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Alissa Czisny out for season, Sochi

Updated: November 19, 2013, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Two-time U.S. champion Alissa Czisny's hopes of competing at the Sochi Olympics are over after withdrawing from a qualifier for nationals.

Czisny needed a top-four finish at this week's Midwestern Sectionals to earn a spot at the U.S. Championships, where the Olympic team will be selected. But after withdrawing Tuesday, she says she's not "completely prepared to be competitive" following a hip injury that sidelined her last season. Czisny had surgery in June 2012 ...

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