Julian von Schleinitz retires from the track
Berchtesgaden (RWH) Julian von Schleinitz – who won six titles in the Junior World Championships, making him one of the most successful competitors in the event – has announced his retirement. “After a long period of consideration, I have decided to end my career in sport. I will now be focusing on new challenges,” shared the 26-year-old athlete on his Facebook page. “I had a great time with you and all of my supporters during my time in competitive sport.”
Germany’s Julian von Schleinitz, who was never able to qualify for the Winter Olympics, won three successive gold medals in the men’s singles and team event in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In the winter of 2010/2011, he made his début in the Viessmann World Cup in Winterberg, finishing in third behind Armin Zöggeler (ITA) and David Möller (GER) in his first race. For his Master’s thesis in engineering, he studied friction on the ice in luge.