February 12

U.S. snowboarder injured minutes before halfpipe competition

Arielle Gold appeared to have been injured in training.

The Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – U.S. snowboarder Arielle Gold pulled out of the Olympic halfpipe contest Wednesday after an accident in training, a few minutes before she was scheduled to compete.

No details on the injury were immediately available, although she appeared to have hurt her right hand.

The 17-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo., was initially put on a stretcher but walked off under her own power.

Her brother, Taylor, finished 14th in the men’s halfpipe contest.

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