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The violent fall of Corinne Suter overshadowed the descent of Cortina d’Ampezzo on Friday. Now the Swiss spoke.

Schwyz – After her sharp drop last Friday on the descent in Cortina d’Ampezzo it had grown quiet around Corinne Suter. Now, the Swiss spoke for the first time on social networks and gave an update on her injury. This could have been much worse, as in the photos of the 28-year-old. winter athlete can be seen. This is reported by Merkur.de.

corinne suter
Date of birth: September 28, 1994 in Schwyz
Disciplines: Downhill, Super-G, Combined, Giant Slalom
Greatest successes: 2022 Olympic victory (alpine), gold at the 2021 Alpine Ski World Championships (alpine)
Individual World Cup wins: 5th

Corinne Suter: the 2022 Olympic champion fell badly in Cortina d’Ampezzo

experienced sweater on the descent in the Dolomites a moment of shock when he took off during his run and landed face-first in the hard snow with full force and also landed on the inside ski. He then slipped into the safety net under the concerned looks of his colleagues.

The Schwyzerin, who with the Olympic Games who won the gold medal in the downhill in Beijing in 2022 emerged relatively unscathed, although the consequences of the fall are still clearly visible. His face is still swollen from the impact, and his eye was also affected.

Corinne Suter reports after her fall: “I can’t see much right now”

“Well that hurt,” Suter wrote below the two photos, which clearly show the swelling on the left side of her face. “I can’t see much right now, but luckily my body is fine. Thank you all for the nice messages. I’ll be back,” the ski star promises her fans.

He also captioned his Instagram post with a quote from Billy Graham, one of the most influential Christian preachers of the 20th century. “Angels are closer than you think,” she added below the post, likely alluding to her guardian angel, who saved her from serious injury on Friday.

Corinne Suter was lucky, she was not seriously injured in her fall in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Corinne Suter was lucky, she was not seriously injured in her fall in Cortina d’Ampezzo. © Screenshots Instagram (@corinnesuter_official)

Corinne Suter: Even Lindsey Vonn sends get well wishes – Kira Weidle also reports

Under his publication, he received a lot of support from prominent colleagues. “Glad you are well! Rest well,” wrote former star ski racer Lindsey Vonn from the US. Mélanie Meillard and her brother Loïc and Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer also sent well wishes. “Get well soon,” also wrote the German. Kira Weidle under the contribution of Suter.

As a result of her fall, the injured Swiss had to refrain from participating in the second descent last Saturday and in the Super G on Sunday, but the World Cup should not be in danger. This starts on February 6 in Courchevel and Méribel in the French Alps. So the swelling on the damaged face may have subsided. (Ajr)

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