Norwegian ski jumper Tande's condition 'promising' after fall

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Daniel-Andre Tande made his World Cup debut in 2014

Norwegian ski jumper Daniel-Andre Tande was rushed to hospital on Thursday but his condition is "promising" after falling heavily during the final ski-jumping World Cup event of the season in Slovenia.

The 27-year-old lost his balance while in mid-air and travelling at more than 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in Planica.

"Daniel was admitted in the ambulance unconscious. He had to be intubated and mechanically ventilated," doctor Tomislav Mirkovic said in a statement posted by FIS Ski Jumping on Twitter.

"The preliminary tests are very promising. Now we will wait for 24 hours when the tests will be repeated."

Tande won the world ski flying title in 2018 and was a team Olympic gold medallist with Norway in Pyeongchang later that year.

"We are extremely grateful for the high professional first aid and medical care after the fall," said Norway team leader Clas Brede Brathen.

"The fall has looked dramatic for us and we are now relieved after the first diagnosis that Daniel's injuries are not life threatening."

Thursday's flying hill event was won by Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi, the 19th World Cup victory of his career.

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