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Seen it in Sochi: Olympians falling, crashing
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are only a few days old, but so far, we’ve seen some spectacular falls and crashes from the world’s top athletes.
Czech snowboarder Sarka Pancochova wiped out so hard on Sunday, her helmet split open on the back side. And today, Canadian slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota had to be carted off the course after she failed to pull off a high-risk jump and instead, crashed hard.
And why are so many athletes wiping out? Dr. John May, from the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, says it could be due to ear problems caused by the flight over to Sochi.
While there’s great fun in watching someone pull off an incredible move, viewers love watching them fail just as much. According to the Associated Press, three of the five most-rewatched moments from Sunday’s coverage on NBC (of people with DVRs) involved snowboarders crashing.
Here’s more of what you want: Photos of Olympians falling down.