Slips, spills and crashes at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Slips, spills and crashes at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Jussi Penttala of Finland crash lands during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Qualification at Phoenix Snow Park on February 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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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.

  • Women's Freestyle Skiing

    Xu Mengtao of China crashes during the women's aerials finals on Feb. 16th, 2018.

    Xu Mengtao of China crashes during the women's aerials finals on Feb. 16th, 2018.
    Issei Kato | Reuters
  • Men's Short Track 1000m 

    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.

    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.
    John Sibley | Reuters
  • Men's Alpine Combined

    Matthias Mayer of Austria crashes during the Men's Slalom part of the Men's Alpine Combined 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.
    Stefano Rellandini | Reuters
  • Pair Skating 

    Vanessa James falls while performing with Morgan Cipres of France during the Pair Skating free skating competition final on Feb. 15th, 2018.

    Vanessa James falls while performing with Morgan Cipres of France during the Pair Skating free skating competition final on Feb. 15th, 2018.
    Damir Sagolj | Reuters
  • Women's Slopestyle

    Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan crashes during the Women's Slopestyle Finals on Feb. 12th, 2018.

    Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan crashes during the Women's Slopestyle Finals on Feb. 12th, 2018.
    Issei Kato | Reuters
  • Men's Hockey

    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.

    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.
    Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP | Getty Images
  • Men's 5,000-meter relay

    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.

    (L-R) Canada's Samuel Girard falls next to Netherlands' Sjinkie Knegt in the men's 5,000m relay short track speed skating heat event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 13, 2018.
    Mladen Antonov | AFP | Getty Images
  • Mixed curling 

    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.

    Anastasia Bryzgalova of Olympic Athletes from Russia falls as she competes against Norway during the Curling Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Game on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
    Jamie Squire | Getty Images
  • Women's skeleton

    Simidele Adeagbo of Nigeria loses control during a skeleton training run.

    Simidele Adeagbo of Nigeria during her run loses control during a training run for Skeleton on Feb. 13th, 2018.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Ladies' halfpipe

    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.

    Holly Crawford of Australia crashes in the Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe Qualification on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
    David Ramos | Getty Images
  • Men's singles figure skating

    Mikhail Kolyada of OAR falls during the men's singles figure skating short program team event at Gangneung Ice Arena.

    Olympic Athlete from Russia Mikhail Kolyada falls during the Men Single Skating Short Program Team Event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena.
    Valery Sharifulin | TASS | Getty Images
  • Women's ice hockey

    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.

    Shoko Ono #27 of Japan falls on top of Dominique Ruegg #26 of Switzerland in the second period during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round - Group B game on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
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  • Women's short-track speedskating

    Elise Christie of Great Britain crashes during the ladies' 500-meter short-track speedskating final at Gangneung Ice Arena.

    Elise Christie of Great Britain crashes during the Ladies' 500m Short Track Speed Skating final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
    Richard Heathcote | Getty Images
  • Men's alpine combined downhill

    Pavel Trikhichev of OAR falls during the men's alpine combined downhill at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

    Russia's Pavel Trikhichev falls during the Men's Alpine Combined Downhill at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 13, 2018.
    Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images
  • Ladies' slopestyle

    Lucile Lefevre of France crashes during a slopestyle snowboarding training session ahead of the games at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 7.

    Lucile Lefrevre of France crashes during a slope style training session ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Bokwang Phoenix Snow Park on February 7, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
    David Ramos | Getty Images
  • Men's 15km + 15km cross-country skiathlon

    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.

    (From L) Russia's Denis Spitsov, Russia's Andrey Larkov and Norway's Simen Hegstad Krueger recover after colliding at the start of the men's 15km + 15km cross-country skiathlon at the Alpensia cross country ski centre during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 11, 2018 in Pyeongchang.
    Odd Andersen | AFP | Getty Images
  • Ladies' 500-meter short-track speedskating 

    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.

    Emina Malagich of Olympic Athlete from Russia, Petra Jaszapati of Hungary and Charlotte Gilmartin of Great Britain crash during the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
    Jamie Squire | Getty Images