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I did not know much about knee injuries before I got one in 2018. I was only 12 years old when I injured my knee. My homeplace is a city in the northern part of Norway, and I live together with my parents and two older siblings. We all like to be active and participate in sports. I was, and still am, active as a gymnast. I train 3 hours a day, five times per week. You could say that I have grown up in this gymnastics hall. When I got injured, I was just about to start seventh grade which was my final year in primary school. Besides school and training, I liked being active with friends during my spare time.
The injury occurred during gymnastics practice. I was working on a routine in the horizontal bar. I had just let go of the bar and landed in a pit filled with pieces of foam. The lower part of my body landed vertically down in the pit and was stuck there, but the upper part continued in the …
Collaborators Guri Ekås.
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