U.S. Snowboarder Arielle Gold Drops Out Of Olympics

The 17-year-old medal contender suffered a shoulder injury while training

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Arielle Gold after crashing at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014.

Team USA snowboarder Arielle Gold suffered a shoulder injury Wednesday and will not compete in the Olympics.

Gold, 17, was training before her heat when she crashed in the Rosa Khuto halfpipe, USA Today reports. She was considered a medal contender in the event after becoming the second-youngest snowboarder to win the FIS World Snowboarding Championship last year.

American snowboarder Shaun White dropped out of last Saturday’s slopestyle snowboarding competition and came in a disappointing fourth in the men’s halfpipe Tuesday.

[USA Today]

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