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Sarah Burke Dies After Training Accident


Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke, the daredevil superpipe skier who helped get the sport on the map died today 9 days after a training session accident left her in a coma in Park City, Utah.  she was 29

Test taken after the accident showed that Burke had “irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest,” All of Burke’s organs and tissues were donated, as she had wanted.

Burke, a four time X-games winner, lobbied heavily to have her beloved sport added to the Winter Olympics in 2014, making it clear that no new infrastructure would be needed.

The game will be featured in the Sochi Games in 2014, it is likely Burke would have won a gold there if she competed.

Peter Judge, the CEO of Canada’s freestyle team said about Burke,

“Sarah, in many ways, defines the sport. She’s been involved since the very, very early days as one of the first people to bring skis into the pipe. She’s also been very dedicated in trying to define her sport but not define herself by winning. For her, it’s been about making herself the best she can be rather than comparing herself to other people.”

Burke’s death is also sure to re-ignite the debate over safety on the halfpipe.

“I’ve been doing this for long time, 11 years. I’ve been very lucky with the injuries I’ve had. It’s part of the game. Everybody gets hurt. Looking back on it, I’d probably do the exact same thing again.”

Burke is survived by her husband, Rory Bushfield, who is also a freestyle skier.



Sarah Burke was a pioneer for women's sports and should be remembered a hero and a leader. She will be missed.


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