Former Olympic Champion Hirscher Retiring

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VIENNA (AP) -- VIENNA (AP) -- Two-time Olympic champion Marcel Hirscher, the first Alpine skier to win eight overall World Cup titles, is retiring after 12 seasons.
The 30-year-old Austrian announced his decision live on national TV in Austria on Wednesday.
Hirscher dominated the sport for a decade, breaking records along the way. No other male skier has won more than five overall titles.
Hirscher rarely competed in super-G and didn't race a single downhill in his World Cup career, but excelled in slalom and GS and won a total of 12 season titles in the technical disciplines.
Hirscher won 67 of his 245 World Cup races, trailing only Ingemar Stenmark's 86 and Lindsey Vonn's 82 on the all-time list.
He also won 14 medals at major championships, including nine golds.
Hirscher won Olympic gold in giant slalom and Alpine combined in Pyeongchang in 2018.



 
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