Philipp Nawrath is part of the German Olympic squad in biathlon. For the native Bavarian, this status means one thing above all: less pressure.
Philipp Nawrath can look back on his best biathlon season. Last winter, the 29-year-old finished 18th in the overall World Cup. In addition, Nawrath has finally achieved Olympic squad status.
“In all likelihood, I’m seeded for the World Cup. In previous years I had to qualify internally,” explained the winter sportsman in an interview with “chiemgau24“The importance of the promotion. “There was already a lot of pressure on me in the summer. I don’t have that anymore and can already focus my preparation on the start of the season in Kontiolahti,” added Nawrath.
Overall, the DSV athlete looks back with satisfaction on the past season. “In terms of running, I made a big step forward, ran in the top ten four times, was on the podium with the relay and was allowed to take part in the Olympic Games for the first time,” explained Nawrath.
Nawrath is looking forward to the Biathlon World Cup
At the same time, the biathlon professional, as his personal biggest critic, identified points with which he is not yet satisfied.
“There were a few races where you could have gone even further. There were nuances missing, which was annoying at the right moments. Standing was often the decisive factor here, I definitely want my record in standing to be in the improve next season,” said Nawrath.
The 29-year-old would like to cut a good figure at the Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof next winter. “I will work towards that. Overall, I want to be more consistent and, as already mentioned, improve my shooting performance,” said Nawrath, who initially wants to start at the Summer World Championships in Ruhpolding.