Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon is hoping to continue competing at the Sochi Olympics, despite dislocating her shoulder in a fall during the slalom run of the women’s super combined race Monday.
The skier from Lac-Etchemin, Que., hit a gate and lost control of her skis before crashing into the snow.
She was treated on the hill before leaving in an ambulance.
“We will have to see how it goes but I’m hoping to keep racing here in Sochi,” Gagnon said in a release. “I really want to show people that you can overcome obstacles and still do great things.”
She is scheduled to race in the slalom, giant slalom and Super-G.
Gagnon said her “skis just didn’t go on the right side of the gate and I fell.”
“Once I tried to get up I knew my shoulder was dislocated,” she added. “Mark, our Canadian doctor, and the Russian doctor put it back in place. It was pain free — they did a great job.”
She is competing in her second Winter Olympics. She finished 21st in the giant slalom and 31st in the slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
“I’ve had injuries before and come back and hopefully I can do it again,” she said. “It’s too bad about today but I am hoping to at least do the technical events (giant slalom and slalom).”
Gagnon had one victory on the World Cup circuit this season, winning a super combined race at Altenmarkt, Austria.