Kjetil Jansrud, 5-time Olympic medallist, to end ski racing career on Saturday | CBC Sports

Five-time Olympic medallist Kjetil Jansrud will end his ski racing career at home in Norway on Saturday.

The 36-year-old on Monday wrote on Instagram he will finish at the course where he got the first of his 23 World Cup wins.

“I am, however, very glad I get to choose to retire in Kvitfjell, where I won my first in 2012 and where I’ve raced in front of family and friends every year since,” Jansrud wrote.

Jansrud is retiring weeks after making an unexpected recovery from a knee injury to compete at the Beijing Olympics, where he was seeking a medal from a fourth straight Winter Games.

He took gold in super-G at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and also won two silver and two bronze between 2010 and 2018, twice sharing a podium with friend and teammate Aksel Lund Svindal.

Jansrud also won a world championships title in downhill in 2019 and topped the World Cup downhill standings in the 2014-15 season. He earned three more crystal globe trophies as the season-long champion in super-G.

A devoted fan of English soccer club Liverpool, Jansrud built a reputation as a smart and thoughtful athlete.

“In these perilous times, my retirement — and this post — feels meaningless,” Jansrud wrote in his post. “My thoughts and hopes are with the Ukrainian people. Stay strong.”

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