LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Tanja Poutiainen of Finland, an Olympic silver medalist and three-time World Cup title winner, is retiring at the end of the season.
Poutiainen says on her Facebook page that the giant slalom on Sunday will be her final World Cup race. The 33-year-old racer says: "I have loved this sport and I am honored to be able to make such a long career."
A five-time Olympian, Poutiainen's silver in giant slalom at the 2006 Turin Olympics is the only Alpine medal Finland ever won at the Winter Games. She also won three season-long World Cup trophies, including the GS-slalom double in 2004-05.
That same season she took silver in both events at the world championships at Bormio, Italy. She got two bronzes at the 2009 worlds at Val d'Isere, France.