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British snowboarder Katie Ormerod breaks wrist during training run but will compete

Great Britain’s Katie Ormerod competes to win the Snowboard World Cup ladies Big Air event in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (AP)

Rough news for Great Britain’s Olympic team: Star snowboarder Katie Ormerod broke her left wrist during a training run on Wednesday in Pyeongchang.

However, she will continue to train and intends on competing on Sunday.

She tweeted that she fell off a rail at Phoenix Park, leading to the injury. A Team GB spokeswoman told BBC Sport that it’s a “minor fracture.”

Ormerod, who is 20 years old, won the World Cup gold medal in big air last year, and was slopestyle bronze medalist at the X-Games. She has qualified to compete in both events at these Games, her first.

She is considered Great Britain’s best chance for a medal in Pyeongchang.


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