Olympic snowboarder from Russia successfully undergoes surgery
PyeongChang (South Korea): Russian snowboarder Nikolay Olyunin has successfully undergone a surgery, the athletes wife Maria said on social media.
On Thursday, Olyunin fell during the snowboard cross semifinal at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang and suffered an injury, reports Tass news agency.
According to Maria, he was diagnosed with meniscal tear and a fracture. "One of his bones pressed hard on another so they filled the newly emerged space with a hard bone," the snowboarder's wife wrote.
"A lot of work has been done. Thanks to our guys and doctors from the Olympic Committee, who did everything possible to connect us with the best experts. Thanks everyone for support," Maria added.
Olyunin won silver in the snowboard cross event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and gold at the 2015 Universiade.