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Parkop to lead walk for peace in Mendi

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE: A walk for hope and peace is set to start off in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province. The walk will be led by NCD Governor Powes Parkop and is part of the program for the Hope Cup. The Hope Cup was launched last week and is an initiative of the Southern Highlands Governor William Powi and Governor Parkop. Port Moresby Vipers will be playing the Mendi Muruks in the first game in Mendi, Southern Highland after the walk. Parkop has decided to use rugby league as a plat form to bring confidence to the people of PNG that Mendi is a peaceful place and they are capable of hosting the PNG Games. The first game of the Hope Cup will be played in Mendi to bring hope, peace and normalcy back to Mendi and Southern Highlands.last_img read more

 

Medics took over an hour to pull my boot off, says injured Katie Ormerod

first_imgSign up to our Winter Olympics Recap email, delivered every day during the Games. Topics View gallery … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Since you’re here… Winter Olympics 2018 Winter Olympics Share on Messenger news Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterestcenter_img Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn “As soon as I hit the floor I knew it was a really bad injury and I was in excruciating pain,” Ormerod said. “I’ve never felt pain like it. But the hardest bit was having to pull my boot off, which took them one or two hours.“The team got scissors and they had to cut as much of the boot off as they could. There was still a little bit that they had to slide off and eventually they just pulled it off me and it was agony. I was screaming in pain, it was awful.”Ormerod is still in hospital in Seoul a week after her accident but the 20-year-old is confident of making a full recovery. “I was really lucky to have one of the world’s best surgeons, who did a really good job. There were some little complications because the way that my bone broke into two pieces, it almost pushed through the skin which meant that it started to kill a bit of the skin. I’m just waiting to see whether that is an issue or not.“Right now all the heel is black from where the skin is dying. I’ve got a lot of incisions down the side as well, so I think there will be quite a few scars.”Despite the injury Ormerod still intends to get back on a snowboard – but it will not be until the summer at the earliest. “The surgeon had to go into it in quite a few places. Down the side of it and at the back and maybe underneath as well. He put two pins in too. The heel is one of the hardest bones to break in the body. No one could believe I broke it that badly. They’ve never seen an injury like that before in snowboarding. I was just really unlucky.” Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Snowboarding Winter Olympics day six – in pictures Team GB Katie Ormerod, who was one of Team GB’s biggest hopes for a Winter Olympics medal in Pyeongchang before the snowboarder broke her heel in training, has revealed her injury was so severe it took more than an hour for hospital staff to get her boot off. Reuse this contentlast_img read more