Hannah Kearney called it a “fairytale ending” to her international moguls career, tying a U.S. legend’s record with her 46th World Cup win and earning the overall freestyle skiing season title in Megeve, France, on Sunday.
“So if that’s the end of my career, it’s a very good ending to my career,” Kearney said, according to the U.S. Ski Team.
Kearney, 29, said before this season that it would be her last as a moguls skier, but she kept from making a retirement announcement in an interview last week. She may wait until May, or later, to ultimately decide.
On Sunday, Kearney matched 1992 U.S. Olympic champion Donna Weinbrecht for the most career World Cup victories.
Kearney, the 2010 Olympic gold medalist and 2014 bronze medalist, and Weinbrecht are the only U.S. Olympic women’s moguls champions. They first met at a 2002 U.S. team camp. Weinbrecht, then 37, skied her final competition earlier that year, and Kearney, then 16, was just getting started.
Kearney expects to race at least once more, in the U.S. Championships from March 27-29 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.