A well-known couple from the biathlon circus has tied the knot. At the dream wedding, several sports greats were guests.
Fourgs - The winter sports season is over and the stars of biathlon, ski jumping and co. have time to recover from the exertions of last winter. Many athletes use the time to travel and recharge their batteries before preparing for the coming season. Meanwhile, two former biathlon stars tied the knot and invited numerous ex-comrades-in-arms.
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Biathlon dream wedding: Aymonier and Desthieux got married
Célia Aymonier and Simon Desthieux once stood together on the French national biathlon team. Aymonier ended her career in 2020, Desthieux two years later. The couple's dream wedding took place in Fourgs, the bride's hometown. Among the wedding guests were biathlon stars Quentin Fillon Maillet, Frédéric Jean and Anaïs Bescond, as reported by several French media.
The two have been together for some time and became parents to son Jules in June 2021. Now the couple is taking the next step in their relationship and celebrating a dream wedding in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, right on the border with neighboring Switzerland.
Célia Aymonier (right) and Simon Desthieux got married. © Instagram/Célia Aymonier
So, after the end of his successful biathlon career, Desthieux dedicates himself entirely to his small family, just as he announced after his retirement: "It's time for me to enjoy my family, my friends and my son!"
Biathlon dream wedding: Couple has already ended their careers
Célia Aymonier started her career in cross-country skiing and only switched to biathlon for the 2015/16 season. The 31-year-old was part of the French team for several years, but never made it onto the podium in an individual race. Nevertheless, she stood out because she was often the only starter not wearing gloves at the races, no matter how cold it was. With the French relay team, she managed three World Cup victories and landed on the podium another seven times.
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Her husband Simon Desthieux had a much more successful career. He won two Olympic medals and three gold medals at World Championships. His greatest successes are the Olympic victory in 2018 with the mixed relay and the relay world championship title in 2020. At the 2021 World Championships Pokljuka, he won his only individual medal at World Championships with silver in the sprint. (smr)