Forced break for Jakob Lange

Germany’s Jakob Lange will have to step back from professional sports for an indefinite period due to health reasons, as he announced on his Facebook page. 

The 22-year-old stated the following: “Deeply frustrated, I have to announce that due to health problems, I will have to take time off from professional sports and World Cup competitions.”

Lange started in 50 World Cup events so far, with a fourth place in Sapporo (JPN) in 2017 as his best result. In addition, he has five medals from Junior World Championships 2013-15, among them a gold medal with the team in Liberec in 2013. Lange had injured his knee during a crash during the Nordic Combined Triple in Seefeld in 2017.