Olympic Gold Medalist Sofia Goggia Has Horrible Crash Weeks Before Beijing (VIDEO)

Sestriere, Italy - December 10, 2016: Sofia Goggia (ITA) in action during the FIS World Cup - Ladies' Giant Slalom held in SESTRIERE.

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Olympic Gold medalist Sofia Goggia was competing in a Super-G event just weeks before the Winter Games in Beijing where she hopes to defend her title when she took a gnarly spill.

The 29-year-old Italian was flying down the slopes when she lost control on a turn. Goggia flew into the air and came crashing down headfirst before sliding down the mountain.

Video of the crash was frightening, but luckily Goggia was able to avoid major injury.

Per reports, she suffered a left knee strain, a partial tear in her cruciate ligament, and a small fibula fracture. As bad as it sounds, she is beginning her rehabilitation and hopes to be on the slopes in time for next month’s Olympics.

“It’s a shame that this injury comes in a very important moment of the season,” Goggia said, via TMZ Sports, “but in the next few hours I’ll start the physio treatment so I can try to defend my title in the discipline I love the most.”

Goggia is scheduled to compete in the downhill event on February 15.

The 2022 Beijing Olympics officially kick off on Friday, February 4 with the Opening Ceremony before coming to an end on Sunday, February 20.

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