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Olympic Snowboarding Hopeful in Critical Condition

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    Kevin Pearce is in the hospital after hitting his head.

    A publicist for Kevin Pearce says the American snowboarder remains in critical condition at a Utah hospital after sustaining a head injury while training in Park City.

    Danielle Burch said Friday that Pearce's condition hadn't changed since Thursday night.
     
    Pearce, a top-ranked halfpipe rider with a good chance of making the U.S. Olympic team, was knocked unconscious when he hit his head during a training run on Thursday.
     
    He was taken to University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City, where he underwent surgery.
     
    The 22-year-old from Norwich, Vt., was preparing for next week's Olympic qualifying events in Mammoth Mountain, Calif.