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Ragnhild Mowinckel, Olympic Alpine skiing medalist, to miss season


Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel takes part in the training run for the women’s downhill race of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals at Soldeu-El Tarter in Andorra, on March 11, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

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Ragnhild Mowinckel, the Norwegian who stunned to earn two Olympic silver medals, will miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing her right ACL for the second time this year.

“Nothing dramatic, no crash, no pain and no idea what just had happened,” was posted on Mowinckel’s social media. “I’m devastated, but dealing with the fact that this setback will once again just be exactly that... a setback. I’m sad to miss this season - being on the sidelines is not fun, but in lack of a better punchline - I’ll be back.”

Mowinckel, 27, also tore her right ACL at last season’s World Cup Finals in March.

In 2018, she earned Olympic silver medals in the downhill and giant slalom despite having no previous World Cup wins (and now downhill finishes better than sixth).

Mowinckel consolidated that success with her first World Cup win less than a month after the Games. Last season, she earned a first world championships medal, bronze in the super combined, and placed fifth in the World Cup overall standings.

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