Kiwi freeskier Battersby injured at X Games

Last updated 16:11 28/01/2013
Rose Battersby
BAD FALL: Rose Battersby.

Relevant offers

National News

Islamic State not sparing children in Mosul, Iraq final stand Prison guard remains under cloud as Michael McGrath's disappearance nears 40th day Not all beggars are bad, says one Sugary-drinks tax would not punish low-income earners, study finds Lions tour: UK media insist Warren Gatland is gambling with inside combination All Blacks and Lions embracing the off-field selection battle as much as the footy How to ditch the food guilt (and order the chocolate pudding) Record push for diversity in group that chooses the Oscars Harness racing trainer Mark Purdon cops hefty fine America's Cup fan wears his lucky 1995 Team NZ shirt to bed

A New Zealand freeskier has been hospitalised after a serious crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen.

Rose Battersby, from Taupo, crashed during a warm-up session before the Jeep Ski Slopestyle Women's final, said the NZ Snowsports Council.

According to ESPN, she suffered a lumbar spine fracture, but was moving and could feel all her extremities.

Aspen Valley Medical centre said Battersby was in a stable condition.

In the same competition last year, the 20-year-old finished ninth in the women's slopestyle competition.

Battersby said on her website it was her goal to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content