Women Olympians Getting Hurt on Sochi Slopes


Cole said he believes that the training and properly built courses are the most important elements in keeping athletes safe.

When Pancochova later spoke to reporters about her scary fall, she said women should not feel pressure to only use the big jumps. The slopestyle course had both bigger and small jumps that both male and female competitors can use.

“For women the big jumps are a little too big,” Pancochova of the Czech Republic told Canada.com about of the Olympic course. However, it’s unclear if Pancochova wanted a different course for women or just more options.

“For women to do their best, then a little smaller jumps are better,” Pancochova told Canada.com. “It’s not that I’m scared. I’ve been hitting f-----g big jumps at X Games for years. It’s a little bit dangerous still. You think they should have figured it out by now and they should have a course that is perfect.”

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