USA skier ‘calm’ after ugly spill, ‘wanted to know how fast she was skiing’

Workforce USA skier Nina O’Brien suffered a daunting crash throughout her second Olympic large slalom run on Monday. 

O’Brien was coming towards the end line when she hit one of many blue gates on the slope. Her skis cut up and she or he misplaced her steadiness earlier than tumbling down the hill head over heels.

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Medical workers, docs and emergency responders got here to O’Brien’s support after she crossed the end line. They tended to her for roughly 10 minutes earlier than she was carried off the course and brought away for additional analysis.

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard group introduced that O’Brien was “alert and responsive” after the crash. Moreover, a spokesperson for the group mentioned that O’Brien’s issues after crashing had been extra concerning the race than her harm.

“She may be very robust and was calm,” the group mentioned, per the New York Publish. “She’s a fighter. She was fearful about delaying the race. And in addition she wished to know the way quick she was snowboarding.”

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O’Brien’s crash was one among dozens on the large slalom occasion, however hers was actually the scariest. A number of Olympians lined their eyes and mouths in shock after witnessing it, per Yahoo Sports activities. That included O’Brien’s teammate, two-time gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, who crashed out of the race on her first run earlier within the day.

Shiffrin penned a tribute to O’Brien, who had been in sixth place earlier than her crash, on Twitter.

O’Brien had mentioned the hill was “in good form” after her morning run and earlier than her second, and ultimate, run of the day. 

Sweden’s Sara Hector took dwelling the gold for the occasion, whereas Italy’s Federica Brignone took silver and Switzerland’s Lara Intestine-Behrami bronze. 

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