Conversation with ski racer Clarey: Interview on the Ski World Championships in Méribel – Sport


Johannes Knuth

The downhill skier Johan Clarey, 42, will definitely carve a few records in the annals of his sport when he retires from alpine racing in a few weeks as planned: The Frenchman is the oldest alpine skier to win a medal at the Winter Olympics – Clarey was 41 when he raced to silver in the Olympic downhill in Beijing last year. Silver 2019 in Åre at the age of 38 is also a World Cup age record, like his second place almost two weeks ago on the Streif downhill run in Kitzbühel – no guest on an Alpine World Cup podium has ever been older. After almost 20 years in his sport, Clarey has not filled one gap: he is still waiting for his first victory, in the World Cup or at a major event. The World Championships in Méribel and Courchevel starting next Monday would not be a bad time to change that. But even without a golden frame, Clarey’s career would be a fulfilling one, as he conclusively concludes in the interview.



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