Update on athletes' retirements
Since our last update on April 15th (click here to read the news) more athletes have announced their retirements. We wish them all the best in this new chapter of their lives.
Larisa Yurkiw (CAN, 88)
The Canadian speed skier Larisa Yurkiw, who took the Nor-Am Cup Overall in 2008, surprisingly chose to end her career, after claiming the 3rd place of the downhill ranking 2015/16. In 10 years of career, the 28 year-old racer participated in 91 World Cup races and earned 4 podiums, all in downhill, her favourite discipline: 2nd in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2016, 2nd in Cortina 2016, 2nd in Cortina 2015 and 3rd in Val d’Isère 2015.
Markus Larsson (SWE, 79)
With Markus Larsson, another World Cup veteran puts an end to his career. The 37 years-old slalom specialist has 206 World Cup starts, 4 podiums and 2 unforgettable wins in Are and in Alta Badia 2006. In 15 years of World Cup ski racing, he finished in the Top15 of the Slalom standings 6 times. Injured since January 2016, the Swedish skier decided to no longer be part of the World Cup Tour.
Anémone Marmottan (FRA, 88)
The French tech specialist Anémone Marmottan suffered several injuries during her career, and couldn’t keep up with recovery. So she announced she would retire from professional ski racing. In her 90 World Cup starts, she climbed on the podium once, in Are in 2014, where she got 2nd of the Giant Slalom. That season, she also earned the 6th place in the final GS ranking.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine (CAN, 88)
89 World Cup starts, best performance: 6th in Kuehtai in Tirol GS 2014
Flo Scheiber (AUT, 87)
56 World Cup starts, best performance: 4th in Beaver Creek DH 2012
Morgan Pridy (CAN, 90)
35 World Cup starts, best performance: 16th in Beaver Creek SG 2014