Video of Torstein Horgmo's Olympic Slopestyle crash

 

So inevitably, someone was filming the slopestyle practice in Sochi with their mobile phone, and has captured the moment Torstein Horgmo’s Olympic Games came to a premature end. As reported yesterday, it looks like he was attempting a hardway backside 270 onto the first rail but it all goes wrong on the takeoff and he lands heavily at the bottom of the staircase. The accident resulted in a broken collarbone and as you can see for yourself (and the reaction of the onlookers) it was a nasty one.

The course itself still appears to be dividing opinion. Some riders were initially calling for changes and the BBC even reported it had been branded ‘unsafe’, while others –  including Billy Morgan and Sage Kotsenburg – have suggested it just needs some minor tweaks before the big day. Judging by this first POV run through the slopestyle set-up which also emerged today, it’s certainly pretty frickin’ gnarly – and we certainly hope no more riders suffer a similar fate to Torstein. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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