Freestyle Skiing

CBC Sports - Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 12:51 ET

Megan Gunning, halfpipe skier, to miss Olympics after injury

Moguls skier Philippe Marquis named to take her spot

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Canada's Megan Gunning will not compete at the Olympics in Sochi after suffering a knee injury during practice at Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Megan Gunning of Calgary, Alta., will not compete in ski halfpipe at the Olympic Games in Sochi after injuring her knee during practice at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.

Gunning, 21, was preparing on Wednesday for her event, the women's ski superpipe, on Friday.

The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association selection committee has named mogul skier Philippe Marquis as her replacement.

Marquis narrowly missed making the team by one position after finishing eighth on Sunday in Val St. Come, Que. He is scheduled to travel to France on Thursday afternoon to join teammates at a pre-Olympic camp in Tignes, France.

Canadian Freestyle announced Monday that Gunning would be among the 20 freestyle skiers competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Gunning won a bronze medal at the 2013 Winter X Games and a silver in 2010. Her best result of the current season was a fourth-place finish at a World Cup in Calgary on Jan 3.

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