• Short Summary

    THE FORMER AUSTRIAN WORLD CHAMPION GIRL SKIER, ERIKA SCHINEGGER, HAS NOW BEGUN TRAINING TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR IN MEN'S SKI-ING EVENTS.

  • Description

    THE FORMER AUSTRIAN WORLD CHAMPION GIRL SKIER, ERIKA SCHINEGGER, HAS NOW BEGUN TRAINING TO PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR IN MEN'S SKI-ING EVENTS. SCHINEGGER, WHO HAS ADOPTED THE NAME ERIK, IS NOW RECOVERING FROM A SERIES OF OPERATIONS IN WHICH HE CHANGED HIS SEX TO MALE.

    AS ERIKA SCHINEGGER, HE WON THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE DOWNHILL RACE TWO YEARS AGO IN CHILE. INTERNATIONAL SKI-ING OFFICIALS HAVE AGREED TO ALLOW HIM TO KEEP THE TITLE, DESPITE HIS CHANGE OF SEX.

    SCHINEGGER BEGAN HIS TREATMENT IN JANUARY, AND HAS UNDERGONE FOUR MAJOR OPERATIONS ON THE PAST SIX MONTHS. THE LAST OPERATION WAS HELD SEVERAL DAYS AGO.

    ERIK'S TRAINING IS RESTRICTED TO LIGHT EXERCISE, BUT HE HOPES TO JOIN THE AUSTRIAN MEN'S SKI-ING TEAM THIS WINTER.

    THE SKIER WITHDREW FROM THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES THIS YEAR, SHORTLY BEFORE THE START OF THE PRE-GAMES TRIAL AND ENTERED HOSPITAL IN INNSBRUCK FOR HIS FIRST OPERATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACY0N3TCXJC69QBDVH80LTLSBY
    Media URN:
    VLVACY0N3TCXJC69QBDVH80LTLSBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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