Franz Göring ends professional skiing career

12 August 2014 13:40
Franz Göring ends professional skiing career
Franz Göring ends professional skiing career -

The 29-year-old skier announced his decision on Monday. Göring decided to quit the professional sport because of ongoing health problems.

"My muscular problems especially with my calf have not gone any better," Franz Göring said to "In June and July I failed to fulfil my personal training objectives, mainly to start trail running again. That's why I decided to make this step. I am going to seriously consider what to do next. The goal is to stay at the federal police," Göring explained to  

Göring has been for a long time considered as the biggest German Cross-Country Skiing talent. Already in 2006 he took part in the Olympic WInter Games in Torino as the Junior World Champion. On year later he celebrated first World Cup win of his career at the FIS Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf. Göring’s career was slowed down afterwards by a set of injuries and illnesses.

Nevertheless, Göring was twice on the podium at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the relay, silver in 2009 and bronze in 2011.