Snowboarder Falls, Cracks Helmet, Remember the fuss being made over how dangerous the slopestyle course at Sochi is? Well, now we have some physical evidence. 23-year-old Czech snowboarder Sarka Pancochova took a serious spill in Sunday’s women’s finals, hitting the surface so hard she cracked her helmet wide open.
And proving she’s plenty tough, she even got up to finish her run after laying motionless for several moments and then being tended to by medics.
Pancochova had been in first place after her initial run, but wound up fifth overall. American Jamie Anderson won the event for the US’ second gold of the Games.