Christine Seehofer has announced her retirement from Racketlon Singles.
The three-time world singles champion has announced her decision to hang up her rackets in a heartfelt social media post.
The Austrian superstar won the Women’s Singles World Championship title in 2016, 2018 and 2019, as well as winning the European Championship crown in 2017.
She retires at the top of the sport, having achieved 100 consecutive racketlon singles victories in her final match against Myriam Enmer at 2020 GRAWE sidebyside 14. Austrian Open. She also retires as World No.1, having been at the top of the rankings for over seven years.
“Thanks to everyone who has accompanied me in any way over the many years”
Speaking on social media, Seehofer announced the following.
“I have experienced Many World Championship titles, State Championship titles, tournament victories, beautiful achievements, great experiences, many journeys and a great community since my Racketlon start in 2009.
“In November 2020 I played my last international singles tournament which meant I could celebrate 100 straight victories. Unfortunately, this was my last international singles tournament at the same time, as I have been struggling with an injury for a long time.
“That’s why I’m soon going to no longer be the number one in the Women’s World Rankings list, where I’ve been since March 2015. This is also the occasion to share my decision that has been a long time coming. I will end my successful Racketlon singles career. Being pain-free in everyday life, new personal challenges and other sports are now my focus.
“But I’m sure we’ll see each other again at one Racketlon event or another. Thanks to everyone who has been accompanying me in any way over the many years or supported me. It was a great time!”
Christine Seehofer’s Racketlon Legacy
There is no doubt that Christine Seehofer will go down as one of the greatest racketlon players of all time. The Austrian ends her career with 40 international singles titles, more than any other player – male or female.
Alongside her 40 singles titles, Seehofer also has 26 Women’s Doubles titles, 10 more than any other player. On the Mixed Doubles all-time list, she sits in second, one behind Jesper Ratzer with 20. 86 elite international trophies is her sensational tally.
Seehofer’s list of major titles is also astounding. She has won the Women’s Singles World Championship title three times and also took a European Championship crown. Add five Women’s Doubles titles, three Mixed Doubles titles, two Team titles and a plethora of junior titles and she goes down as the most decorated athlete at the World Championship level the sport has ever seen.
While we weren’t aware of it at the time, her final match ended up being the perfect conclusion to a glittering career. At her home tournament in Austria, she beat Myriam Enmer to win the Austrian Open in 2020. That victory brought her to 100 consecutive singles victory. A major milestone at her home tournament. A perfect end to a phenomenal career.
We’ll have more about Christine Seehofer’s remarkable career coming soon in an article called Christine Seehofer: A Legacy in Numbers.
Everyone at the Federation of International Racketlon wishes Christine Seehofer a happy and healthy retirement and the best of luck in your future endeavours. We look forward to seeing you around at various tournaments in the future and hope to still see you play Doubles and Team Racketlon across the years.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
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