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Aya Yasuda Disqualified from Luge for Extra Weight

By Olivia on
Aya Yasuda, a Japanese luger, has been disqualified from competing in the women's luge event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics because she was carrying weights heavier than the legal limit. Lugers are allowed to carry some extra weights to help them go faster, but Yasuda's 29.2 pounds was more than the 28.8 pounds the athletes are allowed. According to the Washington Post, Yasuda was disqualified after she weighed in at the end of her first run. But her disappointment isn't likely to change...Read Full Story