Moguls skier Kristi Richards retires

Kristi Richards. (MIKE RIDEWOOD/Canadian Freestyle Ski Association)

Kristi Richards. (MIKE RIDEWOOD/Canadian Freestyle Ski Association)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:52 PM ET

Moguls skier, Kristi Richards, a two-time Olympian, retired Friday after 11 years on the Canadian freestyle ski team.

Richards, the 2007 world champion in single moguls, made 82 World Cup starts with 12 podium appearances.

She finished seventh at the 2006 Turin Olympics. In 2010 at Vancouver, Richards qualified fourth but fell in her final run and placed 20th.

"In 2010 standing in the (start) gate, knowing I was ready, that I had poured everything I had into this moment, that I had the capability to win gold, that was the pinnacle of my career," the 30-year-old native of Summerland, B.C., said.


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