Canadian skier Erik Guay to miss Olympics due to back pain

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Canadian skier Erik Guay to miss Olympics due to back pain

Canadian skier Erik Guay will not compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Alpine Canada says that Guay was not able to return to healthy form due to continuing severe back pain.

"It was an incredibly difficult decision to stay home from the Olympics," said Guay. "Despite everything we did, I do not feel I can attend the Games and be at a competitive performance level that I would be proud representing Canada with.

"I am so thankful for the support behind me. My family, fans and sponsors have been incredible to me and I cannot thank all of them enough for their never-ending backing. I will be cheering on all of Team Canada from home, especially my teammates at Alpine Canada."

The three-time Olympian from Montreal is Canada's most accomplished alpine ski racer, having reached the World Cup podium on 25 occasions and has three world championship medals.

The 36-year-old revealed in December he had a ruptured disc in his back, and would skip a couple of World Cups to recover.

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Posted By: www.cbc.ca

Date Posted: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 03:50 pm

Tags: Erik Guay

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