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Kälin steps down

Kälin is to retire after more than 15 years as a professional skier

(Keystone Archive)

Swiss skier Urs Kälin has announced that he is retiring from professional sport. The 35-year-old athlete is currently the oldest skier on the international circuit.

Speaking on the last weekend of the season, Kälin said that he would be taking up a new position with Swiss ski manufactures Stöckli.

The canton Schwyz skier can look back on a number of notable achievements in a career spanning more than 15 years. A giant slalom specialist, Kälin won an Olympic silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Games as well as two world championship silver medals in 1991 and 1996.

He also won three World Cup giant slalom races at Waterville (1989), Flachau and Lillehammer (both 1996).

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