Olympics: Norway snowboarder Horgmo out of Games after breaking collarbone
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.