Melanie Faisst quits her career


Germany’s Melanie Faisst resigns from active sports after missing the Olympic qualification.

As a consequence of missing to qualify for the Olympic Games in Sochi, Melanie Faisst decided to retire from jumping. “I prepared purposefully for this winter in order to qualify for the Olympics, but now I have to accept that this dream cannot be accomplished”, she said in a press release by Germany’s Ski Federation (DSV). “Hence I have decided to quit my career as active jumper. I want to bring my occupational career into focus now. This decision was very hard, because ski jumping was both, passion and satisfaction for me.”

The best career result of the 23 year old was the third place in the first Ladies’ World Cup competition ever, that was held in 2011 in Lillehammer. Besides of winning the German national championships in 2005 she participated in four Junior World Championships, and in the 2011 World Championships, where she took the ninth place. In total she finished 14 times in the top ten of World Cup competitions, in addition that she made it seven times to the podium in Continental Cup competitions prior to the introduction of the World Cup.

Andreas Bauer, head coach of the German team declared: “Melanie Faisst was an excellent jumper that we will miss in our team. Sad to say, but we have to accept her decision to resign after missing the Olympic qualification. We wish Melanie lots of luck for the future!”