Sunday's men's relay in Hochfilzen marked the end from the career of Vincent Jay (FRA, Fischer skis and boots). Fittingly, he shot clean with no spare rounds and helped his team to a second place finish, ending his career on a high note.
The Olympic Sprint Champion informed his teammates in an emotional Saturday evening team meeting that the relay would be his final competition. The retirement story was posted on his personal website one hour before the competition.
Jay's biathlon career spanned 14 years, "half of my life," as he commented later that day. He was on the podium 14 times in his World Cup career, with two victories, both of which were at the Whistler Olympic Park (CAN). He won the 20km Individual at the pre-Olympic World Cup in March 2009. Then for the icing on the cake he became an Olympic Champion by winning the men's 10km Sprint at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He added a Bronze medal in the Pursuit competition two days later.
All the best for youy future Vincent!See his video salute