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Departure for Wengen: End of the season for Odermatt's friend Marco Kohler after his fall at Hanegshus

Departure for Wengen: End of the season for Odermatt's friend Marco Kohler after his fall at Hanegshus

The 26-year-old was then taken to hospital by helicopter. Diagnosis follows shortly thereafter.

Odermatt, who won his first World Cup in Wengen, said at the finish, concerned about his childhood friend's downfall: “It's a very shame. I wished for my first win with different emotions.” The two attended Engelberg Sports Preparatory School together and have known each other since childhood.

Kohler has gotten better and better this season. Before Christmas, he finished eighth in the downhill in Val Gardena, and in Bormio shortly before New Year's Eve, the Swiss also finished 10th in the downhill and 13th in the super-G.

In the pecking order, he is among the top 15 players in the World Cup.

Marco Kohler is still unlucky in Wengen

Wengen is still not a good place for the 26-year-old, who made his World Cup debut in January 2023 due to health problems. Four years ago, Kohler, a former driver, suffered a serious fall during training. The result was: cruciate ligament, medial ligament, patellar tendon, and meniscus tear.

After his first serious injury in January 2020, Odermatt greatly assisted his friend in his rehabilitation, as Kohler revealed to Blake: “Even though Marco was at his peak at the World Cup, he was there for me in every situation.” “. He will need this support again after the new setback.

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