SOCHI SCENE: Snowboarder crashes

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 16 at 4:06 AM

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Here are two images of snowboarder Jackie Hernandez being helped by medics after she crashed during a seeding run in the women's snowboard cross competition on Sunday morning. These were taken by AP photographer Andy Wong.

Just minutes earlier, Helene Olafsen of Norway was also taken off the course with an injury. And the accidents come a day after Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia sustained a spinal injury during training — on the very same slope.

___

Associated Press reporters are filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

Print
Email
|