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Marcel Hirscher Has Made It Official -- He Has Retired From Competition

Credit: Kaspek (Diskussion) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Though it had been assumed that Marcel Hirscher would announce his retirement at his press conference today in Austria, it is now official. After 12 seasons and 8 overall World Cup titles, the 30-year-old superstar has retired.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist had been hinting at the possibility for retirement since the end of the last World Cup season, which would mark his 8th overall World Cup title, which is also a world record.

As one of the most talented skiers in the current ranks of alpine competitors, he currently sits at third for the most World Cup race victories with a total of 67. This puts him behind only Swedish ski legend Ingemar Stenmark (86) and beloved American athlete Lindsey Vonn (82).

As he leaves the competitive world behind, he will be remembered as one of the top skiers from his native country of Austria.

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