Gottwald says this season will be his last


The Eurosport Web site is reporting that Austia's Felix Gottwald will retire from the nordic combined World Cup after this season
AUSTRIAN NORDIC COMBINED GREAT FELIX GOTTWALD will retire after this season, according to a report posted on the Eurosport Web site on Tuesday.
    “I am in preparation for definitely my last season,” Gottwald told Austrian state broadcaster ORF.
    Gottwald, 30, is a six-time Olympic medalist, having won three apiece at the 2002 and 2006 Games. In Torino, Gottwald earned gold medals in the 7.5-kilometer sprint and the team event and a silver in the 15 km individual event. In Salt Lake City, Gottwald took home bronze medals in the 7.5 km sprint, 15 km individual and the team event.
    Gottwald also was the World Cup overall champion in 2001 and he boasts eight medals from World Championships competition.

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