The New Zealand Olympic Winter Games Team has received disappointing news today with snowboarder Tiarn Collins having to withdraw from tomorrow’s slopestyle competition due to injury.
Tiarn fell during yesterday’s training session and dislocated his shoulder. He is receiving treatment from the NZ team medical staff at the athletes’ village.
While he will not be ready to compete tomorrow, he will continue to work with his medical team to fully assess the situation and hopes to be able to compete in the snowboard big air on 21 February.
“I’m absolutely devastated. My focus now is on recovery and coming back stronger than ever, hopefully in time to compete in big air,” says Tiarn. “I’m right behind my team mates and ill be cheering them all the way. Thanks to my coaches and crew for their total support right through.”PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Tiarn Collins