Veith Retires Skiing

Austria's Anna Veith celebrates her third place finish in the in the women's World Cup super-G ski race in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

VIENNA | Olympic ski champion Anna Veith has twice returned to the top from serious knee injuries.

A year after blowing out her knee for the third time, the 2014 super-G gold medalist from Austria is leaving the sport.

Veith announced her retirement live on Austrian TV on Saturday, ending a career marred by injuries since she won her second overall World Cup title in 2015.

Veith won 15 World Cup races from 2011 to 2017, and collected eight medals from major events, including four golds.

Her most recent medal was silver in super-G at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, where she was famously beaten to the title by Ester Ledecka.

—From AP reports