German ex-champion Preuß to miss home biathlon world championships

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Former relay champion Franziska Preuß has ended her biathlon season early and will miss next month’s world championships on home snow in Oberhof, Germany. The 28-year-old Bavarian has battled infection and injury for months but ruled out retiring. “In my current state, I am simply not in a position to deliver the performances that would be necessary to help our team at the World Championships in Oberhof,” Preuß said in a statement on Monday. “If I want to continue my competitive sports career at the world-class level again, and I want to do that 100%, I have to listen to my body now and do eve…

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