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Olympics: Norway snowboarder Horgmo out of Games after breaking collarbone

Published on Feb 3, 2014 10:36 PM
 
Torstein Horgmo of Norway rides to second place in the men's FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup at the US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix, on Dec 22, 2013, in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Norway snowboarding medal hope Torstein Horgmo broke his collarbone in a practice run at Sochi on Monday, Feb 3, 2014, and is out of the Olympics. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SOCHI (REUTERS) - Norway snowboarding medal hope Torstein Horgmo broke his collarbone in a practice run at Sochi on Monday and is out of the Olympics.

His injury comes amid mounting safety concerns over the Winter Games course.

"It was on the first rail element it happened," team coach Per-Iver Grimsrud said. "He was doing a switch hardway, backside 270. He landed wrong on the rail, and then he fell into the stairs to the side."

"It was the worst fall I've seen," Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser told Norway's TV2.

 
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