it is Well possible that it is also at this special place: Nové Město na Moravě. Those small town, which lies embedded pretty, surrounded by rolling hills and between the snowy forests, in the historic Czech part of the country of Moravia. However, it is neither the poetry of this landscape, the decorated bell-tower of the Nové Město, the Laura Dahlmeier to return from your sabbatical to move, but the big biathlon stadium, far outside of the city.
Dahlmeier, the double Olympic champion in Pyeongchang in 2018, will compete on Friday (17.30, ZDF and Eurosport) in the Sprint, after they had partly abandoned because of a certain over-charge, part of Pension for two months the normal biathlon operation. Social networks let you by sound that you feel well and the first use in this Winter, hardly any could expect. That sounds optimistic, even if their coach places on the podium so quickly not expect. "What are the placings Laura reached in these first two world Cup races, is absolutely secondary," explains discipline-Coach Florian Steirer, in the foreground, other standing in something, namely, that Dahlmeier "in the medium and long term," everything from get can. The said also Dahlmeier this Thursday: "I would like to run for me a couple of nice races. I would like to have fun, I just want to show what I can do," said the two-time Olympic champion. "I now have no big expectations, I'm still not at 100 percent."
It had been a really difficult summer for you, she said. "I didn't know when I'll be back, I can run at all high-performance sports at the same level as I would like to do it", she described the severe weeks. You have said again and again, "I just want to be fit again, want to feel good. No matter what it is, is sufficient. Whether this is now a competitive sport, whether that's the Biathlon, or simply of the everyday life. This was a Situation, a feeling that I wish no," said Dahlmeier.
she had no classic setback with foreseeable course of healing, such as a Fiber or a runny nose. Dahlmeier plagued blows in the summer, a Metropolitan of return: An annoying Cycling injury, and a wisdom tooth surgery and subsequent infection. All in all this prevented not only your workout but exhausted this day their forces so that a team doctor Klaus-Jürgen Marquardt diagnosed: "The immune system is currently weakened quite a bit." The Whole thing was not so bad but, rather, a prophylactic Re-calls, it was said at the German ski Federation, however, anxiety came up a little bit, because to understand "rather weak" well, everything is Possible.
Now Dahlmeier is back, the Worries were apparently unfounded, and the rest of the break has done her well. Your performance increase has put them just in the IBU-Cup this is the international competition series for Biathlon talents, and other practice-collectors. Among other things, Dahlmeier has achieved together with Roman Rees (SV Schauinsland) added a second place in the Single Mixed relay in Ridnaun/Südtirol. Steirer says: "Laura has coped with these first kilometers of racing after a long break very well. From our point of view, now is the time to take the next step."
Nostalgic feelings in Nové Město
especially in Nové Město. The city is expected to have a animated Dahlmeier also for nostalgic reasons, to begin a new Phase in life. In the Biathlon Arena in the North of the city, she gave two of her most important performances. Here you reached in 2015, their first of 19 Victories in the world Cup. A beautiful reminder of such will be the experience two years earlier at the world Championships in 2013. Since she was appointed as a 19-Year-old in the season. Dahlmeier was just become Junior world champion, risky early world Cup is so debut, but always, especially in an overburdened wife team. As the third of four relay runners, she went into the back of the race and the already suspended DSV transported, the Quartet is still on rank one. Although it was at the end of only the fifth place, but for the Association this was a non-issue. Instead of a medal he had won something much more important: a biathlete for the future.
medals Now, almost six years, seven world titles and two Olympic gold later, it's about this top athlete, be careful at the next Premiere to introduce: the first victory after an involuntary long break in the summer of 2018. The coaches all agree, however, that this can take some time. "We will not rush anything," says Steirer. And even if the rest of the Team seems just as far away from a first podium: No risk, no pressure on Dahlmeier. Not even in Nové Město.