Weirather injured before Olympic women's downhill

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 10, 2014 at 2:07 am •  Published: February 10, 2014
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Olympic downhill contender Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein says she is struggling with a leg injury ahead of Wednesday's race.

Weirather withdrew from the super-combined — the first of the women's Alpine events at the Sochi Olympics — on Monday, and posted on Facebook that it was a "difficult moment."

The 24-year-old ski racer, who trains with the Switzerland team, was treated at a hospital for bruising to her right tibia after a fall in a downhill training run Sunday.

Swiss team spokesman Lorenz Liechti says Weirather is "not too bad, she can walk," adding that she'd be assessed "day by day whether she can compete."

Weirather is second in the World Cup downhill standings this season behind Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany.


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