The Olympic gold medalist ski jumper whose horrific fall at a World Cup event in Slovenia was caught on camera miraculously suffered non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition, officials said.
Daniel-Andre Tande lost control mid-jump in Planica on Thursday, slamming into the snow before catapulting down the steep slope at a high rate of speed.
The 27-year-old Norway-born athlete was unconscious as he was taken away in an ambulance and had to be intubated and put on a ventilator, ski officials tweeted Thursday.
He was then airlifted to a hospital in Ljubljana where “preliminary tests are very promising.”
“The fall looked dramatic for us and we are now relieved after the first diagnosis that Daniel’s injuries are not life threatening,” according to Clas Brede Brathen, who leads the Norwegian Ski Jumping Team.
Officials said another update on Tande’s condition would come Friday.
Tande is a former sky flying world champion and also won Olympic gold in the team event at PyeongChang 2018.
Planica is hosting the five-day Ski Jumping World Cup event.