Former European jump record holder Sebastien Di Pasqua of Switzerland has decided to retire from professional water skiing at age 34. A right knee injury prompted Di Pasqua decision to retire.
”It is a hard step for many athletes, but from my point of view, I see it more as the end of a great adventure,” Di Pasqua says of his retirement. “I will always be thankful towards this sport that has brought so much to me.”
According to Di Pasqua, doctors told him that he could jeopardize his future health by continuing his pro ski career.
“Without any doubt, being healthy is a top priority for me, and I couldn’t imagine my future without practicing some other recreational sports like snow skiing, mountain biking and paragliding,” Di Pasqua says. “Today I’m relieved to be able to move on at the right time and can’t wait to idealize new challenges for new horizons that are just the beginning of a new life for me.”
Di Pasqua will pursue a degree in athletic training this October.
Sebatien Di Pasqua Carreer Highlights
— Two-time European Record Holder
— Best World Rank: 4th
— Best European Rank: 1st
— World Cup/Pro Event Medalist
— European Championship Medalist
— Three-time World Championship Finalist
— 15-time Swiss National Record Holder
— Personal Best Of 227 feet