T. Morgenstern: No decision about retirement yet

12 February 2014 09:19
Thomas Morgenstern
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Only a few weeks after his serious fall at the ski flying World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf, Thomas Morgenstern is now competing at the Olympic Games in Sochi. The Austrian achieved this big goal, but the thoughts about a possible career end are not off the table yet.

"Now it's not the time for it, I'm here in Sochi now. I won't make a decision before I'm back home. I'm well aware of the fact that I had lots of luck. Not only in Bad Mitterndorf, but also in Titisee and ten years ago in Kuusamo", the three-time Olympic Champion said in an interview with the Austrian newspaper "Kronen Zeitung".

The 27-year-old also admits that fear is an issue now after his two serious falls this season, even if he didn't suffer any serious injuries. "I would be a lie if I say No. There is a certain fear, that's for sure. Not on the normal hill, but it will be different on the large hill", he is quoted on krone.at. 

That's also the reason why it seems unlikely that Morgenstern will take part in the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov (CZE) in March. "I have the feeling that it would be too risky. Right now I can't imagine to jump on a hill like the one in Harrachov after what happened in Bad Mitterndorf."