Anna Veith makes her first step towards the comeback

Austrian ski star Anna Veith returned to snow for the first time this week in Passo Stelvio, Italy. The Olympic gold medalist suffered a torn ACL during a Giant Slalom training in Val Di Fassa, Italy, last January. 

"I felt really good and it is just a great pleasure that I am still able to do everything that I've worked so hard for the last 7 months" - says Olympic gold medalist Anna Veith about her first days on the snow. 

"It felt like freedom," says Anna Veith, who also emphasizes that the first day of skiing was absolutely painless and symptom-free. “After the second day, there was a slight tiredness in the structures, which is quite normal and it will be reduced during the further ski camps and the habit to the strain“ said Veith.

"I have an extremely good feeling and I was able to ski safely and powerfully. August has been important to me to build substance and stabilize the force during my physical training sessions and it definitely paid off. "

She wants to continue along this path in the upcoming weeks and she is planning to ski for two or three days at a time. The aim is to further increase the load and get into gates training. From mid-September, two training camps will be planned in Switzerland.

Release Courtesy of the Austrian Ski Association