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MONT TREMBLANT, Que. Jan. 7, 2005 – Olympic silver medalist Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) will miss this weekend’s World Cup in Canada due to a knee injury, the U.S. Ski Team said.
Bahrke, 24, who was returning having missed the last month of the 2004 season after fracturing her jaw when she came down on a ski pole in Inawashiro, Japan, last February, fell during training at Mont Tremblant and injured her right knee. She will stay in Canada to watch her teammates compete before returning home to the United States next week for further evaluation.
The 2002 medalist and 2003 World Cup moguls champion was the first female moguls competitor in World Cup history to compete, land and end up on the podium with a D-spin (inverted-double revolution air) at the World Cup in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, in December 2003.