– Unfortunately, there is no good news. Petra suffered a tear in the cruciate ligament in her right knee and the season ended, as coach Mauro Bini told the Swiss newspaper. look.
Vlhova was the big draw for the World Cup races in Jasna in Slovakia, but Saturday's giant slalom ended unhappy for the Slovak hope on home soil.
After about 15 seconds of driving, she lost control and fell. In the end she ended up in the net, with one skate remaining through the net.
– This doesn't look good. Oh, oh, oh, this is actually very exciting. Viaplay commentator Henrik Jonassen said the drop of a pin on the snow could be heard here.
About 15 minutes later, she was taken off the floor on a stretcher, and you could see Vlhova waving to the crowd.
In an update shared by the team, it was stated that Vlhova was taken to hospital. Investigations were conducted to determine the extent of the damage there.
– She was taken away by helicopter. Benny says her shoulder hurts too, but she's fine.
Great effort from the Norwegian team
– It was brutal. the fool.
This is what alpine expert Lars Elton Mayer told NRK about the first round of the giant slalom on Saturday.
After that lap, there were only two trailing leaders Sarah Hector by less than two and a half seconds. More than five seconds separate Hector down to Michel Gisin in thirtieth place.
In the second half, Sweden's Hector was the best again and won the race by 1.52 seconds over Mikaela Shiffrin from the United States of America and 2.71 seconds ahead of Alice Robinson from New Zealand.
They were also the only ones who were less than four seconds behind Hector at the finish.
Just behind that was a good Norwegian day, with Thea-Louise Stjernesund taking fifth, Ragnhild Moenkel eighth and Kajsa Vikhof-Laye 10th on her World Cup giant slalom debut.
Back in the first round, Giant Slalom Cup leader Federica Brignone made an early exit from start number one.
After Lara Gut Beharmi and Sarah Hector reached the finish line, the exit came to Vlhova who ensured a long break.
– Feeling very bad
When the race started again, Valerie Grenier and Marta Passino were next. While Grenier finished four and a half seconds behind Hector, Passino finished more than eight seconds behind him.
-It looks like she's never skated before. Look at it here! Look at these difficult circumstances. This is Marta Passino, ladies and gentlemen. She is eight seconds behind Sarah Hector. They are terrified now. “They realize that if they make a mistake now, it will be over,” Jonassen said.
The aforementioned Passino, among others, took World Cup gold in super-G last year and won six World Cup races in giant slalom.
– He's an extremist. She's one of the best, but she clearly has no grip. It remains completely still and collapses without any movement. “Eight seconds…that has to be one of the hardest things we've seen, and it makes a huge difference,” Mayer says.
– It feels very bad if you yourself notice that there is a lot of wear on the floor and it is slippery. You see someone fall and then you know right away that it's not for me. Then you get terrified, he says.
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