Sofia Goggia's serious injury

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Sofia Goggia's serious injury

Sofia Goggia was the victim of a fall on the return track that brought the competitors of the women's super-G to the valley, which was canceled on the Garmisch track due to fog. The 28-years-old financier from Bergamo reported a sprained-contusive trauma to her right knee and, after immediately returning to Italy: its was highlighted a compound fracture of the lateral tibial plateau of the right knee.

In the next few days the exact recovery times will be assessed, Goggia will not take part in the Cortina d 'Ampezzo World Championships which will start on Monday 8 February and she will begin the rehabilitation process in view of the resumption of competitive activity.

Sofia has been repeatedly haunted by injuries throughout her career, starting in 2010, when she broke the cruciate ligaments in both knees at various times. Returning to competitive activity, in February 2012 she suffered a strain on the collateral ligaments of both knees and a fracture of the tibial plateau of her right leg.

In 2014 she touched the cruciate ligament in her right knee. In October 2018 she fractured the fibular malleolus of her right leg during a training session in Hintertux, in February 2020 a left arm radial fracture still on the Garmisch track put an early end to her competition season.

All these injuries did not prevent her from conquering eleven victories on the circuit with a third place in the 2016/17 overall, the triumph in the 2017/18 Downhill World Cup, two world medals and the Olympic downhill title at PyoengChang 2018.

Cortina 2021: "We are ready for the event"

The 2021 Alpine Skiing World Championships in Cortina (Italy) are starting again. It will start on February 7 with the Opening Ceremony, all under a very strict protocol for COVID-19.

The largest seasonal winter sports event was launched with a press conference. Alessandro Benetton, president of the Cortina 2021 Foundation, said: "We are ready for the last effort after an important job. Great team play.

Beyond the sporting event, I imagined something that would involve the whole territory, something that would give a legacy beyond sport, such as the Expo. The pandemic has added difficulties but everyone has lent a hand, creating the snowball effect: from plant engineers to hoteliers, from politics to Minister Spadafora who has guaranteed us further support also for transmit these World Cups to the world in this situation.

The warmth of the people will be lacking, of course, marà will be a great media event. And financially we are aiming for a balanced event, even without an audience. Everyone gave a hand, from the Municipality to the plant engineers, from the Region to the Government."

Giuseppe Pierro, head of the Sport Department of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, underlines the importance of the event: "The first international sporting event at the time of the pandemic, everyone is watching us.

Thanks to the Foundation and the Local Authorities. We did not want to postpone the event. event, to demonstrate how a great event can also be organized during Covid. Cortina is an international model of public-private collaboration."