Season over for Anemone Marmottan
Bad news out of Zakopane (Poland), where the European Cup tour stopped and where Anemone Marmottan, France, was seriously injured this morning. The 22-year-old skier from Tignes, France, suffered a broken tibia. The accident occurred at about 7 am when the French from Savoy began her warm-up in the gates. She will be brought back to France tomorrow Wednesday where she will be operated on. Anemone Marmottan had two 4th places in giant in St. Moritz and Arber this season and also finished twice in the top 20 in slalom (13th in Lienz and 16th in Flachau).
Marmottan also played a key role in France winning the gold won in the Nations Team event at the 2011 Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the month of February. With the help of Cyprien Richard and Anemone Marmottan, who came to compete for the French team as a last-minute substitute, Austria was edged off to second place after both Austria and France won two of the final four runs, but the tri-color team posted faster collective times and took the event by 0.05 hundredths of a second.