After several years away from the top level, with many unfulfilled goals and disappointing moments, Gregor Schlierenzauer, one of the world’s most successful ski jumper of all times, has decided to continue fighting for his dreams!
Gregor Schlierenzauer announced yesterday to his followers that he will continue his career as a ski jumper. Gregor is going to be supported by Germany’s earlier coach, Werner Schuster, who has already been working with Gregor during his high school years. They still have a good and trusting relationship which sounds very promising for their future cooperation. The Austrian athlete is also going to take part in training camps together with his teammates and will keep close contact with head coach Andreas Felder.
Ski jumping still means a lot to me even if these past years were quite disappointing for me. I am very happy that the Austrian Ski Federation trust me and supports me on my way back to my old shape. We have an agreement with the association on what Werner’s role is in this project and we focus on good cooperation and communication which is essential in this case. I am really glad to be supported by Werner and I think he will be able to help me a lot. He had an important role in my life as a young athlete and we had and still have a good relationship. -told Gregor on her blog.
The 29-year old Austrian has already 53 individual World Cup wins, 2 overall World Cup titles, several World Championship gold, 2 individual Olympic bronse medals and a gold and a silver medal from the team competitions in Vancouver and Sochi.
The way back to the top is not going to be easy. Ski jumping got more sensitive as before. I am ready to fight! I take it as a challenge which I will approach with respect and high motivation.-told Gregor on his blog.
Source: gregorschlierenzauer.at, fis-ski.com