Rina Yoshika of Japan was treated after falling during training in Zhangjiakou, China on February 3, 2022. (Dylan Martinez / Reuters)
A spokesperson for Team Japan said in a statement that Japanese snowboarder Rina Yoshika will return home in Zhangjiakou, China, after suffering a major fall during training on Thursday at the slopestyle course at Gentin Snow Park. rice field.
Yoshika crash landed from one of the jumps during the practice run and lay still before the medical team rushed to help. She shouted in pain as they tried to move her.
It took about 20 minutes for Yoshika wearing training number 24 to move off the course on a stretcher and be carried by an ambulance.
Later Thursday, the Japanese Olympic Committee issued a statement that Yoshika was injured, withdrew from both slopestyle and big air events, and returned to Japan after receiving the necessary medical care in China.
Philip O’Connor and Mari Saito