Surprising comeback: Jansrud goes to Beijing

Ski Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud will now take part in the Winter Games in Beijing (February 4th to 20th). “Everyone thought I was finished, but I’m not,” the 36-year-old told Norwegian media.

He wrote on Instagram: “I was lucky that my body healed in a way I never thought possible.”

He also posted a video from training last week on the former Olympic slope in Kvitfjell. There, his knee, which he injured badly in a fall at the beginning of the season in Beaver Creek, “behaved better than I feared,” he reported.

Initially, Jansrud assumed a six to nine-month recovery period. The surgery date had already been scheduled to fix his damaged inner collateral ligament – but Jansrud decided against the surgery.

“A little bit gaga,” he admitted, but that’s about it, but he’s looking forward to his fifth game. The 2019 downhill world champion won five medals at the Olympics, including gold in the 2014 Super-G. Kitzbühel winner Aleksander Aamodt Kilde would “not be surprised” if Jansrud struck again.


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