BEIJING (AP) — The latest news on the Beijing Winter Olympics:
Sofia Goggia is back on the snow and preparing to fly to China to defend her Olympic downhill title two weeks after crashing and injuring her left knee and leg.
Goggia posted a video on Facebook showing her wearing the Italy Olympic team jacket and said, “Today I got back on skis and it was awesome.”
She adds: “So much work during these two weeks, so many wounds to heal, so much effort… but so much desire to get there.
Goggia sprained his left knee, partially tore a cruciate ligament and has a “minor fracture” of the fibula bone in his leg. She also suffered tendon injuries after the fall during a World Cup super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Goggia has won the last eight World Cup downhills she has completed.
The Italian says she was ‘always able to focus on the goal and I never considered it lost’. She adds that she will be flying to China “soon” and that once there she will “put everything in place lap after lap as always”.
Goggia could play the super-G next Friday. The women’s downhill is scheduled for February 15.
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