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As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.
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At my age, you need to verify that everything is fine. I put a lot of pressure on my body, and I feel sometimes pain in my back and in my knees, so I have to be sure that I can keep on training hard before going on.
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At the end of the season, I was mentally exhausted and I lost the Overall World Cup title despite my numerous victories.
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Being famous hasn't made my life any easier. Every minute I'm dealing with the baby-sitters is one more minute I'm not training.
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For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder.
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Franz Klammer was my great idol in my younger years.
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I can also live with defeats. I didn't need to win all the time to be satisfied and motivated. I have learned to lose.
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I feel more pleasure when I compete. I have won more races than I expected, and I'm extremely consistent in all my specialties.
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I had some bad luck at St. Anton where the snow conditions and the change in the program due to the bad weather didn't help me. If the competitions would have taken place as planned, and on the same snow conditions as during the downhill training runs, I would have won a title.
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I have a strong lead so far, and I would be proud to win it because it remains the summit for a skier. I also aim to collect several smaller crystal trophies at Are, especially the GS Cup.
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I like to win. If I lose, I'm not very happy.
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I lost races because I wanted too much to win them in beating my rivals.
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I planned to stop in 2002 after the Salt Lake City Olympics. I felt able to remain competitive another four years, and I wanted to stop while I'm still at the top.
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I remain motivated and I'm enjoying what I'm doing right now. So everything is fine.
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I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
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I still have many goals left, especially the Overall World Cup standings.
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I still have more to fight for in the coming years.
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I trained more on my explosive strength. I had gained enough raw power in the past years while working as a bricklayer.
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I trained well this week but I think it will take some time until I recover my best rhythm in this specialty.
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I was quite moved to see this huge crowd which attended the ceremony in the middle of the town.
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I won a great giant slalom in Japan last week, and it gave me momentum for this final part of the season.
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I'm happy to belong to this group of top champions having excelled here.
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I'm quite excited to think that I will run the Olympic race here next year.
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If I remain healthy, I can win more races, but I don't think so much about setting new records. I'm already proud to have become the leading Austrian World Cup racer.
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In 2003, I was just happy to be a normal ski racer again. I came here without a precise goal; I just wanted to compete and have fun.
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It was necessary to organize my career to remain at the top level until Salt Lake City.
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It was really tough to race the GS a day after the downhill, but that's over now. I'm looking forward for the rest of the season which is also quite interesting.
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It was special for me-a lot of for my fan club there, more than a thousand people. It's very important for me to win this race, especially in Austria.
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It would be fun to be the first to set the record of 2000 points to mark the new millenium, but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself.
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It's funny to have become an elegant skier now. But my drive is still the same.
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It's good to ski for fun, but I still want to win races as often as possible.
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My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I'm racing, to be keep myself more under control.
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On my way to Salt Lake, I stop by to say hello to my friend Arnie in LA. I'm having a good time in this moment.
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One victory more or less doesn't make the difference for me now.
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Ski racing, especially downhill, is a dangerous activity and there are many accidents. It would be really too bad to lose everything because of a crash.
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The crowd is wonderful. There is always a superb atmosphere in the finish area. It's good for the World Cup. I missed it a lot when I had to rest and it's so nice to be back here.
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The training is going very, very well. I think I've got just the right formula. At the present time, I'm working mostly on the thighs.
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There are three downhill races left, so I'm pretty busy in the coming week, remaining focused. Fortunately, ski racing is still fun for me.
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There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks. I feel free to ski the way I decide on race-day because the overall title was not my main target this winter.
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This time, I took it easier. I stood up before it so as not to crash again.
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To score a Top-3 result will not be so easy. I'm skiing better on soft snow now than in the past, but other racers do it better than me.
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When I was a child, all I wanted was to enter the Austrian team and to compete on the World Cup tour. I had to fight hard to reach this. I wanted badly to win each race.
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When you have won everything in your career, what's left? Why go on?
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Within a rather short time, I had reached much more than I ever dreamed of, but at a high price. I often took great risks.
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