Australian cyclist Melissa Hoskins on Monday, was taken to hospital after a heavy fall during training on the Olympic track in Rio de Janeiro. The incident was caused by a blockage, which landed hooked wheels five representatives of the Green continent during the training pursuit.
In addition to Hoskins, fell three more cyclists – Ashley Ankudinov, Amy Kur and Georgia Baker. To avoid getting in a crash at 60 km/h was only Annette Edmondson, reports Cyclingnews.com.
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All four athletes received injuries of varying severity and burns caused by friction of the body on the surface of the track.
State Hoskins called the special alarm of doctors. She was evacuated on a stretcher to the nearest hospital for a complete examination.
This workout was one of the last before the team pursuit race where the Australians are perhaps the main contenders for the gold. World Cup 2015, the girls won with a world record.
Qualifying competitions in this discipline at the Games in 2016 will begin on Thursday, and the final race will be held on Saturday.
Recall that the Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten broke his spine in a fall during the group road race in Rio de Janeiro, where she was leading.
Earlier, the leader of the same men’s race Italian Vincenzo nibali fell in the same place and got a double fracture of the clavicle.
This is not the only serious injury suffered by the participants of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro for the first two day of competition. On Saturday, French gymnast Samir AIT said earned the heavy fracture of the tibia during the execution of the vault.