Ashley Elizabeth Cain-Gribble is an American pair skater. With her skating partner, Timothy LeDuc, she is a two time U.S. national champion, the 2018 Four Continents silver medalist, and the 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb bronze medalist.
Ashley Cain-Gribble: Injury Update, Fall, Covid
A North Texas figure skater we’ve been traveling with for years is in a hospital in France on Friday morning. Her injury marks a heartbreaking end to the World Championships for Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy Ledec.
The pair made a rocky start in the free skate before Cain-Gribble fell. She appeared to have hit her head and had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher.
Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier, became the first American pairs team to win the figure skating world championship in more than 40 years, performing a clean program Thursday minutes after watching Cain-Gribble taken off the ice on a stretcher in Montpellier.
Alexa Nearim and Brandon Frazier became the first American pair to win a world figure skating title since 1979, competing shortly after fellow American Ashley Cain-Gribble fell three times and withdrew with partner Timothy Ledec.
He did so minutes after Cain-Gribble fell on a side-jump, triple loop and triple Salchow and throws Triple Lutz.
According to US Figure Skating, after Salchow she lay on ice, which was held in place by Ledec, then stood on a stretcher before being taken to hospital for further evaluation.
Favorites Alexa Nearim and Brandon Frazier had to withdraw from the US Figure Skating Championships as Frazier tested positive for COVID-19, Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy Leduc performed a record-setting short program Thursday at Bridgestone Arena staged.
Cain-Gribble and Ledec took the lead after the first leg of the championship with a score of 79.39, breaking the record of 77.48 set by Jessica Callang and Brian Johnson an hour earlier in the competition.
The issue remained and was still haunting Can-Gribble at the Autumn Classic International in mid-September. After returning from that competition, Cain-Gribble saw a pulmonologist, who said she had asthma as a result of having COVID-19 and was also suffering from a swollen chest.