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Ondřej Bank ends career

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Prague, Feb 22 (CTK) – Czech best alpine skier Ondrej Bank, 35, has ended his career, he told journalists on Monday, citing persistent health problems after a heavy fall at last year’ s World Championship in Beaver Creek as one of the reasons.

Bank, fifth in giant slalom at the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 and twice World Cup winner, said he wants to devote his time to the family and his firm making clothing and helmets and glasses for skiers.

In addition to the fifth giant slalom position in Sochi, Bank also came seventh in the super-combined event and ninth in Super-G at the games. At the Turin Olympics in 2006, he placed sixth in the combined event and in Vancouver in 2010, he ended seventh in the super combined event.

Bank suffered several fractures and other injuries in his life.

In Beaver Creek last year, where he was close to winning a medal, Bank suffered a concussion and a tarsal bone fracture.

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