The US Ski and Snowboard team took to Twitter to announce that Nina O’Brien, the American alpine skier, crashed into the finish during the giant slalom event happening at the Beijing Winter Olympics. They added that she is alert and responsive and even after getting severely injured, Nina was worried about delaying the race and she wanted to know how fast she was skiing. As per reports, Nina was going fast on the final turn when she suddenly slipped which resulted in her leg getting hurt. The unfortunate incident happened not far from the finish line.
A video of the tragic incident is also surfacing on the internet that shows Nina O’Brien carried off the course on a stretcher. The fellow skiers were shocked after the crash. As the news came to light, Mikaela Shiffrin, Nina’s teammate, shared a post on Twitter where she wrote that they are so heartbroken for Nina. Despite giving so much heart and fire to her skiing, everything got shredded to pieces on the final turn. Shiffrin added that this sport is so hard and brutal and that it hurts. Mikaela shared a pic with Nina and a message as well.
Nina O’Brien Crash Video
The CEO of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Sarah Hirshland also took to Twitter to share their thoughts with Nian. Although not much about the Olympic athlete has been disclosed yet, it has come forward that Nina suffered a broken leg and several torn ligaments. Fortunately, the athlete did not get any head or neck injuries. Tahoe Ski Girl owner Mark Javis shared the information on her health.
Scary crash! US skier Nina O’Brien injured her left leg in a crash. She was taken off the slopes in a stretcher but was alert and responsive pic.twitter.com/vRIu9LECVV
— John Rogers (@JohnRogers8News) February 7, 2022
However, Jarvis has not talked to Nina personally yet but has chatted with the people she was with. It is said that O’Brien remained conscious throughout the whole ordeal. Well, talking about Nina O’Brien, born on November 29, 1997, in San Fransisco, the 24-year-old is an American World Cup alpine ski racer. She is specialized in giant slalom and slalom technical events and has qualified to represent her country at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Nina’s world cup debut happened in 2016 when she was just 18-year-old. Since then she has competed in various tournaments and championships and has established a name for herself. Nina was ranked 74th in 2020 in the category of the Overall title. The athlete has sadly gotten involved in a horror crash in Olympics which has resulted in her leg getting fractured. With that, she is out of the multi-sports tournament.