03/01/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/01/2018 10:38
Unlucky Brennsteiner suffers injury on the way to a medal
Fischer athlete Stefan Brennsteiner had extremely bad luck in the men's Giant Slalom. After a reasonable first run (14th) the Salzburg racer put in a truly dream performance in the second and was heading clearly for a medal with a lead of 1sec20 until the third split time. Shortly after, he caught a gate, fell heavily and tore a ligament in his right knee.
'It is of course very bitter. What happened to me shows you how close everything is,' said the 26-year-old. 'In the end you end up having a surgery instead of a top result.'
The series of injuries unfortunately appears to be relentless this winter for the Fischer Team. Prior to Brennsteiner in PyeongChang, experienced racer Philipp Schörghofer, Giant Slalom runner-up world champion Roland Leitinger and speed ace Steven Nyman were all out through injury.