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Magdalena Neuner set to retire
Posted December 6th, 2011 No Comments
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Magdalena NeunerOver at GoNeuner.com we reported that the two-time biathlon Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner has decided to retire at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

The 24-year-old German says on her website “the time is right for a change” and that she wants to “try new things”. She believes big things are to come, and she eventually wants to settle down and start a family.

“The first World Cup weekend is behind me and now we look forward to Hochfilzen,” she said on her website. “Before the upcoming competitions though I have an important anouncementto make – I will finish my career as a biathlete when this season is over. This may be a shock and surprise to many of you and it was in no way an easy decision.“For starters, I miss a normal lifestyle. I’m looking forward to a bit more rest and being able to do things outside of sport. I am motivated to try new things in other fields and I’m open to suggestions from everyone.

“At the moment I am still trying to get the C-License coaching qualification so I can pass on my experiences to children and upcoming athletes.

“Now I am looking forward to the upcoming winter, and of course the Ruhpolding World Cup.”

Neuner is the most decorated biathlete with 10 world titles. She won the overall World Cup title in 2008 and 2010 and has 25 World Cup wins. She was Germany’s athlete of the year in 2007.

We wish ‘Lena good luck with her final season. Hopefully she can crown her career with some fantastic gold medals in Rupolding. in the beginning of 2012.

On a personal note I’m hoping for a “Lena” comeback in a couple of years from now :)

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