Published: Mar 9, 10:59a ET
Updated: Mar 9, 10:59a ET

Germany's Wilhelm to retire

Wilhelm, 33 years old, happy with accomplishments and set to make way for younger skiers

BERLIN (AP) -- Three-time Olympic biathlon gold medalist Kati Wilhelm has announced she will retire at the end of the season.

Wilhelm was part of the German relay team that won bronze at the Vancouver Olympics.

The 33-year-old said Tuesday that it's time to make way for younger athletes, noting she's "achieved everything there is to achieve."

Wilhelm started as a cross country skier, then switched to biathlon in 1999.

She won gold medals in the sprint and relay at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 and in the pursuit in Turin four years later.

Wilhelm also was the overall World Cup champion in 2006.


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