Wengen, January 13, 2024, The Europe Today: In a high-speed incident on the challenging Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, a 31-year-old speed specialist, was airlifted to the hospital after a dramatic crash during a World Cup downhill race.
Failing to control sharp turns near the course’s bottom, Kilde catapulted into the safety net.
Following a brief moment on the ground, he received medical attention before being winched into a helicopter and transported to a hospital in Bern. This marks the second consecutive day of such incidents at the Swiss Alps venue, with French skier Alexis Pinturault similarly airlifted after a crash in Friday’s super-G race.
The Lauberhorn course proves its formidable nature, testing athletes in the heart of the skiing season.