Ole Einar Bjørndalen
His endurance and precision are already legendary, putting him in a class of his own: Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who has been a Certina partner since 2011, is the most decorated athlete of all time, both in terms of the number of titles as well as the total number of medals won in world championships and Winter Olympic Games. With thirteen Olympic medals and an impressive series of world championship victories and records, as well an appointment to the official International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2014, this exceptional athlete's career makes for a thrilling tale. Even after retiring from competitive sport in 2018, Ole has continued to represent outstanding levels of sporting prowess in the Nordic countries – qualities that Certina also embodies. After all, reliability and precision are incredibly important in many facets of life, not just in high-level competitions.
This likeable athlete is an unchallenged record holder in the sport of biathlon. A perfectly good reason for the nickname he has earned: "King Ole".
“King Ole” has made his mark on sports history in his chosen discipline, the biathlon. The likeable Norwegian is the most decorated male athlete in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. Even after retiring from competitive sports in 2018 he continues to support “his” sport. Since September 2019 Ole has been preparing the Chinese men’s biathlon team for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing – a task that carries a great deal of responsibility, and one where he can make good use of his many years of experience. His relationship with Certina goes back much further in time: in 2011 he joined the brand’s family of sports ambassadors. No surprise there – after all, reliability and precision are among Ole’s greatest strengths. And the same goes for the ultra-robust timepieces on his wrist.
Notoriously accurate and extremely tough: The highly robust DS Action GMT Automatic is the perfect travel companion. The separate 24-hour display makes it easier than ever to keep track of the time in a second time zone.