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Ice skating rink Goggia wins in St. Moritz – one day after breaking a finger twice

Ice skating rink Goggia wins in St. Moritz – one day after breaking a finger twice

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to: Marius Ep

Just 24 hours after a serious hand injury, Sofia Joggia won St Moritz. The ski world bows to her.

St. Moritz – There are normal people who heal their hands first after breaking two fingers. And there’s Sofia Joggia, who falls off the ski slope again a day later — and once again beats everyone else.

Sofia Jogia
Born: November 15, 1992 (30 years old), Bergamo, Italy
Specialties: Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom
Greatest Achievements: 2018 Olympic gold, 2022 Olympic silver
Number of victories in the World Cup: 20

Alpine skiing: Sofia Joggia wins despite breaking her double toe

On Friday, the Italian figure skating champion broke two fingers on the first descent in St. Moritz, which didn’t stop her from competing on Saturday. She had surgery on her hand overnight in Milan, a three-hour drive away, and came back to St. Moritz and won the downhill.

How can she hold a ski pole? not at all. Without further ado, she taped it to her glove. With a bloodied and broken hand, she was in excruciating pain when pushing off, but still pulled away from the competition by almost half a second.

Sofia Joggia shows her operated hand (left), and a day later celebrates her victory in St. Moritz. © Instagram / iamsofiagoggia / imago / Harald Steiner

Snowboarding Jogja: “Sometimes I feel like my life is like a movie”

“Sometimes I feel like my life is like a movie,” she told ARD. Germany’s top alpine skier Kira Wedel also celebrated success in St. Moritz, taking third place on the podium. Praising her good friend Jogia, she said, “Unbelievable, only she can do that because she is so ripped she can close her head.”

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Swiss Johanna Hallen was also stunned. “I have no idea how she did it. She’s still bleeding! Just a huge respect for that achievement.” Goggia is known for her bold nature. at the Olympics She competed 23 days after a broken fibula and torn cruciate ligament won the silver medal. How to keep her secret.

Alpine Skiing: The coach didn’t want to let Goggia drive in St. Moritz

“In Beijing, I did the Olympic slope on only one leg. So it was okay to have only one hand,” the 30-year-old calmly analyzed her victory in St. Moritz. “My coach told me he didn’t want to put me on the starting list. I told him, ‘Are you crazy? So I’m definitely not going to give up.’” (epp)