Marc Gisin resigns from top-class sport with immediate effect


Alpine skiing

Marc Gisin resigns from top-class sport with immediate effect

After 11 years, Marc Gisin closes the top-class sport chapter.
The ski racer from Engelberg has announced his immediate resignation for health reasons.

(zim) In 2012 at the home World Cup in Crans Montana, Marc Gisin tore a cruciate ligament in his knee. When he fell in Kitzbühel in January 2015, he suffered a traumatic brain injury with cerebral hemorrhage. It got even worse in December 2018 when he fell on the descent from Val Gardena. The tall athlete suffered another traumatic brain injury as well as several broken bones and a bruised lung, which almost cost him his life. Unfortunately, his body never fully recovered from the serious injuries. For this reason, Marc Gisin decided to retire from top-class sport, as Swiss-Ski announced on Monday.

Marc Gisin contested the first World Cup race in Wengen in 2009. 100 more starts were made at the highest competition level. The 32-year-old athlete was primarily at home in the speed disciplines. His best World Cup results were two fifth places on the Streif in Kitzbühel. However, Gisin was not able to take a step forward.

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