Martin Fourcade (born 14 September 1988) is a French biathlete and Sous-lieutenant. He is a five-time Olympic champion, an eleven-time World Champion and a seven-time winner of the Overall World Cup. As of February 2018, he is the most successful French Olympian of all-time. The undisputed king of biathlon in 2010s, Fourcade is the all-time biathlon record holder of overall World Cup titles with seven big crystal globes and he’s also the all-time record holder of the most consecutive Major Championships titles with at least one non-team gold medal in all the last eight Championships.
This article uses the phrase "non-team" when referring to individual competitions to avoid mixing up one of the biathlon disciplines, the individual discipline and individual competitions in general.
Fourcade took up biathlon in 2002 and started competing internationally in 2006, following in the footsteps of his older brother Simon Fourcade. The younger Fourcade competed for France in the 2007 and 2008 Junior World Championships, winning a bronze medal in the relay in 2007.