Status: 09.12.2023, 04:54 a.m.
By: Marcel Schwenk
At the beginning of the year, biathlete Denise Herrmann-Wick ended her career. Now she and her husband Thomas are expecting their first child.
Munich – Denise Herrmann-Wick and husband Thomas Wick are becoming parents for the first time. The couple announced the good news on social media on Thursday evening (7 December).
Denise Herrmann-Wick and husband Thomas become parents for the first time
The former German biathlete, who won two World Championship titles and three medals at the Olympics, among other things, is thus making her announcement from the spring come true. At the time, the 34-year-old said that she wanted to focus on family planning after her career ended – and the plan apparently worked out perfectly.
"Our love grows. We are overjoyed and can't wait to hold you in our arms," the couple wrote alongside the post, which they shared together on Instagram, among other places. However, they did not disclose the gender. In addition to a photo of the two, an ultrasound image is also inserted, the second snapshot shows three different pairs of shoes – one of them for a small child.
Former biathlete Denise Herrmann-Wick and husband Thomas Wick are becoming parents for the first time. © Screenshot denise.herrmann / Instagram.com
Denise Herrmann-Wick pregnant: Great joy in the biathlon community
The biathlon community is completely ecstatic about the good news. Various former teammates and competitors congratulate under the post. "Now it's out," writes Franziska Hildebrand, for example, and adds four heart-eye emojis to the comment.
Maren Hammerschmidt is looking forward to the "new addition to the Floggie dynasty", Miriam Neureuther wishes "all the best to you three". Ex-biathlete Kati Wilhelm, lugers Dajana Eitberger and Julia Taubitz as well as Marte Olsbu Roiseland, who had only recently become a mother herself, were also pleased.
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Herrmann-Wick had declared her career over in March of this year and celebrated a tearful farewell at the final World Cup weekend in Oslo. She will therefore no longer experience the 2023/24 biathlon season, which started a few days ago, on the track, but rather in front of the TV. (MASC)