The news in the giant Alpine Ski World Cup Disputed on Saturday in the Swiss station A.Dlebuden I was in the new triumph of a French skater Alexis Pintorult, Which allowed him to reassert himself at the top of the overall World Cup ranking and GS discipline, and in the precipitous fall that the North American skater unexpectedly suffered Tommy Ford.
In the final meters of the giant, the American skater descended to the ground with only three doors to complete his descent. A very ugly fall, it slid several meters across its neck and shoulder, until it collided with the side barriers. Ford was lying in the snow, and after his fall, all the alarms went off, as he appeared to be not moving.
Fortunately, after a few hours, the US team itself confirmed that Ford’s head and neck injuries were minor and that he would recover well, pending a final examination of one of his injured knee in his body drop.
In addition, he also reported that he quickly regained consciousness in the snow and that he spoke with medical staff before a helicopter ferried him to the nearest medical center.
Tommy Ford is the fifth seed in Giant discipline and this season, his best result in the World Cup was the second place he achieved in Giant SBab Katerina Valforfa (Italy).
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