Austrian skivedette Veith ends career

Austrian ski star Anna Veith, better known by her maiden name Fenninger, has ended her career. The 30-year-old closes her career as one of the most successful alpine skiers in her country. She won Olympic gold in 2014 on the super-G, twice Olympic silver, won three world titles and eleven world cup competitions.

Due to a serious knee injury she missed the full season 2015/2016 and afterwards Veith never reached her old level again. At the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she still regained her top form and seemed to be on her way to gold on the super-G. Surprisingly, Czech snowboard star Ester Ledecka trumped her by a hundredth of a second.

“It is difficult to pinpoint a particular main reason why I am quitting. Let me say that my plans for the future have changed, I now have other dreams,” Veith explained her decision on Austrian TV.


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