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.

Dorothea Wierer
Dorothea Wierer 2018 WCup Oberhof.jpg
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 29)
Bruneck, Italy
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubG.S. Fiamme Gialle
SkisRossignol
RifleAnschütz
World Cup debut2009
Olympic Games
Teams2 (2014, 2018)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams9 (20112020)
Medals10 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons9 (2010/11–)
Individual races205[a]
All races264[b]
Individual victories11[c]
All victories16
Individual podiums35[d]
All podiums54[e]
Overall titles2 (2018–19;2019-20)
Discipline titles3:
1 Individual (2015–16);
1 Pursuit (2018–19);
1 Mass Start (2019–20)
Updated on 14 March 2020.

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[1] 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[2]. 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[3][4]). 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.[5]

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.[6]

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
*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
  2009 Canmore 7th 4th Gold
  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
*Updated as of 30 March 2020, all the point totals count the dropped results if there are any.

Overall recordEdit

Result Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed
relay
Single
mixed
relay
Total
Individual events Team events All events
1st place 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 11 5 16
2nd place 0 4 7 2 2 3 1 13 6 19
3rd place 0 3 7 1 5 5 0 11 10 21
Podiums 4 10 16 5 9 10 2 35 21 56
Top 10 11 35 31 16 38 16 3 93 57 150
Points 19 70 58 36 44 16 3 183 63 246
Other 6 17 5 - - - - 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 25 88 63 36 44 16 3 212 63 275
* Results in IBU World Cup races, Olympics and World Championships.
** Updated as of 14 March 2020.

Individual victoriesEdit

11 victories (3 Sp, 2 Pu, 4 In, 2 MS)

No. Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 2015/16 3 December 2015   Östersund, Sweden 15 km Individual World Cup
2 14 January 2016   Ruhpolding, Germany 15 km Individual World Cup
3 6 February 2016   Canmore, Canada 12.5 km Mass Start World Cup
4 2017/18 11 January 2018   Ruhpolding, Germany 15 km Individual World Cup
5 2018/19 13 December 2018   Hochfilzen, Austria 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
6 26 January 2019   Antholz-Anterselva, Italy 10 km Pursuit World Cup
7 17 March 2019   Östersund, Sweden 12.5 km Mass Start World Championships
8 2019/20 1 December 2019   Östersund, Sweden 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
9 13 December 2019   Hochfilzen, Austria 7.5 km Sprint World Cup
10 16 February 2020   Antholz-Anterselva, Italy 10 km Pursuit World Championships
11 18 February 2020   Antholz-Anterselva, Italy 15 km Individual World Championships
*Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Individual podiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Placement
2013–14   Pokljuka Pursuit 3rd
2014–15   Östersund Pursuit 3rd
2014–15   Pokljuka Sprint 2nd
2014–15   Oberhof Sprint 2nd
2015–16   Östersund Individual 1st
2015–16   Östersund Pursuit 2nd
2015–16   Ruhpolding Pursuit 3rd
2015–16   Ruhpolding Individual 1st
2015–16   Antholz-Anterselva Sprint 2nd
2015–16   Antholz-Anterselva Pursuit 3rd
2015–16   Canmore Sprint 3rd
2015–16   Canmore Mass Start 1st
2015–16   Oslo Pursuit 2nd
2015–16   Khanty-Mansiysk Pursuit 3rd
2016–17   Östersund Pursuit 3rd
2016–17   Nové Město na Moravě Pursuit 2nd
2016–17   Nové Město na Moravě Mass Start 3rd
2017–18   Hochfilzen Sprint 3rd
2017–18   Oberhof Pursuit 2nd
2017–18   Ruhpolding Individual 1st
2017–18   Antholz-Anterselva Pursuit 2nd
2018–19   Pokljuka Sprint 2nd
2018–19   Pokljuka Pursuit 2nd
2018–19   Hochfilzen Sprint 1st
2018–19   Hochfilzen Pursuit 3rd
2018–19   Nové Město na Moravě Pursuit 2nd
2018–19   Antholz-Anterselva Pursuit 1st
2018–19   Östersund Mass start 1st
2019–20   Östersund Sprint 1st
2019–20   Hochfilzen Sprint 1st
2019–20   Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand Mass start 2nd
2019–20   Ruhpolding Sprint 3rd
2019–20   Antholz-Anterselva Pursuit 1st
2019–20   Antholz-Anterselva Individual 1st
2019–20   Antholz-Anterselva Mass start 2nd

Relay victoriesEdit

No. Season Date Location Discipline Level Teammates
1 2015/16 13 December 2015   Hochfilzen, Austria Women 4x6 Km Relay World Cup with Lisa Vittozzi, Karin Oberhofer and Federica Sanfilippo
2 2017/18 10 March 2018   Kontiolahti, Finland Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km Relay (W-M) World Cup with Lisa Vittozzi, Dominik Windisch and Lukas Hofer
3 2018/19 16 December 2018   Hochfilzen, Austria Women 4x6 Km Relay World Cup with Lisa Vittozzi, Alexia Runggaldier and Federica Sanfilippo
4 17 February 2019   Soldier Hollow, United States Single Mixed Relay (M-W) World Cup with Lukas Hofer
5 2019/20 30 November 2019   Östersund, Sweden Mixed 4x6 Km Relay (W-M) World Cup 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.

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

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