We’re one week deep into the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and we’ve been introducing you to athletes from all over the globe and in all different sports. Today is our first biathlete. The biathlon (that’s cross-country skiing and rifle shooting) is a sneaky entertaining sport to watch, especially on a Saturday afternoon when you’re probably hungover. You’ll get some daytime action at 3pm on NBC today if you’re looking to switch to something in between college basketball.
With that said, let’s introduce Italian biathlete, Dorothea Wierer. Today she’ll be competing in the Women’s 12.5 km Mass Start event. Some are calling her the Bond girl of these Olympic games because she’s smoking hot and she has a dead-eye shot with that rifle.
And make sure you tune in today because this is likely her last Olympics. There’s not too many of these types out there.
She took up biathlon at age 10. “My brothers were already involved in the sport, and I was infected by the biathlon bug from a young age.”
She plans to retire after the 2020 World Championships in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy. “Antholz is the best place for me. It’s here that everything started, it’s here that everything will stop in front of my family and my fans.”
- Her idol is Lindsey Vonn
- She speaks English, German, and obviously Italian
- Her most memorable achievement: Winning bronze in the mixed relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.