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Norwegian Olympic and World Championship medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel went under the knife early this week for a minor surgery as she continues to recover from a torn ACL and meniscus suffered at last season’s World Cup Finals in Soldeu, Andorra.

The 26-year-old crashed in the opening downhill training run in Soldeu, injuring her right knee. It was the first major injury of her career.

Describing the surgery as a “pit-stop” on her road to recovery, Mowinckel broke on to the scene in the 2018 season. The Norwegian captured her first World Cup podiums that season and secured two silver medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in downhill and giant slalom. Most recently, Mowinckel was the bronze medalist in the 2019 World Championship alpine combined in Are, Sweden.

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