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heywoodu

Top athletes who will miss the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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dcro    1,464

Pogorilaya it's not just back injury... Also a result of the infamous "Pogo fail".

 

Meaning that Russian selectors probably wouldn't pick her even if she wasn't injured.

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Nate River    91
6 hours ago, heywoodu said:

I'll start out with what I've got in mind at the moment. There's a lot of torn ACL's in there, feel free to correct me if that's not technically correct since I'm quick to count a knee injury as a torn ACL :p 

 

Alpine skiing
Marie-Michele Gagnon (CAN) - Torn ACL at the Lake Louise World Cup

Travis Ganong (USA) - Torn ACL at the Bormio World Cup

Jacqueline Wiles (USA) - Torn ACL (?) + double leg fracture at the Garmisch World Cup

Erik Guay (CAN) - Back injury

Felix Neureuther (GER) - Knee injury

Steven Nyman (USA) - ?

 

Freestyle skiing

Kelly Sildaru (EST) - Torn ACL

Lisa Zimmermann (GER) - Torn ACL

Heidi Zacher (GER) - Torn ACL

Georgia Simmerling (CAN) - ?

 

Ski jumping

Severin Freund (GER) - Torn ACL

 

Biathlon

Gabriela Koukalova (CZE) - Leg injury?

 

Snowboarding

Sabine Schöffmann (AUT) - Fractured fibula + torn ligaments at the Bansko World Cup

Simmerling broke both her legs IIRC.

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heywoodu    1,725
36 minutes ago, Dunadan said:

Alpine skiing: Ilka Stuhec (torn ACL)

Another one of those "how could I forget that" athletes.. 

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OlympicsFan    148
vor 6 Stunden schrieb dcro:

Pogorilaya it's not just back injury... Also a result of the infamous "Pogo fail".

 

Meaning that Russian selectors probably wouldn't pick her even if she wasn't injured.

They don't need to select her, they have Zagitova (Hint: Everyone who participates in the olympics bet contest should look up her age ...) and Medvedeva. I am only sad that Lipnitskaya won't participate, all the other skaters are pretty much interchangeable for me.

About figure skating: The question whether any nation will win individual medals on both sides is one of the best/hardest questions in my opinion, whoever came up with that did a really good job.

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Gigs    15
vor einer Stunde schrieb Agger:

Man, this is so sad. Only a few days away from her first olympic race with a chance to maybe even win a medal and then this happens.

 

Another alpine skier unfortunately missing the events is edit miklos. I don't know if you can call her a top athlete but it's just sad that a rather small winter olympic country like hungary loses its only skier with top ten potential and even a small chance to win a medal.

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heywoodu    1,725

And the next snowboard star, reigning halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov is out after his fall in the X-Games. He says he's recovering alright, but starting now would bring the risk to never stand up anymore if he falls on his head again..

https://www.blick.ch/sport/olympia/schock-bei-snowboard-star-olympia-out-fuer-titelverteidiger-iouri-podladtchikov-id7958757.html

 

Sad, but sensible choice it seems.

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Morgan    1
Il y a 1 heure , heywoodu a déclaré:

And the next snowboard star, reigning halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov is out after his fall in the X-Games. He says he's recovering alright, but starting now would bring the risk to never stand up anymore if he falls on his head again..

https://www.blick.ch/sport/olympia/schock-bei-snowboard-star-olympia-out-fuer-titelverteidiger-iouri-podladtchikov-id7958757.html

 

Sad, but sensible choice it seems.

 

Seems logic for him to miss Olympics, We are not lucky in two days we lost Meillard and Podladtchikov :cry:

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OlympicsFan    148
vor 59 Minuten schrieb Morgan:

 

Seems logic for him to miss Olympics, We are not lucky in two days we lost Meillard and Podladtchikov :cry:

Would have been very hard for him to win a medal anyway. Switzerland is the best european country in snowboarding halfpipe with an amazing depth (Burgener, Haller, Hablützel), but the fact that it will still be very hard to medal shows how competitive this sport is. Unlike Germany, Switzerland doesn't concentrate on sports where it is easy to win medals (luge, bob, nordic combined) and i clearly prefer that. I would say a medal in snowboarding halfpipe is at least as valuable as 3 or 4 medals in sports like luge or bob. A couple of years back i thought that Hablützel would become a serious gold medal contender, but sadly it didn't quite work out ...

Meillard will for sure be totally destroyed, but she will have at least 3 more olympics if she stays healthy, i think she would have been the 5th favorite for a medal behind Shiffrin, Holdener, Vlhova and Hansdotter. Let's hope that at least Holdener will win a medal (i predicted silver for her).

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