Bobsleigh pilot Hans Peter Hannighofer and push athlete Christian Röder at BMW IBSF World Championships 2021 in Altenberg after winning the bronze medal

Berchtesgaden (RWH) The Olympic season is over for bobsleigh pilot Hans-Peter Hannighofer (GER) before it has begun. The 23-year-old 2021 Junior World Champion and World Championships bronze medalist in 2-man bobsleigh, suffered a serious injury during the first central performance test of the German team in Oberhof, as reported by the German federation (Bob- und Schlittenverband für Deutschland , BSD). According to the report, he tore the flexor tendon in his knee during the push test. He will have to undergo surgery and to take a break for several months.

Hans-Peter Hannighofer, the newly crowned Junior World Champion, won the bronze medal in the 2-man event at his first BMW IBSF World Championships in Altenberg in February. In his four starts in the BMW IBSF World Cup so far in the winter of 2020/2021 he just missed the podium twice as fourth and finished third in Innsbruck.

>> Press release BSD

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