Young, motivated and athletic. The "next-generation in German Men´s Biathlon"
"Overtaking" the established biathletes as Arnd Pfeiffer, Andreas Birnbacher, Erik Lesser and Simon Schempp, it takes more than just youthful "recklessness" and insouciance.
But Benedikt Doll, Johannes Kühn and Michael Willeitner and some other athletes stalk closer to the performance and success of the "oldies".
Oberhof as the main training center and the cooperation with the local coach Mark Kirchner gives the 25 year old Benedikt Doll enormous upswing. With some top 10 results and 3 podiums he confirmed his place in the World Cup team in the past season. Particularly at the end of the season he was successful and could often log up the best German placement in individual competitions.
An impressive development of Benedikt Doll. Maybe he could succeed in the next step and he can probably convince again this winter?
Michael Willeitner and Johannes Kühn, two Bavarian on the way to the German top?
After Ricco Gross has left the German team as a coach, you meet those two from Team Germany B in training with the national coach Andreas Stitzl. As the two boys can benefit from the new situation, to work together with the established, we can be excited.
The 25-year-old Michael Willeitner could gain the sprint race at the last German Championships on roller skis. He feels well prepared, but he stops simultaneously the euphoria. "In winter, everything can look very different," said Willeitner.
The decision who still engaged in the World Cup team falls only at the national knockouts in Norway and in the subsequent competitions during the first IBU Cup races.
This could even mean for Johannes Kühn a place in the World Cup team. The 24-year-old is certainly also one, who is going to attack. He has some World Cup experience and so it also arouses our curiosity if he already manages to establish himself in the “upper house of biathletes” this year.
The cards are being reshuffled. Everyone has a chance. Maybe we'll see one or two "shooting stars". Whether Kühn, Doll, Willeitner or one of many other talents, each athlete brings excitement in the biathlon events.
Biathlon Online remains very close to it. Of course, we continue to pursue together with you who is going to become a rising stars.