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Australia’s Melissa Hoskins out of Rio hospital after velodrome crash

18:00, Tuesday, 09 August, 2016
Australia’s Melissa Hoskins out of Rio hospital after velodrome crash

The Australian cyclist Melissa Hoskins has been cleared of serious injury after her pursuit team crashed while doing a training effort at race speed.

Hoskins was taken from the Rio Olympics velodrome on a stretcher on Monday but she was later released from hospital, the ABC reported.

The team of Hoskins, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Amy Cure and Annette Edmondson were at the end of the back straight when the crash occurred. Edmondson stayed on her bike as the other riders fell hard on to the banked wooden surface.

Hoskins was put in a back brace as a precaution and taken to a Rio de Janeiro hospital for further examination, the Cycling Australia spokeswoman Gennie Sheer said. Ankudinoff, Baker and Cure walked off the track and were treated for bruises and floor burns.

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