More athletes put an end to their careers
As most athletes are currently testing their material for the 2018/19 season, some world cup skiers took the hard decision to retire from active ski racing. In addition to the athletes mentioned in the two previous articles (see here, and here), the following have announced their retirement lately:
Edit Miklos (HUN, 1988)
88 World Cup starts, 2 World Cup podiums (3rd DH Lake Louise 2016, 3rd DH St.Moritz 2015)
The most successful alpine skier from Hungary made the decision to retire from active ski racing at the end of last week, due to a conflict with her national ski association. She announced in a long social media post that she would apply for the position of the president of the association. On Sunday, during an extraordinary assembly, she was elected as such, but it looks like the former president is contesting this decision and will go to court.
Whatever happens on the political side, Edit Miklos career has been a fantastic one. She claimed the two first ever World Cup podiums for Hungary, with two 3rd places in downhill, one in St. Moritz in 2015 and the other in Lake Louise in 2016. Her determination also brought her to the 7th place of the Olympic downhill in Sochi and into the Top 15 of the discipline in the 2015/16 season. A severe injury occurred in January 2017 slowed her down but her passion for ski racing is still intact.
Patrick Schweiger (AUT, 1990)
35 World Cup starts, best: 7th SG Hinterstoder 2016, winner of the Europa Cup standings in super-g in 2015
Philippe Schmid (GER, 1986)
41 World Cup starts, best: 10th SL Levi 2012
Bernhard Niederberger (SUI, 1993)
20 World Cup starts, best: 21st SL Zagreb 2015
Manuel Pleisch (SUI. 1990)
37 World Cup starts, best: 16th GS Sölden 2014, winner of the Europa Cup standings in giant slalom in 2013
Beatrice Scalvedi (SUI, 1995)
1 World Cup starts, 2nd of European Cup standings in downhill in 2016, silver medalist in downhill at Junior World Championships 2016