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Skiing: Goggia risks missing Olympics due to knee injury

Downhill champ says she wants to defend her title

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 24 - Italian skier Sofia Goggia has said she still hopes to defend her Olympic downhill title after suffering a knee injury in a nasty crash in Sunday's Super-G World Cup race in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
    The 29-year-old damaged anterior cruciate ligaments in her knee and she also fractured her fibula.
    "I'm sorry. It's not a good to stop at such an important stage in the season," said Goggia, who has been in stunning form and won Saturday's downhill to make it four wins out of five in the discipline this season.
    "But I'll start physiotherapy within hours and I'll try to defend the downhill gold medal.
    The Beijing Winter Olympics starts on February 4 Goggia's compatriot Elena Curtoni won Sunday's Super-G. (ANSA).
   

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