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Heidi Kloser, American Freestyle Skier, Pulls Out Of 2014 Olympics After Breaking Leg

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Heidi Kloser, American Freestyle Skier, Pulls Out Of 2014 Olympics After Breaking Leg
United States' Heidi Kloser is stretchered off the course after crashing in a warm up run before qualifying in the women's moguls at the Rosa Kutor Exreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Heidi Kloser competes in the women's freestyle World Cup moguls event on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Wilmington, N.Y. Kloser finished in second place. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe, center, celebrates her win in the women's freestyle World Cup moguls event with second-place Heidi Kloser, left, and third-place Hannah Kearney, both of the United States, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Wilmington, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
United States' Hannah Kearney, left, who finished in third place, high-fives teammate Heidi Kloser, who finished in second, after the women's freestyle World Cup moguls event on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Wilmington, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
United States's winner Heather McPhie, center, United States's second placed Heidi Kloser, right, Canada's third placed Justine Dufour-Lapointe pose for the media after the women's freestyle World Cup dual moguls skiing competition in Kreischberg, Austrian province of Styria, on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
United States's Heidi Kloser jumps during the women's freestyle World Cup dual moguls skiing competition in Kreischberg, Austrian province of Styria, on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Kloser placed second. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - American Heidi Kloser had to pull out of the Olympics after injuring her right leg during a training run before moguls qualifying.

Kloser tore knee ligaments and broke her femur following a crash Thursday night, only moments before she was supposed to head to the starting gate.

Kloser's father, Mike, posting on his Facebook page, said Heidi asked him if he still considered her an Olympian even though she didn't make it to the starting line in her first games.

"We said, of course she is," Mike Kloser wrote.

The 21-year-old Kloser was fourth in the World Cup standings coming into the Olympics.

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