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"We are so happy": German ex-biathlete has become a mother

2023-01-26T15:15:31.026Z


Former biathlete Franziska Hildebrand has become a mother. The two-time world champion, who only ended her career last year, shared the good news on Instagram.


Former biathlete Franziska Hildebrand has become a mother.

The two-time world champion, who only ended her career last year, shared the good news on Instagram.

Halle (Saale) – While the DSV biathletes are fighting for podium places this winter sports season, others are enjoying their retirement.

Former German biathlete Franziska Hildebrand, who only announced her retirement last year due to pregnancy, gave birth last Wednesday.

Franziska Hildebrand

Born: March 24, 1987 in Halle (Saale)

World Cup victories: 16 (2 individual victories)

Greatest achievements: 2 x World Championship gold (2015 and 2017, relay), 1 x World Championship gold (2010, relay)

End of career: 2022

Biathlon: Franziska Hildebrand becomes a mother – she recently ended her career

The two-time world champion made her family planning public in September and announced that she would withdraw from competitive sports.

"I had a dream, I had a goal and I had a plan on the way to Oberhof

(home World Cup in February, editor's note)

... and then life got in the way," wrote the 35-year-old at the time the social media.

"Now I'm looking forward to the new adventures that await me as a mother next year," she added.

Now the adventure can begin.

On Wednesday, Hildebrand shared a telling photo on social media showing her baby's hand grasping her finger.

"We are so happy that you are here, little woman," wrote Halle about her emotional contribution.

Check out this post on Instagram

A post shared by Franziska Hildebrand (@franziska_hildebrand)

Franziska Hildebrand: Prominent congratulations for the former biathlete

Below the picture, Hildebrand congratulated some sports personalities on the offspring.

The South Tyrolean biathlete Dorothea Wierer wrote "Congratulations, Franzi", and her former teammate Franziska Preuß, who recently announced her early end of the season, also sent three heart emojis.

Track and field athlete Pamela Dutkiewicz-Emmerich wished mother and daughter "a great get-to-know-you".

Former Olympic biathlon champion Anaïs Bescond, Swiss biathlete Selina Gasparin and former Finnish biathlon star Kaisa Mäkäräinen also joined the well-wishers.

Biathlon: The German women's squad for the 2022/23 season

Biathlon: The German women's squad for the 2022/23 season

Franziska Hildebrand can look back on two World Championship titles, one European Championship victory and participation in the Olympics

Hildebrand, who has only been in biathlon retirement for a few months, can look back on a thoroughly successful career.

She was a member of the DSV squad for over 15 years and won two individual World Cups as well as 13 World Cup victories with the relay.

She made the big leap in Kontiolahti in 2015 and in Hochfilzen in 2017 when she won gold at the World Championships in the relay.

She also won gold in the relay at the 2010 European Championships.

There were also two Olympic participations, in Sochi and in Pyeongchang Hildebrand took part in a total of seven competitions.

(ajr)

List of rubrics: © Screenshot Instagram (@franziska_hildebrand)

Source: merkur

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