Feb 13, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; A view of the Olympic rings as the sun sets at the Laura Cross Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Sochi Olympics: Russian skicross racer breaks back in training crash

Maria Komissarova was hoping to compete in the skicross at the 2014 Winter Olympics in her home country of Russia, but a serious training accident has forced her to withdraw from competition.

Komissarova suffered a fracture of the spine and  a dislocation, that will require an “urgent surgery” to take place in Krasnaya Polyana. The news comes from R-Sport.

“It happens…It can happen everywhere,” IOC chairman Jean Claude-Killy told Reuters. “I’ve been in this business for many years, it happens. We are very sorry about it…We hate accidents at the Games. I have been to the hospital myself a couple of times, so I know it can happen.”

The accident occurred at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

We would like to wish Komissarova a full and speedy recovery from the serious injury.

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