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Olympics: Goggia satisfied after final downhill practice run

Defending champion seeking to make remarkable return from injury

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 14 - Defending champion Sofia Goggia said she was satisfied on Monday after completing the final practice run ahead of Tuesday's downhill race at the Beijing 2022 Olympics with the fourth-fastest time.
    The 29-year-old is seeking to stage a remarkable return to defend her title less than a month after damaging anterior cruciate ligaments in her knee and fracturing her fibula racing at Cortina d'Ampezzo.
    "I did a good practice run, although I got some lines wrong" Goggia told Rai Sport.
    "My skiing was good, my legs fell good and I'm concentrating on tomorrow.
    "I am highly focused. I haven't been thinking about anything. My energies have been directed at recovering physically.
    "It's been a really difficult period, with many things to do in very little time.
    "The test I had to overcome was greater than the difficulty of the race".
    Goggia had been been in stunning form before the injury, winning four World Cup downhills this season and two Super Gs. (ANSA).


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