Ski jumper Daniel-Andre Tande in stable condition after fall


The Olympic gold medalist ski jumper whose horrific fall at a World Cup event in Slovenia was caught on camera miraculously suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition, officials said.

Daniel-Andre Tande lost control mid-jump in Planica on Thursday, slamming into the snow before catapulting down the steep slope at a high rate of speed.

The 27-year-old Norway-born athlete was unconscious as he was taken away in an ambulance and had to be intubated and put on a ventilator, ski officials tweeted Thursday.

He was then airlifted to a hospital in Ljubljana, where “preliminary tests are very promising.”

Ski jumper Daniel Andre Tande falls during his trial round at a World Cup event in Planica, Slovenia.
Ski jumper Daniel-Andre Tande falls during his trial round at a World Cup event in Planica, Slovenia.
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“The fall looked dramatic for us and we are now relieved after the first diagnosis that Daniel’s injuries are not life-threatening,” according to Clas Brede Brathen, who leads the Norwegian Ski Jumping Team.

Medical staff evacuate Daniel Andre Tande after a fall during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Planica, Slovenia.
Medical staff evacuate Daniel-Andre Tande after a fall during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Planica, Slovenia.
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Officials said another update on Tande’s condition would come Friday.

Tande is a former sky flying world champion and also won Olympic gold in the team event at PyeongChang 2018.

Planica is hosting the five-day Ski Jumping World Cup event.

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