Ex-Weltmeisterin Lorraine Huber zurückgetreten

Die Lecher Freeriderin Lorraine Huber beendet ihre Karriere. Das hat sie am Mittwoch in den sozialen Netzwerken bekanntgegeben. Ihr größter Erfolg war der Weltmeistertitel auf der Freeride World Tour 2017.

Acht Jahre professionelles Freeriding sind der 38-Jährigen genug: Huber konzentriert sich nun auf ihr Master-Studium in Mentalcoaching an der Universität Salzburg und verschiedene Projekte rund um den Skisport.

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After months of soul searching and careful consideration, I have decided that this is the year I’m going to retire from the @freerideworldtour. I’ve had 8 intense and unforgettable years on Tour! I skied two of my best competition runs in Fieberbrunn and at the Xtreme Verbier during the #fwt18 season and I am very happy to end my competition career on such a high note. Competing on the FWT has given me so very much: something to strive for, dreams and goals to achieve which have enriched my life, memorable experiences of #skiing with some of the best #freeriders around the world, and friendship. It has allowed me to introduce the sport of #freeriding to a broad audience in Austria as well as internationally. I am truly grateful for the many personal lessons and experiences over the years on the qualifier events and on Tour – it’s been a hell of a ride! Although I’m retiring from competition, by no means am I retiring as a #professionalskier. It’s especially important to me to pass on my knowledge and experience in the sport of freeriding to future generations – particularly to #femaleskiers. I plan on expanding my #womensprogressiondays. I will also be busy with the production of ski film projects. My next big goal is to complete my master’s degree in #mentalstrength coaching at the University of Salzburg. This will enable me to #coach athletes professionally in reaching their full potential. I want to use this opportunity to thank the organisers of the FWT as well as the judges and the athletes I’ve learnt so much from and shared incredible highs and lows with. I want to thank my family and friends for their ongoing support – I know it wasn’t always easy – thanks from the bottom of my ❤️ Thanks to my strength coaches and to the employees at the @olympiazentrum_vorarlberg for their training expertise and their valuable support in getting me through my last two injuries. I want to thank my sponsors @kaestleski, @lechzuers, @bergansofnorway, @scottsports, @audi, @strolz.lech, @dalbellosports and @roecklsports for their ongoing trust. And lastly, the fans for all your support. Thanks for watching me ride and for sharing the stoke!

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„Ich möchte in den nächsten Jahren mein Können und mein Wissen im Freeride-Sport an die jüngere Generation weitergeben“, erläutert Huber gegenüber dem ORF Vorarlberg. „Und in diesem Sinne plane ich meine Freeridecamps für Frauen, die Women’s Progression Days in Lech am Arlberg, auszubauen.“

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Huber zurückgetreten

Die Lecher Freeriderin Lorraine Huber hat am Mittwoch ihre Karriere beendet.

Hubers größter Erfolg war der Weltmeistertitel auf der Freeride World Tour 2017. Die Lecherin ist Vorarlbergs amtierende Sportlerin des Jahres - mehr dazu in Huber und Hämmerle Sportler des Jahres 2017.