Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Magdalena Neuner (GER, Biathlon Beauty)

Biathlon, the winter sport, involves cross-country skiing and rifle-shooting. Magdalena Neuner is a biathlon prodigy, having won accolades at the highest stage at such a young age.

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Neuner began her love affair with the sport at the early age of 9. Through the years, she won an astounding five World Junior titles. As a 20-year old, the German won an impressive three gold medals at the Biathlon World Championships, an auspicious start to her senior career.

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Most recently, Neuner reigned supreme at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. She won two gold medals at the pursuit and mass start events, and added a silver in as well in the sprint.

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