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Yuki Tsubota Crashes During Women's Slopestyle Skiing Final, Stretched Off Course



KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Women's slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota of Canada was taken off the course following a scary crash at the end of her second run in the finals.

Tsubota was attempting to land the third of three jumps at the end of the challenging and slushy course Tuesday when she crashed into the crest of the landing zone. The 20-year-old Tsubota slid down the hill while her skis scattered.

She laid still for several minutes while being treated by a medical team before being carried off the course. A Canadian team official said Tsubota is being examined for a possible fractured jaw.

Tsubota finished sixth with a score of 71.60 during her first run at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Teammate Dara Howell won gold.


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jem9848 February 11 2014 at 2:42 PM

shorty's are usually short :)

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mds308 February 11 2014 at 1:07 PM

Shouldn't the word be 'Stretchered' not stretched? Maybe if she properly stretched she wouldn't have needed to be stretchered.

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Kathy Hall February 11 2014 at 12:42 PM

The Olympics has not aired yet.

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Jerry February 11 2014 at 12:26 PM

I guess I;m not much better "articales & articles LOL

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Jerry February 11 2014 at 12:24 PM

I wonder who the morons are that proofread these articals? "stretched " LOL

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diplobrat February 11 2014 at 10:50 AM

Unfortunately, the less than ideal conditions of the snow (slopestyle, half-pipe, etc.) are contributing to a rash of accidents due to the unfavorable state of the venues. P.S. folks- Sochi is actually a temperate/sub tropical locale, and even with mountains nearby, is a very dicey affair for snow activities. In sum, probably NOT the best selection for an Olympics. So, how did they get them?(Wink! to Putin and the Oligarchs that bought them.)

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godabarb February 11 2014 at 11:55 AM

a shame that venues cant be challenging but up to standards.......

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billcdaly February 11 2014 at 10:14 AM

Don't you just love HP's proofreading.
The title on the storyboard said "stretched"
not stretchered.

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mcrebel February 11 2014 at 10:27 AM

Maybe it was the "Gumby Medics" and HP was correct. One never knows about those things.

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punnster February 11 2014 at 9:38 AM

I understand she has recovered from a previous accident on a slope. I am astounded at how they can navigate down those slopes so fast. To do it with a previous injury in the back of her mind has to take courage.

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ohioh111b111y February 11 2014 at 9:23 AM

I hope she is ok. I'm wondering how the gal the crashed the other day is doing... Sarka? Cracked her helmut and took a bad fall....

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debnaert February 11 2014 at 11:32 AM

I saw that............ she should have gone straight to the hospital for possible concussion ..... instead she skied on down the slope............ NOT SMART.

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jodyctrail February 11 2014 at 7:57 AM

Was she too short?

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mds308 February 11 2014 at 1:09 PM

Before she wrecked she was unstretched.

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