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The ISU discovers that an American skater deliberately injured a Korean opponent



The International Skating Union (ISU) says its investigation found that "no evidence" that US skater Mariah Bell tried to deliberately injure Korea Eunsoo Lim.

The accusation emerged that Bell, 22, threw her leg to Lim, 16 years old, in an attempt to hurt her opponent during the warm-ups before a short Wednesday women's program at the Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan.

Lim, who suffered a leg injury, received treatment for her injury immediately after a collision.

In a published statement on Thursday, the ISU stripped Bell of any intentional intent.

"The event was orally reported to ISU by a Korean team leader but no formal complaint was received. Based on the evidence available at this time, including video, there is no evidence that Mrs Bell intended any damage. ISU met with US delegates and Korea and called on both sides to find a friendly solution.

Lim returned to the ice and took fifth place after a short program with 72.91 points. Bell is currently sixth at 1.65 points behind Lim.

CBC Sports has approached the United States Figure Skating Association to comment on them, but has not yet received a response.


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