Photo: IBSF / Charlie Booker
Innsbruck (RWH) Bobsleigh pilot Christina Hengster from Austria has announced her retirement. "It was not easy for me, but I'm convinced that it's a good time to go," wrote the 32-year-old on Priority now has her professional career with the Austrian police.

Christina Hengster has been internationally involved in Bobsleigh sports since 2004 and is the most successful Austrian bobsleigh athlete. At the beginning of her career she competed as push athlete for pilot Silke Zeuner. Together, they finished third overall in the European Cup and won two national championships titles. After the change to the pilot seat in 2007 followed the highlights of Christina Hengster's athletic career: in 2012 she became Junior World Champion, 2016 she finished third overall in the BMW IBSF World Cup and won the Team Competition bronze medal at her home World Championships in Innsbruck. In 2017, she clamed European Championships bronze.

Christina Hengster concluded her career after her second Olympic Winter Games 2018 in PyeongChang where she finished tenth. © RWH2018

Photo: IBSF / Charlie Booker

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