They got into the finals, but then they kissed snow on their landing. Luckily they all walked away ok.
16 year old Aaron Blunck looked like he was putting together a wining run until he lost his balance after his final trick and hit the ground hard. Blunck would finish 6th in the competition.
Marie Martinod (FRA) crashed in her 2nd run after hitting the top of the halfpipe and loosing a ski. Martinod was able to walk away under her own power and finished 5th overall.
In his first run Spencer Shaw (USA) wipes out hard, but he manages to get back up and finish in 10th place.
The lone European in the final, Queralt Castellet (ESP) hits the roof hard in her second run and has to sit out on her third run.
American rookie Jared Goldberg crashes out into the netting in a strange position that gives the crowd a laugh.
Alice McKennis (USA) continues to have an up and down season; Saturday it was down as she wiped out hard and had to be airlifted away.
Lotte Smiseth Sejersted (NOR) makes a small mistake and then wipes out finishing the fast ride on her hip, with a wounded wing.
Nordic Combined athlete Tino Edelmann (GER) wipes out on his landing, hurting his score, but luckily not himself.
With the podium in her sights, the newly crowned Super Combined champ spins out in her slalom run.
It was a tough day on the hill for Davide Simoncelli (ITA), Thomas Fanara (FRA), and Hannes Reichelt (AUT) who all wipe out.
In the first final heat Christopher Lambert under rotated a backflip and took a hard crash landing hard on his face. Lambert was able to walk away unassisted.
Sabrina Weilharter (GER) went down in the quarter finals of the Women’s 3rd heat. The crash happened right at the finish and Weilharter had to be carried away.
Russian skier Alexandr Smyshlyaev took a hard fall on the 2nd jump of the final heat. Although he was in a lot of pain, he was fortunately able to ski off on his own.
Thomas Fanara (FRA) was putting together a pretty good run that would have landed him in 2nd but lost control going into a gate, causing him to go down and ski out.
The 27 year old Dominique Gisin (SUI) crashed into the netting when she lost control midway though the course. The course gave skiers trouble early, as 2 other skies also crashed before Gisin’s run.
32 year Marco Sullivan (USA) crashed midway through the course, causing him to slide hit into the netting. Sullivan was able to get u after the crash and ski away.
Freestyle Skicross isn’t always a pretty race, and these guys and dolls can attest to.
In run one, Olena Shkhumova (UKR) and Viera Gburova (SLO) both lost control of their sleds and crashed out; fortunately neither were injured.
Jeremy Cota (USA) loses control right before the first jump and goes down, but he still manages to give the crowd a fantastic show.
Marika Pertakhiya (RUS) is the first one down – unfortunately, she hits the hill hard, leaving quite a shiner.
Nao Kodaira (JPN) crashes out on day two of the women’s 1000m, luckily she skates away.
The German powerhouse Jenny Wolf losing her footing in the Women’s 1000m and slams into the wall hard, though luckily she skates away.
Daiki Ito (JPN) has a scary moment as he loses he footing on the ramp and heads down face first. Luckily he stops in time, but he was unable to complete his final jump, after sitting in second.
Seppe Smits (BEL) took a hard fall in his 2nd run after being one of the leaders in the events. As the weather conditions picked up, It was easy for anyone to make a mistake.
With the finish line in sight, Rok Perko (SLO) wipes out hard, but manages to walk away.
Askel Lund Svindal (NOR) can’t control the dropping turn and smashes into the netting. He did manage to ski away.
Dylan Ferguson (USA) took a hard crash onto his back after he over-rotated on his landing. He was looking to make it into the final four, but he fell to 12th place.
Ekaterina Kostramina and brakewoman Anna Pahmutova (RUS) crashed their RUS 3 sled after clipping the edge of the wall going into a turn.
Although the graphic says Kaufmann (SUI), it is actually bid No. 37 Larisa Yurkiw (CAN) who has a bad crash.
Tommy Ford (USA) takes a trip into the netting, crashing out in the first run of the giant slalom.
Marie Marchand-Arvier (FRA) loses her footing and takes a painful crash, but luckily she escaped unhurt.
Lukas Hlava (CZE) can’t keep his footing on the landing and down he goes.
In the Men’s Downhill at Bormio, Thomas Biesemeyer (USA) gets tossed into the air and lands hard. Luckily he was able to ski away.
Joachim Puchner (AUT) had a rough ride and eventually lost his footing, wiping out into the netting.
Andrej Sporn (SLO) couldn’t keep his feet and goes down during his downhill run in Bormio.
Didier Defago (SUI) lost control of his skies in his first run and was sent to the ground, sliding into one of the gate flags.
American KC Oakley took a crash into the ramp as she prepared herself for a jump in the small final heat.
Sandro Viletta (SUI) had a rough day, as he takes a gate head on and wipes out hard. Luckily, he was able to ski away.
In the third downhill of the season, Lindsey Vonn (USA) uncharacteristically fell in the opening first seconds of her run. Although she was able to walk away, Vonn continues to loose ground on Tina Maze in the point standings.
Netherlands I, driven by E. Van Calker, took a hard crash but managed to upright themselves and finish with time of 1:52.47.
American Will Brandenburg lost control of his skies, sending him through the air and taking a hard fall onto his back. American Michael Ankeny also had a smaller crash on the day.
Lisa Blomqvist (SWE) went for a ride as she lost control of her skies and was sent flying into the netting — or rather under it. Blomqvist looked injured but she was OK.
In his first World Cup race, Vladimir Hladik (CZE) crashes hard across the finish line and fails to get a second run.
Casse (ITA) looked to be putting together a solid run until losing control and crashing into the course netting. The race was delayed for several minutes as Casse was airlifted away.
Rush (CAN) looked as though he was positioned to beat out Holcomb as the race leader, until he made a costly error causing his sled to flip.
After a crash with Adam Rippon during their warm-up before the free skate, Nan Song (CHN) was forced to withdraw from the competition.
The dangerous combo of new skis and sloppy weather equal a slippery slope in the Men’s GS during the 2012 Alpine World Cup in Soelden.
The new FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup starts on October 27th on Universal Sports. We have compiled clips of the best (or worst) crashes from last season – Ouch!
Here are the unfortunate competitors who didn’t quite make it over the barriers in a painful cross country phase; luckily all walked away.
Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) looked to be set up perfectly in the final kms of the race until he collided with another rider and went crashing to the ground.
Luke Rowe (Sky Procycling) finished with a time of 4:51:05, after fellow teammate Mark Cavendish went down with a few kms left to the finish.
Milcah Chemos (KEN) crashed on the second to lap, but once Sofia Assefa (ETH) stepped out of her lane, Chemos was able to gain speed and win the Diamond League title.
Freddy Piamonte tried his best to hit his brakes on the final turn of the time trail but was sent over his handle bars into a barrier.
Butler crashed within the opening minute of the time trail after failing to lean into a turn properly.
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