Scheiber throws in the towel

Mario Scheiber has announced his resignation from professional skiing.

The 29-year-old from East Tyrol – who looks back on doomed, injury-stricken years – said yesterday (Mon) that his right knee had failed to recover in the past weeks but got worse instead.

Scheiber, who did not disclose his plans for the future, came fourth in the Olympic downhill in 2010. He failed to win any World Cup events but finished in second or third place 13 times altogether.