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.”
“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.
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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