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Arielle Gold injured in training run

2/12/2014 - Olympic Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- U.S. snowboarder Arielle Gold pulled out of the Olympic halfpipe contest Wednesday after an accident in training, a few minutes before she was scheduled to compete.

No details on the injury were immediately available, although she appeared to have hurt her right hand.

The 17-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo., was initially put on a stretcher but walked off under her own power.

Gold, the youngest member of the U.S. halfpipe team and the 2013 world champion, was expected to be a medal contender along with American teammates Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter and Kaitlyn Farrington.

Her brother, Taylor Gold, finished 14th in the men's halfpipe contest.