After 407 days Carina Vogt is jumping again! The Olympic Champion from Sochi lately made her first jumps since her ACL injury in July 2019.
I was nervous, but as soon as I sat at the starting bar – everything was fine again.Carina Vogt
The 28-year old German athlete missed the whole 2019/2020 World Cup season because of the torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.
Her first jumps after the long break Vogt made at the Batpist-Kitzlinger-Schanze in Rastbuechl (HS 78). The World Champion from Falun and Lahti shared in the social media a video of her first jump.
“I was nervous, but as soon as I sat at the starting bar – everything was fine again. My goal was to adjust my knee to the new type of training. I didn’t try to jump far, but rather work on the technical aspects. I only had 4 jumps to make sure, that my knee can withstand that kind of pressure and I can move further. Everything worked perfectly” – said Carina Vogt.
The athlete from Schwäbisch Gmünd, who already 22 times ranked in the top 3 of the World Cup competitions, next week plans to join the rest of the national team, led by Andreas Bauer.
One of the main goals for Carina Vogt in the coming season could be participating in the World Championships in Oberstdorf, scheduled for the end of February and beginning of March.