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Goggia eyes ski return in July after double leg fracture

Italy’s 2018 Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia, whose season was cut short by a double right leg fracture, said Thursday she was aiming to be on skis in July.

Goggia suffered the injury training in Ponte di Legno in northern Italy last month.

“The normal period (of rehabilitation for such an injury) is six months, but I should make my return in July,” said Goggia, who also won downhill silver at the 2022 Olympics.

“I’ve had fractures in the past, but nothing comparable to this complicated injury.”

Goggia, who has 24 World Cup victories to her name and was the circuit’s downhill champion in 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023, said her operation had gone “perfectly”.

“I was really down in the 20 days after the operation… there’s nothing worse for a sportsperson to suffer injury.

“But I came to the realisation that there were things much worse in the world than my predicament. I’m not being bombed in Gaza.”

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