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After fourth cruciate ligament rupture: Ski star enjoys dream vacation before surgery


Highlights: Aline Danioth has already suffered four cruciate ligament tears in her skiing career. The 25-year-old Swiss skier is currently recovering from knee surgery. Shortly before another operation, Danioth took a dream vacation in the U.S. She visited the Grand Canyon, San Diego and Las Vegas with a friend in a van. "This trip was exactly what I needed. I was able to recharge my batteries for the next few weeks," Danioth says.. Skier Aline Danioth was born on 12 March 1998 in Bern.

Skier Aline Danioth has already suffered four cruciate ligament tears. Shortly before another operation, the Swiss woman fulfilled her wish for a dream vacation.

Bern – The young Swiss Aline Danioth has already had to cope with some serious setbacks in her career as a ski racer. In December 2016, the 25-year-old, who mainly competes in slalom and giant slalom, suffered her first cruciate ligament rupture during a World Cup giant slalom. A serious injury that means the end of a career for many athletes. But Danioth fought his way back.

Aline Danioth
Born:12 March 1998
Sport:Alpine skiing

Danioth becomes world champion – but the injury misfortune remains true to her

In 2019, about two and a half years after the bad injury, the big triumph follows: Danioth becomes world champion and wins gold in the team competition in Are. In the World Cup, the Swiss won several top-10 placings. But the bad luck with injuries remains true to her. 2020 will be the worst year of her young career. Two cruciate ligament tears in his right knee within ten months put Danioth out of action for a long time. About a year later, she made her comeback, reaching tenth place in the slalom at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

In March 2023, the next bad news followed: During a European Cup race, the cruciate ligament ruptures again - for the fourth time in a few years. However, the 25-year-old does not lose her optimism and decides: an adventure holiday is needed
. For three weeks, Danioth then traveled through the United States with a friend in a van. On Instagram, she shared snapshots of her trip and wrote: "Wow, what a brilliant time we had? We've driven through six U.S. states, visited mountains, deserts, huge cities, the ocean."

Aline Danioth © IMAGO/Danilo Vigo /

Among other things, the friends visited the Grand Canyon, San Diego and Las Vegas. Danioth goes on to explain that they climbed through the "most beautiful national parks" in the heat and cold and spent "special moments, both in idyllic and creepy places". But the most important thing: "I lived in the moment and didn't think about the worries of the future," describes the Swiss.

Another operation after a fourth cruciate ligament tear and a dream vacation

Shortly after the holiday, the ski star contacted her fans again. "This trip was exactly what I needed. I was able to recharge my batteries for the next few weeks," Danioth describes happily. This week, the knee surgery followed.


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It is uncertain when the 25-year-old will be back on skis, but the Swiss is still combative. "It's not easy to have surgery again. But I know it's an important step for my health and my career," Danioth said. (Luca Hartmann)

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2023-06-09

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