Cross-country skiing – Bronze winner Dobler retires – Sport
Cross-country skier Jonas Dobler ends his career. As the German Ski Association announced on Wednesday, the 31-year-old wants to start in the World Cup for the last time next Saturday at the 50-kilometer race in Oslo. Just last week, Dobler won the bronze medal in the relay at the World Championships in Planica, Slovenia, his first medal at a major event. “It couldn’t be nicer than giving up my skis after the biggest success of my career, the bronze medal in the World Championship relay,” said Dobler. “On the one hand, sportingly, but also privately, there could not have been a better time for a new chapter: My wife Carla and I will soon be parents for the first time. This means that a new phase of life is beginning twice over, which I’m incredibly looking forward to.” Dobler made his World Cup debut in 2011 and has competed in two Winter Olympics during his career. In August he wants to start a dual course of study for higher service at customs.