British halfpipe contender Cheshire out of hospital
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[February 17, 2014]
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) — British freestyle skiing halfpipe medal contender Rowan Cheshire was
released from hospital on Monday after spending the night under
observation for concussion she sustained in a fall in training.
The teenager fell on her face at the Extreme Park halfpipe on
Sunday and was knocked unconscious for several minutes before being
carried away on a stretcher in a neck brace.
"Cheshire will be discharged today after the doctors were happy with
her progress," said a Team GB statement.
"She will return to the athlete's Mountain Village where she will be
looked after by team medical staff.
"Her progress will be monitored on a day to day basis as is standard
with concussion and a determination regarding her ability to compete
will be made later this week."
Cheshire posted a picture of her bloodied face on Twitter
(twitter.com/Rowan_C_) along with the message: "Wasn't the best day
yesterday, still don't remember much! Thanks everyone for the lovely
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The 18-year-old was considered an outside chance of a medal at the
Sochi Games after becoming the first British woman to win halfpipe
gold at a World Cup event in Calgary in January.
The women's halfpipe takes place on Thursday.
(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; editing by Ed Osmond)
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