Snowboarder Rosie Mancari attends a press conference ahead of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 8, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Rosie Mancari was set to make her Olympic debut in snowboardcross on Friday, but her dream is now over after a training crash at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska, injured both her left and right ankles while preparing for her event at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She was treated and released from a local hospital, but U.S. Ski & Snowboard confirmed that she will be unable to compete on Friday. She will not be replaced on the team.
There were no other details about the crash. The highly physical event features four or more athletes competing at the same time on a course that includes jumps, tight turns and rollers. It made its Olympics debut in 2006.
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Lindsey Jacobellis, who won silver in 2006 and has five world titles, will compete for the U.S. along with Faye Gulini and Meghan Tierney. Nick Baumgartner, Jonathan Cheever, Mick Dierdorff and Hagen Kearney will compete on the men’s team.
Mancari finished 17th at the 2017 world championships, her first time competing at the event.
Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.
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