Next year is the world CHAMPIONSHIP in nordic skiing and in 2022 will be the olympic games in Beijing, which means that many practitioners are moving forward. Nevertheless, there are several stars that have passed the finish line for the last time at the top level.

Sweden is among the countries that need to “build again”; they have almost lost the entire national ski team when the two additional stars will give up after this season. In addition, two of the last years most respected skiskyttere away when the next season, fired in again in november.

EVENTUALLY: Martin Fourcade was doused in soda by its French lagkompiser when his career was over.

Photo: Jussi Nukari / AFP cross-country Skiing

Eirik Brandsdal (Norway), 33 years

Langrennssprinteren has decided to not bet against the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Oberstorf, and put a line for his career after this season. Thus, stops him in nine verdenscupseirer, all at sprint distances, and 24 special stage podiums in the world cup. He also finished on the podium in sprintcupen the overall standings four times, most recently with a 3. place in 2018/19.

His last verdenscuprenn was the sprint at Konnerud in march, where he was an upturn with a 3. space. It was in Oregon, he experienced the highest highs, when three of his nine triumphs in the world cup was happening there.

FINISHED: Eirik Brandsdal of his last verdenscuprenn in Konnerud was an upturn. Now put the 33-year-old a an end to the career.

Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

west trevor Peterson (Sweden), 31 years old

Has been aimed at developing the world cup in the sprint in many years, but this season was heavier for the sprinter from the city of Umeå. He has only made it to one final where he finished absolutely last.

Before the arrow began to point downwards, left Peterson with five victories in world cup races, all in the sprint. In the Sochi OLYMPICS in 2014 he took the bronze in the sprint and silver in the sprintstafett.

Andrew Newell (USA), 36 years old

As it is the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Oberstdorf next season, none of the big stars of that adds up, but for us Newell was try-world cup in Oberstdorf his last race at the top level. He verdenscupdebuterte in Stockholm in 2004, and has taken the step up on the podium three times. The last few years have been far heavier; the last toppresultatet came in to try-the OLYMPIC games in 2017, when he came all the way to the sprint final in Pyeongchang. Where he ended last, in a reservepreget starting field.

podium finish: Andrew Newell took three special stage podiums in the world cup, here from Lahti in 2008, where he came in second behind Anders Gløersen (in the middle). Ola Vigen Hattestad was number three.

Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix Biathlon

Martin Fourcade (France), 31 years old

the Frenchman ended his career with to enter to win on the fellesstarten in Kontiolahti, victory number 83 (!) in his career. He is “only” 31 years old, 13 years younger than Bjørndalen when he let up. Nevertheless, he has characterized skiskytingen in a number of years. French Fourcade can look back on five OLYMPIC gold medals and 13 world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals.

He is one of the greatest that has been, ” says Emil Hegle Svendsen about Fourcade.

GOLD: Martin Fourcade with one of his five OLYMPIC gold medals.

Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP

Kaisa Mäkäräinen (Finland), 37 years old

One of Finland’s greatest athletes over the last few years has several times said that enough is enough. After finish at home in Kontiolahti trickled the tears when she realized that her career is now over. But Mäkäräinen has laid his gun on the shelf before, maybe the desire arises again when it is approaching november?

She has won the overall world cup title three times, and stands with one world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals. In Finland she has for years been among the largest idrettsprofilene, and therefore, it was a little heavy to end his career in front of empty grandstands in Kontiolahti.

It was not the way I wanted it would end, but right now I have no choice, write Mäkäräinen on Instagram.

Michal Šlesingr (Czech republic), 37 years old

After 18 seasons in the world cup ended Šlesingr with banging five flashes straight down on the relay in Nove Mesto 7. march. 37-year-old from the Czech republic has three world CHAMPIONSHIPS medals, of which one in the finest value. It came on the mixed relay in Kontiolahti in 2015. The past few seasons have been heavier for tsjekkeren, which is listed with one individual victory in the world cup. He won in Oslo in 2008.

Nadine Horchler (Germany), 33 years

Not among the most prominent germans in the world cup, but is listed with a world cup competition in Anterselva in 2017.

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Nina Gardens-Løseth, 31 years old

Has been one of the biggest profiles in the Norwegian alpine skiing for a number of years, despite part damage. Can look back on six special stage podiums and two victories in the world cup, as well as OLYMPIC bronze in the team competition in Pyeongchang in 2018.

– You know when it is the right time, that I have known throughout the years. I have never cost me as much skiing as of this year. I feel saturated and satisfied, said the Gardens-Løseth to see when she announced that career is over.

OLYMPIC BRONZE: Nina Meadows-Løseth (next left) along with the team that took the bronze medal in the 2018 OLYMPICS. With him on the team, she had Jonathan Nordbotten, Leif Kristian Nestvold-the-Hill, Sebastian Foss-Solevåg, Maren Skjøld and Kristin Lysdahl.

Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

André Myhrer (Sweden), 37 years old

Together with the swedes, he was a pioneer in the parallellslalåm, then the new exercise came on the program. By boxing down the gates he drove to the world CHAMPIONSHIP-bronze medal with Sweden during the team competition in 2017.

The long swede has been 37 years, but his career ended a little bråere than he had seen for themselves. The total of 30 special stage podiums and eight wins. His highlight came in the Pyeongchang OLYMPICS, where he took gold in the slalom.

BLÅGULT GOLD: André Myhrer on top of the podium for OLYMPIC gold in Pyeongchang.

Photo: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters

Matts Olsson (Sweden), 31 years old

Not just merittert as Myhrer, but stands with the world cup-bronze in the team competition from 2017. In addition, he has one world cup competition in parallellslalåm and a further three special stage podiums.

Hunger is gone, and the motivation to do the job have disappeared, ” says Olsson to SVT.

It is a great loss for Sweden, as about the need to build a whole new team. The lost Frida Hansdotter and Mattias Hargin after the previous season.

Peter Fill (Italy), 37 years old

Won the world cup in the downhill two years in a row in 2016 and 2017, in front of, respectively, Aksel Lund Image and Kjetil Jansrud. Took his first podium finish in the world cup in 2006, and has since taken the step up on the podium 21 times. A total of three verdenscupseirer and three “bullets” – two in utforcupen and one in kombinasjonscupen.

Fritz Dopfer (Germany), 32 years

Have tried to run up in the world the past few seasons, but never managed to get back to the level he had from 2012 to 2016. When he took eight special stage podiums in the world cup, but he never got a world cup competition. In the world cup in 2015, he took his only individual world cup medal, which came in the slalom.


Håvard Bøkko, 33 years

it Took OLYMPIC gold at the lagtempo in 2018, and have carried the Norwegian skating for a number of years. Have fought many duels against Sven Kramer, and stands with eight silver in the world cup. In 2011 he took his only individual gold, for a staggering 1500 metres.

GOLD-DURING: Håvard Bøkko won the 1500 metres during the ice-skating world cup in Inzell. You need javascript to see the video.

GOLD-DURING: Håvard Bøkko won the 1500 metres during the ice-skating world cup in Inzell.

In 2010, Bøkko the OLYMPIC games-the bronze at the same distance. After the world cup in “Vikingskipet” in march was Håvard Bøkko suddenly become skøytepensjonist, and then trickled the tears.

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