Janne Ahonen takes a break from competition

05 December 2015 11:29
Janne Ahonen
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Janne Ahonen is currently taking a break from competition due to health problems, but he wants to return to the World Cup again already before Christmas.

According to his coach Hannu Lepistoe, the Finn has already been suffering from a virus infection this fall but doesn't want to share more information about his problems. "It's a private matter. I don't want to discuss it in public or explain anything", the 38-year-old is quoted by Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

Janne Ahonen is not participating in Lillehammer this weekend and he will also not take part in the next World Cup competitions in Nizhny Tagil. "The goal is to be back in Engelberg. Russia was never on my plan anyway".

Right now the five-time 4-Hills-Tournament winner, who started this season with a disappointing 41st place in Klingenthal, is training in Rovaniemi.