Heidi Neururer to retire after Arosa

05 March 2013 19:19
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It's the place where she celebrated her career's biggest success with the Parallel Slalom World Championships title in 2007 and thus the perfect spot to quit the scene.

Heidi Neururer will race her final parallel event in Arosa, Switzerland, next Sunday, March 10.

“The last two seasons didn't run as smoothly as I was expecting them to be. Most recently, I also didn't have the mental strength to fight back,” said the 34-years-old racer in a press release provided by the Austrian federation. 

“Of course it would have been nice to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. But now, the circle will complete perfectly. I retire at the spot where I had my biggest success,” explained the Tyrolean who has been part of the OESV team ever since the 2001/2002 season.

Before the Pitztal resident brought home the WCS title in 2007, she had won Parallel Giant Slalom Silver at the 2005 worlds in Whistler, Canada.

The National PGS Champion of 2003 and 2004 also clinched four World Cup races with a total of 23 World Cup top-3 results.