Is the season over for Tina Robnik before it even started?

Is the season over for Tina Robnik before it even started?
Is the season over for Tina Robnik before it even started?

Slovenian alpine skier Tina Robnik was injured during training on the Saas Fee glacier in Switzerland. According to the first data, it is an injury to the right knee, announced the Skiing Association of Slovenia. Robnikova is already on her way to Slovenia, where she will undergo additional investigations in the next few days.

It is not yet known how serious the injury is Tina Robnik suffered and whether the otherwise excellent giant slalomer will be able to compete in the opening women’s giant slalom, which will open the new season of competitions for the World Cup in Alpine skiing on October 22 on the Rettenbach glacier above Sölden.

Thirty-one-year-old Robnikova has already had problems with injuries in her career. In March 2018, she suffered an injury to her left knee, due to which she was absent for a long time. Her worst injury was during official downhill training before the 2011 Junior World Championships in Crans Montana, when she broke three vertebrae in a bad fall and was sidelined for a long time.

Tina Robnik is unlucky with injuries. Will the 31-year-old miss the entire upcoming winter season due to problems with her right knee?PHOTO: Damjan Žibert

In the World Cup, she achieved the highest so far with sixth place on February 15, 2020, at her home giant slalom in Kranjska Gora.

In Sölden, where the men’s giant slalom will be held on October 23, in addition to Robnik, the Slovenian candidates for the performance are also the Olympic runner-up Žan Kranjec, Meta Hrovat, Ana Bucik, Andreja Slokar, Neja Dvornik and Stefan Hadalin.

The article is in Slovenian

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