Copper Mountain – Nijmegen skater Isabel Hansen will miss the main round of the first World Cup competitions at Copper Mountain in America.
The 27-year-old Half-pipe specialist fell during qualifying. An error occurred when landing. As a result, she took 31st place in the ranking.
“Fortunately, I haven’t had anything bad since the fall and can focus on the upcoming World Cup tournaments without physical damage,” Hansen wrote on her Instagram page. It wasn’t the way I wanted to start the season, but there is little room for error in my sport. I did my best and then the risk of falling became even greater.”
Hansen made difficult preparations for the first official match. Training conditions in Kaprun, Austria, were poor in the lead up to the race.
So I was hoping to train here in America for four or five days before the World Cup. Unfortunately that turned out to be disappointing. There was no normal snow here, so training was canceled and I left for America a little later than planned.”
Hansen is trying to qualify for the Olympics in February via the World Cup competition. You must finish in the top eight twice. December 30 and January 1, the next World Cup competitions are scheduled, and then in Calgary, Canada.
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