Olympic champion Anna Veith announces her retirement

Olympic champion Anna Veith announces her retirement

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Austrian skier Anna Veith, formerly Anna Fenninger, winner of numerous competitions, including the Games 2014 Olympics and two world cups, has announced this Saturday its retirement from professional sport in an interview on public television Austrian ORF. “It is a mixture of many small reasons. Physically, things have not gotten easier over the years, but it is not the main reason. I need a change,” Veith, 30, said in the interview.

After winning the World Cup twice, with three gold medals at world championships and an Olympic victory, the Austrian suffered a knee injury in October 2015 that kept her out of the competitions for a season and hampered his later career. However, in 2018 he returned to the top positions by winning the medal silver at the Pieonchang Olympics.

“My passion for sports has always spurred me on, I have given everything and hard work always paid off. But now it is different. Winter past I’ve tried my best to go back and trust but just I have not managed to get where I want “, The athlete confessed that He changed his last name from Fenninger to Veith in 2016, by marrying former snowboard athlete Manuel Veith, with whom he lives in Austria where he runs a hotel.


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