Tobias Haug ends his career

German Nordic Combined athlete Tobias Haus has announced his career end on his Facebook page today. Haug started in 25 World Cup events. His biggest successes were a 14th place in Seefeld in 2014 as well as four podium results in the Continental Cup.

“A lot of things happened in the past few weeks and I’ve had sufficient time and moments to consider my decision carefully. I am trusting in my gut feeling and now feels like the right time. 

In the past year, I have had four very similar crashes in the jumping hill. Crashes are part of the sport but I had had the experience that it gets harder and harder to put the skis back on and jump again. It wears you down. After my last crash in Lillehammer, I have just felt that I cannot find the motivation to tackle it all anew. 

This may sound sad now but actually, I am feeling a lot of joy thinking about the times that are beginning for me now. I want to be honest, I was toying with the idea before. I have already started a study program and am now looking forward to another chapter in my life.

That I made it this far was the achievement of many people. I would like to say thank you. I was able to fulfill many dreams that I had as a little boy. Thanks for your support.”

See his full statement here: