Stoch, Russian jumper injured in training falls

DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer Published:

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) -- Gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland and Russian ski jumper Mikhail Maksimochkin were both injured Wednesday night after crashing during landings while training for the individual large hill event at the Sochi Olympics.

Stoch, who won gold in the normal hill event on Sunday, was the last jumper of the night when he fell and was attended to by medical staff. He walked off the hill after having a brace put onto his left arm.

Paramedics earlier immobilized Maksimochkin with a neck and back brace and strapped him down on a stretcher before taking him away. The Russian was taken from the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in an ambulance escorted by a police car.

The condition of both jumpers was not immediately known.