It’s time to say goodbye again to a Salzburg winter sports enthusiast: after the brothers Julian and Tobias Eberhard, Christina Rieder, a biathlon ace, announced his retirement for the third time in just a few days.
“It’s time to say goodbye and trust the magic of new beginnings,” said Christina Rieder on Wednesday evening. “It’s time for me to end my career.” The Leoganger was part of the Austrian women’s team for many years and can look back on some great successes. In the 2014/15 season, for example, she won the individual ranking in the IBU Cup. It was the historically first crystal globe that a red-white-red biathlon lady was able to conquer.Rieder’s specialty was the individualIn 2012, the now 28-year-old was able to celebrate the bronze medal in the relay at the Junior World Championships in Kontiolahti. Three years later she added silver in the individual at the European Championships in Otepää. The 15 kilometers have always been the special discipline of the well-known strong shooter. “Chrissi” started 99 times in the World Cup, she achieved the best result in February 2020, when she finished seventh at the World Cup in Antholz – in the individual course, of course. For Salzburg’s biathlon it is the third resignation within a few days, but they had the two-time world championship medal winner Julian Eberhard and his brother and former European champion Tobias hung up their guns.