Canadian freestyle skier India Sherret suffered a brutal crash during the ski cross event on Friday and had to be stretchered off the course.
She was competing in the preliminary heats when she lost control of her skis moments before attempting a jump while coming around a corner.
Sherret flung into air and hit a large hill on the course when one of her rivals came menacingly close from hitting her as a result of her horrific landing.
The turn of events took everyone by surprise, seeing the 21-year-old lying motionless, whereas paramedics rushed in to her assistance wasting no time while the crowd witnessed the proceedings in shock, being aware of the severity of the situation.
The youngster was quickly taken away on a stretcher and driven down to a local healthcare unit where initial tests and scans were conducted.
Doctors later confirmed that Sherret was in a stable condition, and although there were injuries sustained from the crash, it is not that severe as previously speculated.
The Canadian Olympic Committee spoke to the media, reiterating the doctors’ assessments, stating: “She was taken to hospital where she is being assessed. She is in stable condition.”
However, this was not the first time an accident of such magnitude has occurred in this year’s event.
Watch the Sherret crash below.
Sherret’s teammate Christopher Del Bosco also succumbed a similar incident and suffered a suspected broken pelvis after a 30-metre fall in the men’s ski cross category.
The North American star wrongly calculated his take-off from a jump and accidentally performed a horror back-flip, leaving him flying through the air upside down.
He tried his best to resist the landing in such a shocking manner as he desperately kicked his legs in mid-air to try to reset himself, but could not prevent the inevitable and landed on his hip, skidding several times.
It is said that the 35-year-old has also broken four ribs and a bruised lung from the scary accident.News Now - Sport News