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KATIE ORMEROD IS BACK - Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
Wednesday January 9, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

The British snowboarder is back in training and pain-free for the first time since the devastating injury that ruined her Olympics.

The 21-year-old posted a photo at Castleford indoor snow centre near her home.

"YAY! Back on my board and for the first time in almost a year I had no pain!! Honestly can't explain how stoked I am right now!!" she said.

Ormerod, who was one of Team GB's best hopes for medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February 2018, splitting her right heel in two
while training on the slopestyle course just days before the competition got under way.

Now, seven operations later, she is ready to begin work again, starting indoors before heading to the mountains.

She had one false start back in September but found she was in too much pain and had her final surgery to remove the metal from her foot.

PlanetSKI spoke to her shortly afterwards when she told us about her year.

"I've had a lot of injuries over my career but they were paper cuts compared to this one," she told us.

"I have never experienced pain like it. It was a really traumatising time, to be honest."
As well as her post from Castleford, she also shared this video of her looking strong in a gymnastics workout:


Good luck, Katie Ormerod, from all at PlanetSKI.

We can't wait to see you back in competition and on the podium again.

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