Canadian Olympic snowboarder Laurie Blouin injured in fall, taken to hospital
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 7:36AM EST
Last Updated Friday, February 9, 2018 4:55PM EST
PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of -- Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin was carried off the course on a stretcher after a nasty training fall at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday.
The reigning world champion in slopestyle fell heavily at Phoenix Snow Park when her board got stuck in a crack after she landed a double jump.
Blouin was taken to hospital for further evaluation as a precaution. The Canadian Olympic Committee said in a statement that she is conscious, alert and going back to the athletes' village with a team doctor.
Blouin, 21, of Stoneham, Que., is competing in her first Winter Olympics.
She is also scheduled to compete in the Big Air event in Pyeongchang.