Skiester Adriana Jelinkova is not taking action for the time being. The 25-year-old Dutch fell on Sunday during a World Cup competition in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia and was discharged with a stretcher.
Examination at the hospital showed that she ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament. Wopke de Vgt, technical director of the Dutch ski federation, has heard this from the family of Jelinkova.
For recovery stands from 6 to 9 months. Jelinkova is operating on Monday or Tuesday in Innsbruck and hopes to be restored in time for the Olympic Games, which will be in Beijing in more than a year. The skiester had just placed herself for that event on Saturday. Jelinkova finished eleventh on the giant slalom of Kranjska Gora.
After her historic tenth place in November at the parallel giant slalom in Lech, she met the qualification requirements of NOC*NSF for participation in the 2022 Winter Games, although the sport dome still has to confirm the nomination. If that happens, Jelinkova is the first alpine skier to represent the Netherlands at the Olympic Games since Margriet Prajoux-Bouma in Oslo in 1952.