Fabian Steindl and Nicolas Didier retire

01 February 2018 01:22
Fabian Steindl wins the quali in Chaux-Neuve
Fabian Steindl wins the quali in Chaux-Neuve -
FIS/Silke Tegethof

Austrian Fabian Steindl and Frenchman Nicolas Didier have both decided to end their respective careers.

Didier had last participated in the Continental Cup Opening in Steamboat Springs and announced his decision on his facebook page: “After long consideration, I have decided to put an end to my high performance sports career. It was certainly not the end I was hoping for but it is without regrets and with pride in myself that I hang up my skis. I have gone through every state during my active years: joy, disappointment, injuries, falls and happiness. Didier is now headed to the police academy to foster his vocational training.

Like him, Fabian Steindl also wants to focus on his professional career now. “I have lost the joy in sports a little bit in the end. It was getting harder and harder to train and my performances have not been where I wanted them, so I decided to put an end to it. I would like to thank the Austrian Ski Federation for an amazing time and what they enabled me to do. I am finishing my bachelor degree in business in April and am looking forward to a new chapter of my life.”