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Ormerod out

British snowboard star Katie Ormerod is out of PyeongChang 2018.

The 20-year-old was one of the big favourites for the slopestyle and big air competitions.

Ormerod suffered a severe fracture to her right heel bone in practice and will now undergo emergency surgery.

Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay said: “We are deeply sorry for Katie. She is a world class competitor across both disciplines and we are desperately disappointed for her.”

PyeongChang has been a painful, shortlived experience for Ormerod.

She already announced on her instagram account that she slipped off a slopestyle railย on the first training day and fractured a wrist.

“We are all devastated for Katie, who was in strong form coming into the Olympics. Her determined and fearless nature will see her come back from this.” Dan Hunt, the British Ski and Snowboard Performance Director, added.

British medal hope

Ormerod was one of the biggest medal hopes for Great Britain heading into the Games.

Ranked second in the FIS big air leaderboard, Ormerod was the first Briton to win a slopestyle World Cup gold in Moscow last year.

She also finished third in the big air test event held in PyeongChang back in November 2016.

Team GB won their first medal on snow at Sochi 2014, when Jenny Jones took the bronze medal in the slopestyle event.

Sadly Ormerod’s hopes of bettering that achievement have come to an untimely end.


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