Sabrina Buchholz Retires
|02.05.2012, Oberhof / IBU Info Dept TO|
|Lack of Motivation|
|Germany’s Sabrina Buchholz today announced her retirement from biathlon. She said that she did not have enough motivation left to continue. The biggest success of her career was the World Championship title in 2008 in Östersund, Sweden as part of the winning mixed relay team.|
In recent years, she fought to qualify for the German World Cup team but missed the home World Championships in Ruhpolding, just like when she had missed the 2004 World Championships in her home town of Oberhof.
World Junior Champion
The 32-year-old Buchholz won three Junior World Championship titles at Hochfilzen in 2000, in the sprint, pursuit and relay. She also won the Silver medal in the individual competition that year. Her first start in a World Cup competition in the 2000-01 season was a promising ninth place in the sprint. She achieved her best result in the World Cup Total Score in the 2007-08 season, when she finished 18th, the same season that she won the World Championship Gold. However, she never made it all the way to the top in the World Cup, and found herself starting at IBU Cups in the past few years. There, she won the IBU Cup Total Score and Sprint Score in the 2009-10 season.
After ending her biathlon career Buchholz hopes to become a sports teacher for the German Police.