French former world champion Marion Rolland retires
Marion Rolland, member of the French alpine ski team, made the decision to end a 15-year career as an elite athlete. The former downhill world champion sustained a knee injury in a crash in Cortina d'Ampezzo super-G race. She tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee and hence were not given the chance to defend her world title at Vail-Beaver Creek.
“After further medical examinations at the Paul Santy centre in Lyon by Dr. Sonnery-Cottet, I know what awaits me now”, explained the 32-year-old. “I will undergo surgery for sure, since there is too much damage to my ligament. The surgery will take place in the spring.”
“With this new injury, it is time now for me to think about the future.”
Marion Rolland already injured the same knee in 2013 and missed the Olympic Games in Sochi.
FIS wishes Marion plenty of success in her next adventures.