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Tina Maze Finishing Career after This Season?


"I'm planning a break which will however not mean a definitive end of my career. Right now I don't know whether I'll say good-by to my skies after the 2014/15 season," Maze, 31, said in an interview with the news portal Saturday.

Admitting that after years of training, travelling and competing, she simply needs to rest, Maze added: "Perhaps I'll skip one season and them return. I've been thinking a lot about this...I have no answer yet, but I feel I need a break."

Asked whether she knows what she would be doing once she ends her career, Maze said she had always known that, but at the moment she was fully dedicated to skiing.

"I'll speak about a new career when the time is right," she told the news portal.

However, in a separate interview with the daily Večer she explained she would stay close to skiing in the next five years although not necessarily as an active skier.

While she is not sure what form her future career would take, she indicated she might continue to cooperate with the existing sponsors.

After signing on a new coach earlier this year, Maze will try to win the overall World Cup rankings for the second time.

"This is my goal. I'm aware of the quality of my skiing. I know I can reach high," she told the news portal.

Maze had a record-breaking 2012/13 season when she became the overall World Cup winner.

After a slow start to the following season, she managed to do her best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where she bagged gold in giant slalom and downhill.


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