Head 2 Head
Since their first edition in 2012, Youth Olympic Games (YOG) have proved an important step...
Germany's Roman Rees and Franziska Preuss fought back to close just outside of the podium ...
Franziska Preuss came to biathlon as a huge talent after a junior career where she won IBU YJWCH medals and dominated the 2012 Youth Olympic Games with three Gold medals and one Silver medal. Her junior success earned her spot on Germany’s World Cup squad. The year after making her OWG debut in Sochi, Preuss found her footing in the BMW IBU World Cup, with her first-ever World Cup podium coming in the 2015 Ruhpolding mass start. She added two more podiums in Kontiolahti IBU World Championships (2nd mass start) and Khanty Mansiysk (3rd pursuit) that pushed her to 9th in the World Cup Total Score. Her first-ever World Cup win also came four years later also at home in Ruhpolding, where she shot clean to win the mass start. In the 2019/20 season, Preuss added two more World Cup podiums plus a consistent string of top 10 results to her resume, pushing her to a personal best sixth place in the World Cup Total Score.
Preuss is well known for her shooting ability, especially in prone where she usually closes about 93% of her targets.