February 22, 2006

My Games look over, says tired Kostelic

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Croatian Janica Kostelic says
she is unlikely to race in Friday's giant slalom, the final
women's event of the Olympic Alpine skiing program.

"I am sick, I feel really bad. I'm done. There is very
little, little chance that I'm going to ski. I have absolutely
no power," she said after finishing fourth in Wednesday's

"For this Games, I'm done. I really can't (race the giant
slalom). It's too much for my body. I tried today and I gave it
all and that's it."

Kostelic is already the most successful female Alpine skier
in Olympic history with four gold medals, three from the last
Salt Lake City Games and the combined title in Turin.

Had she won the slalom, she would have been the first
Alpine skier to take five career golds.