on Wednesday 21 August photo by Olympic Team Austria
Marco Schwarz is already on skis six months after the surgery: the return to Saas Fee, Kristoffersen also resumed the activity
On the slopes of the Swiss glacier that in recent days Alexis Pinturault had also turned on the engines.So Marco Schwarz today put the skis on his feet again, on the snows of Saas Fee, exactly six months after the accident that had stopped, in the final of the 2018/19 vintage, the season of the "authentic explosion of the class" 95 Carinthian (who turned 24 last August 16, ed).
On 22 February in Bansko, the Wunderteam multipurpose had destroyed his left knee in landing the final jump in the combined super-g on the Bulgarian track; rupture of the anterior cruciate and internal meniscus, immediate operation in Innsbruck and the hope of returning by late summer. Even with all the caution of the case, obviously skiing in the free field without forcing, the times were slightly anticipated compared to the spring forecasts and Schwarz went up to Saas Fee to kick off the return season, on the same day that Henrik too Kristoffersen played the first training day of the 2019/2020 vintage, obviously in very different conditions than the Austrian rival.
"I'm really happy to have put the skis back on - he told the three times medaled at the last Are world championships - The last few months have not been easy, but now I don't want to rush things and I already know that in the coming weeks I will have to make a configuration aimed at a technical level, to get prepared for the new season ā.
Schwarz will train in Saas Fee probably until the end (next 29 August) of the first long rally with the teammates of the national slalom team, namely Matt, Feller, Digruber and Hirschbuehel.