“Norwegian skier Marit bjoergen has decided to retire

She is the record holder for number of won Olympic medals, including gold

Norwegian skier Marit Borgetto: PA Images/TASS

Eight – time Olympic champion in ski racing the Norwegian Marit bjoergen has announced the decision to finish performances in professional sports.

“I know that I have no motivation needed in order to 100 percent to prepare for the season, so I made this choice”, – quotes the words of skier website nrk.no.

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Three Olympic medals highest dignity Marit bjoergen won at the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014, two in Pyeongchang-2018. In addition, she won four silver and three bronze medals. The total number of awards (15) it is the record holder of the winter Olympics. As for gold medals, eight-time Olympic Champions are also her compatriots biathlete OLE Einar Bjoerndalen and cross country skier Bjorn Delhi, but they have a total of 13 and 12 medals respectively.

Given the summer Olympics Marit bjoergen takes the sixth place by number of gold medals, but in the aggregate awards ranked third, ahead of additional indicators Soviet gymnast Nikolai Andrianov (he has seven gold, five silver and three bronze medals).

In the first place – American swimmer Michael Phelps – 28 medals (23, 3, 2).

In addition, Marit bjoergen is 18 times world champion, four-time winner of the world Cup. On account of its 114 winning races on the world Cup.

Recently about retirement announced another legendary Norwegian athlete – biathlete OLE Einar Bjoerndalen.

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