Swiss free skier Joel Gisler suffered a nasty fall during his run in the men’s halpipe qualifications at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.
Gisler had just dropped into the halfpipe and was approaching his first maneuver backwards. As he tried to land, he hit the top of the halfpipe and tumbled down towards the center.
What a terrible crash in ski half pipe qualifying from #SUI Joel Gisler.
A fall from over 20ft in the air folks
— JCR (@twinetime14) February 20, 2018
GOOD LORD pic.twitter.com/00jiQgobbW
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Gisler was down writhing around in the snow but was able to sit up. He was seen breathing heavy afterwards and received some medical attention. The 23-year-old was eventually able to get on his feet and was helped down the pipe.
Gisler scored 59.80 on his first run, but just 9.80 on his second due to his brutal fall.