Winter Olympics - Japanese boarder hospitalised

Reuters - Sat, 13 Feb 10:10:00 2010

Japanese snowboarder Yuka Fujimori was hospitalised after taking a whack to her head during training for the Vancouver Olympics.

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The 23-year-old underwent brain scans and was given the all-clear after a gust of wind caused her to over-extend a jump, Japanese media reported.

Fujimori, who fractured a vertebra during training last December, still plans to enter the snowboard cross event which begins on Tuesday on Cypress Mountain, according to Japanese media.

Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a horrifying crash on Friday during his final practice run, casting a shadow over the opening ceremony.

Follow the Winter Olympics 24/7 on British Eurosport (Sky 410 / Virgin 521) and Eurosport HD (Sky 412) British Eurosport channels are streamed online via the Eurosport Player.


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