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AFP
March 26, 2020

Super-G medallist Tina Weirather retires

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AFP
March 26, 2020

PARIS: Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather, a world and Olympic medallist in the super-G, announced Wednesday she had hung up her ski boots for the final time, at the age of 30.

“Retirement - Everything has an end (except the sausage has two????),” she said on social media. “As of today, I’m officially retired and a pensioner. It was a thrilling ride, an adventure of a lifetime.

“Everything I am today, I am because of skiing. 15 years after my first World Cup race, I can say with no regrets that I’ve given it my all.” Weirather was born into skiing aristocracy: her mother is Hanni Wenzel, a double Olympic champion, and father Harti Weirather, a world champion skiing for Austria. Her uncle Andreas was a World Cup winner and two-time Olympic medallist.

Weirather herself won super-G bronze at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, having claimed world silver at St Moritz the previous year. She also won the World Cup super-G titles in 2017 and 2018, having won nine races and made 41 podiums on the elite skiing circuit during her career.