Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin injured in fall, taken to hospital

Defending world champ went down hard during Olympic training run

Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin injured in fall, taken to hospital
Canadian slopestyle snowboarder Laurie Blouin is seen being taken off the hill on a sled after falling during a training run on Friday in Pyeongchang. © Rob Snoek/CBC Sports

By CBC Sports

Canadian slopestyle snowboarder Laurie Blouin went down hard when her board got stuck in a crack after landing a jump during a training run in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday.

Blouin was immediately taken to hospital and the Canadian Olympic Committee later said in a statement that she was conscious, alert and going back to the athletes' village with a team doctor.

Click on the video below to watch Blouin after training crash

A team spokesperson said on Saturday that Blouin may still compete and that she is still recovering from the hard fall.

The 21-year-old from Stoneham, Que., is a first-time Olympian.

Blouin is also scheduled to compete in the big air event in Pyeongchang.

With files from The Canadian Press

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