Nicola Spirig will take a break and will not compete in another race this year. On her page on facebook she has realesed the following statement : “After an amazing season with Swiss Championshiop titles, several wins at world series races, the European Championship title and the fulfillment of my biggest goal, the win of the Olympic gold medal, I decided to take a break and to not race anymore competitions this year.
Until the Olymic Games I trained extremely focussed and with 100% commitement for 1,5 years without a break. With becoming Olympic Champion in London I could achieve my biggest goal. The emotions were amazing and there are many great and interesting experiences and feelings to process. I enjoy those special moments in my career and I would like to be able to take my time. Time for myself and my personal environment, but also for my sponsors, which have always supported me well.
The focus doesn’t lie 100% on the training anymore at the moment. Therefore I doubt I could fulfill my very high expectations at races. I will take the time that I need to enjoy the moment now, so that I will be back again next season with a lot of motivation and new goals” .