Ursina Haller resigns from national team

10 April 2014 13:19
Team veteran Ursina Haller is ready for some new adventures
Team veteran Ursina Haller is ready for some new adventures -
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Swiss halfpipe rider Ursina Haller has announced to quit competing on top level but to concentrate on other things.

“After many years, countless nice experiences and success at training camps, World Cup events, World Championships and Olympic Winter Games it's time for me to head to new places. I will continue snowboarding but set the focus more on other projects,” said Haller.

The 28-year-old freestyle snowboarder from Zernez will keep on writing her snowboard blog, producing web clips as well as organising the Swiss Snowboard Girls Camps.

In addition, the older sister of Christian 'Hitsch' Haller aims to complete her Politics studies by end of this year.

The two-time Olympian (2010 and 2014) debuted on the World Cup tour in Kreischberg, Austria, back in 2004 and has a total of 39 starts to her belt in which she placed on the podium five times.

In addition, she claimed Halfpipe Silver at the 2011 FIS World Championships in La Molina, Spain.

“It's always been a pleasure to be part of the Swiss Snowboard Team. I want to thank everyone for the great support over the past years. The Swiss riders are stronger than ever due to a fantastic staff,” she said.

However, Haller also underlined that resigning from the national team doesn't mean she quits competitive snowboarding at all: “If I have the chance time-wise, I will compete at contests from time to time.”