Training completed, quickly he comes down from the spinning bike and already we have him on the telephone handset. Benjamin Weger, the currently most successful Swiss biathlete. The World Champs in Oslo 2016, the highlight is imminent. Otherwise to the previous years, he presents himself shortly before the championships in top form.
„Last year I was successful during the World Cup phase, why should it not be reversed this time“, said the likeable Swiss.
And like almost everywhere in sports, top rankings are required that the status of Biathlon in Switzerland continues to grow. “Results help that Biathlon in Switzerland becomes yet more known. We are on the right track, to catch the popularity of alpine skier there is probably no way,“ Benjamin said. Rather, he is enthusiastic about the fact that the sport more and more also gets local fans.
The preparation for the highlight he performed at Lenzerheide almost in spring. Well, almost, the temperatures are even there partially vernal and beside the trail the snow misses, but the conditions at the stadium are great, he tells us.
After the step of the Olympic Qualifying for Vancover 2010, the question is not necessary if there is a different way than that of a professional athlete. He has only completed a part of his bank traineeship and also during the short time he has noticed, „That is not me.” He does not see himself as a clerk and he is with his job as a biathlete more than happy. „All around me have understood this step,“ Benjamin said.
He has found his own way and he goes it quite successful. It helps him to have a balance in addition to competitive sport. Benjamin has discovered fly fishing. „I can switch off well“, said the Swiss. Together with his friends he has leased a small lake in the mountains, where he likes to retreat and recharge his batteries for his tasks.
To the races at the World Championships in Oslo, he is confident. We must assume that he will present him in top form and who knows, maybe he can win even a medal. At the last World Cup in Presque Isle, he has demonstrated his rising form curve. So it is prepared for the Swiss Benni Weger. Off to Oslo.