Alpine skiing-German Schwaiger stretchered off in men's downhill

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YANQING, China, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Germany's Dominik Schwaiger was stretchered off the course after crashing heavily early in the men's downhill race at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Monday.

Schwaiger was second down 'The Rock' slope when he caught an inside edge and rolled down through the safety netting. The German was attended to by medical staff before being placed on a stretcher.

The race resumed after a stoppage of around 10 minutes.

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Reporting by Simon Evans, Editing by Peter Rutherford

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