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Wednesday morning, Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter took to Instagram to announce her retirement after World Cup Finals in Soldeu, Andorra next week.

“The last 15 years I traveled the world with skiing, pushing limits, harder than I ever thought was possible, achieving great things, met amazing people on the way. I love skiing and it will always be a big part of my life. But it’s time for me to say goodbye to the World Cup circuit and start a new chapter in my life,” she wrote.

Frida Hansdotter (SWE) celebrating her Olympic gold in PyeongChang in 2017. Photo: GEPA pictures/Christian Walgram

Hansdotter has been one of few women on the slalom circuit capable of keeping up, even beating, Mikaela Shiffrin within the past few years.

She made her debut on the World Cup circuit at Soelden 2004. Since, the 33-year-old has earned 35 podiums, four World Cup wins, four World Championship medals, and an Olympic gold medal in her specialty, the slalom. Hansdotter took home the slalom crystal globe in 2016 and has stood on the podium at World Cup finals in the battle for the overall title three other times in her 15-year career.

Her last races take place in Spindleruv Mlyn over the weekend, and into World Cup Finals in Soldeu, officially concluding on March 16th.

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Mackenzie Moran
Staff Writer
- Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Michigan, Mackenzie grew up ski racing all over the Mitten.​ When s​he moved out west in search of mountains, she attended the University of Oregon, where she achieved degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science. She raced USCSA and was captain of the UO Alpine Ski Team. She currently resides in Salt Lake City and serves as the Women's World Cup Staff Writer for Ski Racing Media.
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