MOSCOW, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Arguably the best winter sports athlete ever, 41-year-old biathlon star Ole Einar Bjørndalen will take a new role, becoming a global brand ambassador for Forex brokerage company InstaForex.
The legendary Norwegian enjoys 8 Olympic gold medals and a whopping 19 victories at world championships. Bjørndalen won 4 gold medals out of 4 in the Winter Olympics 2002. This result makes him the only absolute Olympic champion in the history of Biathlon.
"Usually, people would say that Bjørndalen is a perfect choice for our company," says Pavel Shkapenko, business development director of InstaForex. "But that would be a clear understatement. Ole Einar is a phenomenal athlete, people like him are born once in a century. The partnership with Ole Einar emphasises our commitment to live up to such a high standard. We feel extremely honoured and look forward to successful cooperation."
"Throughout all my career I was one of the main innovation drivers in Biathlon, constantly trying to bring new technologies to reach perfection, be it preparation techniques, rifle and most recently the ski sticks," says Bjørndalen. "InstaForex is a highly innovative company working at the cutting edge of technological progress in finance. And that's why I think this is a perfect match for me."
Ole Einar Bjørndalen was born in Norwegian Drammen, on January 27, 1974. He started his biathlon career when he was 12. He celebrated his first major success in 1993, winning 3 gold medals during the junior World Championships. He won the first Olympic gold medal in Nagano, Japan, 1998. Now Bjørndalen has an outstanding record of 12 medals in Winter Olympics (including two victories at the recent Sochi Olympics), 19 World Championships gold medals, he has won 6 World Cups, won 94 victories at Biathlon World Cup events and one in Cross-Country skiing.
Instaforex is an online-broker rendering financial services, including Forex and Binary Option trading. Currently, Instaforex has more than 2,000,000 customers. The company offers a comprehensive range of trading services which can meet the demands of experienced traders and investors as well as neophytes on financial markets. The company is also famous for its passion for sports. Instaforex has been cooperating with the most talented athletes including World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and former Tennis World Number One Victoria Azarenka as well as partners with legendary Liverpool FC and one of Dakar Rally leaders InstaForex Loprais team.