- Two skiers have been taken to hospital with suspected broken bones after suffering nasty falls at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
- Other competitors collided into each other in what turned out to be a crash-filled course.
- Canadian skier Kevin Drury was wiped out by a collision with another competitor but refused to blame the conditions or the course.
- He simply said “it is kind of what happens” in ski cross.
A horrifying crash-filled ski cross event at the 2018 Winter Olympics left two athletes with suspected broken bones.
Ski cross is a timed event that requires athletes to race down a mountain while navigating big-air jumps and high-banked turns.
During one of the jumps on Wednesday, Canadian skier Christopher Delbosco lost control, flew awkwardly through the air, and landed painfully on his back.
He received “lengthy” medical treatment at the scene, according to Reuters. Delbosco was then strapped to a stretcher, towed away from the slopes, and taken to hospital because of a possible broken pelvis.
Delbosco was not the only athlete to fall. French skier Terence Tchiknavorian was also hospitalised because of a suspected fractured shin.
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Elsewhere, Austrian competitor Christoph Wahrstoetter clattered into Swedish skier Erik Mobaerg and “suffered a concussion.”
Delbosco’s Canadian teammate Kevin Drury was wiped out by eventual ski cross bronze medalist Sergey Ridzik, but he told Reuters that injuries and collisions are “part of the sport.”
Drury added: “It is kind of what happens.”