Two-time Olympic champion Tina Maze of Slovenia has announced that she will be taking a one-year hiatus from ski racing. She will take the time to decide about continuing her career.
The 32-year-old Maze said on her website, “I feel that my body and my mind need a longer rest than usual. I will allow myself a one year break before taking any further decision.”
Maze earned gold in downhill and giant slalom at the Sochi Games last year. She also won the 2013 overall World Cup title. Last season, Maze finished in second to Anna Fenninger of Austria and won two gold medals at the world championships in Vail and Beaver Creek.
Maze is one of just six female skiers who have won World Cup races in all five Alpine disciplines.