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ÖSV runner was seriously injured. © AFP / KERSTIN JOENSSON

Transported away by helicopter: ÖSV ace badly injured

Bad news at the end of the season: An Austrian ski ace had to be rescued by helicopter on Friday after a serious fall.

The European Cup Super-G in Verbier (Switzerland) was overshadowed by a terrible fall from Christoph Krenn. The Austrian started the race with start number one, but fell after the first split. He was hit so badly that he had to be flown to the hospital by helicopter.


After detailed examinations, the terrible diagnosis for the 29-year-old was: fracture of the tibial plateau and torn cruciate and lateral ligaments. Krenn has appeared in the World Cup 33 times in his career so far, with a 6th place being his best placement. He has already won two victories in the European Cup, the second highest racing series.

“Get well soon” from my colleague

Krenn received special well-wishes from his Austrian compatriot Stefan Eichberger, who took third place and said: “The race was of course overshadowed by the fall of Christoph Krenn, to whom I wish all the best.” There was also a sense of success for Italy: Emanuele Buzzi landed in place 3, the Swiss Arnaud Boisset came first.

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