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Gregor Schlierenzauer retired. “I feel like it’s the right time”

Figure skater nicknamed Gregor Schlierenzauer, winner of the record for World Cup events – 53, has announced his retirement. “It is not an easy decision, but I feel this is the time to make it,” the 31-year-old Austrian wrote on his blog.

“Snowboarding has given me so much fun and so much experience. It was a unique and emotionally exciting journey Now it will be different” – I acknowledge.

All previous winter Schlierenzauer He scored only eight points in the World Cup. A knee injury in February kept him out of the rest of the tournament. in May He did not succeed in joining the national team for the next season.

The past few months have been challenging for me on the positive side. Thanks to the broken injury I had enough time and distance To come to terms with the past and find out who I am now. Ending your career is not an easy decision, but I feel this is the time to take it – confirmed.

The Austrian is the conqueror two crystal balls (2008/09 and 2012/2013) for first place in the World Cup overall standings. He has a proven track record Four Olympic medals Gold (Vancouver 2010) and silver (Sochi 2014) in the team competition and won two bronzes separately (both in Vancouver 2010). In addition, he won Six golds, five silvers and one bronze for the World Championships. He has also won the prestigious 4-Hills-Tournament twice (2011/12 and 2012/2013). However, he has not won the World Cup since 2014.

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