Goggia’s eyes are back on Olympic downhill after most recent crash

Sofia Goggia will need to urgently recover from a series of injuries following another crash on…

Sofia Goggia will need to make a quick recovery from a string of injuries following another crash on Sunday if she can defend her downhill Olympic title next month.

Goggia must be another huge fan of gold – or two: she’s also a force in super-G.

But she sprained her left knee, partially torn the anterior cruciate ligament and suffered a “mild fracture” of the fibula in her leg – plus some tendon damage – when she did the high-speed split after That fell down the mountain during the Super World Cup -G match at Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Italian ski team said after a medical assessment in Milan.

Goggia will begin rehabilitation on Monday with the aim of returning in time for the downhill run at the Beijing Olympics on February 15.

As a result, she’s likely to miss the giant Olympic skateboarding competition on February 7 and the super-G on February 11. She will need to attend at least one downhill training session on February 12, 13 or 14 to compete downhill – but preferably all three on a new course she’s never been on before.

“I am very sad,” Goggia said. “It’s not the respite I need during this crucial moment of the season but I will begin physical therapy in the coming hours, with the aim of trying to defend my Olympic title in the event that I Favourite.”

Goggia was nominated to carry the Italian flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Her partially torn ligament had surgery in 2013.

The luxury car Goggia also had a high-speed accident while going down a hill in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria last weekend. She escaped serious injury in that crash but was so traumatized that she said she was unable to walk on Monday.

Like the crash in Austria, Goggia’s latest fall occurred on a stretch of Cortina field, where darkness made visibility difficult.

Goggia was 0.07 seconds behind teammate Elena Curtoni – the race winner – at the second checkpoint when she made a mistake and had to check her skis to stay on track.

Goggia then lost control as her skateboard rolled over the hard surface. She eventually splits, crashes through the air and lands on her back before tumbling down the street, through the next gate, finally stopping without hitting the safety net.

After a brief orientation, Goggia clicked back on the skateboard and made her way to the finish line on her own. But she showed a disheartened expression and hobbled away with the help of two of her party members.

Goggia isn’t the only skier to wrestle in a tough track that kept 22 of the 57 riders from finishing.

Goggia missed the world championship at home in Cortina last season after breaking a bone in his right knee. She has won six World Cup races this season – four downhill, including on Saturday with another wild run in Cortina, and two super G races.


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