Biathlete Benjamin Weger decided to retire from elite sport at the end of the current winter. Haut-Valaisan, 32, has to appear on five individual World Cup podiums, another in the mixed relay and two sixths at the 2018 Olympic Games.
“This decision is the result of a process and I had already taken it at the beginning of the season. I waited to convey this in order to concentrate on my sports performance as best as possible,” Benjamin Weger said in a press release by Swiss-Ski on Thursday.
I’ve noticed that the little excitement and motivation needed to perform big at the highest level fades over time.
Benjamin Weger, Valais biathlete
The biathlete made his World Cup debut in the 2008-2009 season. “I’ve been here for a very long time. Despite all the amazingly beautiful moments that sport has to offer, it’s also linked to a lot of quits. I’ve noticed that the little excitement and motivation needed to perform at the highest level diminishes over time. Now I’m looking forward to starting a new phase in my life,” explains Benjamin. weger.
Six World Cup podiums
With a total of six podiums, he currently holds the best record in World Cup history for a Swiss biathlete. He placed in the top 3 at least once in each of the four individual disciplines (sprint, pursuit, individual start, mass). Benjamin Weger was in the top 10 50, including the World Cup and the Olympics.
Haut-Valaisan will skip the World Cup races in Kontiolahti (4 – 6 March). If all goes according to plan, he will be at Otepää (EST) at the start before saying goodbye to the highest level in the World Cup finals in Oslo. ETC
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