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Almost everyone missed what the DJ did after skier suffers horrific crash

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Half-pipe skiing is one of the most dangerous sports that is held at the Winter Olympics, and unfortunately accidents can take place.

In fact, a Canadian skier named Sarah Burke actually died whilst practicing for the event in 2012, highlighting just how severe the consequences can be for those partaking.

And unfortunately, there was another scary moment in the event on Tuesday when an athlete suffered a quite horrific fall.

Joel Gisler, a 23-year-old skier from Switzerland, was struggling to make it to the half-pipe final after a disappointing first run in qualification.

As a result of having scored 59.80 on his first run, Gisler needed a successful second run to try and propel himself into Thursday's final.

And he looked pumped at the start of his second run, shaking hands with his team before rushing off to battle the slopes.


Gisler attempted a backward spin move for his first trick of the run and propelled 15 feet into the air, but he could not execute it properly and the consequences were horrific.

After spinning multiple times, the Swiss athlete could not stick his landing as he crashed into the side.

His ski's crashed off in multiple directions as Gisler slid down the slope, before he came to a stop in the middle of the half-pipe.

The 23-year-old laid there motionless for several seconds, but after attention from medical staff, he miraculously arose to his feet suggesting that he had suffered no serious injury.

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It was a horrific fall and one that fortunately has not turned out to be too serious.

However, besides being picked up on by BBC commentators, only a handful of viewers noticed what the DJ did after Gisler's crash.

Despite not knowing the severity of his injuries, the DJ in South Korea decided to play the Rocky theme-tune (which you can hear at 12 seconds on the first clip); angering some viewers.

He then followed that up with 'Ride' by Twenty One Pilots, in which its lyrics include getting up off the ground.

Although it is unclear whether the DJ was attempting to encourage or mock the fallen skier, or whether it was purely coincidental, it was nevertheless an untimely choice of songs given the severity of the situation.

And that is a view echoed by those who noticed it on Twitter.


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