Garmisch-Partenkirchen (dpa) - The premature end of the season of Viktoria Rebensburg after her fall in Garmisch-Partenkirchen also hits the entire German women's ski team violently.
"This is bad for the team," said Alpin boss Wolfgang Maier of the German press agency. His best racing driver sustained a knee injury in her Super-G accident on Sunday and cannot compete this winter. Maier now referred above all to the giant slalom discipline, in which his team was "actually completely erased".
Before the 30-year-old Rebensburg, Marlene Schmotz had already dropped out due to a cruciate ligament rupture. Rebensburg and Schmotz were the only athletes of the German Ski Association who had made it into the second rounds in the last four giant slalom runs. Kira Weidle can compete for top places in the speed events. The drivers have the best chances for top ten places in the years of slalom problem discipline.
Although injuries have increased recently, reversals in the choice of materials or the nature of the slopes are difficult, Maier said. "You can turn it around as you like," he said, in the end someone was always dissatisfied. Even the athletes didn't want to slow down, "they want to win".
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