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Skateboarder Mayer is completely fit: ‘It doesn’t bother me anywhere’

Skateboarder Mayer is completely fit: ‘It doesn’t bother me anywhere’

Nine months after undergoing knee surgery, skier Daniela Mayer is ready for the start of the World Cup in Val Thorens. “I’m healthy and happy. It doesn’t hurt anywhere, my knee is strong,” the Olympic bronze medalist said, adding that she is “ready for the season. I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

The 27-year-old had to undergo surgery in March, meaning her season ended prematurely. A piece of cartilage was removed from the left knee and the remaining cartilage was smoothed. “I recovered from my injury over the summer, which is very important for me. It worked out well. I have complete confidence in my body, which is why I want to attack from the beginning,” said Mayer.

Qualifying starts on Tuesday in Val Thorens/France. On Thursday and Friday, two competitions will be held in the program for women and men. In addition to Mayer (Urach), there are also Celia Funkler (Munich) and Johanna Holzmann (Oberstdorf) for the women.

The men’s hexathlon of the German Ski Federation (DSV) consists of Niklas Bachsleitner (Partenkirchen), Ferdinand Dorsch (Schellenberg), Florian Fischer (Starnberg), Tim Hronek (Unterfossen), Tobias Müller (Vischen) and Florian Wilmsmann (Hartepenning).

Hailey Herdt, DSV Sports Director for Skiing and Freestyle Skiing, is in good spirits. “All participants have had a good summer and injury-free,” said Herdt. “We have been able to complete our preparations as planned. With a total of 19 races in eleven different venues, we have a long season ahead of us that I am very much looking forward to.”