Franziska Preuß: German biathlete, World Championship Gold Medalist tells her Success Story

By | October 28, 2020
Franziska Preuß

Franziska Preuß is a German biathlete. Franziska Preuss was born in Wasserburg am Inn, Germany. She is an invaluable member of the German national team since 23 January 2014. Preuss showed her talent at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics held in Innsbruck. She claimed medals in all disciplines with a total of 3 gold in the sprint, pursuit, relay and mixed relay and one silver in the pursuit.

In the year, 2013 during the Junior World Championships once again Preuss demonstrated her potential. She won 3 medals – one gold with the relay team and 2 bronze in the Individual and pursuit. The European Championships in Bansko were another event from which Franziska claimed 2 medals – one gold in the relay and one silver in the pursuit.

The 2014-2015 seasons were a tremendous success for the young biathlete. She had good results and twice 2nd places in Ruhpolding and at the World Championships in Kontiolahti, Franziska Preuss proudly took the small crystal globe for the most prestigious biathlon discipline – the mass start. She made 3rd place in another very dynamic race – the 10 km pursuit in Khanty-Mansyisk that season. As for her performance at the World Championships in Kontiolahti, Preuss claimed 2 medals – a gold in the relay and the silver in the mass start.

During the 2015-2016 season Preuss was very consistent. She finished twice at number 5 in the pursuits in Pokljuka and Khanty-Mansyisk. Also 3 times 6th in the sprints in Khanty-Mansyisk and Canmore, and in the pursuit during the World Championships in Holmenkollen. Franziska Preuss won 2 medals at the World Championships in Holmenkollen in 2016 – one silver in the relay and one bronze in the mixed relay.

Franziska Preuß
Photo Credit: NordicFocus

Medal  Record

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World Championships

Gold medal – first place2015 Kontiolahti4 x 6 km relay
Silver medal – second place2015 Kontiolahti12.5 km mass start
Silver medal – second place2016 OsloMixed relay
Silver medal – second place2020 Antholz4 x 6 km relay
Silver medal – second place2020 AntholzSingle mixed relay
Bronze medal – third place2016 Oslo4 × 6 km relay

European Championships

Gold medal – first place2013 BanskoRelay
Silver medal – second place2013 BanskoPursuit

Winter Youth Olympics

Gold medal – first place2012 InnsbruckSprint
Gold medal – first place2012 InnsbruckMixed Relay
Gold medal – first place2012 InnsbruckBiathlon/Cross-Country Relay
Silver medal – second place2012 InnsbruckPursuit

Biathlon Junior World Championships

Gold medal – first place2013 ObertilliachRelay
Bronze medal – third place2013 ObertilliachPursuit
Bronze medal – third place2013 ObertilliachIndividual

Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar did a candid interview with Franziska Preuß, a German biathlete World Champion 1X Gold, 4X Silver and 1X Bronze Medalist where she talks about her workout, diet, hair & skin care, and her success story.

Namita Nayyar:

You started your first world cup races in the 2013-14-season after winning two medals at the European Championships, three medals at the Junior World Championships, and three gold medals at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics. Walk us through your spectacular journey and share what appeals to you the most about the sport? Also, when did it strike that you wanted to take up this sport as a career option?

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Franziska Preuß:

I was a big fan from Biathlon and from all the German athletes when I was a child. I got a voucher for the Biathlon camp Fritz Fischer (Biathlon for everyone)“ from my parents to my 15th birthday to try biathlon and I loved it! It made so much fun to me. Than I started Biathlon when I was 16 years old.

My parents’ house is approximately 1 hour by car away from Ruhpolding. So it was not so easy to combine the sport and the school. The school was also very important for me and also for my parents of course. So the compromise was, when I’ am able to manage the school, my parents will drive me 3 times a week for

Training to Ruhpolding. It was a intensive time for me to do both well. But the sport made a lot of fun, especially to see the improvement I achieved. Every training I got more hits and I run a little bit faster and so this special feeling to combine these two fascinating disciplines never left me and I always wanted to be as good as possible. When I was in my final school year, this feeling was still so dominating, that I decided to continue with Biathlon as a pro athlete. This decision I never repented and I’m so happy and thankful that I can do the sport I love every day!

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