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Italian skier Fanchini ruled out of Olympics

Italian skier Fanchini ruled out of Olympics

Italian skier Nadia Fanchini has been ruled out of the Vancouver Olympics after crashing in the final World Cup race before the games.
The Italian winter sports federation said Fanchini came away with serious injuries to both knees following her fall in Sunday's super-G in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Fanchini was taken to a hospital in St. Moritz and is scheduled to meet with a surgeon Monday in Brescia, Italy.
Fanchini won the bronze medal in downhill at last season's world championships in Val d'Isere, France. She also had serious injuries in December 2006 and February 2007, then was stopped for a heart problem in December 2007.
Fanchini's sister, Elena, is scheduled to compete in Vancouver.


Updated : 2021-03-05 14:34 GMT+08:00