I can already hear the biological clock, Wierer admits. He doesn’t know when he will end his career

She has medals at three Olympics, and last season she was the eleventh best biathlete in the world. Dorothea Wiererová from Italy still has a lot to give the world of sport, but on the other hand, she is already thinking hard about starting a family.

For the first time since the 2013/14 season, he is not in the top ten in the final World Cup rankings, but the Italian biathlete has not had a bad winter. He won the home race in Anterselva, added three more podiums and took bronze from the Beijing Olympics.

Still, it wasn’t without complications the 32-year-old Bruneck native would forgive. He had been suffering from sleep disturbances for most of the season.

“I’ve been fighting for twenty years but now I’m probably going through the worst times. I can’t close my eyes at all, I’m tired, I think about everything I went through that day, not just sports, my brain is constantly in full swing.” described by Wierer for Vanityfair.it.

Nevertheless, he managed to put on a decent sports show and fight insomnia. “I try to do different exercises, I take deep breaths, I clear my mind, but it’s not easy,” he said.

He now faces a number of questions in the spring. Everyone wants to know how much longer she will race and whether the main star of Italian women’s biathlon will last until the home Olympics in Cortina.

“Where anyone has asked me but I don’t know. If we look at it realistically I would have been 35 by then and I was already burdened with family responsibilities and an always packed suitcase, I had to get my head through it,” he said.

After winning medals from all major events, becoming a world champion and World Cup winner, he felt that he had achieved everything he wanted.

“Looking back, at 15 I lived a carefree age, at 20 I was a little crazy who liked to party and dance in the morning, at 25 I became a professional who trained hard, and now I feel like a grown man, “he admitted.

Since 2015, she has been married to former cross-country skier and coach Stefan Corradini. The topic of starting a family was said more and more among them.

“At my age I’ve heard biology lessons. I have to say, I can’t wait to finish and become a parent. I want to travel less and spend more time with my family,” hopes Wierer.

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