Winter Olympics 2018: Katie Ormerod to compete despite fractured wrist

British snowboarder Katie Ormerod will compete in the Winter Olympics despite fracturing a wrist in training.

The 20-year-old, who will compete in the slopestyle and big air events, came off a rail during slopestyle practice at Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang.

The Winter Olympics run from 9 to 25 February and the slopestyle qualifier takes place in South Korea on Sunday.

A Team GB spokeswoman told BBC Sport that Ormerod has a “minor fracture to her left wrist”.

She became the first Briton to win a World Cup big air gold in Moscow last year, while she took slopestyle bronze at the 2017 X Games.

Big air makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang.

 

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