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2014 Olympic update: U.S. freeskier Maggie Voisin out with ankle injury

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Just a day after a torn ACL and a broken leg forced freeskier Heidi Kloser to withdraw from the women's moguls event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, another member of team USA pulled out of the competition after suffering an ankle injury during a Feb. 7 training run at the controversial Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Maggie Voisin, the 15-year old wunderkind who scored her first podium finish at the X Games in December, was scheduled to compete in the ski slopestyle event on Feb. 10, but injured her right ankle while training on one of the course's rail features.

Although the course has been widely criticized by Olympians including Shaun White, who on Feb. 5 withdrew from the men's snowboard slopestyle event amid safety concerns, Voisin wasn't among the dissenters. During a Feb. 5 chat with reporters, she called it "a great course" and insisted that it didn't differ from others she'd previously ridden.

After a fan inexplicably chided Voisin via Twitter for the injury, freeskier Keri Herman jumped to the teen's defense, tweeting "Actually, she put her life on the line for her team, coaches, family and country and has made us ALL very proud!"

The women's ski slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympics will begin with qualifications at 10 PM on Feb. 10.



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