Suzanne Schulting suffered a cut to her back during a training session in Thialf on Monday. During a fall, the three-time Olympic champion was unfortunately hit by Xandra Velzeboer’s skate.
After the incident, Schulting was taken to the hospital. Research there showed that no muscles were hit. However, the wound had to be stitched. A few hours later, 26-year-old Schulting was allowed to return home.
“Everyone is of course very shocked at first, especially Suzanne and Xandra,” says technical director Remy de Wit on behalf of the KNSB. “But Suzanne is in good hands and we hope to see her back on the ice soon.”
Schulting has not yet been on the ice in competition this year. She took a break after a “physically and mentally difficult year”. For that reason, she did her own preparation and trained a lot alone. The incident took place during a training with the National Short Track Selection (NTS).
Schulting hopes to be able to participate in an international competition for the first time for the first time at the European Championships in Gdansk in January. The ten-time world champion will then aim to participate in the World Championships in Ahoy, where she will defend three world titles.
In addition to her ten world titles, Schulting won six medals at the Winter Olympics. Three of them were gold. She also became European champion in short track seventeen times and has regularly competed on the long track in the past.
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