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Hermann Maier Quotes

As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.

At my age, you need to verify that everything is fine. I put a lot of pressure on my body, and I feel sometimes pain in my back and in my knees, so I have to be sure that I can keep on training hard before going on.

For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder.

Franz Klammer was my great idol in my younger years.

I have a strong lead so far, and I would be proud to win it because it remains the summit for a skier. I also aim to collect several smaller crystal trophies at Are, especially the GS Cup.

I like to win. If I lose, I'm not very happy.

I lost races because I wanted too much to win them in beating my rivals.

I planned to stop in 2002 after the Salt Lake City Olympics. I felt able to remain competitive another four years, and I wanted to stop while I'm still at the top.

I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.

I still have many goals left, especially the Overall World Cup standings.

I still have more to fight for in the coming years.

I trained well this week but I think it will take some time until I recover my best rhythm in this specialty.

I was quite moved to see this huge crowd which attended the ceremony in the middle of the town.

I won a great giant slalom in Japan last week, and it gave me momentum for this final part of the season.

I'm happy to belong to this group of top champions having excelled here.

I'm quite excited to think that I will run the Olympic race here next year.

If I remain healthy, I can win more races, but I don't think so much about setting new records. I'm already proud to have become the leading Austrian World Cup racer.

It was necessary to organize my career to remain at the top level until Salt Lake City.

It was really tough to race the GS a day after the downhill, but that's over now. I'm looking forward for the rest of the season which is also quite interesting.

It's funny to have become an elegant skier now. But my drive is still the same.