Ski Jumping - Gold medallist Stoch crashes in training

World Olympic gold medallist ski jumper Kamil Stoch and Russia's Maksim Maksimochkin both crashed during training for the large hill event late on Wednesday but neither was seriously injured, officials said.

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Kamil Stoch - gold medallist men's normal hill ski jumping - Sochi 2014

Stoch, the world number one who won the gold medal in Sunday's normal jump, suffered a bloody nose and left the course with his left arm in a sling.

"He's going to the village with a doctor, but he's OK," coach Lukasz Kruszek said.

The training session - which had already been delayed because of high winds - was cancelled.

Maksimochkin, ranked 40th in the world, fell awkwardly and was taken off the course on a stretcher as a precaution.

"He was taken to the hospital, where no serious injuries were diagnosed. But Maksimochkin will stay in the hospital until Thursday morning," the International Ski Federation said in a statement on its website.

The men are due to jump the large hill on Saturday.

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