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For Hirscher, a life ends

The yield of a life, exhibited on a black Board. Eight large crystal balls you have out of the Bank in Anna mountain to the nearby Salzburg carted for this Wednesday evening. From the house of Marcel Hirscher's Sponsor in the home in this event space.

On a screen next to the ski racer hissed through the bars, cheers, stretches trophies in the height, balanced high-sweat a hill, lifting Weights, laughing with his wife Laura in the camera.

The light goes on, Hirscher walked into the room, white T-Shirt, blue Jeans, white shoes, he sits down on a bar stool in front of the glittering trophies. He says: "I'll make it short and painless: Today is the day I finish my active career."

It is what everyone expected. However, for Hirscher, he says it is special that he is allowed to say it, finally, myself, officially, there is no going Back. It's relief and sadness at the same time is for the 30-Year-old.

Long he has with wrestling, actually, he has over the years repeatedly questioned in the summer, he always felt that he has the power to fight for victories, and that was the only question for him This summer it was different. "It feels right," says Hirscher. He could be healthy to cede, it was important to him, "because I play with my boys, even Football, more on the Motocross bike and in the mountains want to go". There'll be moments in the Winter where he will have a hard time in the Board, "finally, this is not just a job change for me. It is a life that I finish."

Meticulously and fanatically

Hirscher, it has lived so intensely like no other. He was in his Sport, an anomaly, a creature of light, a figure that was attracted, fascinated and amazed. Seven-time world champion, two-time Olympic champion and 67-time world Cup winner and eight-time overall world Cup winner, that is its impressive yield. Hirscher drove his opponents in the Slalom and giant slalom dizzy, twelve small crystal balls as a discipline winner, he has brought in, injured he was hardly ever. It is this Wednesday evening, the farewell of perhaps the largest Skirennfahrers.

Video: Hirscher's completion

The Austrians get 2018 in Pyeongchang for the first time, Olympic Gold. (Video: SRF)

Marcel Hirscher, born on 2. March 1989 in Hallein, Salzburg, gave his Passion all. He gathered people who thought just like him, unconditionally there for him were. His father Ferdinand was always at his side, "he was the Mastermind," says Hirscher this evening. The Training has noted the Ferdl every Detail, which is the Ski reacts on what subject – of which there were many. Hirscher was an inventor, alone at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, he should have 92 Pairs of race skis taken.

He was always on the search for the tenth, "I get paid just because the Material is true. As I understood, was enormous. I worked very meticulously, fanatically on the Material," he says on Wednesday. Sometimes he lost himself in that. Then he took his service a man who lived 300 days per year for the "Mission Hirscher", especially.

wanted to those Who participate in the project, which was co-financed by the Austrian ski Federation, had everything to put others on the backburner. Physiotherapist, media Manager, fitness trainer, they demanded all the goods.

Hirscher on toiled the summer and harvested in Winter. He tried to hide never, what a power cost him everything. So it was never easy as with other, if he the hill and go down swinging. It also grimness was there, always, fight, Suffer, at every gate, at each rod, the total exhaustion at the finish. Physically and mentally, the eight years of dominance demanded everything to him, several times already, he thought in resignation.

the reason the Drum was. As he at 13. December 2009 started in the giant slalom of Val-d'isère with the win, he was overwhelmed in the result, often, of the attention which suggested to him. There were days, as he dared out of his house, not wanting to speak for fear the words could be in the mouth upside down. That he should be a public Good in the home, he has never accepted.

three years Ago announced

When he was in the autumn of last year, father, flirted with it in order to keep the secret. "What happened?", he asked at an event. "48 hours later, that was in the newspaper. This is crazy." So that was in the life of skier Hirscher, since Wednesday history. He hated nothing more than losing control – and that is exactly what happened in those moments. He loved to have a clear Plan.

Nothing illustrates that as well as a quote from an Interview with the "Sunday newspaper" in January 2016: "I can tell you, I have been driving for three years. 2019 I am going to put the Ski in the corner." Yesterday, he has implemented this Plan into action. It was his last as a ski racer.

Created: 04.09.2019, 20:09 PM

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