Canadian ski athlete Sarah Burke dies from injuries
Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke has died from injuries sustained in superpipe accident, according to the CBC.
The 29-year-old skier from Squamish, B.C., was gravely injured Jan. 10 in a training accident at the superpipe in Park City, Utah.
She went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated on the hill when she crashed during training last week, hospital officials in Utah confirmed.
Burke is a four-time Winter X Games champion and a pioneer for the freestyle halfpipe. She was part of a group wihch worked to have it included in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
She is remembered as one of the leading female athletes in her field, and was the first woman to successfully land a 1080 (three full revolutions) during competitions.