Two-time Olympian and Australia's leading Alpine Ski Racer, NSWIS athlete Greta Small, has unfortunately suffered a season ending knee injury at the Europa Cup Super-G event in Sella Nevea, Italy.
The injury ends a strong season by Small, highlighted by a 20th place finish at the World Championships in Are, and a personal best World Cup result of 22nd in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
After the accident, Small posted on her Instagram Account.
"Unfortunately I had a hard crash in Super G which has resulted in a torn ACL."
"Not how I wanted to come home!"
"Thanks to the OWIA for looking out for me, I’m down but not out."
IMAGE - Greta Small at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games © Steve Cuff
NSWIS Alpine Skier Greta Small recorded her highest World Cup downhill placing of the season, finishing in 39th position at Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
On Sunday, Small was also in action in the alpine combined event, finishing in 22nd, also a seasons best performance in the combined discipline.
Small will now head to Rosa Khutor, Russiia, site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi for the next round of the women's alpine World Cup speed events.
Competing in her third World Championships, NSWIS Alpine Skier Greta Small has had a successful event, with two personal best results in the Super-G and Downhill disciplines in Are, Sweden.
Improving from her previous best results set in 2015 at Vail and Beaver Creek, Small recorded a 25th place finish in the Super-G and 30th in the Downhill.
Small almost had another PB in the Alpine Combined event, with a 20th place finish in Are, just two spots behind her 18th place finish from 2015.
2018 Olympian Harry Laidlaw has also been in action for Australia, finishing in 37th place in the men's Super-G.
Two events remain on the schedule for the Australian team in Are, with Harry Laidlaw and Alec Scott competing in the Giant Slalom on February 15, with Scott back again in the Slalom on February 17.
IMAGE - The men’s and women's speed course in Are © are2019 Instagram
Greta Small has commenced her 2018-2019 campaign competing in the Alpine Skiing World Cup events in Lake Louise, Canada.
Small's best result was 45th in the Super-G in a field of 54 racers.
She also competed in two downhill events, finishing 46th on day one, and 48th on day two.
The ladies World Cup tour now heads to St Moritz, Switzerland, for Super-G and Slalom events on December 8-9.
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