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Winter sports sensation: ski ace suddenly ends career - Neureuther "shocked"

2020-09-02T09:48:45.355Z

This is a real hammer in skiing: A German Olympic champion has announced her resignation on social networks.



This is a real hammer in skiing: A German Olympic champion has announced her resignation on social networks.

  • Ski ace

    Viktoria Rebensburg

    has ended her career.

  • The

    Olympic champion

    announced this on September 1st via social networks.

  • In an emotional Instagram message, she said goodbye.

Kreuth - A heroine of German winter sports * puts an end: Olympic ski champion

Viktoria Rebensburg

ends her career surprisingly.

The 2010 Olympic champion in giant slalom announced her decision on Tuesday in the social networks.

She has noticed in the past weeks and months that she can no longer achieve her top level, she said in a video message.

Germany's best female ski racer

also

won bronze

in her specialty at the

2014 Olympic Games

and silver at the 2015 and 2019 World Championships.

In the World Cup she won 19 races and three times the Giant Slalom World Cup (2011, 2012, 2018).

Viktoria Rebensburg: Olympic ski champion announces sudden career end

Rebensburg

informed her fans on

Instagram

: “Today is definitely not an easy day for me, because I have decided to end my career after 13 years with immediate effect.

I made this decision with a heavy heart and after careful consideration in the last few weeks.

After my injury in spring and the past two months in snow training, I noticed that I was no longer able to achieve my absolute top level. "

Rebensburg

always had the ambition and the incentive to take part in victories - "and get excited on the slopes".

But now she has the feeling that she can no longer live up to it.

It is now a very difficult, but inevitable decision.

"With the memory of my last race weekend in Garmisch and the victory on the downhill, it is a great time to leave the winter sports stage."

Check out this post on Instagram

Hello dear friends & fans, Today is definitely not an easy day for me, because I have decided to end my career after 13 years with immediate effect.

I made this decision with a heavy heart and after careful consideration in the last few weeks.

After my injury in spring & the past two months in snow training, I noticed that I was no longer able to achieve my absolute top level.

From an early age it has always been my aspiration & incentive to race victories & to inspire you on the slopes.

Since I now have the feeling that I can no longer do justice to this, this is a very difficult decision, but for me it is inevitable.

With the memory of my last race weekend in Garmisch & the victory on the downhill, it is a great time to leave the winter sports stage.

I would like to thank my family, friends & fans as well as @dsv_alpin with all trainers, supervisors & my partners for the wonderful time & the years of support.

My thanks also go to my fellow skiers & all the people I have met in the World Cup in recent years.

I'm sure we'll meet again soon, Your Vicky Hello dear friends & fans, Today is certainly not an easy day for me, as I have decided to end my career with immediate effect after 13 years.

I made this decision with a heavy heart & after much consideration over the last few weeks.

After my injury in spring & the past two months of snow training, I realized that I would no longer be able to reach my absolute top level.

From a very young age, it has always been my ambition & incentive to compete for success & to inspire you on the slopes.

But now that I have the feeling that I can no longer live up to this, this is a very difficult but inevitable decision for me.

With the memory of my last race weekend in Garmisch and the victory in the downhill, it is a nice time to leave the winter sports stage.

I would like to thank my family, friends & fans as well as the @dsv_alpin with all its coaches, supporters & partners for the wonderful time and the support.

Vicky

A post shared by Viktoria Rebensburg (@viktoria_rebensburg) on ​​Sep 1, 2020 at 4:12 am PDT

Her thanks go to her family, the fans and of course the DSV team with all coaches, supervisors and partners.

And: "My thanks also go to my ski colleagues and all the people I have met in the World Cup over the past few years."

Viktoria Rebensburg: ski ace ends career - Felix Neureuther shocked

With the departure of

Viktoria Rebensburg,

the ranks of German winter sports heroes continue to shrink. With Felix Neureuther, a ski ace had only ended his career in early 2019. The slalom expert told the dpa: “This is a huge cut for German ski racing. I have to say, I was shocked when I heard of her resignation. ”

Neureuther

also quickly commented on Rebensburg's video on Instagram. He wrote: “Dear Vicky, thank you for the many moments that I was able to share with you! You will always have a huge place in our hearts! See you soon. ”

Maria Höfl-Riesch also

congratulated

Rebensburg

on a great career and said dryly:“ Welcome to the club. ” 

(Akl with sid) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

Source: merkur

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