A craniocerebral trauma with suspected Alzheimer’s in 2016, a ruptured spleen in 2020: Eva Pinkelnig’s injury file is a long one. Nevertheless, the 34-year-old jumps a dream season, after her silver jump on the normal hill at the World Championships she let out all the emotions that have accumulated in recent years.
“That’s when I realized: ‘I really have a medal now,'” said Pinkelnig in “Sport and Talk in Hangar 7” on Monday on Servus.TV about her most emotional moment at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica. It was hard to ignore the weight that seemed to be falling from her shoulders at that moment. “Those were also cries of pain that I saved myself.” Hug caught up In 2020, Pinkelnig suffered a ruptured spleen, lost a liter of blood and had to undergo emergency surgery. Due to the corona virus, she was only able to communicate with her loved ones a few meters away. “I needed a hug from my mom and my sister so badly.” The fact that the family was able to catch up on this caused plenty of tears of joy. “With the normal methodology, it’s very, very difficult to get out of there and experience a season like this “, ski jumping legend Toni Innauer was amazed at the willpower of the Vorarlberg native. “There are stories that don’t actually exist and you wrote one of those,” said the 64-year-old in his words of praise for the World Cup medalist.