Cooper out of Games with knee injury

February 12, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY -- Aerials gold medal favorite Jacqui Cooper of Australia is out of the Winter Olympics after severely damaging her left knee in training Monday, team officials said.

Cooper snapped her ligament and damaged her knee joint after missing a jump and "back slapping" into the hill at the Deer Valley Ski Resort ahead of qualifying for Tuesday's freestyle skiing final.

It is the second Olympics running where Cooper, 29, has missed out through last-minute injury and means ...

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