The 2018 Winter Olympics are well underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. And while it is every Olympian's dream to come home with a medal, it does not always go according to plan. Here are some of the slips, spills and crashes that Olympians have so far endured in chasing their dreams.
Above: Jussi Penttala of Finland crash lands during the freestyle skiing men's moguls qualification at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Xu Mengtao of China crashes during the women's aerials finals on Feb. 16th, 2018.
Roberto Pukitis of Latvia, J.R. Celski of the U.S. and Pavel Sitnikov, Olympic athlete from Russia, react after crashing during the Men's 1000m Short Track Speed Skating Competition on Feb. 13th, 2018.
Matthias Mayer of Austria crashes during the Men's Slalom part of the Men's Alpine Combined on Feb. 13th. 2018.
Vanessa James falls while performing with Morgan Cipres of France during the Pair Skating free skating competition final on Feb. 15th, 2018.
Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan crashes during the Women's Slopestyle Finals on Feb. 12th, 2018.
Slovakia's Martin Bakos (L) falls over Russia's Andrei Zubarev (R) in the men's preliminary round ice hockey match between Slovakia and Olympic Athletes from Russia during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 14, 2018.
Canada's Samuel Girard (left) falls next to Netherlands' Sjinkie Knegt in the men's 5,000-meter relay short-track speedskating heat at the Gangneung Ice Arena.
Anastasia Bryzgalova of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) team falls as she competes against Norway during the curling mixed doubles bronze medal game at Gangneung Curling Centre.
Simidele Adeagbo of Nigeria loses control during a skeleton training run.
Holly Crawford of Australia crashes in the snowboard ladies' halfpipe qualification at Phoenix Snow Park on Day 3 of the Olympics, which began Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Mikhail Kolyada of OAR falls during the men's singles figure skating short program team event at Gangneung Ice Arena.
Shoko Ono of Japan falls on top of Dominique Ruegg of Switzerland in the second period during the women's ice hockey preliminary round at Kwandong Hockey Centre.
Elise Christie of Great Britain crashes during the ladies' 500-meter short-track speedskating final at Gangneung Ice Arena.
Pavel Trikhichev of OAR falls during the men's alpine combined downhill at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.
Lucile Lefevre of France crashes during a slopestyle snowboarding training session ahead of the games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 7.
From left, the OAR's Denis Spitsov and Andrey Larkov and Norway's Simen Hegstad Krueger recover after colliding at the start of the men's 15-kilometer + 15-kilometer cross-country skiathlon at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre.
Emina Malagich of OAR, Petra Jaszapati of Hungary and Charlotte Gilmartin of Great Britain crash during the ladies' 500-meter short-track speedskating qualifying at Gangneung Ice Arena.