Andrea Limbacher back on snow
Limbacher, who had suffered a bad injury (ACL and meniscus, right knee) in a crash during the FIS Ski Cross World Cup in Megeve, France, last January has successfully completed the next stage of her long comeback to active racing.
The 24-year-old from Upper Austria was able to do some first snow runs on the Stubai glacier where she joined her World Cup team mates for a training camp.
„It was a super nice feeling being on skis again. I trained giant slalom and some roller sections and was also able to jump some smaller kickers. I'm happy that my training currently works out fine. I will keep on working hard and will continue to take it step by step,” said Limbacher who still aims to compete at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
“Over the past months, I have learned to listen to my body. As a result, I'm able to decide what training is doable and what might come too early. It paid off that I worked a lot to strengthen my thigh muscles. However, it will definitely take some time until my riding is back on World Cup level.”
OESV Skicross Headcoach Gerald Posch was also happy to see his protégée back on snow: “She did well during the element training. The knee looked good. Andrea is slowly getting closer and closer to the level where she was before she got injured.”
Posch and the full World Cup roster (Limbacher, Katrin Ofner, Christina Staudinger, Andreas Matt, Christoph Wahrstötter, Thomas Zangerl) together with the complete B-squad (Thomas Harasser, Patrick Koller, Franz Promok, Daniel Riegler, Johannes Rohrweck, Robert Winkler und Marcus Zechner) are currently capitalizing on the perfect conditions at the Stubai glacier.
The Headcoach is backed up by his new assistant Andreas Hochwimmer who followed up Matthias Haunholder who stepped back due to private reasons.