Hanna Falk of Sweden out for the 2019-2020 Season

FasterSkierOctober 21, 2019
The women’s 2019 freestyle sprint podium at the World Cup in Dresden, Germany, with Sweden’s Hanna Falk (c) and Maja Dahlqvist (l) in first and second, and American Sophie Caldwell (r) in third. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus)

Monday, thirty-year-old Hanna Falk of the Swedish National Team announced on Instagram she would miss the upcoming World Cup season due to a back injury.

Falk wrote she had endured back pain for the last month and confirmed an issue with a disk. According to Falk, she had been able to manage her back pain the past few years, but currently the issue had “reached a new level.”

A translation of the Instagram post stated she will need surgery and rehab before returning to the sport.

Last season, Falk ended her 2018-2019 World Cup season ranked 20th overall in the sprint standings. During the 2016-2017 World Cup, Falk was ranked third overall. She was fourth overall in 2017-2018.

Falk had three individual World Cup sprint podiums last season including a skate sprint win in Falun, Sweden and another skate sprint victory in Dresden, Germany.



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