Biesemeyer Injured in Olympic Downhill Training
Team USA downhill skier Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, N.Y.) suffered a season-ending right ankle injury during downhill training on Wednesday. He was taken by team medical staff to a local clinic, where he was treated and released. He will not compete in the men’s downhill on Thursday. His place in the race will be taken by Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, Vt.).
For Biesemeyer, it was a heartbreaking injury on the eve of his first Olympic event.
"I wonder why this happens. It is hard to not think if there is a deeper meaning to it all. You are supposed to be optimistic in times like these and say something like, ‘I will come back stronger than ever.’ But I just can't bring myself to do it. I am honored to have been named to Team USA and walking in the Opening Ceremony is a moment I’ll never forget.“