Arnd Peiffer won gold in Pyeongchang in 2018 and ended his biathlon career at the beginning of the year.
In the future he will take on a new position at his employer.
Berlin - The successful biathlete Arnd Peiffer ended his winter sports career somewhat surprisingly in March of this year at the age of 33.
Born in Wolfenbüttel, who won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018, however, six months after the end of his career, he will be tackling a new challenge.
Arnd Peiffer: Former world-class biathlete is looking forward to his “interesting job” in the future
After leaving competitive sports, the civil servant will stay in his previous job, although Peiffer will take on another area.
“I'm a federal police officer * and I'm staying there,” the 34-year-old recently announced in an interview with Sport1.
“In the future I will have an interesting job at the Federal Police Sports School, in which I will continue to deal with competitive sports.
I will work in the field of sports coordination, ”revealed Peiffer.
In his new office, the five-time World Cup gold medalist wants to ensure that the conditions for athletes are gradually improved.
It is also intended to inspire the most promising athletes in future for dual careers at the Federal Police Sports School.
He will "of course take a closer look at the biathlon division," said the man from Lower Saxony.
Arnd Peiffer: Olympic Champion criticizes Beijing Games 2022 - "China is not exactly a winter sports Mecca"
A few months have passed after he retired from high-performance sport, and Peiffer “definitely enjoyed the time”, as he reports. “As a competitive athlete, the time was very clocked. Now, for example, I have time to visit friends who don't live around the corner, ”says the eleven-time gold winner at German championships.
In his outlook into the near future of winter sports, the former biathlete expressed concerns about the upcoming Winter Olympics.
These will take place in Beijing in February 2022.
“I'm afraid that the Olympic experience will not be great.
Especially since China is not exactly a winter sports Mecca.
Olympia 2026 in Cortina and Antholz will certainly be a different passion, ”said Peiffer.
He also has an inkling that "the measures due to Corona will be even stricter than in Tokyo".
Seen in this light, the ski hunter has chosen a good time to end his career.