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He wants to study and becomes a dad: Traunstein bronze hero ends his career


At the Nordic World Ski Championships two weeks ago he had the greatest success of his career. Now Jonas Dobler (SC Traunstein) puts the cross-country skis in the basement.

At the Nordic World Ski Championships two weeks ago he had the greatest success of his career.

Now Jonas Dobler (SC Traunstein) puts the cross-country skis in the basement.

Traunstein - You should stop when it's most beautiful.

Jonas Dobler thought the same thing recently.

At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica, Dobler, cross-country skier from SC Traunstein, sensationally won the bronze medal in the relay together with Albert Kuchler, Janosch Brugger and final runner Friedrich Moch.

The greatest triumph of his career.

And at the same time the highlight at the end: "It can't be nicer than hanging up my skis with the greatest success of my career," Dobler explained in a statement to the German Ski Association (DSV).

The 31-year-old ended his career after the World Cup races in Oslo (March 11-12).

Jonas Dobler

Born on May 4, 1991 (Age: 31 years) in Traunstein

Club: SC Traunstein

In the cross-country skiing world cup from December 2011 to March 2023

Career highlight: World Championship bronze with the 2023 season

Jonas Dobler is retiring - after more than ten years in the World Cup

"In the last few months I have decided that I will retire from competitive sports," Dobler said in his statement.

“I really enjoyed the last year of training and competition.

I am very grateful that I was able to go my own individual way.

I felt like I got everything out of myself and put it on the scales.” Dobler took part in the cross-country skiing World Cup for more than ten years.

The man from Traunstein started in a total of 161 individual races.

The Bavarian made his debut in December 2011 in Rogla, Slovenia.

In the 2019/20 season, the 31-year-old achieved his first top ten result in the World Cup.

Dobler finished tenth in the 15km freestyle race in Davos, Switzerland.

So now it's over for him with competitive winter sports.

At the legendary Oslo Holmenkollen, the cradle of Nordic skiing, Dobler left the World Cup stage with a sense of nostalgia.

"I enjoyed every minute," the cross-country skier later wrote on social media.

But the Traunsteiner is also looking forward to a new chapter in his life.

Video: After the men's bronze coup: The women's cross-country relay also wins a medal in Planica

After the end of his career: a new phase of life begins for Jonas Dobler, both professionally and privately

The cross-country skier faces new challenges.

In the fall, Dobler would like to start a dual course of study for higher service at customs.

And things will soon change for Dobler in his private life too: he and his wife Carla will soon be parents for the first time.

"Thus, a new phase of life begins twice over, which I'm really looking forward to," said Dobler.

"There couldn't have been a better time for a new chapter."

The German cross-country team will miss the Upper Bavarian.

"We will miss Jonas as an athlete but first and foremost as a person and wish him all the best for his life and career," said Andreas Schlütter, sporting director of cross-country skiing at DSV.

Above all, Schlütter emphasized Dobler's importance for the team competitions: "In the relay competitions he was always an important support and, as recently seen in Planica, a constant." (



Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2023-03-21

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