Biathlete Peng Shuai ‘safe and well’ after Pyeongchang incident

Written by Staff Writer, CNN

Swiss biathlete Peng Shuai has “reconfirmed” she is “safe and well” following a terrifying incident with a security guard at the start of this month’s Winter Olympics.

“I am finally back home in Chengdu with the Chinese luge team,” wrote Shuai on her verified Instagram account.

“Thank you all so much for the well wishes you have sent me.

“Yes, I was confronted with a Chinese security guard at the start line of the race but it went smoothly. He is a very nice guy, a customer oriented guy, very nice and very helpful.”

According to multiple reports, Shuai was hurt in the incident, during the opening round of cross-country skiing in Pyeongchang on 10 February.

She initially only came forward about the incident on Sunday and issued an apology on her official website, saying she had been “unsafe and could not call for help.”

“I came into contact with a spectator, which could not have been avoided, but I was very lucky to be an Olympic athlete,” she said in the statement.

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“As I look back at it now, I am so very sorry. I sincerely apologize to everyone.”

Shuai is the only female Olympic cross-country athlete from China, and she also competed in the 2014 Sochi Games.

Shuai is now scheduled to take part in the 18th biathlon World Cup event on Saturday, a handful of days after the Pyeongchang Olympics closed in South Korea.

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