After the United States men’s snowboarding team was kept off of the medal podium in the halfpipe at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, the USA women’s team was hoping to bounce back with a big performance on Wednesday to bring home a gold.
Unfortunately, one of the most notable American competitors, Arielle Gold, was unable to compete in the halfpipe qualifying after suffering an injury during a practice run right before her heat.
According to her brother and fellow Olympian, Taylor, Gold suffered a dislocated shoulder.
@KellyMarren she dislocated her shoulder in practice.
— Taylor Gold (@Taylor_Gold) February 12, 2014
It is incredibly unfortunate to see an injury strike just before the competition starts after waiting so long to compete in Sochi, but sometimes that is the cruel way sports work.
We hope that Arielle Gold has a full and speedy recovery.
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