10 months ago, French freestyle ski star Kevin Rolland suffered a dramatic fall during a world record attempt in a quarter-pipe. He is back in great shape, and gives news on social networks from his stronghold in La Plagne.
Le Savoyard Kevin rolland is a freestyle and acrobatic skier talented. Olympic medalist in Sochi by winning bronze, world half-pipe champion in 2009, three-time winner of the X Games in Aspen in super-pipe, the record of this young thirty-something is remarkable. But on May 2, 2019, the dream came to an abrupt end. Kevin is admitted to Grenoble University Hospital after a terrible fall stopping him dead while he was trying to beat the world record for jumping on a quarter-pipe at his home in La Plagne. A terrible shock for his family, his relatives and all his many fans who came to encourage him.
An accident with dramatic consequences
Fractured pelvis and ribs, lungs and pancreas affected, Kevin could well have lost his life just a week before becoming a dad. He confided in the newspaper L'Équipe on this subject.
“I didn't know if I was going to be able to ski again but it was the happiest two weeks of my life. I was full of motivation to take care of my son. "
Kevin Rolland's unexpected return to the slopes of La Plagne
But the story did not end there. Coma, operations, rehabilitation… Long months of patience and efforts which have finally borne fruit. A few weeks ago, Kevin was back on the slopes of La Plagne and shared his joy with his followers.
"Here is the end of rehabilitation as I like them 🙂 These last days I have skied a lot at home in La Plagne and I feel great 🙂 I will build up pressure week after week and I will show you my progress in a small series of episodes which will be called 'One minute please'. "
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This is my kind of rehab 🙂 These past few days I spent some time skiing at home in @la_plagne to get my body back to business… I Will push further week after week and you can follow my evolution on my new show that I called « one minute please »Drone pilot: @ ledaim.fpv Realization / Editing: @mathias_lopez_vecomvideo
If nothing is done yet, Kevin sometimes thinks of the Beijing Olympics in 2022, but it will not be "at all costs", as he declares in the team newspaper.
“I am going to enter the phase of becoming a top athlete again […] As for the Olympics, it's in the head but not at all costs. Afterwards, if I am able to win a medal, I will not deprive myself of it. "
The future will therefore be played out at the Olympics or as part of a professional retraining. Case to be continued!… Anyway, Kevin has found his balance within his family, and that… It is priceless!