Medical status update for para-alpine skier Andrea Dziewior

WHISTLER, BC, March 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Para-alpine skier Andrea Dziewior (Nanaimo, BC), who crashed after completing her downhill race on Thursday, will not compete in the remaining skiing competitions at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Whistler. While various medical tests on Dziewior returned negative, she suffered enough bruising to keep her out of Super G and Combined. Dziewior is expected to make a complete recovery.

"Andrea is doing very well," said Team Canada chief medical officer Bruce Davidson. "Due to the intensity of her sport, we decided that it was in her best interest to withdraw from further competition at these Games. However, Andrea will be able to return to active competition in the near future."

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The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, private organisation with 43 member sports organisations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The CPC is responsible for creating an optimal high-performance environment for the Canadian Paralympic athletes to win at Paralympic and ParaPanAmerican Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the CPC inspires all Canadians with a physical disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organisations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: For further information: Michael Cvitkovic, Press Chief, Canadian Paralympic Committee, mcvitkovic@tenniscanada.com, (416) 618-1266; Sophie Pilon, Media Attache, Para-Alpine, Public Relations and Media, Alpine Canada Alpin, spilon@canski.org, (403) 815-7340


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