On Thursday, Thomas Morgenstern spoke about his
current state of health and the plans for the future
for the first time since his serious fall at the
ski flying World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf about two
"Under the circumstances I'm doing extremely
well. It's impressive how fast by body recovered.
I'm feeling better every day and I already started
with easy training. It's all very positive",
Morgenstern said at a press conference in Klagenfurt.
The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi are still his
big goal. "You have to set goals. Who knows
me, knows that my goals are always high. I want
to be fit again for the Olympic Games. I'm on a
very good track, actually it's already better than
I would have expected. The deadline for the nomination
is the 27th, and I hope that I'll be on the list
of the Ski Association."
From a medical point of view, it's possible that
Thomas Morgenstern competes in Sochi. "Thomas
makes this decision. According to our medical examinations
and checks there are no restrictions", told
DR. Georg Lajtaj, who considers the 27-year-old
a person with outstanding mental strength. "There
are people who emerge from a crisis stronger than
they were before."
Despite the huge motivation to participate in Sochi,
there were also thought about ending the career
recently. "Of course you think about a career
end after two falls. But honestly, I don't want
to end my career with a fall. I want to achieve
my goal and go to the Olympics. I will decided then,
what happens afterwards."
Thomas Morgenstern is already doing physical training
together with his coach Heinz Kuttin and will make
his first jumps again soon. "It's also about
planning on what hills we can jump and when. We
will do physcial training every day. Thomas sets
the pace", Kuttin said at the press conference.