Borssen announces end of career

30 January 2013 14:11
Therese Borssen
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Swedish slalom specialist Therese Borssén has announced her retirement at the FIS World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide (SUI) at the middle of March 2013.

"This is a decision that has grown over the last year and has nothing to do with the decision regarding the Swedish team at Schladming 2013," says Therese Borssén who was only selected as reserve racer for the Swedish team staying home in Sweden.

The 28-year-old Borssén has skied since she was three and competed since she was five.

"Ski racing has taken a lot of my energy and over the last year I have seen my motivation decrease and that my focus is not any more sufficient. There is time for everything and when motivation begins to diminish it is a signal to call it quits. I still love skiing and have always had a good time but now it is time to move on."

Therese Borssén participated in two Olympic Games, four World Ski Championships and has more than 120 World Cup starts. Over the years she has scored six World Cup podiums including a win in Semmering 2006, and she also won the Parallel Event in Moscow in November 2009. Therese has been ranked in the top 15 since 2006, with the exception of the season 2010, and at her best was ranked 4th.

"Now I am going to focus on developing my company focused on life style, training and health. I am also looking forward to having more time with family and friends. Life will be very different as I have almost never stayed home during the winter during the last ten years and but I am excited about that," she concludes.