Bronze Medalist Karin Oberhofer Shares Her Spectacular Journey To The Olympics!

Karin Oberhofer is an Italian biathlete. She competes in the Biathlon World Cup. Oberhofer has won a bronze medal at the Biathlon World Championships 2013 (4×6 km relay). She also competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Together with Dorothea Wierer, Dominik Windisch and Lukas Hofer she won a bronze medal in the Mixed relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia.

Karin Oberhofer
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Ms. Namita Nayyar:

You are a world reknown biathlete having reached the pinnacle of success by competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics and winning a bronze medal in the Mixed relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Walk us through this spectacular journey and tell us how it all began?

Ms. Karin Oberhofer:

My father was in a wheelchair and took part in Paralympics and World Championships. My parents loved sport. I started to do cross-country skiing and then I decided to start with biathlon very late at the age of 17 when I was at school at the Sportoberschule.

I trained very hard always with joy, I never gave up even after difficult moments and my approach is always to improve every year. At the beginning I didn’t think that I would reach so much important results, participate in so many World Cups or win so many medals.

I am grateful to have had so many unforgettable moments in Biathlon.

Ms. Namita Nayyar:

Introduce us to a day in your life, preparing for the Olympics.

Karin Oberhofer

Ms. Karin Oberhofer:

To prepare the Olympic Games I have to train very very hard for many years. Every day I have to work on myself, improve my preparation and technique (skiing and shooting technique).

A training day looks like this:
Healthy breakfast: wholemeal bread, muesli, fruit, nuts
Training: Running and shooting from about 8.00 to 12.00
Lunch: Carbohydrate, e.g. whole corn noodle or rice with vegetables
Lunch break: Relax, Short noon sleep
Training: 15.00-18.00 training, swimming, walking, cycling etc.
(After training fruit as a snack)
Dinner: proteins, e.g. Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables
In the evening, stretching exercises, video analysis of the training day, yoga, mental training.

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