Status: 21.09.2023, 05:05 a.m.
By: Christoph Klaucke
Former world-class biathlete Karin Oberhofer and Italy's national coach Alexander Inderst have married. The two have been a dream couple for 18 years.
Ridnaun/South Tyrol – The biathlon world is small, as the saying goes. During a World Cup season, the national teams travel to a wide variety of winter sports regions from week to week. So most of the time you always see the same faces. During this time, close friendships develop and many athletes even find the love of their lives.
|Born:||3 November 1985 (age 37 years), Brixen, Italy|
|Children:||Paul (6 years) and Emma (4)|
|Greatest success:||Bronze with the mixed relay at the 2014 Olympics|
Winter sports dream couple Oberhofer and Inderst learn to love each other in biathlon
Biathlon idol Karin Oberhofer has married her long-time boyfriend and national team coach Alexander Inderst. © Imago
Former world-class biathlete Karin Oberhofer and Italy's head coach Alexander Inderst have also been brought together by the sport, the two have formed a biathlon dream couple for 18 years. Some time before that, they got to know each other through their love of biathlon.
Now Oberhofer and Inderst have tied the knot. Last Saturday, the wedding took place in the St. Magdalena Church in Ridnaun. Afterwards, the closest family and friends celebrated in their home town of Ridanna Valley in South Tyrol – including, of course, their two children Paul (6 years) and Emma (4).
Biathlon dream couple tie the knot – after 18 years together
Oberhofer ended her biathlon career back in 2018 to take care of her family. Son Paul was ten months old at the time, and daughter Emma was born a short time later. The 37-year-old was one of the world's best in her active days. Her greatest success was probably the bronze medal with the Italian mixed relay team at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. In addition, Oberhofer won two World Championship bronze medals with the team and once in the mass start.
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Her husband Inderst was less successful in the cross-country ski run, but made a name for himself as a coach. The 45-year-old ex-biathlete has worked in various roles and functions and has been in charge of the Italian national team as head coach for a year.
Biathlon star Karin Oberhofer and national coach Alexander Inderst celebrate their wedding
The Italian biathlon stars will now have to do without Inderst for a while in preparation for the new season, because first they have a honeymoon with his Karin. They also got married in Norway this summer, and biathlon star Johannes Dale celebrated a dream wedding – his wife is no stranger. (ck)