The past winter, it became two individual podium finishes in sprint and two in the sprintstafett in the world cup. But in the world ski CHAMPIONSHIPS in Seefeld – where the Swedish damkollegorna impressed – got Ida Ingemarsdotter settle with a table in the skiathlon that best.
was over, it was the 34-year-old difficult to find new motivation.
– After the winter seasons grew the feeling that it is time to end his career, " says Ida Ingemarsdotter in a press release.
" I have done what I should do each season, but after this year's season, I felt tired and worn out. I started thinking about how I would put up my effort forward, but not found the right killer-the feel needed to compete at the highest level.
it has been a long. Ida Ingemarsdotter made his debut in the world cup in 2004 and has subsequently taken a total of eight OLYMPIC and world CHAMPIONSHIP medals.
The collection includes, among other things, an individual championship medal (world CHAMPIONSHIPS-silver in the sprint 2013), a world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal (sprintstafetten together with Charlotte Kalla 2011) and a gold medal from the relay in Sochi in 2014, where Ingemarsdotter went the take-off distance for Sweden.
– The absolute greatest day of my sports was when I took the OLYMPIC gold in the team sprint in 2014 along with Anna Haag, Charlotte Kalla and Emma Wikén. Everything went our way and it was a real drömdag where the tears were mixed with laughter and a strange feeling that we've done something no one thought we would succeed with.
stop Ingemarsdotter of 209 individual starter and nine individual podiums (including two victories).
What happens next is not yet determined. But the olympic champion is happy to remain in the skiing.
– Sport is very close to my heart, so if I get an opportunity to come back to it so I'm happy to do it, " she says.
" I'm on vacation in London now, but after that, I have nothing planned. Maybe it will feel a hassle in the future, but right now it feels just nice and a bit exciting to not know exactly what happens.