- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 14, 2009

KILLINGTON, VT. (AP) - Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teter is out of the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix after injuring her right shoulder.

Teter was practicing for a qualifying event at Killington Ski Area on Friday when she fell on a jump in the 22-foot halfpipe, landing on her right side and back, according to Grand Prix spokesman Tom Horrocks.

She came up grabbing her right shoulder but rode to the end of the pipe, where she was met by a trainer who led her down the mountain.

The 22-year-old Teter told the Rutland Herald that she felt her shoulder pop out of the socket and back in. She said she plans to compete in the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships at Stratton Mountain next week.

The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix is being held Saturday and Sunday.

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