Eight-time world champion Marcel Hirscher has cancelled a press conference as his future remains uncertain. PlanetSKI reports.
The future of the 30-year-old Austrian has been in doubt since the end of last season.
“Dear Media Partners, as each of you can imagine, the decision about my future is not easy for me. Should I do another World Cup season or not? ” he said as he cancelled the press conference scheduled for August 6th.
“I have not reached that decision yet, so I ask you for your understanding that I am postponing our joint media meeting.”
“But postponed is not lifted: We pick up the appointment in late summer and I’ll contact you as soon as there is news.”
He was named in the Austria squad for the 2019-20 season, but the national ski federation said they didn’t know whether the double Olympic gold medallist would race in 2019/20.
He is widely considered the best skier of his generation and perhaps the best Austrian skiers of all time.
He has a record eight consecutive World Cup titles.
He has won 11 medals at the Alpine Skiing World Championships – seven of them are gold.
In the Winter Olympics he won silver in the slalom at the Sochi Games in 2014 and two gold medals in the combined and giant slalom at the the 2018 Games in Pyeonchang.
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