ITALIAN star Dorothea Wierer stunned on the slopes of Pyeongchang this week.

The 27-year-old looked straight out of a James Bond film as she fired her rifle in the 10km biathlon.

 Italian biathlete Dorothea Wierer looked like a Bond Girl as she competed in Pyeongchang

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Italian biathlete Dorothea Wierer looked like a Bond Girl as she competed in Pyeongchang

Unfortunately for Wierer, who had entered the competition with an outside chance at a medal, she could only finish 15th – her performance hugely affected by five errors.

Skiing has been a massive part of the James Bond franchise, with six films featuring thrilling chases down slopes around the world.

The most famous Bond ski sequence ends with Roger Moore hurtling off the side of a mountain – before he pulls open a Union Jack parachute and the opening credits roll in The Spy Who Loved Me.

Wierer had entered the Games as one of the top biathletes in the world.

 The Italian could only finish 15th as she suffered from flu-like symptoms


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The Italian could only finish 15th as she suffered from flu-like symptoms
 The 27-year-old said she couldn't feel her finger when she pulled the trigger

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The 27-year-old said she couldn’t feel her finger when she pulled the trigger
 The biathlon sees athletes fire at targets in-between a cross-country ski

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The biathlon sees athletes fire at targets in-between a cross-country ski
Roger Moore as James Bond skis off the side of a mountain in The Spy Who Loved Me

She had dominated the junior circuit, winning five individual medals between 2008 and 2011.

At the Sochi Olympics, Wierer won a bronze in the relay, but then in the 10km pursuit in 2016 she won silver.

Speaking to the Italian media, Wierer revealed she was suffering from cold-like symptoms and found it difficult to shoot.

 Wierer has the looks of a Bond Girl

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Wierer has the looks of a Bond Girl
 She was born in the northern town of Bruneck, close to the Alps

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She was born in the northern town of Bruneck, close to the Alps
 Wierer dominated at youth level, winning five gold medals

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Wierer dominated at youth level, winning five gold medals
 She won a bronze in the mixed relay at the Sochi games four years ago

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She won a bronze in the mixed relay at the Sochi games four years ago
 Wierer also won a silver medal in the World Championships in Oslo in 2016

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Wierer also won a silver medal in the World Championships in Oslo in 2016
 Wierer practising her shooting

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Wierer practising her shooting
 Wierer said she was 'not fluid' in her performance

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Wierer said she was ‘not fluid’ in her performance

She said: “I really suffered from the cold.

“They are very difficult conditions but I in particular suffered.

“Everything is in pain and I almost have cramp. I am absolutely not fluid.

“I set off and I hadn’t warmed up properly and at the first polygon, I could no longer feel my fingers and I didn’t know if I was pulling the trigger or not.”





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