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Newz Forum: OLYMPICS: U.S. Skier dies after training crash

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Ben

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 08:03 AM
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A member of the U.S. Ski Team's developmental squad died Saturday of head injuries sustained in a crash during a training run earlier in the week.
 

Shelley Glover, 17, was training at Mount Bachelor Resort in Oregon when she fell and hit her head Wednesday morning, U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly said.

"It was a low- to moderate-speed accident. It wasn't a big downhill crash," Kelly said. "This was not a circumstance where you'd expect something like this to happen."

Glover was wearing her helmet when she crashed, Kelly said.

Glover died Saturday at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Ore.

In her second year with the developmental squad, Glover placed eighth in the slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Alaska in March, and finished the season ranked sixth in the NorAm Cup slalom standings.

"She was absolutely tracking toward the Olympic team. If it wasn't '06, it was definitely 2010," Kelly said. "It's a real tragedy."

Glover is believed to be the first member of the U.S. Ski Team to die in training or competition since Jeff Wright was killed in a 1975 ski jumping accident in Brattleboro, Vt., Kelly said.

"It's very much a loss to our family when something like this happens," he said.



[Edited on 5/9/2004 by Ben]

[Edited on 5/9/2004 by Ben]



TRD

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 02:50 PM
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Thats pretty bad only 17 aswell. Skiing is pretty dangerous as it alot of sports and i guess they know the dangers.



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