After more than 10 years: Emilie Serain says good-bye

11 April 2014 09:45
No more racing for Emilie Serain, the Swiss athlete announced her career's end
No more racing for Emilie Serain, the Swiss athlete announced her career's end -
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Emilie Serain, one of the veterans of the ski cross racing has announced to quit active competing on World Cup level as reported in a media release of Swiss Ski. After ten years in the national team roster, it's time for the 30-year-old to tackle new tasks such as her sport science studies.

The tour thus loses one of those athletes who have been part of the first ever Ski Cross World Cup event as well as the first ever FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships back in 2005.

In total, Serain represented her home country at four World Championships with a sixth place finish as best result in Inawashiro, Japan, 2009.

In addition, the three-time national champion (2007, 2009 and 2013) placed four times on the podium (2 Silver and 2 Bronze) on the World Cup tour.

“The last ten years mean a lot to me, I'm grateful for this experience,” said Serain who is only missing a start at Olympic Winter Games.

In 2010, at the debut of the ski cross event, she injured herself during a training run. Four years later, heading to Sochi, she missed the national Olympic team of four as fifth of the national ranking.

“It was a tough time, and I started to think a lot. I finally got to the decision that it's time for me to end my career now.”

As a result, Serain will start to study sport sciences in Lausanne in September while also working as physio therapist.