- NBA Global Games 2015 tickets: Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks
- Rebecca Adlington backs ex-coach Bill Furniss to make a big splash
- Sochi 2014: Day 10 preview – Bjoerndalen wants lucky no. 13
- Sochi 2014: Nice tash! Lucky moustache guides proud Czech to gold
- Sochi 2014: Irina Rodnina blames hackers for ‘racist’ Obama tweet
- Sochi 2014: Lebanese skier free to compete after topless photo outrage
Sochi 2014: IOC’s thoughts with Russian skier after serious spinal injury in crash
Sochi 2014: Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova suffers serious spinal injury in training mishap
Russian skier Maria Komissarova has suffered a serious spinal injury in training and has been ruled out of competing at the Olympics, the Russian Freestyle Federation and news agency Interfax have said on Saturday.
Komissarova, 23, crashed during the first ski cross training session in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and was rushed to hospital in Krasnaya Polyana, where is being operated on today.
“Doctors conducted necessary examinations and decided to operate on the athlete immediately,” the federation said in a statement.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said they would be doing their best to keep the world informed about Komissarova’s progress.
“We feel very sorry for the athlete. We are in contact with the hospital. What we know is that she is under surgery right now. We hope that the operation will be successful and that she will be back.
“The first information is that it was nothing to do with the infrastructure, the snow conditions. It was in a training session and this unfortunate incident happened.
“We will see how it goes, now our thoughts are with the athlete.”
Komissarova became the first Russian woman to win a World Cup medal in ski cross when she finished second in the 2012 event at Grindelwald, Switzerland.
The Russian had only recently recovered from a serious leg injury sustained early last year to qualify for the Games and is ranked 33rd in the 2013-14 World Cup standings.
Samsung are a proud partner of Team GB and are supporting the Samsung Galaxy Team. To meet the team, see exclusive content and win amazing prizes, including once-in-a-lifetime winter sport training sessions with the Samsung Galaxy Team athletes, visit: www.samsung.com/uk/sochi2014◀ The Sport Review homepageNext story ►
- NBA Global Games tickets on sale Friday
- Ainslie announces engagement to Thompson
- Farah wins Great North Run and sets new personal best
- Johnson-Thompson vows to make up for lost time
- Devine hopes luck is about to change
Read more on...
NBA Global Games 2015 tickets: Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks4 weeks ago Olympics
Photo: Sir Ben Ainslie announces engagement to Georgie Thompson2 months ago Olympics
Mo Farah wins Great North Run in new personal best time3 months ago Olympics
Katarina Johnson-Thompson vows to make up for lost time3 months ago Olympics
Paralympic runner David Devine hopes luck is about to change3 months ago Olympics
Paralympic discus thrower Dan Greaves eyes Doha triumph after great 20143 months ago Olympics
Kirani James hails home fans after 400m win at Sainsbury’s Grand Prix3 months ago Olympics
Mo Farah breaks British record over two miles at Sainsbury’s Grand Prix3 months ago Olympics
Stunning seven medals for Britain on night two at Europeans3 months ago Olympics
Mo Farah makes history as GB end record-breaking Euros on high3 months ago Olympics
Greg Rutherford prepared to jump big at European Championships4 months ago Olympics
Lizzie Armitstead third at RideLondon Women’s Grand Prix4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Tom Daley storms to gold4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Purvis exceeded own expectations with gold4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Tom Daley thrilled with 10m synchro silver4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dowsett uses anger to power to gold4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Williams targets Jamaica after 200m silver4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Max Whitlock leads home nation clean sweep4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Greg Rutherford thrilled with gold4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Proud follows Hasall’s golden lead4 months ago Olympics