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Olympics-Alpine skiing-Switzerland’s Chabloz suffers heavy crash in men’s combined – Metro US

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Switzerland’s Chabloz suffers heavy crash in men’s combined

Alpine Skiing – Men’s Alpine Combined Downhill
Alpine Skiing – Men’s Alpine Combined Downhill

YANQING, China (Reuters) – Swiss skier Yannick Chabloz suffered a heavy crash during the downhill race of the men’s combined at the Yanqing Alpine Centre on Thursday.

The 22-year-old, who was making his Olympic debut in China, veered off the course, nicknamed “The Rock”, and fell before smashing into the safety fencing and continuing to slide down the hill.

Chabloz was treated by medics on the hillside, with TV images showing his arm being strapped, before being carried away on a sled.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings; Editing by Chrsitian Schmollinger)

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