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Georgia Simmerling
Manny Osbourne-Paradis
Friday , 24 November 2017

Swedish skier taking World Cup break to treat depression



STOCKHOLM — Swedish downhill skier Kajsa Kling is taking a break from World Cup racing because of depression.

Sweden’s ski federation says the team and Kling decided it would be best for her to get support without the pressure of travelling and racing.

Kling set no target for a return to competition in a statement on the federation website.

She has had her best career results at Lake Louise, Canada, and St. Moritz, Switzerland, which host back-to-back World Cup meetings in December.

The 28-year-old Kling placed second in a super-G at St. Moritz in 2013 and third in downhill at Lake Louise last season.

The Pyeongchang Olympics, starting on Feb. 9, would be her third Winter Games.

The Associated Press


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