It was sad news for the ski world that the Four-time Winter X Games champion Sarah Burke died at the young age of 29 in hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, January 19, 2012, nine days after suffering serious injuries during a training session at the Park City Mountain Resort superpipe, Utah.
The Canadian freestyle skier had been in a coma shortly after her tragic ski accident last week. According to doctors, although Sarah Burke underwent major surgery, she passed away of irreversible brain damage, which is the result of lacking of oxygen and blood after she went into cardiac arrest.
Sarah Burke was known as a talented freestyle skier from Canada, who was claimed as a pioneer in her sport, starting out and leading it in its very infancy. Winning goal medals in the Winter X-Games and World Free Style Skiing Championships, but Sarah Burke left behind her husband, fellow skier Rory Bushfield. Sarah Burke’s family are quickly preparing for her funeral. Funeral arrangements for Sarah Burke will be announced as soon as possible.
Sarah Burke’s love of freestyle skiing started early. Let’s review pictures of Sarah Burke throughout her career
Freestyle skier Sarah Burke performed her excellent skill during the FIS world championships on February 5, 2011 in Park City, Utah
Sarah Burke starting skiing with her family when she was five years old
The 2011 season was a tragic year for Sarah Burke. The talented skier died at the young age of 29 on January 19, 2012
Irreversible brain damage is blamed Sarah Burke’s cause of death. The skier will go down as one of the legends of the ski community
Sarah Burke received a golden medal in the women’s superpipe competition in 2009. Burke won four straight Winter X Games titles
Skier Sarah Burke posed for pictures at the 30th Annual Salute To Women in Sports Awards on October 13, 2009 in New York City
Sarah Burke bit her halfpipe gold medal at the World Cup finals in Valmalenco, Italy in 2008
Burke made a run on her way to victory at the Winter X Games in 2007. She was famous as one of the most talented athletes on skis