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Alpine skiing: World champion Rolland injured in training fall

France's world downhill champion Marion Rolland injured her right knee in a training fall on Sunday, the French skiing federation (FFS) said. The 30-year-old will undergo an MRI scan in France after suffering the injury in the Nevados de Chillan in Chile. Rolland, who won the world title in Schladming, Austria, earlier this year, is one of the favourites for gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics which start in February. She has twice undergone surgery to repair damaged ligaments on the same knee in 2007 and 2010.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Alpine skiing: France's Rolland wins women's world downhill

France's Marion Rolland was the surprise winner of the women's downhill at the World Ski Championships on Sunday. The 30-year-old, with just two World Cup podiums to her name, clocked 1min 50.00sec, with Italian Nadia Fanchini taking silver at 0.16sec and Germany's Maria-Hoefl-Riesch claiming bronze, a further 0.54sec adrift. lp/pi13
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