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Arielle Gold injured, will miss snowboard halfpipe

Arielle Gold suffered an injury during halfpipe training and missed the halfpipe competition (AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE)

Teen snowboarder Arielle Gold will miss the Olympic halfpipe competition because of an injury suffered during a training run Wednesday.

Gold, 17, came to Sochi as a favorite for the medals podium, but her qualifications heat started without her at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She crashed in a run prior to the competition and was immediately treated by medical personnel. Her exact injury wasn’t immediately known. A photographer for USA Today reportedly spotted Gold favoring her right wrist after the spill.

Her 20-year brother Taylor Gold competed in the men’s halfpipe Tuesday, failing to advance out of the semifinal round.

Photos from Sochi Day 5

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Hannah Teter of United States makes a practice run ahead of the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Semifinals on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Photos from Sochi Day 5

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Hannah Teter of United States makes a practice run ahead of the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Semifinals on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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