Biography of Magdalen NeunerMagdalena Neuner - German biathlete, Olympic champion. It has seven Small World Cups. The most popular athlete in Germany.
ChildhoodMagdalena Neuner was born in the family of bank employee Paul Neuner and Margit. There are four children in the Neuner family: the elder brother Paul, as well as Christof and Anna are the younger brother and sister of Magdalen. Anna is also engaged in biathlon - she takes part in youth competitions.
Neuner spent all her childhood in the small Bavarian village of Wallgau, where she still lives. From the age of four she started skiing, was a member of the ski club SC Wallgau. At the age of nine, her parents brought her to the biathlon section, which she immediately liked. Neuner proved to be a talented biathlete there, but Magdalena decided to act in sports competitions only at the age of sixteen, after graduating from school.
Sports careerGood results in biathlon competitions appeared immediately - though. During the first four years of performances, Neuner managed to win seven awards in the world championships in the youth team.
Multifaceted Magdalena Neuner
In 2006, Junior Neuner again won three awards: two gold and one silver medal.
2008 was her last junior championship, where the biathlete becomes the winner in the race and sprint. Thanks to such successes, Magdalena won the right to compete for the European Cup. In the season 2005/06 wins three races and takes the fifth final place in the overall standings. Her so significant results allow the head coach Uwe Mussegangu to include Neuner in the national team for the fight for the World Cup.
Magdalena made her debut at the World Cup on January 13, 2006, where she, being in reserve, temporarily replaced the Ushi Disl from the race. In the first race and sprint in Ruhpolding she took only 41st place without scoring points, but already at the competitions in Kontiolahti on March 16, 2006 she finished fourth. First victory in the World Cup won the following year. On January 5, in the 7.5 km sprint, Magdalena became the best.Having shown excellent results at the World Championships in Anterselva, she won her third gold medal, becoming the triple champion, the youngest in the history of biathlon. At the end of 2007 she was recognized by journalists as the best athlete of the year in Germany. According to the results of the Cup, which consisted of nine stages, Neuner scored 720 points and took 4th place.
The 2008/09 year was not so successful, although Magdalena received the Crystal Globe, (individual races), but did not win, not a single personal award, just as she had not achieved significant success at the World Cup. The results of this season are 891 points and the fourth place.
2009/10 Olympic season, the most successful in her sports career. The January stages did not bring victories to Magdalena: second and third place, but already at the last stage in Fort Kent holds a complete collection of awards. Neuner won the twentieth jubilee victory in Slovenia, although she made two misses, yet became the best in the race. Although the first stage of this season, Neuner missed due to illness. In the second stage in Hochfilzen, Magdalena took 29th and 28th places. The third stage of the race was held in the Slovenian town of Pokljuka. The result was the 3rd place in the sprint and the 2nd place in the race. The next stage, which took place in Oberhof, Neuner missed due to a back injury, which she received during the warm-up before the first race.At the competitions in Ruhpolding twice took third place, but the performance on his native land disappointed with the failure of the relay. In the last sixth stage, held in Antholz-Anterselva, Magdalena showed excellent preparation and came to the finish line first, despite the penalty minutes. Having allowed only one mistake in the sprint race, it still showed an excellent result, thereby obtaining the 16th personal victory in the World Cup.
Magdalena loves to knit
At a press conference in Leogang on December 6, 2011, Neuner said she wanted to end her career after the 2011/12 season. At the first stage of this season, which was traditionally held in Östersund, Magdalena won bronze three times.Also in Hochfilzen shows excellent results in sprint and racing. At the fourth stage in Oberhof, which became successful for the biathlete, wins the sprint race, so Neuner is rehabilitated in front of his fans for the failure in the relay. Subsequent high results reinforce her leadership in the World Cup championship. In the Czech Republic, Neuner entered the podium twice - in the individual sprint race and received the third final result. But the pursuit pursuit will be remembered by the Magdalena fans for a long time because of her absurd mistake - Neuner was leading the race, taking up a shooting position opposite the first unit, firing at the second one. Having made four successful shots, only then did she notice her mistake and completed the last shot at the desired target. According to the rules of the competition, for such errors you need to go through four penalties. Thus, Neuner took 7th place.
Personal life of Magdalena NeunerMagdalena Neuner is fond of playing the harp. Knitting is also a favorite activity, the media often mention this. Neuner has a blog on this topic.
The golden age of Magdalena Neuner
In December 2009, the world learns about her romantic relationship with her school friend Joseph Holzer, who also lives in her home town of Wallgau.