Four in one go! While Swiss skiing girls have yet to report a corona discharge case, four Austrians have been hit in the past few weeks. More specifically: Stephanie Venier (26), Nicole Schmidhofer (31), Mirjam Puchner (28) and Tamara Tippler (29).
They all tested positive and had to be quarantined. Now they are from here. Tippler still hadn’t traveled to St. Moritz – she suffers from dizziness, headaches and aching limbs. “I can’t see myself achieving the highest physical performance,” he says.
“We are not gods”
The three other speed specialists are doing well now. Venier says, however, that she too was hit hard. «I was often very tired and had to sleep a lot. I also had a severe headache. And I still can’t taste or smell anything. ».
The 2017 World Cup runner-up has no idea where she was infected. The same goes for her teammates. ÖSV women’s head coach Christian Mitter doesn’t think they have infected each other – after all, as with Swiss women, there are strict coronation rules at ÖSV. So what happened? Nobody knows. Mitter says, “Nor are we gods who live in a plastic bubble.”
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No long-term consequences
Back to Venier. She denies that until recently she went to the refrigerator with a pulse of 180. This is exactly what the regional newspaper reported. “My maximum heart rate is 120.”
Aunt Gucci, as the fashionable athlete is called, is not afraid of the long-term consequences of the coronation. “We’ve done lung tests and the doctors aren’t afraid of anything,” Venier said with relief. (like)