Injured athletes are back on snow
Skiers miss the snow during the summer break and most can’t wait to get back on the slopes. For injured athletes, this moment is even more special after a long period of rehabilitation.
Two-time overall globe winner Anna Veith (knee injury before Sölden in October) was keen to try some turns on the Mölltal Glacier a few weeks ago.
Italy’s Matteo Marsaglia (hip injury in Jeongseon in February) put on his skis in the French resort “Les Deux-Alpes”.
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Olympic Champion Matthias Mayer (back injury in Val Gardena in December) was also on the Mölltal Glacier with the Austrian Ski Team.
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Younggun Federica Sosio (knee injury in Santa Caterina in January) from Italy chose the Stelvio to make her first turns in a while.
The Canadian Cowboy Dustin Cook (knee injury before Sölden in October) ended his nine month snow-break in Les Deux Alpes:
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Joachim Puchner had a one year break (knee injury before Sölden in October), so returning on the skis in felt amazing.
His teammate Georg Streitberger (knee injury in Kitzbuehel in January) was also happy be back on the snow in Zermatt this week.
It’s still too early for ski training for Aksel Lund Svindal (knee injury in Kitzbuehl in January), but he gave us some reassuring news lately:
Ted Ligety (knee injury before Garmisch-Partenkirchen in January) is not ready for skiing either, but he is still trying to have some fun on the snow :)