Australian co-captain Badenhorst crashes out of Winter Paralympics

  • Badenhorst injured her knee after falling heavily in training
  • Repeats her crash at Sochi which also ruled her out of competition

Australian team co-captain Joany Badenhorst has suffered a horrible case of deja vu, ruled out at a second consecutive Winter Paralympics after a training crash. The opening ceremony flagbearer injured her knee after falling heavily on Saturday, two days before she was to compete in the snowboard cross event in PyeongChang.

Badenhorst was one of Australia‚Äôs best hopes to break a 16-year Paralympic gold medal drought after reaching the World Cup podium 22 times since Sochi 2014. 

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