Ski alpin: Tessa Worley, la fin d’une grande carrière

Haute-Savoyard, who has one of the greatest records in French skiing, announced that she was retiring at 33 years old, Sunday, March 19, after the last World Cup event of the season, in Andorra.

by Denis Ménétrier

It is therefore on an 11ᵉ place that Tessa Worley bows out. The Grand-Bornand skier (Haute-Savoie) announced, Sunday, March 19, the end of her career, started in 2006 and which ended with the last giant slalom of the World Cup season, in Soldeu (Andorre ). A few minutes after the test, the French Alpine Ski Federation announced the news, which puts an end to the journey of one of the biggest records in French skiing.

The 33 -year -old skier, has shown great regularity on the circuit to impose her paw on the giant, his specialty. World champion of the discipline in 2013, in Schladming (Austria), and in 2017, in Saint-Moritz (Switzerland), she won sixteen giants in the World Cup along her seventeen years of career, the first in Only 19 years. It went up thirty-six times on the podium.

A queen bows out 👑
Thank you for everything Tessa Worley 🙏🇫🇷
2⃣ crystal globes in giant
3⃣ Champi titles…

– fedfranceski (@ffs- French ski federation)

Thanks to these performances, Worley has twice won the little globe of giant slalom in the World Cup. The first time in 2017, to offer French alpine skiing his first little globe since that of Carole Montillet in super-G in 2003. The second time on March 20, 2022, almost a year today.

a upset story at the Olympic Games

Worley then raised his trophy to Méribel with a smile. A few weeks ago, still in the Savoyard station, the Frenchwoman experienced a disappointment, at the world championships of Méribel-Courchevel, with a fall during the second round when she was a favorite and was aiming for a third title global. After the “tears of joy” of 2022, “this year, these are a little more tears of disappointment,” she said after her fall.

A disappointment, Worley lived another, immense, during the Beijing Olympic Games in February 2022. Also favorite of the giant slalom, Worley went to the fault during the second round. A summary of the upset history of the Grand-Bornand skier at the Olympic Games, absent due to injury from those of Sochi (Russia), in 2014, and only 7ᵉ in Pyeongchang (South Korea), in 2018.

“A queen bows out, thank you for all Tessa Worley,” wrote the French ski federation on Twitter. Worley leaves his footprint on French skiing. And a big void in the French women’s team, as it had been carrying it for many years.