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.
First training day and loving the course but unfortunately slipped off a rail and fractured my wrist. I’m all good and looking forward to continuing to train and to competing on Sunday! ☺️ pic.twitter.com/Yjr5ORv9FX
— Katie Ormerod (@OrmerodKatie) February 7, 2018
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