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Doctors: Brazilian Skier, Olympic Hopeful, Unable To Move Limbs After Accident
ap ^ | January 28, 2014 10:31 PM

Posted on 01/29/2014 6:47:35 AM PST by BenLurkin

The BOC said the 25-year-old Souza was wearing a helmet when the accident happened as she skied “freely” alongside Canadian coach Ryan Snow at Park City. The committee said she was not injured while practicing her freestyle maneuvers, but no other details on the accident were provided.

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1 posted on 01/29/2014 6:47:35 AM PST by BenLurkin
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Never heard of “freestyle skiing” before, but after watching this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtHYl3ERw2A I’d say it is indeed an “extreme sport”


2 posted on 01/29/2014 6:51:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Sounds like she was just skiing next to her coach when she ran into something. Probably was looking at the coach instead of where she was going.
3 posted on 01/29/2014 7:04:02 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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First Michael Schumacher, now this? Sounds to me like we need some common-sense laws regulating skis...


4 posted on 01/29/2014 7:09:47 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: BenLurkin

Helmets help to protect your head not your neck.
Sad


5 posted on 01/29/2014 7:30:17 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

skis gotta do what skis gotta do

slide down slippery snowy slopes

and stop suddenly when they hit something that is not slippery snow

Like rocks. and trees. and other skiers.

common sense is that if you can’t stand the risks (and they cannot all be prevented), don’t do the sport


6 posted on 01/29/2014 7:54:35 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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Sad...but when you are traveling on snow you have to pay attention. If you don’t you will at some point, “eat it”.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 8:10:11 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
First Michael Schumacher, now this? Sounds to me like we need some common-sense laws regulating skis...

I know where you are going with this ;) but still... http://ski.lovetoknow.com/Skiing_Accidents_that_Kill_Celebrities

8 posted on 01/29/2014 1:49:48 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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