Thomas Morgenstern is back at the hill

31 January 2014 17:27
Thomas Morgenstern is back
Thomas Morgenstern is back -

Thomas Morgenstern made his first jumps since his serious fall at the ski flying in Bad Mitterndorf on Friday in Oberstdorf.

The first jump was something special for the 27-year-old. "Of course I thought about a lot of things. But as soon as I was in the track, it felt familiar. After the landing I was very relieved, this was a very nice moment", Morgenstern is quoted in a media release of the Austrian Ski Association (OESV).

After the successful comeback at the hill, nothing shall now stand in the way of competing at the Olympic Games. "Already when I woke up in the hospital after the fall I thought about Sochi. With this goal in mind I was able to focus on the rehabilitation. Then the doctors, the psychologist, the coaches and the OESV gave me the green light. The decision was on me and it was relatively easy. I just trusted my feelings. I feel ready and I will do my best in Sochi."

On Saturday he will have another training in Oberstdorf. After a few days at home he will then travel to Russia on Tuesday.