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Canada’s Yuki Tsubota crashes in ski slopestyle final

Yuki Tsubota is carried off the hill
Yuki Tsubota of Canada is carried off the course after a crash in the Freestyle Skiing Women's Ski Slopestyle Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. . Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Yuki Tsubota of Whistler, B.C. was injured in a terrible crash during the women’s ski slopestyle final.

Tsubota went into the second run in fifth place but landed a jump badly in her second run, hitting the hill hard. She tumbled down the hill, losing a ski and her goggles, and lay still on the slope. A medical team rushed over and carried her off the course in a stretcher.

Canada’s Kaya Turski also crashed on the course, though she was uninjured.

In this same event, Canadians Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre took home gold and bronze medals.

According to a post on the Canadian Olympic Committee’s website, Tsubota was taken to hospital for assessment with an unspecified jaw injury. She did not injure any other part of her body or get a concussion, the website says.

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Despite the fall, she still came in sixth place overall in the event, based on the score from her first run.

Update Feb. 13: Video removed due to copyright restrictions

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