Ski racer Marcel Hirscher has announced his retirement. The 30-year-old announced the decision at a press conference in Salzburg.
Earlier it had become clear that Hirscher would end his career. For the press conference, among others, the "New York Times" and the US channel CNN had announced. The Austrian "Kronenzeitung" had reported on the resignation last Saturday.
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Hirscher won the Alpine Skiing World Cup for the eighth time in a row last March, earning two gold medals at the Olympics and seven at the World Championships in his career. With his triumph at the 2019 World Cup in Åre he set the gold record of the Austrian Toni Sailer.