They say sport hurts and Rowan Cheshire’s got the selfies to prove it.
The halfpipe freestyle skier went viral after a spectacular wipeout in training at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, posting a picture on Twitter from her hospital bed.
Still woozy from concussion, a swollen nose, bloodied lip and assorted bumps, bruises and bandages told their own story.
She still doesn’t remember much about the accident but as she prepares to start a hectic round of qualifying events for the next Games in PyeongChang, the 21-year old is feeling reflective and upbeat.
“I’m certainly not trying to block out Sochi. I learned a lot from it and there are positives to take from it, plus I’m a better skier than I was in 2014,” she said.
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By James Toney, Sportsbeat
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