Alpine Skiing Men's Super G - Day 8

15 Wild Winter Olympic Wipeouts

 

The Winter Olympics serve as one of the most spectacular opportunities for greatness in all of sport — a global stage where the pressure is as packed as the powder. The stakes are enormous; the spills are epic. Here’s a look at some especially dramatic Winter Olympics crashes through the years. (Note: With one exception, all of the athletes pictured here managed to walk, skate, or ski away from these wipeouts relatively unharmed.)

Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus — Turin 2006 Men’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials Adam Pretty/Getty Images Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus — Turin 2006 Men’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials Lindsey Jacobellis, United States — Turin 2006 Women’s Snowboard Cross JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Lindsey Jacobellis, United States — Turin 2006 Women’s Snowboard Cross China's Alang Ki (left), USA's Emily Scott (center), and Korea's Alang Kim (right) — Sochi 2014 Women’s Speed Skating 1500m Finals MCT/MCT via Getty Images China's Alang Ki (left), USA's Emily Scott (center), and Korea's Alang Kim (right) — Sochi 2014 Women’s Speed Skating 1500m Finals Kristin Krone of USA — Albertville 1992 Women’s Downhill Combined (Krone broke her hand and messed up both knees in the crash, but recovered from her injuries and was skiing again by the autumn of ‘92.) Getty Images Kristin Krone of USA — Albertville 1992 Women’s Downhill Combined (Krone broke her hand and messed up both knees in the crash, but recovered from her injuries and was skiing again by the autumn of ‘92.) Evelyne Leu of Switzerland — Salt Lake City 2002 Women’s Aerials Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Evelyne Leu of Switzerland — Salt Lake City 2002 Women’s Aerials Stephanie Joffroy of Chile — Sochi 2014 Women’s Ski Cross Lars Baron/Getty Images Stephanie Joffroy of Chile — Sochi 2014 Women’s Ski Cross Eugen Radu of Romania — Salt Lake City 2002 Men’s Luge Al Bello/Getty Images Eugen Radu of Romania — Salt Lake City 2002 Men’s Luge Ioan Valeriu Achiriloaie of Romania — Sochi 2014 Men’s Super Combined Downhill Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Ioan Valeriu Achiriloaie of Romania — Sochi 2014 Men’s Super Combined Downhill Anna Mirtova of Russia — Sochi 2014 Women’s Ski Slopestyle Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Anna Mirtova of Russia — Sochi 2014 Women’s Ski Slopestyle Felix Neureuther of Germany — Turin 2006 Men’s Alpine Skiing Slalom Agence Zoom/Getty Images Felix Neureuther of Germany — Turin 2006 Men’s Alpine Skiing Slalom Jussi Penttala of Finland — Sochi 2014 Men's Moguls Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Jussi Penttala of Finland — Sochi 2014 Men's Moguls Italy's Yuri Confortola (R) and Japan's Takahiro Fujimoto (L) — Turin 2006 Men's Short Track Speed Skating 5000m Relay FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Italy's Yuri Confortola (R) and Japan's Takahiro Fujimoto (L) — Turin 2006 Men's Short Track Speed Skating 5000m Relay Annalisa Drew of the United States — Sochi 2014 Women’s Ski Halfpipe Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Annalisa Drew of the United States — Sochi 2014 Women’s Ski Halfpipe Peter Fill of Italy — Vancouver 2010 Men's Alpine Skiing Super-G Clive Mason/Getty Images Peter Fill of Italy — Vancouver 2010 Men's Alpine Skiing Super-G Sen Qiu of China — Turin 2006 Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials Adam Pretty/Getty Images Sen Qiu of China — Turin 2006 Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials
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