Paerson decides to race on

Reuters - Tue, 27 Apr 16:55:00 2010

Six-times Olympic medallist Anja Paerson has decided against taking a break from Alpine skiing and will carry on racing next season.

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After winning bronze in the super-combined at the Vancouver Games in February, the 2006 Turin Olympics slalom champion said she was considering a break from the sport.

However, the 29-year-old Paerson now says that after a rest she is "inspired and motivated" to ski next season.

"But, obviously, the hope is to go to the world championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen next year in good form and take the gold there," the Swede said.

Paerson, a seven-times world champion and twice overall World Cup winner, will no longer be trained by her father who is quitting the Swedish team.


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