Retirement is off the table
for Thomas Morgenstern
Thomas Morgenstern - FIS
After he had to end his difficult 2012/13 season
already after the World Championships in Val di
Fiemme early March due to a knee injury, Thomas
Morgenstern is now more optimistic again when he
looks to the future tasks.
The Austrian, who also didn't participate in a Grand
Prix event this summer, is already looking forward
to the World Cup opening a few weeks from now. "I
didn't take part in any competition since March
and now I'm totally happy that I'm able to compete
After his physical and mental problems recently,
the two-time overall World Cup winner told in an
interview with the newspaper "Tiroler Tageszeitung"
that he is enjoying training again now. "Physically
I'm feeling fit. I'm not at my best yet, but my
test results are at about 90 %. I'm satisfied with
that, although I know that the last percent are
hard to reach."
Right now, shortly before the start of the season,
the 27-year-old is also not thinking about retirement
anymore, like he did during the difficult times.
"I had these thoughts, but now they're gone
and I'm motivated for the Olympic Games. Honestly,
that's what saved me. Remembering the great feeling
after the win in 2006. If there would be no Winter
Games, I don't know how it would have ended."