The French Tessa Worley, two times world champion in giant slalom, ends her career at 33 years old

The French skier finished eleventh in her last race, the giant slalom of the World Cup finals, on Sunday in Soldeu (Andorra).

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Tessa Worley of France celebrates her small giant slalom globe won in Méribel on March 20, 2022. (NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP)

The final applause. The French Ski Federation announced on Sunday March 19 that Tessa Worley would end her career at the end of this season. The French skier closes her incredible story with an 11th place in the giant slalom of Soldeu (Andorra), at the end of a mixed winter, during which Bornandine failed to get on the podium. Tessa Worley, winner of the small crystal ball last winter in the discipline, was succeeded by the untouchable Mikaela Shiffrin. The American scored her 88th World Cup success in the giant slalom on Sunday.

For more than 15 years of a long and rich career, Tessa Worley carried the French women’s ski team on her shoulders. You have won two giant slalom world titles (2013 and 2017). The Frenchwoman also has two small globes of the discipline (2017 and 2022) in her trophy case. At the World Cup she climbed to thirty-six times on the podium, sixteen times on the top step. The French women’s technical team (slalom and giant) will enter a new era next winter, with the retirements of Tessa Worley, Nastasia Noens and Coralie Frasse Sombet.

An early talent

He was not yet 20 years old. It is on the American snows of Aspen, on November 29, 2008, that the young skier will write the first lines of her story. Sixth after the first lap, the Haut-Savoyarde signs a second supersonic pass and knocks out the competition. At the top of the discipline at 19, Tessa Worley thus succeeds Ingrid Jacquemod, until then the last Frenchwoman to have won the World Cup (2005). A promising success, which the Frenchwoman will maintain in her 17 years on the World Cup circuit.

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