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After cruciate ligament rupture: Laihi female figure skater returns to competition | hessenschau.de

Stefan Leahy is back on the hill: After rehab and several training units, Willinger is celebrating his comeback in competitions this weekend in Wisla. This is just not something special to him.

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16 months after rupturing his cruciate ligament, figure skater Stephane Leahy presented his much-anticipated competition over the weekend.Counting. “I feel ready, I’m fit and well-prepared to breathe the air of competition again,” the 29-year-old said before the start of the summer season in Wisla, Poland. I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a long time.

Willinger was seriously injured in Trondheim in March 2020, a day before the season ended. By this time, the team’s world champions were in perfect shape, having celebrated their first World Cup victory a month earlier at the World Cup at home in Willingen.

Breathe the air of competition again.

National team coach Stefan Horngacher spoke of a “very special moment” for the whole team. “Stefan doesn’t have to work miracles, but he should smell the competition again after a long rest and get the rhythm back up,” Horngacher said.

Leahy has set himself the goal of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, but he wants to take it slow at first. “I missed the whole scene a lot, because ski jumping is just my life goal. I don’t put pressure on myself to achieve results. I resolved to put into practice my training performance in the best possible way. After that.

Finally Willingen again

In the winter, Leyhe would have watched the hops on TV at home or, in a few cases, had been a guest himself. Not jumping on himself, especially in Willingen, hurts him. The World Cup with the Olympics should be one of the highlights of the upcoming winter.

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