Born in Brunico on 3 April 1990, Dorothea Wierer now lives in Ziano di Fiemme with her husband Stefano Corradini. After joining the national team set-up in 2007, she became the first Italian woman to win gold at the Biathlon Junior World Championships 2008 in Germany. Wierer made her World Cup debut at the sprint in Oberhof in 2009. She won three golds at the Junior World Championships in Nove Mesto in 2011, winning the bronze in the relay at the senior World Championships in Nove Mesto in 2013. She won the bronze in the mixed relay at the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014, finishing sixth in the sprint and in the women’s relay, 17th in the pursuit and 25th in the mass start. On 8 March 2014, she secured her first podium finish at the World Cup (bronze) and has now racked up a total of seven wins and 39 podium finishes. Wierer won the bronze medal in the women’s relay at the 2015 World Championships in Kontiolahti, following this up with her first World Cup win in the individual in Ostersund on 3 December 2015. A first individual medal at the World Cup followed in Holmenkollen in 2016, a silver in the pursuit, while 2016 also saw Wierer win the Individual category of the World Cup. At the Pyeongchang Olympic Games in 2018, Wierer won bronze in the mixed relay and finished seventh in the individual and sixth in the mass start. The following year, at the 2019 World Championships in Ostersund, she became the first Italian woman to win the gold in the mass start, in addition to winning the silver medal in the single mixed relay with Lukas Hofer and the bronze in the mixed relay. At the end of the season, she became the first Italian woman to win the World Cup outright.