Biathlete Laura Dahlmeier ends her professional career at the age of 25. This was announced by Germany's sportswoman of the year 2017 on her homepage. "My decision is really not easy for me and my final decision was allowed to mature longer, but I realize that now is the right time for me," writes Dahlmeier.
The decision was very difficult for her, but she has no sporting goals more. "Today I am at the point where I do not know what exactly I should make a goal, let alone whether I could ever succeed again," said the seven-time world champion from Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The German ski sport loses with Dahl Meier by far the most successful athlete of recent years. In 2018 she celebrated two Olympic titles in South Korea and
once bronze. At the 2017 World Cup, she made five gold and one silver. As the first biathlete she took part in world championships
seasonally 13 medals in a row and five times gold at one
WM. In the World Cup you get 20 victories. Overall Dahlmeier won
Major events 18 medals for the German Ski Association.
The overall World Cup winner of the 2016/2017 season now retires at the same young age as the record world champion Magdalena Neuner, who also ended her career surprisingly early in 2012.
Dahlmeier's step had been indicated. Already after the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she had expressed thoughts that she might want to end her career. Even after the end of the season in Oslo in March Dahlmeier was uncertain whether it continues after a winter with many physical setbacks.
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