Olympic snowboard champion I-Pod won’t compete in Pyeongchang

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Olympic snowboard champion I-Pod won’t compete in Pyeongchang

Swiss snowboarder dealing with injury from Winter X Games
Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov, right, won’t defend his title due to injuries he suffered last month at the Winter X Games. The gold medalist, known as I-Pod, practiced on the Olympic halfpipe Friday, but afterward said it would be “totally unreasonable’’ for him to compete.
Defending halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov has arrived in Pyeongchang, though his status for next week’s contest remains day-to-day. Podladtchikov, known as I-Pod, broke his nose in a nasty fall at the Winter X Games on Jan 28, 2018. He was taken off the mountain on a stretcher and admitted to the hospital, but scans for brain and neck injuries came back negative. He is expected to go to the mountain, but a spokesperson for the Swiss team says he’ll decide day-to-day whether he is going to ride.

Olympic snowboard champion I-Pod won’t compete in Pyeongchang

Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov, right, won’t defend his title due to injuries he suffered last month at the Winter X Games. The gold medalist, known as I-Pod, practiced on the Olympic halfpipe Friday, but afterward said it would be “totally unreasonable’’ for him to compete.
Defending halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov has arrived in Pyeongchang, though his status for next week’s contest remains day-to-day. Podladtchikov, known as I-Pod, broke his nose in a nasty fall at the Winter X Games on Jan 28, 2018. He was taken off the mountain on a stretcher and admitted to the hospital, but scans for brain and neck injuries came back negative. He is expected to go to the mountain, but a spokesperson for the Swiss team says he’ll decide day-to-day whether he is going to ride.
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