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Double Olympic biathlon champion Dahlmeier retires aged 25

AFP  |  Berlin 

Germany's double Olympic biathlon champion announced her retirement on Friday at the age of just 25 after struggling with health issues.

"After an unbelievably tough season full of ups and downs, I no longer feel the one hundred percent passion required for professional sport. That's why I have decided to end my active biathlon career," Dahlmeier wrote in an post on Friday.

She has won seven gold medals, and last year in Pyeongchang she became the first female biathlete to win both the sprint and the pursuit at the same

Dahlmeier took a two-month break to recover from in October, before returning to win the 12.5km mass start at event in Antholz last January.

Fellow German biathlete Magdalena Neuner also retired as a double Olympic champion aged 25 in 2012.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 19:21 IST