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Christina Lai injured, rushed to hospital

A medical officer attends to Malaysia’s Christina Lai Grace after she fell during warm-up for the women’s skateboard park final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia yesterday. PHOTO: AFP

PALEMBANG: Malaysian skateboard athlete Christina Lai Grace injured herself in the warm-up session Wednesday before the final of the Women’s Skateboard Park event of the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and has been rushed to a hospital.

The 13-year-old athlete fell while warming up with five other athletes and reportedly injured her hip at the Skateboard Stadium of the Jakabaring Sports City here.

The Kuala Lumpur-born athlete was examined on the court by a medical officer and stretchered out to the medical room at the venue for further examination before being taken in an ambulance to the hospital.

Malaysian Deputy Chef de Mission Datuk Dr SS Cheema examined Christina before the medical team sent her to hospital.

He said he felt that the injury was not so serious but added that this could only be ascertained after an X-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). –Bernama

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