User name
Password

Don't have a user name yet?
Register here.

Help

Maze Ends Olympic Career in Sochi

Zagreb, 24 February - Tina Maze, Slovenia's best alpine skier and with two gold medals the most successful Slovenian at the Sochi Olympics, announced late on Sunday she was ending her Olympic career.

Zagreb, Croatia
Tina Maze announces an end to her Olympic career after she returns from Sochi with two gold medals.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Zagreb, Croatia
Tina Maze planning a break after the 2014/2015 skiing season.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
File photo

Zagreb, Croatia
Tina Maze announces an end to her Olympic career after she returns from Sochi with two gold medals.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Zagreb, Croatia
Tina Maze announces an end to her Olympic career after she returns from Sochi with two gold medals.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Zagreb, Croatia
Tina Maze announces an end to her Olympic career after she returns from Sochi with two gold medals.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

"I think I achieved everything an athlete could want. I feel fulfilled and I'm not thinking of remaining in sport until the next Olympics," Maze told reporters as she arrived at Zagreb Airport.

The 30-year-old, who won the overall World Cup last year, suggested the downhill and giant slalom golds fulfilled all her goals.

"When we won the first medal everyone breathed a sign of relief. The second one just came second and was easier to win," she said as she recalled her Olympic performances.

Maze hopes the rest of the World Cup season (she is currently fifth in the overall standings) will be easier.

"The waiting for the Olympics was killing me, which is why I could not give it my best in the World Cup. But we have created a nice wave at the end of the season and I hope we'll ride it through to the end."

sm/gi/ep
© STA, 2014