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Unhappy Swedish snowboarder Jonatan Johansson dies during training

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Swedish snowboarder dies during training
WebPosted Sun, 12 Mar 2006 15:51:04 EST
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Tragedy quickly overcame triumph Sunday on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks, as Swedish snowboarder Jonatan Johansson died after falling badly during his run.

The 26-year-old, who competed recently at the Torino Olympics, made a bad landing on one of his jumps during training for an International Ski Federation World Cup competition, according to U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association spokesman Tom Kelly.

"He had a problem on his landing," Kelly said.

Details of the crash were not immediately available, but officials revealed that Johansson was wearing a helmet and landed within the course boundaries.

Olympic Regional Development Authority spokesman Sandy Caligiore said he didn't hit a tree, a pole or any other obstacle.

Johansson crashed on the Boreen Trail, which has special snowboardcross features constructed for competition. He was alone on a section of the trail when he fell.

He was transported to Adirondack Medical Center in nearby Lake Placid, where he was pronounced dead, according to hospital spokeswoman Beth Donahue.

An autopsy will be performed Monday at the medical facility's main center in Saranac Lake.

Johansson had been competing at the World Cup level since 2000. He finished 12th in snowboardcross at Turin. He was ranked 45th in the World Cup standings this season.

Whiteface, down the road from Lake Placid, was hosting the four-day World Cup event. The rest of the snowboardcross event was canceled.

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how bad do you have to fall for it to kill you? geez...


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19. In the period from January to April 2006 Dr. Skalny sent very detailed messages to Ms Sharapova [...]: “Mildronate 1-2 X 10, repeat in 2 wks (before training or competition)”; “1 hr before competition, 2 pills of Mildronate”; “During games of special importance, you can increase your Mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match). However, it is necessary to consult me on all these matters (please call)”; “30 minutes prior to a training session: Mildronat – 1 Capsule. 30-45 minutes prior to a tournament Mildronat 2 capsules”.
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This is sport used to be undergound, with no money or pressure of main stream competition. Now that it has become an olymoic sport, with sponsors and all the trappings of other professional sports, there couldb more of these accident due to added pressure to perfom.

Frankly, I wished it had stayed underground, with its free spirit and
anti-establishment profile.
I am not implying here that the pressure to perform caused this tragic accident.
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Originally Posted by XaDavK_Kapri

How sad RIP...
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Originally Posted by Blonde_Ambition7

how bad do you have to fall for it to kill you? geez...
not badly...but you have to be extremely unlucky and land in a certain spot.

It's quite sad.
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