2014 Winter Olympics Spills and Wipeouts

Even the world's best athletes crash sometimes. Here are some of the big thrills and spills of the Sochi Games.

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Hubertus Von Hohenlohe of Mexico crashes out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Ted Ligety of the United States completing the first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Hubertus Von Hohenlohe of Mexico reacts after crashing out in first run during the Men's Slalom during day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Gracie Gold of the United States falls while competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Haejin Kim of South Korea falls while competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Polina Edmunds of the United States competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Nicole Rajicova of Slovakia falls while competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Brooklee Han of Australia falls while competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Czech Republic's Elizaveta Ukolova falls in the Women's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014.
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South Korea's Park So-Youn falls as she performs in the Women's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014.
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The men's Olympic ski cross quarterfinals ended Thursday in a spectacular crash that saw only one skier crossing the finish line upright, on two skis. The French swept the race with Jean Frederic Chapuis winning gold and his teammates, Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol, winning silver and bronze.
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Sweden's Victor Oehling Norberg, left, and Russia's Igor Korotkov crash during a men's ski cross heat at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
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Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia falls as she performs in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia falls while competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Sweden's Viktoria Helgesson falls in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014.
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Dow Travers of the Cayman Islands falls during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada falls while competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Antonio Ristevski of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia falls during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Stefan Luitz of Germany crashes into the barrier during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Allexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia falls to the ice against Alexander Bonsaksen #47 of Norway during the Men's Ice Hockey Qualification Playoff game on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Damien Brunner #96 of Switzerland slides into the net after a play against Edgars Masalskis #31 of Latvia during the Men's Ice Hockey Qualification Playoff game on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Marianne St. Gelais of Canada falls while competing in the Short Track Ladies' 1000m Heat at Iceberg Skating Palace on day 11 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Click to see more.
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Arianna Fontana of Italy falls while competing in the Short Track Ladies' 3000m Relay Final at Iceberg Skating Palace on day 11 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Taihei Kato of Japan crashes as he competes in the Nordic Combined Men's Individual LH during day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jia Zongyang of China crashes on his final run in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Finals on day ten of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Matthew Rowley of Canada crashes during the Men's Team Ski Jumping first round on day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Spain's Laro Herrero crashes in the Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Czech Republic's Katerina Novotna falls as she competes in the Women's Short Track 1000 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014.
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Ilya Burov of Russia crashes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on day ten of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Ilya Burov of Russia crashes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on day ten of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Alexei Grishin of Belarus crashes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on day ten of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Brazil's two-woman bobsleigh steered by Fabiana Santos takes a practice run during a training session at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.
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Paramedics carry U.S. snowboarder Jacqueline Hernandez after she fell while competing in the Women's Snowboard Cross seeding runs at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.
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Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States reacts after crashing in the second semifinal of the women's snowboard cross at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Hungary's Zsofia Konya falls as she competes in the women's short track 1500 m heats.
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Nina Li of China falls over in the freestyle skiing ladies' aerials finals.
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In the men's 1000m quarterfinals, Charles Hamelin crashes out in his favored event and takes out America Eduardo Alvarez.
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Emily Cook of the United States crashes out in the freestyle skiing ladies' aerials finals.
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Laura Peel of Australia crashes out in the freestyle skiing ladies' aerials finals.
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Anastasiya Novosad of the Ukraine crashes out in the freestyle skiing ladies' aerials qualification.
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Zemgus Girgensons #28 of Latvia falls to the ice against Erik Karlsson #65 of Sweden.
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South Korea's Kim Alang (R) falls as she competes in the women's short track 1500 m final.
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Petr Nedved #93 of the Czech Republic and Roman Wick #14 of Switzerland come crashing into Jonas Hiller #1 after a play at the net during the men's ice hockey preliminary round group C game.
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Viktor Romanenkov of Estonia falls as he competes in the men's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Zoltan Kelemen of Romania falls as he competes in the men's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Alexei Bychenko of Israel falls as he competes in the men's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Jeremy Abbott of the United States took a hard fall during the men's short program figure skating competition, but still went on to finish his event and score in the low 70s Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
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Latvia's Vitalijs Pavlovs falls on the ice during the men's ice hockey group C match Czech Republic vs Latvia.
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Martin Erat #91 of Czech Republic falls to the ice against Arturs Kulda #32 of Latvia in the second period during the men's ice hockey preliminary round group C game.
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Liam Firus of Canada falls as he competes in the men's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Robin Szolkowy falls as he and Aliona Savchenko of Germany compete in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Track wardens try to clear the way as Fan Kexin of China crashes in a women's 500m short track speedskating semifinal at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Sweden's Henrik Harlaut makes a hard landing before crashing during the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Bobby Brown of the United States crashes during the men's ski slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Switzerland's Ursina Haller falls in the women's snowboard halfpipe semifinal at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Italy's Nicole Della Monica falls as she performs with Italy's Matteo Guarise their Figure Skating Pairs Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014.
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Nadja Purtschert of Switzerland falls during the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Andrea Davidovich falls as she and Evgeni Krasnopolski of Israel compete in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Vanessa James falls as she and Morgan Cipres of France compete in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Arielle Gold of the United States is given assistance after crashing in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Mirabelle Thovex of France crashes in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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France's Marie Marchand-Arvier crashes into safety netting during the women's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Shaun White of the United States crashes out in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Shaun White of the United States crashes out in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Matteo Guarise falls as he and Nicole Della Monica of Italy compete in the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Italy's Nicole Della Monica and Italy's Matteo Guarise fall in the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014.
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Canada's Yuki Tsubota crashes at the Women's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014.
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Shaun White crashes during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Sochi, Russia.
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Ville Miettunen of Finland wiped out hard in his men's moguls qualifying run on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014. He came close to throwing up after the experience. Check out video of the spill here.
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Jessica Smith of the United States falls as Valeriya Reznik of Russia skates past while competing in the Short Track Speed Skating Ladies' 500m heats on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Germany's Severin Freund falls as he competes in the Men's Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual Final Round trial at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014 in Rosa Khutor.
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Sin Da-woon of South Korea, left, crashes as Lee Han-bin of South Korea goes down with him in a men's 1500m short track speedskating semifinal at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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China's Shi Jingnani (L) falls as he competes in the Men's Short Track 1500 m Heats at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014.
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Germany's Severin Freund reacts after falling in the Men's Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual 1st Round at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014 in Rosa Khutor.
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Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond falls as she performs in the women's figure skating team free program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.
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Karly Shorr of the United States crashes out in her Ladies' snowboarding slopestyle finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Italy's Paul Bonifacio Parkinson falls as he performs in the men's figure skating team free program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.
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Hanae Kubo #21 of Japan falls onto the ice during the women's ice hockey preliminary round group B Game between Sweden and Japan on day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jason Brown of the USA falls as he performs in the men's figure skating team free program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.
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Paul Bonifacio Parkinson of Italy falls as he competes in the men's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Mao Asada of Japan falls while competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec falls while competing in the Men's Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual Qualification Round at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 8, 2014 in Rosa Khutor.
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Sarka Pancochova of Czech Republic fell and cracked her helmet in the ladies' snowboarding slopestyle finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Here, Jenny Jones holds the cracked helmet.
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Nathalie Weinzierl of Germany falls while competing in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Slovenia's Rok Perko arrives in the finish area after crashing during a men's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
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Slovenia's Rok Perko arrives in the finish area after crashing during a men's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
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Hedvig Wessel of Norway crashes out in the Ladies' Moguls Qualification during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Hedvig Wessel of Norway crashes out in the Ladies' Moguls Qualification during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Tereza Vaculikova of the Czech Republic crashes out in the Ladies' Moguls Qualification during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Stacey Kemp falls as she and David King of Britain compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Click through to see more high speed Olympic falls.
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Australia's Nicole Parks crashes at the finish of the moguls slope during a moguls training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Australia's Nicole Parks crashes at the finish of the moguls slope during a training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Ireland's Seamus O'Connor crashes during the men's snowboard slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Jeremy Abbott of the United States falls as he competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Paul Bonifacio Parkinson of Italy falls as he competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Jeremy Abbott of the United States falls as he competes in the men's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Russia's Ekaterina Stolyarova crashes during qualifying in the women's moguls at the Rosa Kutor Exreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Norway's Anders Jacobsen sits in the snow after falling in the first official ski jumping training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Finland's Janne Korpi crashes during the men's snowboard slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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