Hetland and Bundi Retire

FasterSkierMay 2, 20091

Norwegian sprint start Tor Arne Hetland and Swiss World Cup veteran, Gion-Andrea Bundi have annoucnced their retirements from international ski racing. The 35-year-old veteran Hetland retired because of a lingering knee injury and asthma.”I feel like I am quitting while I am at the top,” he said. Hetland made significant sprint history, being the first sprint world champion in 2001, the first Olympic champion in sprint in 2002 as well as the first world champion in team sprint in 2005. The 32-year-old Bundi represented Switzerland in five FIS Nordic World Ski Championships since 1999 and will best be remembered for his victory in the Engadin Ski Marathon in 2005.


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  • Reese

    May 2, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Bummer. Hetland’s the bomb!

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