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Canada’s Guay, 2-time Alpine world champ, to miss Olympics

January 31, 2018

Two-time world champion ski racer Erik Guay of Canada says he will not be able to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics because of a back injury.

Guay announced Wednesday on social media that he’ll sit out the Winter Games, which open next week in South Korea.

He said he has had “a difficult season battling back problems” and his withdrawal from the Olympics comes “with a heavy heart.”

Guay might have been one of Canada’s leading medal hopes among the men in Alpine skiing.

He won gold medals at the world championships in downhill in 2011 and in super-G last year, when he also took home a silver in the downhill.

Guay also has 24 top-three finishes in World Cup races.

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