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Marie-Therese Sporer has ended her career. © Social Media

End of skiing career at 27: “Tired and exhausted”

The North Tyrolean ski circus loses a World Cup athlete. Marie-Therese Sporer ended her career as a ski racer on Wednesday.

Slalom specialist Marie-Therese Sporer ended her ski racing career at the age of just 27. The North Tyrolean celebrated her World Cup debut in January 2018 and has since made 38 appearances. Sporer achieved her best result this season with 13th place in Levi.

“I am tired and drained and no longer have the energy that you need for professional sport. Plus, it doesn’t make me happy anymore,” she said. The decision to resign had already been made in Flachau in January. “For me, skiing was a school of life that made me the person I am today and I am very grateful for that. I have mastered the challenges that top-class sport brings with it, including injuries, and that is why today is the right time to say goodbye to my professional career. “I’m looking forward to the future and everything that’s to come,” Sporer, who had struggled with numerous injuries, was quoted as saying by the ÖSV.

Sporer posted an emotional video on Instagram. “It was a really nice time,” said Sporer, who made it into the top 30 nine times. But she often fell into “deep, dark holes” and occasionally lost the joy of skiing. However, she emphasized that she always managed to find joy again. At the Junior World Championships in Aare in 2017, Sporer won silver with the team.


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