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Almost a year ago, Eva-Maria Brem’s World Cup season came to an abrupt end due to a broken leg during slalom training. Now, the winner of the 2016 World Cup GS globe winner looks optimistically at the upcoming Olympic winter, but will not push out of the Soelden start gate.

“As it currently runs, I can be really very satisfied,” the Austrian said. “I am doing well, and I can train without any problems to full extent. I would like to continue the good training and the high-quality construction in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, the race in Soelden does not fit into my schedule, which is why I do not adhere to it.”

In early May, Brem returned to her new skis after her injury. During the training and racing break, she decided to change her equipment.

“That may sound unusual. With the Fischer ski boot, I had already very good experiences in the years before, so I was sure that the ski would fit well with me; and it is as I expected it to be,” she shared.

Brem is very pleased with her new material and works with Manfred Gahr, the former service man for Olympic medalist Nicole Hosp. In the coming weeks, Brem will continue to work on her race return as meticulously and concentratedly as possible in order to be able to return to racing.

Brem is just the latest in a list of athletes who have decided to skip the World Cup opener in favor of additional recovery time including Marcel Hirscher and Lara Gut.

Release courtesy of the Austrian Ski Federation

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