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Austrian skier retires because of knee injuries

INNSBRUCK, Austria ” Austrian skier Christine Sponring retired Thursday, her career cut short after a series of knee injuries.

The 25-year-old Sponring was sidelined for the World Cup season after tearing ligaments and a meniscus while training in the offseason. She won a silver medal in the super-combi at the 2001 World Championships.

“After this injury, the last in a long series, it’s impossible for me to motivate,” Sponring said. “Unfortunately, I am not able to stage another comeback.”



Sponring, who was a junior world slalom champion but didn’t win a World Cup race, tore cruciate ligaments and cartilage in 2003.


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