Denise Karbon announces retirement

13 March 2014 15:35
Denise Karbon
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Italy's Denise Karbon announced on her facebook page that Sunday's giant slalom race in Lenzerheide will be the last of her career.

“I am very grateful for all the incredible moments and emotions skiing brought into my life,” she posted. “I would like to thank all the lovely people who supported me and believed in me throughout my career. Now it's time for new goals and adventures.”

The 33-year-old skier from South Tyrol made her World Cup debut in January 1998 in Bormio giant slalom. Since then, she's landed sixteen career World Cup podiums, all in giant slalom, and six of them being victories.

Karbon won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships in giant slalom, followed by a bronze in 2007 in giant slalom as well. 2008 was her best season. Karbon won the giant slalom globe with 5 victories out of the seven GS races she entered.

We wish Denise plenty of success in her next adventures.