Fortunately, it appears everyone walked away from all of these without any major injures.
Pavel Trikhichev lost control during the men’s combined. The course was shortened due to the winds that continue to affect the snow events.
He went in to close to the gate and hit it, causing him to lose control. He crashed into the netting that is around the course. It caused a major delay. The competition had to stop for 17 minutes.
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Scary moment as Russian skier wipes out, crashes into fence
A scary moment during the men’s super combined as OAR’s Pavel Trikhichev crashes into the fence. He untangled himself and walked off. #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/tqlP1mFDOk
On the next run, American Ryan Cochran-Siegle also crashed. Watch that crash here.
There were more crashes during the men’s slalom. Matthias Mayer from Austria hit the gate and went flying. He went straight into the camera man and took out one of the crew members off to the side. Everyone appeared to be okay.
Finally, one of the scariest moments was during women’s luge. Austria’ Birgit Platzer went airborne after hitting the wall. She continued to slide with the sled, but it could have been a lot worse. She said she okay, or “better than the sled” after the collision.
These crashes are a reminder of just how dangerous the winter sports can be. Athletes put their life on the line, especially in a sport like luge where speeds can reach between 70 and 90 miles per hour.
A Russian skier suffered a brutal crash at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday as the event finally got underway after two days of delays due to bad weather.
Nevertheless, Trikichev’s spectacular crash highlighted the dangerous conditions that the athletes are experiencing on the slopes so far in these Games and a stark reminder of the perilous nature of downhill skiing.
Pavel Trikhichev, 25, was third out the gate during the men’s combined downhill alpine ski event when he struck a gate, lost his left ski and went barrelling into the safety netting.
Trikhichev laid for a few moments in the snow with a thin stream of blood trickling from his mouth before being helped to his feet by stewards – and luckily suffered nothing more than cuts and bruises.
But his spectacular accident is just the latest in a series of falls as high winds plague the downhill events in Pyeongchang. On Monday the women’s slopestyle snowboarding saw 41 out of 50 runs end with a crash.
Pavel Trikhichev, 25, was third out of the gate during the alpine skiing men’s combined event on Tuesday, but suffered a bad fall partway down the course after colliding with a gate
(L-R) Netherlands’ silver medallist Patrick Roest, Netherlands’ gold medallist Kjeld Nuis and South Korea’s bronze medallist Kim Min Seok pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men’s 1500m speed skating at the Pyeongchang Medals Plaza during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 14, 2018.
The event has already experienced days of delays thanks to high winds, and was delayed again on Tuesday morning as organisers moved the starting point down the mountain because of strong wind gusts
Trikhichev struck the gate, hooked his left ski and was sent flying through the air before landing awkwardly and sliding through the snow at high speed
The dramatic accident came after the women’s slopestyle snowboard final on Monday was marred by crashes and failed runs
Trikhichev landed with his left ski parallel to the run, causing it to snap away from his foot and sending the athlete barrelling into the safety netting
Eventually Trikhichev, who was the lone athlete from the Olympic Athletes from Russia team competing in the event, came to a stop with blood running from his mouth
Medics rushed to treat the Russian, who laid on his back in the snow for several moments before being escorted away
Fortunately Trikhichev suffered nothing more than a few cuts and bruises and was able to walk away after the crash
The alpine ski events were delayed in the morning due to winds, and even when they began later in the day, organisers were forced to move the start down the mountain, shaving 20 seconds off the run time.
A multiple exposure shows Japan’s Miu Suzaki and Japan’s Ryuichi Kihara competing in the pair skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 14, 2018.
Gates also had to be moved to let the riders take safer routes while cresting the jumps, though that did not help Trikhichev avoid disaster.
He was the sole athlete of the Olympic Athletes from Russian squad to compete in the event. There is no Russian national team at this Olympics because of a ban following the discovery of a state-sponsored doping ring.
In the slopestyle snowboarding, US athlete Jamie Anderson fought her way to gold despite the conditions.
Hundreds of numbed fans streamed toward the exits while the action was ongoing, and the stands were half empty as the afternoon wore on with wind chills dipping to -15 degrees Celsius and below.
Anderson – the sport’s biggest gamer and its No. 1 big-day rider – conceded: ‘I’m not extremely proud of my run.’
Her modest score of 83 resulted in a blowout of nearly seven points over silver medalist Laurie Blouin of Canada.
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Jamie Anderson, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the women’s slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
The US’ second gold medal at the Winter Olympics was shrouded in controversy as Jamie Anderson (pictured) battled the elements to win the slopestyle snowboarding
Shifting, bitter winds whipped tiny ice pellets across the iced-over jumps at the snow park and stiffened the orange-colored wind socks in one direction, then another. Pictured: Jamie Anderson in action
Of the 50 runs, 41 ended with a rider on her backside, or in a face plant, or, in the case of Canadian Spencer O’Brien and a few others, in a slow ride toward the bottom after simply pulling up because they couldn’t build enough speed to reach the crest of a ramp. Pictured is Great Britain’s Aimee Fuller hitting the snow
Ouch! Switzerland’s Carla Somaini fall as she competes in the final event of the slopestyle competition on Monday
Twenty-five riders each took two trips down a course that, by many of their accounts, should not have been open for action. Pictured: US competitor Julia Marino reaches her arm out behind her to brace her brutal fall
After the qualifying round was scrubbed due to wind a day earlier, all the riders were summoned back for a two-run final and ordered by their world ranking, giving the top-ranked American the privilege of going last.
After watching rider after rider fail to make her way down the course during the first run, Anderson added a little wax to her board and stood on top, hoping for a 60-second stretch of calm that would allow her to simply stay upright.
Anderson admitted she won by simply surviving, and also took credit for being one of the few snowboarders who actually wanted to ride.
‘I was trying to keep the spirits high, like, “Let’s run it”,” she said.
‘A handful of the girls were like, “No, it’s not safe,” and things like that. It’s not like what we’re doing is safe, anyhow.’
The 27-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, California, would’ve been favored to win under any conditions.
Her Zen-like mindset is a big part of the equation, and she was ready to go when her alarm went off Monday – wind, snow or shine.
‘It’s having the experience, and learning to deal with what is,’ Anderson said.
‘It’s not always going to be perfect. A lot of times, everyone’s like,”It’s going to be perfect in a couple days”.
‘But yesterday we canceled the event, and we woke up today, and it was just as windy or worse.’
Other angry snowboarders said the ‘dangerous’ women’s slopestyle final should have been cancelled.
It was the latest event at the Games to be disrupted by the swirling wind, with the prestigious men’s downhill skiing moved to Thursday.
The conditions were so rough that even though she won gold medal, Anderson said she wasn’t ‘extremely proud’ of her win with a modest score of 83. Pictured is Switzerland’s Sina Candria who fell almost immediately out of the gate
Britain’s Aimee Fuller managed to land on her back, making what was surely a painful fall look somewhat graceful
After the qualifying round was scrubbed due to wind a day earlier, all the riders were summoned back for a two-run final and ordered by their world ranking, giving the top-ranked American the privilege of going last. Pictured: Switzerland’s Carla Somaini tumbles down the slope
Sarka Pancochova of the Czech Republic has to brace herself to keep from landing square on her head during Monday’s competition
None of the snowboarders suffered major injury, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Ski Federation (FIS) faced questions as to why the final was not shelved. Pictured: Switzerland’s Isabel Derungs braces for a wipe-out
It was the latest event at the Games to be disrupted by the swirling wind, with the prestigious men’s downhill skiing moved to Thursday. Japan’s Yuka Fujimori is pictured falling during Monday’s final
Switzerland’s Carla Somani manages to compose herself and slide to the finish on her backside after losing her footing due to the harsh conditions
The FIS admitted that conditions were ‘challenging’ but defended the decision to go ahead with the event, saying the safety of the athletes was their top priority. Pictured: Switzerland’s Carla Somani skidding to a finish on Moday
None of the snowboarders suffered major injury, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Ski Federation (FIS) faced questions as to why the final was not shelved.
The FIS admitted that conditions were ‘challenging’ but defended the decision to go ahead with the event, saying the safety of the athletes was their top priority.
Enni Rukajarvi mastered the conditions better than most and took bronze behind defending champion Anderson and Laurie Blouin of Canada, but Finn said her achievement had been overshadowed.
Asked whether it had been the right decision to hold the event, she replied: ‘It wasn’t. It was better in the practice, but then it got really bad, so they should have cancelled it or moved it.’
The 27-year-old added: ‘The weather was bad and too dangerous and I got a lot of wind in my run, so that was bad, too. I had a fall and hurt my chin a little bit so it wasn’t too nice.’
On Sunday, 17-year-old Tess Coady, the youngest member of the Australian team in South Korea, was forced out of the Games after wrecking her left knee in training.
Coady blamed the weather and Austrian rival Anna Gasser said: ‘So many people got hurt because of the wind already.’
Nearly all the athletes, including Anderson, tumbled at some point at Phoenix Park, where strong winds forced Sunday’s qualifiers to be scrapped and also delayed the final for more than an hour on Monday Pictured is Reira Iwabuchi of Japan
Japan’s Asami Hirono skids down the slopes during the competition, which saw more than 80 percent of competitors fall
Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan crashes just after going over a hill in Monday’s competition due to the blustery conditions
After the sport ended all the talk was about the wind, which coupled with the sub-zero temperatures made life tough for athletes and spectators. Pictured: Reira Iwabuchi of Japan
In a statement, winter sports’ governing body said: ‘FIS always aims for the athletes to be able to stage their best performances, which some athletes have expressed was not the case today. ‘But the nature of outdoor sports also requires adapting to the elements.’ Pictured: Japan’s Asami Hirono
Lucile Lefevre of France skids down the slope, uprooting a flurry of snow that surely impacted her vision. Some competitors said these were the most difficult conditions they have had to compete in
Gasser, who finished 15th, called the competition ‘a lottery’ and said: ‘I don’t think it was a fair competition and I’m a little disappointed in the organisation that they pulled through with it.
‘From my point of view I think it was not a good show for women’s snowboarding.’
Britain’s Aimee Fuller, who finished 17th after crashing, branded the conditions among the toughest she had competed in and said she had ‘no chance’ of landing her last jump when she was caught by one strong gust.
‘It was for sure not what I wanted, not what I expected, not what I dreamed of for my Olympic final,’ said the 26-year-old, who was unhurt in the fall.
‘There were huge gusts of wind – I’ve decided to call it the Pyeongchang Gust.’
In the build-up to competition, Britain’s Katie Ormerod and teenager Coady both suffered Games-ending injuries on the slopestyle course, which features high rails and huge jumps.
Coady ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), abruptly ending her first Olympics and leaving her facing several months on the sidelines.
In a statement, winter sports’ governing body said: ‘FIS always aims for the athletes to be able to stage their best performances, which some athletes have expressed was not the case today.
‘But the nature of outdoor sports also requires adapting to the elements.’
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