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Alpine skiing: Kostelic recovers, and sets sights on Vancouver – AFP News : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

December 27th, 2009

Zagreb (AFP) – Croatian ski champion Ivica Kostelic said his sights are set firmly on the Vancouver Olympic Games after returning to training this weekend following a recent knee injury scare.

Kostelic, a silver medal winner in the supercombined event at the Turin Games in 2006, injured his knee competing in the two-discipline event at the Val d’Isere leg of the World Cup two weeks ago.

Although he hopes to compete at the Sljeme slalom in Croatia on January 6, he said Sunday: “I have to be ready for the Olympic Games in Vancouver.”

He added: “My knee has recovered enough for me to ski gently and I think it will get better day by day. We’ll see if it’s good enough for me to compete at Sljeme.”

Kostelic, whose hugely successful sister Janica is now retired, will be one of the medal contenders for the supercombined at Whistler during the Vancouver Games being held February 12-28.

The 30-year-old from Zagreb finished an impressive fourth overall in the World Cup standings last season and also has a world slalom title, from 2003, to his name.

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