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Christine Scheyer ends her career. © APA/afp / CHRISTOF STACHE

“That took away my motivation”: ÖSV lady quits

The injured downhill skier Christine Scheyer officially announced her retirement from skiing on Saturday.

“The decision was not easy for me, but I have been struggling with knee pain for over a year and that has simply taken away the motivation and joy of skiing that I always had at the start with,” said Scheyer. After ten years in the World Cup and the victory in Zauchensee 2017 as her greatest success, the 29-year-old would like to reorient herself.

In 2017 she celebrated her only World Cup victory at the Abfanhrt in Zauchensee. © APA / ROBERT JAEGER

The Vorarlberg native successfully completed her business studies last year. “It is still unclear where the next journey will take me, but I am looking forward to a new phase of my life and to the exciting challenges that await me,” said Scheyer. Due to three serious knee injuries and a long-term shoulder injury, Scheyer only completed 88 World Cup races. This season she didn't get past two 18th places.


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