Russian Ski Jumper Injured During Training

By Amanda Borges
Assistant Digital Editor

Ski Jumper

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Russian ski jumper Mikhail Maksimochkin was carried off the hill by paramedics after falling on landing during training Wednesday night for the individual large hill event at the Sochi Olympics.

Paramedics immobilized Maksimochkin with a neck and back brace and strapped him down on a stretcher before taking him away.

He was later taken from the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in an ambulance escorted by a police car. His condition was not immediately known.

The incident came after high winds delayed the start of the first round and forced the cancellation of a third round.

The training jump continued after Maksimochkin was taken from the hill. He was the 37th of 70 scheduled jumpers in the round.

The gold medal in the large hill will be awarded Saturday night.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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