Status: 01.12.2023, 04:47 a.m.
By: Korbinian Kothny
For ski world champion Marie Tviberg, the season is already over. The Norwegian has to accept the next setback in her career.
Killington – Maria Therese Tviberg continues to be dogged by bad luck with injuries. The Norwegian crashed in the giant slalom on Saturday in Killington (USA) and has to end the season after four races. "It is a serious knee injury," the Norwegian Ski Federation said at the weekend. The 29-year-old traveled home for further examinations.
Tviberg switches to technical race after cruciate ligament rupture
For Tviberg, it is the next big setback in her career. The Norwegian had to sit out the entire 2015/16 season due to injury. After her comeback and regular top-10 finishes, however, the next serious injury put Tviberg out of action.
In November 2017, the 29-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament rupture and subsequently missed the entire season again. It was only in January 2019 that Tviberg celebrated her comeback in the World Cup. From then on, however, the former speed specialist renounced almost all super-G and downhill races and concentrated on the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom.
Maria Tviberg is out for the rest of the season due to injury. © Instagram @ mariatviberg / IMAGO / NTB
Tviberg celebrates its greatest success nine months ago
It was there that Tviberg celebrated her greatest success a good nine months ago. At the World Championships in Courchevel/Meribel, the Norwegian was crowned world champion in the parallel slalom. She had already won bronze with the team at the Beijing Olympics in 2022.
On Instagram, the 29-year-old wrote after her new serious injury: "Dejected, but not defeated." After all, Tviberg knows a thing or two about injuries. And the competition is also convinced that the world champion will find her way back to the slopes again.
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Ski elite mourns with Tviberg
Under the post, numerous, uplifting comments from the ski elite gathered in a very short time. For example, Mélanie Meillard, Aline Danioth, Mikaela Shiffrin or Paula Moltzan wished Tviberg a speedy recovery and a speedy recovery. Even for an ÖSV downhill skier, the season is already over after a horror injury. (kk)
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