Ruhpolding strong> It was her third appearance, while the third medal. We are talking about the biathlete Magdalena Neuner from the Upper Bavarian village of Wallgau. The charming athlete is one of the most successful in their discipline, and announced in December that this is their last season. Since then, nine runs as exempt, has become home to the world championships at home in Bavaria, meticulously prepared and their fans in the arena so far Chiemgau not be disappointed.
The launch of the world championships on Thursday was in the mixed relay with Andreas Birnbacher, Arnd Pfeiffer and Andrea Henkel at the end rewarded with bronze, although the two Bavarians in the team – nine and Birnbacher – in the race prop, its limits and the team also briefly higher on the podium this week brought.
The first single race – the 7.5-kilometer sprint race – was superior to Magdalena Neuner, arrived quickly and safely, and was the winner in the trail. Although the Belarusian Daria Dombratchewa there has been a little faster. In the end it was enough for the addition of the two disciplines to gold – the 11th Biathlethin the world title in her career.
A top base for the next race. Above all, today’s pursuit race, which started as the first nine, and reigned until the final standing on the square. Then, however, wanted the discs are not quite as Nine would have liked. The Wallgauerin had twice in the round – Dombratschewa not. And at the end of the Belarusian lay before her. The salary for the six miles: Silver.
Three medals Magdalena Neuner has thus been in his luggage, three races are still pending. The intended target of six medals is thus still doable, especially in the form in which it finds itself in weeks. Next is the single race – that is 15 miles and four bouts of shooting. Nine is one of the favorites. Similarly, in the season (with Andrea Henkel, Tina Bachmann and Miriam Gössner / Franziska Hildebrand). And finally of course the World Cup Mass Start – also with 4 shooting bouts.
The biggest one for the young athlete was with her gold award after winning the Sprint award ceremony, but over 10,000 were in the Champions Park in Ruhpolding, celebrating all Lena Neuner. And goals for the season – their last – it is not over, for after the World Cup there is still to address the overall World Cup and the various disciplines. Chances are they also there in all disciplines to win the crystal.