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Maggie Voisin out of the 2014 Olympics due to ankle injury

World Cup US Grand Prix Freestyle SkiingKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - U.S. freestyle skier Maggie Voisin is out of the Olympics due to an ankle injury.

The 15-year-old from Whitefish, Montana, is the youngest member of Team USA. She injured her right ankle during training for ski slopestyle on Friday and doctors deemed she couldn't recover in time for Tuesday's competition.

Voisin was considered a medal contender in Sochi. She won silver in the X Games and was a discretionary pick by the U.S. Ski Team.

The Extreme Park course has come under fire by some riders in the run-up to the Olympics, with American snowboarder Shaun White pulling out of the snowboard slopestyle competition earlier in the week after jamming his wrist.

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BRUCE February 08 2014 at 1:07 PM

You did fantastic just to even get there....not to worry, 2018 is right around the corner and you'll be older and stronger to bring the gold on home with you, and I know you will.

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Jamey February 09 2014 at 7:44 AM

My heart doesn't go out to you, because you're a champion regardless of Olympic showing. You made the Olympic team for goodness sake. You're the best of the best of only maybe 10 atheletes in the world. And you were expected to win a medal, which makes you even better, more likely one of the top 5 in the entire world! The grace you display in the way you handle this unfortunate setback will set the tone for the rest of your public life. So be happy, and be grateful for having been chosen. Great job young lady! You'll be back for the next Olympics. You're Awesome!!!

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nima_sh February 08 2014 at 3:32 PM

i like her

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coolcats1072516 February 08 2014 at 3:31 PM

I wonder what's going on, there have been many injuries mostly in skiing, and its only been two days

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Edward J Cox February 08 2014 at 3:19 PM

Yuo are young, there will be other Olympics for you.. Enjoy this one as best you can.. I am sorry that your injury revents you from the competition but look to the future...

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blueeyessing February 08 2014 at 1:48 PM

This is the 2nd woman skiier to get injured while practicing. What a shame. I hope she has a full recovery. These injuries sound painful.

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janet2derek February 08 2014 at 6:40 PM

poor Maggie how sad for you but you are young and hopefully we will see you at the next winter games.

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Jerry February 08 2014 at 1:25 PM

That is a shame, I bet she would have won. Wait till next time.

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hfrew1949 February 08 2014 at 1:44 PM

WELL.LOOK AT THE COUNTRY THAT IS HOSTING THE GAMES!!! THE U.S. TEAMS IS GREAT WITH OR WITHOUT THE GOLD,S!!!!BUT WHAT COUNTRY TOOK THE FIRST,SO GOES THE U.S.!!!!!!

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MsPatt hfrew1949 February 08 2014 at 2:57 PM

Yes the US "team" is great.

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janet2derek hfrew1949 February 08 2014 at 6:44 PM

and who beat the American skier in the freestyle ladies skiing. Not the Russians.

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mbestfrnd February 09 2014 at 8:45 AM

Keep up the good work! Sorry about your injury but that is all part of any sporting event. I hope you fully recover from your injury. It must be wonderful, participating in a sport you love and be one of the ones at or near the top. You certainly should be proud of your accomplishments. We are all proud to have you represent us as a member of the U S Winter Olympic Team. Thanks for your dedication to your sport and for representing our once great nation.

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