Check out these Olympic Skeleton athletes and their super cool helmets



Check out these Olympic Skeleton athletes and their super cool helmets

Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana
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There may not be a Winter Olympics sport more terrifying than the Skeleton. This is the sporting event where athletes voluntarily hurl themselves head first down a curving ice track at speeds of over 80 mph — with no brakes!

While most people may be too afraid to try it, it certainly does make for a fantastic spectator sport.

For the athletes willing to risk life and limb for the glory of an Olympic medal, apparently you need a super cool helmet. The Skeleton helmets at the Pyeongchang Olympics are creative pieces of art that not only serve to protect the the riders' noggins. They also seem to embody the spirit of the athlete wearing them.

Here is a sampling of some of our favorites.

Photo above: Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana.

  • Joseph Luke Cecchini of Itay

    2018Joseph Luke Cecchini of Italy.
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  • Barrett Martineau of Canada

    Barrett Martineau of Canada.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Yun Sungbin of South Korea

    Yun Sung-bin of South Korea.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Katie Uhlaender of the U.S.

    Katie Uhlaender of the U.S.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Maria Marinela Mazilu of Romania

    Maria Marinela Mazilu of Romania.
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  • Adam Edelman of Israel

    Adam Edelman of Israel.
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  • Kevin Boyer of Canada

    Kevin Boyer of Canada.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Alexander Gassner of Germany

    Alexander Gassner of Germany.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Kim Meylemans of Belgium

    Kim Meylemans of Belgium.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Mirela Rahneva of Canada

    Mirela Rahneva of Canada.
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  • Hiroatsu Takahashi of Japan

    Hiroatsu Takahashi of Japan.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Mariana Gilardoni of Switzerland

    Marina Gilardoni of Switzerland.
    Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters
  • Jane Channell of Canada

    Jane Channell of Canada.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Ander Mirambell of Spain

    Ander Mirambell of Spain.
    Edgar Su | Reuters
  • Jackie Narracott of Australia

    Jackie Narracott of Australia.
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