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Timmer says heel is healing, could be skating soon

Timmer says heel is healing, could be skating soon

Speedskater Marianne Timmer says she could be back on the ice again in two weeks after tests showed that bones she broke in her heel in a fall last month have already fused back together.
Timmer told Dutch daily De Telegraaf that the results are "unbelievably good news" as she seeks to be fit again in time for the Vancouver Olympics.
The 34-year-old three-time Olympic gold medallist shattered her left heel in a Nov. 13 fall at a World Cup meet in Heerenveen after Chinese skater Jing Yu fell in front of her.
Timmer's coach Jac Orie said after the crash that the injury would almost certainly rob the skater of a chance to appear in her fourth straight Winter Games.


Updated : 2021-10-19 04:45 GMT+08:00