Olympic Champion Lundby Laments Ski Jumping’s Weight Issues

Jan 27, 2022, 10:22 AM
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OBERSTDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 03: Gold medalist Maren Lundby of Norway celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Ski Jumping HS137 competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Oberstdorf on March 03, 2021 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

AP – Maren Lundby was the world’s best female ski jumper for three years, starting in 2018 when she won Olympic gold.

The Norwegian will not be at the Olympics coming up in China.

Lundby decided to skip the World Cup season and the Olympics in order to make her physical and mental health a priority after she says she gained some weight.

Lundby has emerged as an advocate for change in a sport that has historically had athletes develop eating disorders in a quest to be as light as possible to fly farther.

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