Former top talent ended his career at the age of 23
May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022
The Swedish ski racer Ida Dannewitz officially ended her career at the age of 23 – a step that was very difficult for the former winter sports hope. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Saying no to what I dreamed of as a child,” confessed Ida Dannewitz in an Instagram post: “But I’ve decided to end my career.”
Dannewitz thus drew the line under a career in skiing, which rose steeply early on, but has recently been marked by many setbacks. She made her debut at the age of 18 in the European Cup, which acts as the basis for the World Cup, especially for young drivers. In 2019/20 she achieved her best result in the European Cup with seventh place overall, and she was on the podium four times. In the Super-G she even managed to win in St. Moritz. Ida Dannewitz “happy” about her skiing career
Dannewitz won the bronze medal at the Alpine Junior World Championships in Val di Fassa in 2019. In the same year she also took part in the World Cup for the first time. Her best of five World Cup results was ninth. In her resignation, Dannewitz was “happy” about her career in skiing, about her experiences at the competitions and with the Swedish country selection. She likes to look back on “all the years, all the friends, all the trips and competitions with the national team and all the results”, she wrote: “Thank you to everyone who took part in my journey.”
Persistent injury problems
The reason for her early career end are the numerous injuries that had repeatedly caused setbacks. A fracture and a ligament injury in the knee caused problems. In the past season, the Swede did not compete in a single race, in the winter before she only competed in seven competitions.