Canadian Tsubota injured in scary slopestyle crash, possibly fractured jaw
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Women’s slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota of Canada was taken off the course following a scary crash at the end of her second run in the finals.
Tsubota was attempting to land the third of three jumps at the end of the challenging and slushy course Tuesday when she crashed into the crest of the landing zone. The 20-year-old Tsubota slid down the hill while her skis scattered.
She laid still for several minutes while being treated by a medical team before being carried off the course. A Canadian team official said Tsubota is being examined for a possible fractured jaw.
Tsubota finished sixth with a score of 71.60 during her first run at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Teammate Dara Howell won gold.
You can check out the crash and some of the reactions below:
Watching @yuki_tsubota's crash live, I thought it would be worse. Glad it's "just" a broken jaw.
— Andrew Chang (@AndrewChangCBC) February 11, 2014
Thanks so much everyone for the support and sending my best wishes to @yuki_tsubota
— Katie Summerhayes (@suummerhayes) February 11, 2014
— CDN Olympic Team (@CDNOlympicTeam) February 11, 2014
— carly agro (@CarlyCBCSports) February 11, 2014