Biathlon world champ Neuner calls it quits

Biathlon world champ Neuner calls it quits

KHANTY MANSIYSK - Agence France-Presse
Biathlon world champ Neuner calls it quits

Neuner reacts on the finish of the 12.5 km mass start event yesterday.

Germany’s Magdalena Neuner retired from biathlon with her third World Cup overall title yesterday when Darya Domracheva of Belarus won the final race of the season to claim the mass start trophy.

Nuener could only finish sixth in the 12.5 km mass start event, finishing 56 seconds behind Domracheva whose victory secured her the mass start crown with a nine-point cushion on Norwegian rival Tora Berger.

Domracheva clocked a winning time of 39min 01.4sec despite three mistakes at the shooting range, with Berger at 10sec back with one mistake. 

With 250 points over the course of the season for the mass start, Domracherva takes the World Cup globe for the discipline.

She also finished runner-up to Neuner in the overall race as the German added to her crowns of 2008 and 2010. Neuner finished the season on a total of 1216 pts, 28 more than Domracheva .
Considered the most successful women’s biathlete in history, Neuner - an 11-time world champion - has retired at the age of 25.