09. November 2022  
Frankfurt / Main, GER  
Artistic Gymnastics

German youth gymnast Jukka Nissinen in inpatient rehabilitation after training accident

* In a DTB-press release today, the German Gymnastics Federation informs --:
The German youth gymnast Jukka NISSINEN (Eintracht Frankfurt) suffered a serious accident in a training accident at the Frankfurt performance centre at the beginning of September. The 16-year-old injured his spine and is currently undergoing in-patient rehabilitation. According to the Nissinen family, the possible consequences of the injury are not yet foreseeable. The son of Mauno Nissinen, who competed for Finland at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, and former national coach Petra Nissinen-Theiss was the most successful gymnast at the 2022 German Youth Championships this year, winning six national titles.
At this year's European Youth Championships in Munich, he won silver on high bar and bronze on rings.