Feb 24, 2014

After Suicide - Winter sports stars mourn Julia Pieper

 Julia Pieper

She stood at the beginning of her career, had her whole life ahead of her. But what hardly anyone knew Biathlon young talent Julia Pieper († 19) had mental problems. Her life took a tragic and much too early end when they shot himself in the past week with their own biathlon rifle. The news of her death shocked the sports world.

DSV spokesman Stefan Schwarzbach told
T-Online.de": "We are very sad The German biathlon team has received the news with great consternation.
On 16 February, the corpse Pieper was found in her parents' house in her hometown Winterberg. A third party negligence precludes the police. The German Ski Federation said in a statement:
 Her sudden death leaves a deep sadness Our thoughts at this difficult time for her family and friends.
Julia Pieper colleagues in Sochi, including Laura Dahl Meier, 20, and Franziska Preuss, 19, who had trained for years with her, to even before the mass start race last Tuesday 18 February have been informed of her death.