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Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Petter Nortug was hit by a car during training

According to the Norwegian athlete, he was not seriously injured and the next day he was on his feet. “I think I had a little guardian angel,” said the 13-time world champion

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Two-time Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Norwegian Petter Nortug told NRK that he was hit by a car while training.

This incident happened two weeks ago in Asker. “I think I had a little guardian angel. I broke roller skis. The driver stopped abruptly, I flew over the car and landed on the pavement. I had a checkup in the emergency room. The doctors came to the conclusion that I should sleep one night, and the next day I was already on my feet, ”said 36-year-old Nortug.

According to the skier, the driver after this accident was in a state of shock and called him Superman.

Northug is a two-time champion of the Vancouver Games in 2010. Also at that Olympics, he won silver in the relay and bronze in the individual sprint. In addition, the athlete is a 13-time world champion and a two-time winner of the World Cup in cross-country skiing.

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