Maggie Voisin, youngest US Olympian, unable to compete in Sochi Olympics

By Rebekah Penner ,

The Sochi Winter Olympics have just begun and already the United States’ youngest Olympian, Maggie Voisin, is out of the games due to an ankle injury.

While training at the Rose Khutor Extreme Park on Friday, the freestyle skier hurt her right ankle on the slopestyle course and will not be able to compete Tuesday in her event, according to The Associated Press.

Voisin, who turned 15 in December, will not be replaced for the event.

Although originally thought to be a medal contender in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Voisin was a discretionary pick and surprise to the team.

Well deserving of the nod, Voisin made her first podium on her 15th birthday, reports USA Today. At the X Games last month, Voisin took silver after landing a switch 180, an impressive move that has only been completed by one other freeskier.

Voisin is not the first Olympian to already be injured in the games. Early this week, snowboarder Shaun White announced he would not be competing in the snowboard slopestyle competition after jamming his wrist. White will be saving his energy to defend his two-time gold medal in the halfpipe.

image: NBC



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