Thomas Diethart posted a post on his Instagram profile with a photo of the snowboard and the inscription: Return in 2021. -I declare my return. As always, I am in good health and mentally prepared-jumpers have been added.
Thomas Diethart was the biggest sensation in the ski jumping world in 2014. Unexpectedly, he won 4-Hills-Tournament and became the deputy champion of the Sochi Winter Olympics with the Austrian team. However, four years later, Thomas Diethart retired after a series of severe falls.
In early May, he started training for the Austrian team in Innsbruck. The Austrian media wrote that the former jumper “won the reward.”
Many people say that it was pure coincidence that the Austrian from Michelhausen near Vienna discovered his state in 2014. What is incomprehensible is that a competitor who has never seen great potential before wins a prestigious competition like the Four Hills Championship-he was written in an article by Sport.pl journalist Jakub Balcerski.
After 2014, Diethart lost his status, and in the following months, he was getting lower and lower in the Austrian ski jumper’s level. He tried to get back to the top, but faced a lot of adversity. His career will always be influenced by three things on the mountain. In addition to winning 4-Hills-Tournament, there were two unpleasant moments that made him afraid of ski jumping.
On February 28, 2016, during the Continental Cup held in Brotterode, Thomas Diethart encountered strong winds after leaving the threshold and was unable to control the skis. He then fell and slammed into the landing site. A few weeks later, the Austrian fell to the ground again, but was not seriously injured. More than a year later, on November 29, 2017, Diethart lost control of his skis during a jump training in Ramsau. He went to the intensive care unit, and a few months later he recovered from the injuries suffered at the time.
A few months after the fall, he realized that its impact was too great to try to return to the mountain. He officially ended his career in April 2018.