Maggie Voisin flies through the air during Olympic slopestyle skiing training. An ankle injury will keep her out of Tuesday's medals round. (Getty Images - Streeter Lecha)
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Team USA slopestyle skier Maggie Voisin suffered an injury to her right ankle after falling on a rail feature Friday. The injury will keep her out of Tuesday's Olympic slopestyle debut. Voisin, 15, a student at the USSA Team Academy, was one of the top qualifiers in the battle for spots on the debut Olympic slopestyle team. She will not be replaced.
Maggie Voisin I'm extremely disappointed to not be skiing in the first-ever women's slopestyle competition here in Sochi this week. This whole season has been a dream and to get this close and then not be able to ski is heartbreaking. But, I will heal soon and be back competing in no time. I have lots of skiing in front of me. Now I will just try and have fun and enjoy the rest of the Olympic experience.
Luke Bodensteiner, Executive Vice President, Athletics, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association
Maggie distinguished herself as one of the top slopestyle athletes in the world in qualifying for Team USA. We're disappointed for her in being unable to start but have great respect for what she accomplished to get here. Unfortunately there is not sufficient time to seek a replacement and have that athlete properly prepare for Tuesday's competition.