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Injured Icelandic Skier Back on Her Feet

Fanney Þorbjörg Guðmundsdóttir, a young Icelandic professional skier who suffered serious injuries after a skiing accident during training in Geilo, Norway, on Christmas Eve, stood on her own two feet for the first time since her accident yesterday.

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Skiing in Iceland. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“My primary goal is to fly back home before March 28 to go to the national skiing championship and watch,” Fanney told Morgunblaðið.

Fanney is staying at the rehabilitation hospital Sunnaas outside Oslo to where she was transferred last Wednesday. She suffered many bone fractures, including to her back and neck, and it is uncertain whether she will ever ski again.

But Fanney is an achiever and she has already set new goals for the future. She is planning to be able to run and play football next summer.

Fanny said it had been a great feeling to be able to stand up from her wheelchair for the first time, albeit with help from her physiotherapist. “It was incredible and went really well. It is good to be able to feel my legs.”

Click here to read more about the accident.

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