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Matthias Mayer resigns running skating circus – Stefan Eberharter suspects the secret behind his departure

Matthias Mayer resigns running skating circus – Stefan Eberharter suspects the secret behind his departure

A few days ago, Mayer caused a stir at ÖSV in the run-up to Bormio’s Super-G.

“I’ve been thinking about the past few days and I have to say it’s time for me to retire from the Alpine World Cup,” he said. The 32-year-old announced his resignation with immediate effect.

“That’s enough for me, I don’t have a bite anymore,” Meyer explained on the ORF microphone with tears in his eyes.


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The unexpected farewell to the 11-time World Cup winner has raised questions about the possible causes.

After all, Mayer only announced it in mid-December that “the fire is still burning fiercely” He also aimed for a medal at the World Championships in Courchevel and Meribel (From February 6 to 19 live on Eurosport and discovery +). But those plans are now a thing of the past.

Eberharter suspects the secret behind Meyer’s resignation

“You left me so confused,” former world athlete Eberharter wrote in his “kron” column on his compatriot’s passing.

“Somewhat vague, I think to myself. Logically, his decision is perfectly acceptable. But I have a feeling that ‘Mothl’ tells us nothing, and that there is more to it than that. Something that might only be resolved in the future.”

Matthias Mayr with his gold medal

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Eberharter cannot fully understand why Meyer decided to retire so soon after the start of the World Cup. “It makes no sense,” said the 2002 Olympic champion.

Mayer endured the agony of preparation and prepared intensely for the season, only to “end his career at Bormio from minute to minute. The question why inevitably remains in the hall”.

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Despite the question marks surrounding Mayer’s resignation, Eberharter fully understands his decision. “I’m the first to understand when a downhill racer says, ‘I can’t do this anymore!'” “Every time they risk their health, even their lives,” says Eberhardt. Perhaps the future will show us the real reasons behind this.

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