Eileen Gu takes a nasty crash in follow, misses Winter X
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Olympic freestyle snowboarding champion Eileen Gu crashed throughout follow for the Winter X Video games and stated she suffered a nasty ligament pressure in her knee that pressured her to overlook the competition.
Gu, who took two gold medals and one silver on the Beijing Video games final yr, posted on social media that she “had a heavy crash” throughout a follow Friday, and that outcomes of an MRI confirmed “a nasty MCL sprain, ACL pressure and bone bruise.”
Gu, who received twice in Canada final week and has not misplaced a halfpipe contest since early 2021, watched Saturday evening’s motion from the gang. Zoe Atkin of Britain took the gold. Gu had additionally been anticipated to compete in slopestyle Sunday however will sit that one out, too.
The 19-year-old Gu, who grew up within the U.S. however competes for her mother’s homeland of China, grew to become the primary action-sports athlete to win three medals at an Olympics. Final yr within the mountains exterior of Beijing, she took gold in slopestyle and halfpipe and silver in large air.
The San Francisco native is at present taking lessons at Stanford for her freshman yr. She additionally does work as a vogue mannequin, and Forbes just lately ranked her third on its listing of highest-paid feminine athletes for 2022.
Different winners Saturday evening included 14-year-old Gaon Choi of South Korea, who broke Chloe Kim’s file to grow to be the youngest athlete to take the Winter X title within the snowboard halfpipe.
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