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Hip problem prevents Michelle Gisin from starting in Are

Michelle Gisin at the Sochi Olympics (GEPA/Mario Kneisl)

Michelle Gisin at the Sochi Olympics (GEPA/Mario Kneisl)

Swiss slalom specialist Michelle Gisin, the younger sister of Dominique and Marc, will have to sit out the final slalom race on the regular World Cup schedule this winter due to a problem in her hip.

A hip impingement (at the terminals of the hip joint) force Gisin to rest. Since this limits the mobility of the hip, she is currently unable to start in any races. The 20-year-old will miss the last World Cup slalom in Are, Sweden, on Saturday. Whether she can race again at all this season is still unknown.

Ranked 28th in the slalom standings, Gisin’s best result this year was 16th, scored in both Courchevel and Flachau. She finished 28th in the slalom at the 2014 Olympic Games and recently finished fifth in the super combined at the Junior World Championships in Jasna, Slovakia.

Release courtesy of Swiss-Ski

SR Staff

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