VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Snowboard cross athlete Yuka Fujimori has been hospitalized after banging her head while training for the Vancouver Olympics on Cypress Mountain on Friday.
There were no abnormalities found after the 23-year-old underwent a detailed examination and she is currently planning to race in the competition getting under way on Tuesday.
A source familiar with the accident said Fujimori made a crash landing when she was thrown off-balance by a gusty wind after overextending a jump on the course.
Fujimori broke a vertebra in her back during training in Japan back in December, requiring one month of recovery. She finished in seventh at the Turin Olympics in 2006.