Retirement is off the table for Thomas Morgenstern

07 November 2013 15:59
Thomas Morgenstern
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After he had to end his difficult 2012/13 season already after the World Championships in Val di Fiemme early March due to a knee injury, Thomas Morgenstern is now more optimistic again when he looks to the future tasks. 

The Austrian, who also didn't participate in a Grand Prix event this summer, is already looking forward to the World Cup opening a few weeks from now. "I didn't take part in any competition since March and now I'm totally happy that I'm able to compete again." 

After his physical and mental problems recently, the two-time overall World Cup winner told in an interview with the newspaper "Tiroler Tageszeitung" that he is enjoying training again now. "Physically I'm feeling fit. I'm not at my best yet, but my test results are at about 90 %. I'm satisfied with that, although I know that the last percent are hard to reach."

Right now, shortly before the start of the season, the 27-year-old is also not thinking about retirement anymore, like he did during the difficult times. "I had these thoughts, but now they're gone and I'm motivated for the Olympic Games. Honestly, that's what saved me. Remembering the great feeling after the win in 2006. If there would be no Winter Games, I don't know how it would have ended."