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London 2012 Olympics: Ole Bischof won a silver medal in the under 81kg weight category
London Ole Bischof could again rejoice in silver, six weeks later, the judo gold medalist finished at the age of 33, his career. "With the silver medal for me full circle. I'm ready for a new chapter," said Bishof. This new chapter begins for him in October in Hamburg. Bishof there will start a second career as an economist, working for the renowned audit and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
"I have operated for over 15 years competitive sports, and for the last four years have been very debilitating. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, I was 36th why now is the best time to withdraw to and try something new," said Bishof. When PwC economists studied the future will take care of large enterprises in the export business. "The company has promised me that I have to learn a lot. Thus have got me," said Bishof.
His greatest success with the bishop celebrated winning the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, when he saw the South Koreans Kim Jae-Bum in the class mastered to 81 kilograms. "For me this was the absolute worst., The moment in which I had achieved everything in my sport., The silver medal is nothing but the by," said Bishof.
London defeated the native Reutlinger end of July in the finals while the South Koreans, but will be assigned by the second Olympic medal since the title of the most successful German judoka with former national coach Frank Wieneke.
Although the bishof judo now time being back is turned, he will not rule out a future career as a coach or official. "I can well imagine, however, in at least two years," he said. This news should please even the German Judo Federation, the resignation was for Bishof understanding. "That one at the age of 33 years and after so many successes is thinking about quitting is for me to understand," said press officer Birgit Arendt.