Feb. 14-- PYEONGCHANG, South Korea-U.S. Alpine skier Tommy Biesemeyer injured his right ankle during training Wednesday and won't be able to compete in the downhill.
Teammate Ryan Cochran-Siegle will take Biesemeyer's place in the downhill Thursday at the Jeongseon Alpine Center.
"I wonder why this happens," Biesemeyer said in a statement. "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."
Biesemeyer, 29, would've been competing in his first Olympics.
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