Miriam Gossner

Back Injury Forces Gössner to Abandon Sochi Olympics

German skier and biathlete Miriam Gössner, who had a strong 2013 campaign with three World Cup biathlon wins and a near-podium at FIS Cross Country World Championships, has been unable to come back from four fractured vertebrae sustained in a bike crash in Norway in May. She announced in a press conference on Friday that she is ending her season.

Biathlon Preview, Part I: The Big Four

Norway, Russia, Germany, France: it's hard to see a biathlon race where these guys aren't on the podium. Here's what you need to know about the biggest teams going into the 2013-2014 season - injury updates, shooting problems, psychological battles, promising juniors, team-naming squabbles. Read on.

Looking For Something New After Disappointing World Champs, Biathletes Hit Top 15 in Val di Fiemme

Miriam Gössner of Germany got lots of attention when the biathlete finished fourth in Tuesday's 10 k skate, just half a second from the podium - but she wasn't alone in making the jump between sports. Friends Kaisa Makarainen of Finland and Selina Gasparin of Switzerland also acquitted themselves well, and offered light-hearted insight on the difference between the sports.

Johaug Tops the Queen, Bests Bjørgen in World Championships 10 k Skate

Marit Bjørgen's not unbeatable, but she's a pretty tough nut to crack. Therese Johaug proved its possible in a 10 k freestyle, winning the individual start on Tuesday for her second individual gold at World Championships. Yulia Tchekaleva broke through for Russia in third, German biathlete Miriam Gössner just missed a medal in fourth and American Liz Stephen captured fifth.

Flatland’s World Cup Return Paves Way for Norwegian Relay Victory over Near-Flawless Russians

Norway already had a winning women's relay team, but the addition of Ann-Kristin Flatland, a former World Cup winner who took last season off to have a baby, only made them more dominant. The Norwegians collected a 54-second victory over Russia, even though their rivals used only a single spare round to clean their 40 targets. The U.S. was 13th and Canada 14th.

Soukalova Surprises With Pokljuka Sprint Win

Taking herself, her coaches and the biathlon world completely by surprise, 23-year-old Gabriella Soukalova (CZE) won the 7.5 k sprint in Pokljuka, Slovenia, on Friday. The win is her first ever on the World Cup; prior to this she had only one top-ten on her record. Second place went to Miriam Gössner (GER) and third to Nadezhda Skardino (BLR).

German Women Take Gold in World Championships Relay, Giving Thousands of Vocal Spectators What They Asked For

RUHPOLDING, Germany – Right from the start of the 4 x 6 k relay here at World Championships, the German women made it clear that they were going to give their fans a show – and, most likely, the gold medal that they so vocally craved. Tina Bachmann, a lithe, six-foot-tall 25-year-old, put the field on notice when she turned in the fastest first-leg time, making up for the single spare round she used to...