Hedda Berntsen calls it a day
Norwegian ski cross racer Hedda Berntsen has informed FIS about her decision to retire.
Coming from the Telemark discipline before joining the Alpine World Cup tour for some years, the 38-year-old 2010 Olympic silver medallist looks back on 34 Ski Cross World Cup starts in which she podiumed five times including one victory (Les Contamines, France, 2009).
“I want to thank FIS for some amazing races and World Cup tours. I started out racing World Cup Telemark in 1997. Then I had 5 years on the Alpine World Cup tour and finally my favourite discipline Ski Cross for 7 years.
Its been tons of fun and I will miss the ski community. Keep up the good work and enjoy traveling,” Berntsen wrote in an email.
The Oslo resident who was born in Filtvet also represented her home country at two FIS World Championships placing 10th in Madonna di Campiglio back in 2007 and 19th in Voss-Myrkdalen last year.