Two-time Olympic medalist Weibrecht retires from ski racing
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Two-time Olympic super-G medalist Andrew Weibrecht is stepping away from ski racing after a lengthy career with the U.S. team.
Weibrecht announced his retirement Tuesday in a Facebook post. He earned a bronze medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games and captured silver four years later in Sochi.
The 32-year-old Weibrecht started his first World Cup race on Nov. 30, 2006, in Beaver Creek, Colorado. His best World Cup finish was second during the super-G in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Jan. 22, 2016.
Nicknamed War Horse, Weibrecht came up with teammates such as Steven Nyman and Ted Ligety. Weibrecht said in his post: ”Man were we dorks … But hey, we were young and having a great time.”
Weibrecht dealt with ankle, shoulder and knee injuries over his career.