Dorothea Wierer

Dorothea Wierer Corradini (Italian: [doroˈtɛːa ˈviːrer korraˈdiːni], German: [doʁoˈteːa ˈviːʁɐ]; born 3 April 1990) is an Italian biathlete competing in the Biathlon World Cup. Together with Karin Oberhofer, Dominik Windisch and Lukas Hofer she won a bronze medal in the Mixed relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea she won again the bronze medal in the Mixed relay with Lisa Vittozzi, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch. She is the 2019 mass start world champion, and 2020 individual and pursuit world champion.

Dorothea Wierer
Dorothea Wierer 2018 WCup Oberhof.jpg
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 30)
Bruneck, Italy
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubFiamme Gialle[1]
SkisRossignol
RifleAnschütz
World Cup debut2009
Olympic Games
Teams2 (2014, 2018)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams9 (20112020)
Medals10 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons12 (2008/09, 2010/11–)
Individual races220[a]
All races284[b]
Individual victories12[c]
All victories17
Individual podiums38[d]
All podiums57[e]
Overall titles2 (2018–19;2019-20)
Discipline titles4:
2 Individual (2015–16, 2020-21);
1 Pursuit (2018–19);
1 Mass Start (2019–20)
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 0 2
World Championships 3 4 3
Total 3 4 5
Women's biathlon
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi Mixed relay
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang Mixed relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Östersund 12.5 km mass start
Gold medal – first place 2020 Antholz 10 km pursuit
Gold medal – first place 2020 Antholz 15 km individual
Silver medal – second place 2016 Oslo 10 km pursuit
Silver medal – second place 2019 Östersund Single mixed relay
Silver medal – second place 2020 Antholz 12.5 km mass start
Silver medal – second place 2020 Antholz Mixed relay
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Nové Město 4×6 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Kontiolahti 4×6 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Östersund Mixed relay
Junior World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Nové Město 12.5 km individual
Gold medal – first place 2011 Nové Město 7.5 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 2011 Nové Město 10 km pursuit
Silver medal – second place 2011 Nové Město 3 × 6 km relay
Youth World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Ruhpolding 10 km individual
Gold medal – first place 2009 Canmore 7.5 km pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Ruhpolding 3 × 6 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Canmore 3 × 6 km relay
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Ridnaun 4×6 km relay
Updated on 24 January 2021.

CareerEdit

Wierer has won her first Biathlon World Championships medal placing third in the Women's relay together with Nicole Gontier, Michela Ponza and Karin Oberhofer[2] at the Biathlon World Championships 2013 in Nové Město na Moravě, which was the first ever medal for Italian women at the Biathlon World Championships. At the 2019 Championships in Östersund she won the Gold medal in the 12.5 km Mass Start, also a first for Italian women in Biathlon.[3] She has currently won 10 medals in total, including 3 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes.

At the start of the 2015–16 season, Wierer recorded the first win in her career in the Biathlon World Cup in Östersund and as of the end of 2019-20 season, Wierer has finished on the podium 35 times with 11 wins. She has also finished on the podium in 21 relays, including 5 victories. She has won the 2018–19 Overall World Cup (first Italian to do so, including men[4][5]). Wierer defended the overall title in the 2019–20 Season (the first to do since Magdalena Forsberg in 2001/02) and has also won 3 disciplines cup, the 2015–16 Individual World Cup, the 2018–19 Pursuit World Cup and the 2019–20 Mass Start World Cup.

In February 2019, Wierer was the third biathlete (after French Martin Fourcade and Marie Dorin Habert) to achieve a victory in every[A] biathlon discipline.[6]

RecordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

2 medals (2 bronze)

Wierer has won two medals from Olympic Games. In Sochi she won a bronze medal in the Mixed relay. In Pyeongchang she won another bronze medal in the same discipline, mixed relay.[7]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2014 Sochi DNS 6th 17th 26th 6th Bronze
  2018 Pyeongchang 7th 18th 15th 6th 9th Bronze
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World ChampionshipsEdit

10 medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay
  2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 28th 9th 21st 4th N/A
  2012 Ruhpolding 41st 61st 12th
  2013 Nové Město 58th 21st 30th Bronze 4th
  2015 Kontiolahti 4th 20th 9th 27th Bronze 7th
  2016 Oslo 8th 5th Silver 20th 7th 8th
  2017 Hochfilzen 16th 21st 10th 8th 5th 4th
  2019 Östersund 8th 10th 20th Gold Bronze Silver
  2020 Antholz-Anterselva Gold 7th Gold Silver 10th Silver 9th
  2021 Pokljuka 9th 20th 4th 8th 9th 6th 5th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.

Junior/Youth World ChampionshipsEdit

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
  2007 Martell 10th 16th 14th
  2008 Ruhpolding Gold 8th 21st Bronze
  2009 Canmore 7th 4th Gold Bronze
  2010 Torsby 6th 13th 11th
  2011 Nové Město Gold Gold Gold Silver

World CupEdit

Season Age Overall Sprint Pursuit Individual Mass start
Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position
2010/11 20 9/26 86 54th 5/10 30 58th 3/7 36 46th 0/4 1/5 20 40th
2011/12 21 16/26 5 91st 9/10 5 78th 4/8 3/3 0/5
2012/13 22 17/26 171 38th 9/10 63 40th 5/8 87 29th 3/3 21 39th 0/5
2013/14 23 21/22 399 16th 9/9 143 19th 7/8 141 17th 2/2 60 7th 3/3 55 20th
2014/15 24 22/25 745 7th 9/10 333 4th 6/7 214 5th 2/3 70 14th 5/5 128 13th
2015/16 25 25/25 944 3rd 9/9 327 3rd 8/8 348 2nd 3/3 154 1st 5/5 148 8th
2016/17 26 26/26 719 5th 9/9 246 8th 9/9 286 5th 3/3 45 23rd 5/5 156 5th
2017/18 27 22/22 681 5th 8/8 228 8th 7/7 264 4th 2/2 60 6th 5/5 131 11th
2018/19 28 25/25 904 1st 9/9 330 2nd 8/8 327 1st 3/3 89 7th 5/5 194 2nd
2019/20 29 21/21 793 1st 8/8 305 2nd 5/5 186 2nd 3/3 114 2nd 5/5 223 1st
2020/21 30 19/19 639 5th 7/7 182 8th 5/5 178 5th 3/3 103 1st 3/3 110 8th
*Updated as of 24 January 2021, all the point totals count the dropped results if there are any. Italic means season still on-going

Overall recordEdit

Result Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed
relay
Single
mixed
relay
Total
Individual events Team events All events
1st place 5 3 2 2 2 2 1 12 5 17
2nd place 0 5 7 2 2 3 1 14 6 20
3rd place 0 3 7 2 5 5 0 12 10 22
Podiums 5 11 16 6 9 10 2 38 21 59
Top 10 13 38 34 18 41 16 4 103 61 164
Points 21 76 62 39 48 16 4 198 68 266
Other 6 17 5 0 0 0 0 28 0 28
DNF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
DSQ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Starts 27 94 67 39 48 16 4 227 68 295
* Results in IBU World Cup races, Olympics and World Championships.
** Updated as of 24 January 2021.

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 12 victories (5 Individuals, 3 Sprints, 2 Pursuits, 2 Mass starts)
  • 38 podiums (5 Individuals, 11 Sprints, 16 Pursuits, 6 Mass starts)
No. Season Date Location Level Race Place
1 2013–14 8 March 2014   Pokljuka World Cup Pursuit 3rd
2 2014–15 7 December 2014   Östersund World Cup Pursuit 3rd
3 18 December 2014   Pokljuka World Cup Sprint 2nd
4 9 January 2015   Oberhof World Cup Sprint 2nd
5 2015–16 3 December 2015   Östersund World Cup Individual 1st
6 6 December 2015   Östersund World Cup Pursuit 2nd
7 9 January 2016   Ruhpolding World Cup Pursuit 3rd
8 14 January 2016   Ruhpolding World Cup Individual 1st
9 21 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva World Cup Sprint 2nd
10 23 January 2016   Antholz-Anterselva World Cup Pursuit 3rd
11 5 February 2016   Canmore World Cup Sprint 3rd
12 6 February 2016   Canmore World Cup Mass start 1st
13 6 March 2016   Oslo World Championships Pursuit 2nd
14 19 March 2016   Khanty-Mansiysk World Cup Pursuit 3rd
15 2016–17 4 December 2016   Östersund World Cup Pursuit 3rd
16 17 December 2016   Nové Město na Moravě World Cup Pursuit 2nd
17 18 December 2016   Nové Město na Moravě World Cup Mass start 3rd
18 2017–18 8 December 2017   Hochfilzen World Cup Sprint 3rd
19 6 January 2018   Oberhof World Cup Pursuit 2nd
20 11 January 2018   Ruhpolding World Cup Individual 1st
21 20 January 2018   Antholz-Anterselva World Cup Pursuit 2nd
22 2018–19 8 December 2018   Pokljuka World Cup Sprint 2nd
23 9 December 2018   Pokljuka World Cup Pursuit 2nd
24 13 December 2018   Hochfilzen World Cup Sprint 1st
25 15 December 2018   Hochfilzen World Cup Pursuit 3rd
26 22 December 2018   Nové Město na Moravě World Cup Pursuit 2nd
27 26 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva World Cup Pursuit 1st
28 17 March 2019   Östersund World Championships Mass start 1st
29 2019–20 1 December 2019   Östersund World Cup Sprint 1st
30 13 December 2019   Hochfilzen World Cup Sprint 1st
31 22 December 2019   Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand World Cup Mass start 2nd
32 15 January 2020   Ruhpolding World Cup Sprint 3rd
33 16 February 2020   Antholz-Anterselva World Championships Pursuit 1st
34 18 February 2020   Antholz-Anterselva World Championships Individual 1st
35 23 February 2020   Antholz-Anterselva World Championships Mass start 2nd
36 2020–21 28 November 2020   Kontiolahti World Cup Individual 1st
37 20 December 2020   Hochfilzen World Cup Mass start 3rd
38 14 January 2021   Oberhof World Cup Sprint 2nd
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.
*Bolded lines are medal races

Relay podiumsEdit

  • 5 victories (2 Women relays, 2 Mixed relays, 1 Single mixed relay)
  • 21 podiums (9 Women relays, 10 Mixed relays, 2 Single mixed relay)
No. Season Date Location Level Race Place Teammates
1 2012-13 15 February 2013   Nové Město na Moravě World Championships Women 4x6 km 3rd with Nicole Gontier, Michela Ponza and Karin Oberhofer
2 2013-14 19 February 2014   Sochi   Winter Olympic Games Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 3rd with Karin Oberhofer, Dominik Windisch and Lukas Hofer
3 2014-15 15 February 2015   Oslo World Cup Women 4x6 km 2nd with Nicole Gontier, Federica Sanfilippo and Karin Oberhofer
4 13 March 2015   Kontiolahti World Championships Women 4x6 km 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Karin Oberhofer and Nicole Gontier
5 2015-16 13 December 2015   Hochfilzen World Cup Women 4x6 km 1st with Lisa Vittozzi, Karin Oberhofer and Federica Sanfilippo
6 17 January 2016   Ruhpolding World Cup Women 4x6 km 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Karin Oberhofer and Alexia Runggaldier
7 7 February 2016   Canmore World Cup Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 2nd with Karin Oberhofer, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch
8 2016-17 27 November 2016   Östersund World Cup Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch
9 22 January 2017   Antholz-Anterselva World Cup Women 4x6 km 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Federica Sanfilippo and Alexia Runggaldier
10 2017-18 26 November 2017   Östersund World Cup Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 2nd with Lisa Vittozzi, Dominik Windisch and Lukas Hofer
11 13 January 2018   Ruhpolding World Cup Women 4x6 km 2nd with Lisa Vittozzi, Nicole Gontier and Federica Sanfilippo
12 20 February 2018   Pyeongchang   Winter Olympic Games Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch
13 10 March 2018   Kontiolahti World Cup Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 1st with Lisa Vittozzi, Dominik Windisch and Lukas Hofer
14 17 March 2018   Oslo World Cup Women 4x6 km 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Nicole Gontier and Federica Sanfilippo
15 2018-19 2 December 2018   Pokljuka World Cup Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch
16 16 December 2018   Hochfilzen World Cup Women 4x6 km 1st with Lisa Vittozzi, Alexia Runggaldier and Federica Sanfilippo
17 17 February 2019   Soldier Hollow World Cup Single Mixed (M-W) 1st with Lukas Hofer
18 7 March 2019   Östersund World Championships Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km (W-M) 3rd with Lisa Vittozzi, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch
19 14 March 2019   Östersund World Championships Single Mixed (W-M) 2nd with Lukas Hofer
20 2019-20 30 November 2019   Östersund World Cup Mixed 4x6 km (W-M) 1st with Lisa Vittozzi, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch
21 13 February 2020   Antholz-Anterselva World Championships Mixed 4x6 km (W-M) 2nd with Lisa Vittozzi, Lukas Hofer and Dominik Windisch
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.
*Bolded lines are medal races

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This means every discipline at the World Cup / World Championships level as of the 2018–19 season; this includes Individual, Sprint, Pursuit, Mass Start, Women's Relay, Mixed Relay, and Single Mixed Relay. Later at the 2019 World Championships Johannes Thingnes Bø achieved the same feature. Ole Einar Bjørndalen has also won in 7 different disciplines at the World Cup / World Championships level (Individual, Sprint, Pursuit, Mass Start, Men's Relay, Mixed Relay, and the Team event which has not been raced since 1998); however, he never competed in a Single Mixed Relay during the later stages of his career. Halvard Hanevold also won in the same disciplines and retired before the introduction of Single Mixed Relay in 2015.

Notes about WC results

During Wierer career, all World Championships results counted for the World Cup of that season. Olympic Winter Games results did not.

  1. ^ Including races at the Biathlon WCH that were part of the WC, 7 races at OWG not counted
  2. ^ Including races at the Biathlon WCH that were part of the WC, 11 races at OWG not counted
  3. ^ Including 3 wins at the Biathlon WCH that were part of the WC
  4. ^ Including 5 podiums at the Biathlon WCH that were part of the WC
  5. ^ Including 10 podiums at the Biathlon WCH that were part of the WC, 2 podiums at OWG not counted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sport invernali statistiche Olimpiadi" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Tora Pulls Norway to Relay Gold". Biathlonworld.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Runaway Mass Start Win: IBU WCH Gold to Dorothea Wierer". biathlonworld.com. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ "The Crystal Quest: Johannes and Doro". biathlonworld.com. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Dorothea Wierer – Women on the rise". biathlonworld.com. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Italy's Hofer/Wierer Duo Capture Soldier Hollow Single Mixed Relay". biathlonworld.com. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  7. ^ "France Wins Gold Medal for Biathlon Olympics 2018 Mixed Relay". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.

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