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Olympics update: Kaya Turski is getting a taste for gold

By: Jill Buchner
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Olympics update: Kaya Turski is getting a taste for gold

By: Jill Buchner

Sochi 2014 Today marks one week till the start of the Olympic Games in Sochi. The countdown is on! You met our Olympians in the February issue, but we’ve been following them closely since then and watching the incredible progress they’ve made. For example, we spoke to Kaya Turski back when she was recovering from her surgery, having torn her ACL just six months before she was set to compete at the Games. She couldn't get back on the mountain until December, but she's already come back strong. [HTML1] Kaya has been doing amazingly well since we spoke to her. And now, this past weekend, just five months after her surgery, the slopestyle skier won gold at the X Games. Kaya told Jian Ghomeshi that her knee has been solid. “I was going into the event pretty relaxed, just using it as training for the Olympics,” she said. Now, the skier is spending some time in Italy unwinding before she heads off to Sochi. She’ll be competing Feb. 11. In the meantime, we’re sending good wishes to another one of our athletes who has undergone an injury. Snowboarder Maelle Ricker injured her wrist on Tuesday but still has plans to compete in Sochi on Feb. 17. We watched Maelle win gold in Vancouver—the first Canadian woman to do so on home soil—and we’d love to see her do Canada proud at the Games again. Who are you excited to see compete in Sochi?  (Photography: Wiki Commons)
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