Brampton’s Aaron Arndt suffered broken bones in his legs in a 49-skater crash at the Weinfelden, Switerzland World Inline Cup on Saturday. He was brought to a local hostpital where he has undergone surgery and will undergo a second surgery in 10 days.
The peloton had just completed a 100km/h+ downhill section and were racing at about 60km/h when the fall happenned. The crash took place when skaters were vying for position and they clicked skates. Many prominent and world top skaters including Colombia’s Diego Rosero and New Zealand’s Kalon Dobbin were also involved in the crash.
Aaron Arndt has been living in Europe competing for Subau X Tech. His 2008 plans include representing Canada at the World Roller Speed Skating Championships in Gijon, Spain.
Aaron Arndt (2nd from the right) on his way to a podium finish at the GBC Wilhelmshaven earlier this season
Roller Sports Canada would like to extend Aaron best wishes for a quick and effective recovery. [Aaron Arndt’s site] [Read details in Weinfelden WIC] [Entry on Speed Skate World]