Alpine skier Ondřej Bank out of danger after crash

Veteran Czech alpine skier Ondřej Bank is said to be out of danger after a dramatic fall in the combined downhill event at the World Championships at Beaver Creek in the United States on Sunday. Bank landed badly just before the finish and suffered concussion. He was immediately taken to hospital but later released. The 34-year-old was seventh in the downhill event earlier in the week, just half a second off a gold medal. His long career has been a uphill fight against health problems and reverses.

Author: Chris Johnstone