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FREESTYLE SKIER ‘STABLE' AFTER HORROR CRASH
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France's Olympic bronze medallist Kevin Rolland crashed while trying to break a quarter pipe world record in La Plagne, France.




The latest medical bulletin says he is in a "stable condition" in hospital in Grenoble.

The 29-year-old, an Olympic ski halfpipe bronze medallist at Sochi 2014, was taken to University Hospital in Grenoble following the accident last Tuesday.

We reported on it last week in our News In Brief section on PlanetSKI:
At the time his condition was described as 'serious'.
Rolland suffered from several fractures, including one in the pelvis.

The fall occurred during a world record attempt at the highest jump off a quarterpipe.

Last month the US skier, David Wise, set a new world record for the highest ski air quarterpipe jump at Soelden In Austria.

Rolland won the bronze medal behind Wise at Sochi 2014 when ski halfpipe made its debut on the Olympic programme.

Rolland was World Champion in 2009 and has won five gold medals in the superpipe at the X Games.

"All the station of La Plagne is with all heart with Kevin Rolland and his family following his fall," said a statement from the resort of La Plagne.

"We believe in his champion combativeness to overcome this ordeal! Good recovery Kevin Rolland".

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