World Championship (Ruhpolding, 2012)

Connections

wife:
Liv Kjersti Eikeland - Norway - biathlete
Liv Kjersti Eikeland - wife of Carl Johan Bergman

daughter:
Liza Bergman