The Olympic dream of women's halfpipe snowboarder Holly Crawford is over after she crashed twice in qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
With Torah Bright still to compete in the second heat of the afternoon, 22-year-old Stephanie Magiros with a top score of 57.25 snuck through to the semi-finals in ninth position, edging out teammate Hannah Trigger (51.25).
American Kelly Clark, who is considered the greatest threat to Bright winning back to back Olympic titles, sizzled with 95 for her best ride.
Crawford finished 14th.
The casts on each of her wrists in the mixed zone explained the pain she had competed in, having crashed three weeks ago in training.
“I attempted to break my wrists in preparation for the Olympics,” joked the 30-year-old. “Banged me knee up pretty good and likely cracked some ribs.
“I'm a little bit sad. Coming in hasn't been great. I've been off snow for three weeks, although that's nothing new for me so there is no reason this should hold me back.”
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