Sport Winter Olympics: Wind wreaks havoc at slopestyle, Tess Coady blames gusts for injury

08:36  12 february  2018
08:36  12 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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  Winter Olympics: Australian snowboarder Tess Coady is a star on the rise ahead of Pyeongchang <p>At 17 years of age, snowboarder Tess Coady will be the youngest Australian Olympian in 2018.</p>When she was 11, Coady was learning to wax her board at a shop in the small town of Mansfield on the road to Victoria's Mount Buller.

Rising Australian snowboard star Tess Coady 's Winter Olympics are over after rupturing her ACL in a heavy crash in difficult conditions while training for the slopestyle event.

× The windy conditions at Pyeongchang are wreaking havoc on the Olympics . Windy conditions at Pyeongchang have proven to be a challenge in the Winter Olympics . Men's downhill skiing was postponed because of high gusts , and the wind also delayed the finish of the men's ski jumping.

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PyeongChang: Australian Winter Olympics chef de mission Ian Chesterman has called for a review into the circumstances surrounding a Games-ending injury to snowboarder Tess Coady , who ruptured her ACL in practice for the slopestyle event on Sunday.

TEENAGE star Tess Coady has been forced out of the Olympic Games snowboard slopestyle at the Winter Olympics after an injury in warm-up. The Australian Olympic Committee confirmed she ruptured an ACL while preparing for her Olympic debut.

In another day of windy conditions in Pyeongchang, Olympic women's slopestyle athletes crashed one by one as they competed for gold.

Strong headwinds appeared to affect the athletes, as the conditions continued to cause headaches for organisers.

Several events were delayed or postponed for safety reasons in gusts of up to 80kph.

It shouldn't be a surprise. The Pyeongchang area is dotted with wind turbines.

Yuka Fujimori, of Japan, crashes during the women's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park. © AP Photo/Lee Jin-man Yuka Fujimori, of Japan, crashes during the women's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park. But it was the windy conditions injured Australian snowboarder Tess Coady believes denied her a debut Olympic appearance and has Australian officials asking questions about safety for athletes.

The 17-year-old reigning junior world champion crashed out on the final jump of her first slopestyle training run on Sunday, rupturing an ACL.

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An hour after Coady's crash, the women's qualification run was postponed due to unsafe conditions.

"Got picked up in the wind on the bottom jump in practice and my acl was not a big fan!" she said on Instagram.

Tess Coady injured her ACL on the Pyongchang slopes as she missed out on qualification. © AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward Tess Coady injured her ACL on the Pyongchang slopes as she missed out on qualification. So could the injury have been prevented? That's what the Australian Olympic committee would like to know.

Australian chef de mission Ian Chesterman will urge Australia's Ski and Snowboard Association to make enquiries to the international body in light of the accident.

"I think that is something that definitely needs to be reviewed," he said.

He acknowledged variable conditions were normal in winter sports, but still urged officials to review the circumstances of the accident.

"I don't think anybody could say for sure [the wind] is what caused this accident, but I definitely think it needs to be reviewed," Chesterman said.

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Live updates: Winter Olympics PyeongChang, Day 2. (click here to refresh). 6.16pm - COADY HEARTBREAK - Truly terrible news for youngster Tess Coady . A decision has been made to postpone the slopestyle snowboard event due to high winds .

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A spokeswoman for the International Ski Federation (FIS) said the women's slopestyle training session was conducted immediately after the men's final, which had been successfully run that morning.

"There's no set speed that if the wind hits, an event is cancelled," the spokeswoman said.

"There are jury personnel all around the course and they take a number of factors into consideration. Athlete safety is always of paramount concern."

Crews battle the gusts as they carry ski gates after the women's giant slalom was postponed due to high winds. © AP Photo/Christophe Ena Crews battle the gusts as they carry ski gates after the women's giant slalom was postponed due to high winds. While there's no aggrieved finger-pointing from the AOC, Chesterman was hopeful similar injuries could be prevented in future.

"She was looking forward to her day so much and obviously she is devastated, and we are feeling very much for her," he said.

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