Ragnhild Mowinckel ends her career – Mikaela Shiffrin reacts

She’ll run until the end of the season, then it’s over. This was announced by the Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel.

Tears stream down her face as two-time Olympic silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel announces in a video on Instagram that she is ending her successful career. It closes the Alpine skiing chapter at the end of the season.

The Norwegian association confirmed the end of the 31-year-old’s career by also publishing the video. Mowinckel sees himself as having reached a point “where I can no longer give”.

Competition regrets the end of your career

She made her decision at the fall festival in January in Cortina d’Ampezzo, where she celebrated her fourth and so far last World Cup victory in the downhill.

“I think eight-year-old Ragnhild would be proud of 31-year-old Ragnhild,” she said in the video, in which she laughed alongside tears: “She had dreams that we achieved together.” Numerous other ski racers such as Emma Aicher and Corinne Suter have already commented on the post on Instagram and wish the Norwegian all the best.

American Mikaela Shiffrin wrote: “I hope these last races give you a few more memories to last a lifetime.” The women will go to Kvitfjell in Norway, Are in Sweden and finally to Saalbach in Austria.

In addition to Olympic silver in the 2018 downhill and giant slalom, Mowinckel, nicknamed “Ragmow”, won two bronze medals at world championships: in the combination in 2019 and in the giant slalom in 2023. She achieved her four World Cup victories in the downhill, the super-G (two) and the giant slalom.