Airing tonight: Woman with Steamboat ties competing in snowboard cross at Winter Olympics
February 15, 2018
Feb. 15: Qualifications and finals, 6 to 9:15 p.m.
Getting to know her: Brockhoff, another Aussie snowboarder, is rushing to return from a serious injury. She blew her anterior cruciate ligament midway through last month during training. That's bad enough, but it wasn't even her first time. She had the same knee reconstructed twice. Nevertheless, she’s still determined to compete.
Ties to Steamboat: Lived and trained in Steamboat for several seasons.
A good result would be: Finishing healthy. Brockhoff has been a fixture in the top 10 since 2014, finishing there 14 times in 16 races. She won three of those events, too. But, this knee rebuild is her second in less than a year. That can’t be good.
To medal, she needs to: If she can somehow regain enough strength in her knee to ride and somehow shake off the cobwebs to regain her form, she’ll be right in the hunt for the medals. She was before she got injured for the first time last season. Seriously, though, just making it to snow will be a serious victory.