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  • 18 February 2014, 9:01

Rowan Cheshire Forced To Pull Out Of Olympics

Briton Rowan Cheshire has been forced to pull out of the Sochi Olympics after suffering concussion in a training fall on Sunday.

The 18-year-old was due to compete in the ski halfpipe event on Thursday.

The Olympic News Service said she fell heavily on her face and was unconscious for several minutes after falling at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, which is hosting ski and snowboarding events at the Sochi Games.

Cheshire was tipped for success in the Games after taking home her first World Cup title in Calgary last month.

Ski Halfpipe and Slopestyle Head Coach Pat Sharples, said: "We are relieved that Rowan is on the mend but naturally upset for her that she won't be able to compete in Sochi.

"She is only 18 years old, however, and has a bright future ahead of her. I have no doubt she will back in four years time more determined than ever."

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