At just 31, Pietilae Holmner hangs her skis on the nail

The Swedish skier has decided to retire because of her known back problems

At just 31, Maria Pietilae Holmner was forced to end her career.

The Swede continues to suffer from back pain: she hoped to be able to participate in the Olympics in Korea, after missing the first part of the season, but had to surrender.

In 15 years of career the slalomist has won 3 World Cup races (10 podiums) and six medals at the World Cup (4 of which in the event teams, plus the silver in Giant in 2007 and the bronze in the slalom in 2011).