Jan 6, 2016 3:03 PM

Olympic skier, NH native Nick Fairall wants to return to sport after back injury

Nick Fairall, an Olympic ski jumper and Andover native, wants to return to his sport after back surgery after a serious fall in Austria, which caused him to miss a season.

READ: US Olympic ski jumper, NH native Nick Fairall to miss season

"Ski jumping is a sport of risks and as an athlete you know that there are risks involved," Fairall said to The sport is unbelievably safe. The fall was may fault."

Fairall has been a national champion twice, and who competed at the Sochi Games. He was the top American in the large hill, finishing 35th.

"I understood that this was a possibility in my sport and I wouldn't change anything," Fairall said.

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