The new season will be a trend-setting season for Miriam Gössner. It is a long and arduous way back after her bicycle accident in May 2013. She has crashed on a mountain bike in Norway and has broken three lumbar vertebrae and a thoracic vertebra.
At first everything went with pain. But as Miriam says herself, in these days and months she created more than ever the absolute will to return to the top.
She was named “the quick Miri”, who has already left “a fast mark” on the cross-country skiers. It was almost a casualness that she could make shooting errors good with super rapid turnaround times.
Following the resignation of Magdalena Neuner, she also belonged to the great hopes of the German biathlon.
After the accident questions arise. How do you do that? How to get out of such a breach back? - When everything is going well, perhaps the body feeling is even better than before.
From the perspective of us as a spectator, it often looks easier than it actually is. Quickly one has formed an opinion and quite often we lose the patience.
With appropriate training and will, one believe, that an athlete can achieve anything. Often we forget that the psyche can play a very important role. For many athletes it becomes to a mental blockage and it simply lacks the confidence in yourself.
Because of the injury Miriam Gössner had to take small steps. When she gets the chance in the World Cup, her results were anytime not under the top 60. She was certainly at least of all satisfied. At her starts in IBU- Cup she was able to convince.
No Olympia- is a difficult fact to Miriam Gössner. Then she went off the beaten track. Perhaps she even regain the self-consciousness by the photoshoot for Playboy magazine. Maybe her relationship with Felix Neureuther gives her new power to attack again. And step by step the way goes forward.
It's a long and hard section for Miriam Gössner. But still she struggles and maybe it works this winter. Then she could inspire viewers of the World Cup events with her fun-loving and friendly nature again.
Possibly she can give us and herself a proof that will, strength and even the most serious way, ultimately leading to the destination.
Let us follow her.