One of the most successful ski racers in history, Swiss athlete Beat Feuz, has announced he’ll retire after the 2023 Hahnankamm races at Kitzbühel next month.
Feuz, who, specialises in downhill and super-G, took gold in the Olympic Downhill at Beijing earlier this year. In 2021 he won consecutive downhills on the famed Streif piste at Kitzbühel where he’ll end his 16 year World cup career
“Pushing limits and risk has been my passion in skiing for years. My emotion has often been the key to success. Now my feeling tells me: the physical limits have been reached,” the 35-year-old Feuz wrote on Instagram. “I am incredibly grateful that I was able to practice my passion for so long and experience many emotional moments.”
Born in Schangnau in the canton of Bern, Feuz made his World Cup debut at age 19 in December 2006, but missed all of the 2008 and 2009 seasons due to torn ligaments in his left knee. He secured his first two World Cup podia in March 2011, both in downhills at Kvitfjell, Norway.
Feuz, who turns 36 in February, has so far won 16 World Cup races in his career, including 13 downhills, as well as winning the Downhill at his home World Championships in St Moritz in 2017, and been on the podium nearly 60 times.
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