Alpine Skiing - Bertrand forced into early retirement

Frenchwoman Olivia Gallay Bertrand has announced her early retirement from alpine skiing.

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French alpine skier Olivia Gallay-Bertrand (AFP)

The 23-year-old was forced into making the decision over two years after sustaining serious injuries in a training crash in Ushuaia.

Bertrand represented France at the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing 12th in the women's giant slalom. Her best World Cup results came in 2009, with two 12th-placed finishes at Aspen and Cortina.

A statement on the FIS website read: "Olivia thanks her team, sponsors and the French Ski Association for their support and great times."

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