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Halfpipe update: Snowboarder injured, taken to hospital

February 18, 2010 |  5:17 pm

Spanish snowboarder Queralt Castellet crashed in a training run after women's halfpipe qualifying on Thursday afternoon at Cypress Mountain and was taken to a hospital.

"She fainted as she was brought to the closest hospital. Now, she is almost OK," said Dani Fernandez, Spain's halfpipe coach. "Still, she won't be competing in the final."

Castellet had advanced directly to the final -- not needing to compete in the semifinal round -- after taking third in qualifying.

She made made 19 World Cup starts, reaching the podium three times.

-- Lisa Dillman, Reporting from Vancouver