Former overall World Cup ski champion Nicole Hosp retires

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian skier Nicole Hosp says she’s retiring, less than four months after winning her 12th medal at a major championship.

The 31-year-old Hosp, who won the 2007 overall title, took silver in the combined event at the worlds in Beaver Creek in February, repeating her achievement from the Olympics a year before. She also won super-G bronze in Sochi.

A year after winning the overall championship in 2007, Hosp finished runner-up to Lindsey Vonn as the American clinched her first of four overall titles.

Hosp’s career suffered a setback following a knee injury that sidelined her for the entire 2009-10 season, making her miss the Vancouver Olympics.

Since her World Cup debut in 2001, Hosp has won 12 races, spread across all Alpine disciplines except for downhill.