Albrecht makes successful ski comeback

Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht returned to racing at the World Cup giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colorado, on Sunday, finishing in 21st place.

This content was published on December 6, 2010 - 10:29 and agencies

Albrecht had a horrific crash nearly two years ago during a downhill training run at Kitzbühel, Austria, that left him in a medically-induced coma with brain and lung injuries.

The crowd in Colorado gave Albrecht an ovation after both of his runs.

“It was such a hard road to come back,” Albrecht said. “It took a lot of time. I was hoping to do everything well again. That was the satisfying thing, to be able to come back to where I was.”

The race winner, Ted Ligety of the United States, called Albrecht’s return phenomenal. “That's really a credit to him and what a good skier he is now and how really good he was before.”

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