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Top athletes who will miss the Winter Olympic Games 2018


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Every time we see the same thing, logically when you're talking about many hundreds of athletes: there's always a few main contenders who get injured, sick or otherwise miss out on the Olympics. I thought it'd be interesting to make a collection of them here, and see just who we are missing out on. 

 

Obviously there's no special rules, but personally I'd go for athletes who actually miss out on a somewhat realistic medal chance (where "but he didn't really have a chance" is a different kind of discussion) and who miss out due to things like injury. Someone like Ole Einar Bjoerndalen or Michel Mulder, who in theory would have a medal chance but simply weren't good enough to qualify, doesn't really count. 

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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

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2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Well yeah, we could name the entire NHL roster, but yeah :lol:

 

 

 

still not over it, very sad, also scary precedent for basketball for nba players, and probably means will really never see mlb players in baseball, even in the l.a olympics 

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so sad for Wiles - i like her very much...seen her crash live on Eurosport...when she could easily avoid it just letting it go...she decided to stay in the race with such a high cost :/

I fell in love with sports.....since i first seen it

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vor 2 Stunden schrieb heywoodu:

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

Alpine skiing:

Stefan Luitz (GER) - Torn ACL

 

Figure skating:

Anna Pogorilaya (RUS) - Back injury

 

Snowboarding:

Torah Bright (AUS) - Wrist inury
Don't know if she counts, she wasn't able to qualify due to a wrist injury.

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10 minutes ago, OlympicsFan said:

Alpine skiing:

Stefan Luitz (GER) - Torn ACL

 

Figure skating:

Anna Pogorilaya (RUS) - Back injury

 

Snowboarding:

Torah Bright (AUS) - Wrist inury
Don't know if she counts, she wasn't able to qualify due to a wrist injury.

Ah, how could I forget Luitz. 

 

And sure she counts, it's nothing formal or official, no problem. 

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