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Biathlon star Dorothea Wierer: Younger sister surprises with sad news

2021-10-12T13:33:05.180Z

Dorothea Wierer is one of the biathlon greats, her younger sister Magdalena emulated her for a long time. But now she announced sad news.



Dorothea Wierer is one of the biathlon greats, her younger sister Magdalena emulated her for a long time.

But now she announced sad news.

Bruneck - Dorothea Wierer from South Tyrol has been one of the world's top biathlons for several years.

Her sister Magdalena was also considered the next generation of Italian winter sports, but now the 19-year-old has surprisingly announced her early retirement.

Magdalena Wierer: Retired at the age of 19 - "I've been compared very often to Dorothea"

In an interview with the

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, the younger sister of 31-year-old Dorothea Wierer not only announced her withdrawal. She also revealed how much pressure she had to deal with in her short athletic career. “I have been compared to Dorothea very often, which was not easy, especially at the beginning of high school. I was always observed and looked very closely, so I had to deal with that first, ”she revealed.

But health problems also forced them to take the step.

"I already had my doubts last season," said the Italian.

“I've been sick a lot in the last few years and I've lost a lot of training sessions.

At some point I realized that I was just too far away from the others. ”Among other things, she suffered from glandular fever, and the exposure to the public.

Magdalena Wierer: A new chapter begins for sister of biathlon star Dorothea

A new chapter in life begins for the teenager at a young age, and she obviously does not want to lose the connection to her passion.

“I will start studying online.

Sport would be my favorite, but I'm still a little undecided.

In any case, I will now work for my parents, who have a restaurant in Bruneck in South Tyrol ”, says the down-to-earth sister of the biathlon star.

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Even if Magdalena no longer trains at the level of performance for biathlon competitions, she will probably not lose her thigh muscles too quickly.

“I would like to stay active in cross-country skiing and do some fun runs,” she announces - but the sport should now only be a hobby.

"Now new adventures begin, but my passion for sport doesn't end there," she writes in her farewell message on Instagram.

A Swedish ski racer also ended her career prematurely shortly before the start of the season and also cited mental problems as the reason.

Another German biathlete recently ended his long career and now has a new job.

(ajr)

Source: merkur

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