ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One of Alaska’s Olympic athletes will be on the sidelines instead of competing after getting injured during training.
Rosie Mancari, of Anchorage,who was slated to compete in women’s snowboardcross Friday in Pyeongchang, injured both of her ankles during a crash while training at Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team said Mancari was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated and released.
The 24-year-old is not expected to be able to compete in the women's snowboardcross event Friday. The spokesperson said her start position will not be replaced.
Later in the evening Tuesday, Mancari posted to social media, saying she ruptured both Achilles tendons, and that she was thankful to get to stay and cheer on her teammates:
The Anchorage native was named to the team late last month. Just days later, she finished in 8th place in the snowboardcross world cup.