Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin injured in fall
PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of—Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin was carried off the course on a stretcher after a nasty training fall at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday.
The reigning world champion in slopestyle fell heavily at Phoenix Snow Park when her board got stuck in a crack after she landed a double jump.
There was no immediate word on the extent of her injuries.
Snowboard Canada said a medical team was assessing her condition.
Blouin, 21, of Stoneham, Que., is competing in her first Winter Olympics.