Freestyle skier Sarah Burke died Thursday, a little more than a week after suffering serious injuries in a training accident. She was 29 years old.
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association posted on its Facebook page that Burke died in a Salt Lake City hospital. Burke had been in critical condition following her January 10 accident, which happened while she was skiing in Park City, Utah, at a sponsor event.
Burke won four Winter X Games gold medals in superpipe and was considered to be one of the top halfpipe riders in the world.