21-year-old Australian Olympic snowboarder Tess Coady won bronze in the women’s Slopestyle around two weeks ago, becoming the youngest Australian female winter Olympic medalist in history. While accomplishing this task is, without a doubt, incredible in its own right, Coady’s accomplishment here might be a bit more amazing the general Olympic bronze medal. As she recently revealed through social media, Coady completed the competition with a fractured ankle.
She told the Seven Network that she received what she called a “a tiny fracture” during her final practice run before the qualifiers began, but was fortunate enough that the Australian medical team was able to get her in good shape for the finals. Coady tore her ACL during practice runs in the 2018 South Korean Winter Olympics, just before what was supposed to be her olympics debut. Fortunately, she was able to compete this year, and fortunately, she managed to medal.
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