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Falling down in Sochi

Updated 12:41 PM ET, Sun February 23, 2014
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Canada forward Jonathan Toews fights for the puck in the second period of the gold medal men's hockey game against Sweden on Sunday, February 23. As world-class athletes compete in the Winter Olympics, we expect to see elegant and thrilling performances. But some finishes, in triumph, defeat or just plain exhaustion, often involve landing hard on a cold, wet surface. Here, we take a lighter look at those giving their all for a chance at the gold. | More photos: Visions of Sochi Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Getty
Skiers collapse on the snow after the men's 50-kilometer mass start free on February 23. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
The Czech Republic's Jiri Magal takes a fall in the men's cross-country skiing 50-kilometer mass start free on February 23. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Coraline Hugue of France is exhausted on Saturday, February 22, after finishing seventh in the women's 30-kilometer mass start free cross-country event. Al Bello/Getty Images
Eva Vrabcova-Nyvltova of the Czech Republic collapses on February 22 after the women's 30-kilometer mass start free cross-country event. Al Bello/Getty Images
Coraline Hugue of France collapses after the women's 30-kilometer mass start free cross-country event on February 22. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe of Mexico goes down in the first run of the men's slalom on February 22. John Berry/Getty Images
Patrick Thaler of Italy crashes out in the first run of the men's slalom on February 22. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Emily Nishikawa of Canada collapses after the women's 30-kilometer mass start free cross-country event on February 22. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Canada's Shea Weber grimaces as he falls down during the hockey semifinal against the United States on Friday, February 21. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
America's Brooks Orpik, top, and Canada's Sidney Crosby fall to the ice during their semifinal game. Al Bello/Getty Images
U.S. forward David Backes hits Canada's Patrick Sharp on February 21. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT/GETTY IMAGES
Italy's Arianna Fontana falls as she competes in a 1,000-meter short track speedskating race on February 21. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Elise Christie of Great Britain hits the wall while competing in a 1,000-meter short track semifinal. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Short track speedskater Satoshi Sakashita of Japan falls as he competes in the quarterfinals of the men's 500 meters on February 21. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Vladimir Grigorev of Russia, right, hits the wall while Freek van der Wart of the Netherlands falls in a 500-meter short track race February 21. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
American speedskater J.R. Celski falls as he competes in the 500-meter short track competition on February 21. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
China's Li Jianrou falls in the semifinals of the women's 1,000-meter short track competition on February 21. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
Iranian skier Forough Abbasi falls during the women's slalom on February 21. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Stephanie Joffroy of Chile crashes in the women's ski cross on February 21. Lars Baron/Getty Images
Short track speedskaters Freek van der Wart of the Netherlands, left, and Vladimir Grigorev of Russia fall to the ice in the 500-meter quarterfinals on February 21. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Finland's Sami Vatanen, left, vies for the puck with Sweden's Gabriel Landeskog during the men's hockey semifinal on February 21. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
Slovakia's Barbora Lukacova falls during the women's slalom on February 21. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images
Short track speedskater Satoshi Sakashita of Japan hits the wall during the men's 500 meters on February 21. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Kim Hae-jin of South Korea falls as she competes in the women's figure skating competition on Thursday, February 20. Ivan Sekretarev/AP
Canada's Brady Leman crashes in the men's ski cross final on February 20. Sergei Grits/AP
Amy Sheehan of Australia crashes during the women's halfpipe on February 20. VALDRIN XHEMAJ/EPA/Landov
Angeli Vanlaanen of the United States crashes in the women's halfpipe on February 20. Charlie Riedel/AP
Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia falls as she performs her free skate on February 20. HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA/Landov
Brita Sigourney of the United States crashes in the women's halfpipe on February 20. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Akiko Suzuki of Japan falls during the figure skating competition February 20. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Rosalind Groenewoud of Canada crashes in the women's halfpipe. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia falls on February 20. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
Victor Oehling Norberg of Sweden, left, and Egor Korotkov of Russia crash during the quarterfinals of the men's ski cross on February 20. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
The members of Norway's Nordic combined team -- Magnus Hovdal Moan, Magnus Krog, Haavard Klemetsen and Joergen Graabak -- celebrate after winning the gold medal February 20. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
The Swiss women's hockey team celebrates after winning the bronze-medal game against Sweden on February 20. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
Sweden's Johanna Olofsson fights for the puck during the women's hockey game against Switzerland. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
Czech figure skater Elizaveta Ukolova falls while competing in the women's individual competition on February 20. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
Venezuelan skier Jose Antonio Pardo Andretta crashes during his first run in the giant slalom Wednesday, February 19. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Biathlete Matej Kazar of Slovakia falls over the finish line during the mixed relay event on February 19. Harry How/Getty Images
Swedish figure skater Viktoria Helgesson falls during her short program on February 19. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Dow Travers of the Cayman Islands crashes during the men's giant slalom on February 19. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Snowboarder Amelie Kober of Germany runs wide during the women's parallel slalom on February 19. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Antonio Ristevski of Macedonia falls during the men's giant slalom on February 19. Clive Rose/Getty Images
U.S. skier Ted Ligety arrives at the finish line of the men's giant slalom on February 19. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Zhang Yuxin of China competes in the men's giant slalom. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
Spain's Alex Puente Tasias crashes in the first run of the men's giant slalom. Charles Krupa/ap
Sebastiano Gastaldi of Argentina crashes during his first giant slalom run. JUSTIN LANE/EPA/LANDOV
Pol Carreras of Spain is seen in action during the men's giant slalom. JUSTIN LANE/EPA/LANDOV
Andorra's Joan Verdu Sanchez crashes in the first run of the men's giant slalom. Charles Krupa/ap
Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, right, falls while playing against Norway's Alexander Bonsaksen during an Olympic game Tuesday, February 18. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Japan's Kentaro Tsuda crashes in the men's halfpipe on February 18. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Alexander Ovechkin of Russia checks Ole-Kristian Tollefsen of Norway during the men's hockey game February 18. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Russia's Pavel Nabokikh crashes in the men's halfpipe on February 18. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Bob de Jong, a Dutch speedskater, reacts after the men's 10,000 meters on February 18. He won bronze in the event. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Slovakia's Kristina Saalova falls during a run in the women's giant slalom on February 18. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway, left, crosses the line to win gold ahead of Martin Fourcade of France in the men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon on February 18. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Italy's Denise Karbon lies on the slope after falling during the women's giant slalom on February 18. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Short track speedskaters compete in the 3,000-meter relay on February 18. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Peter Crook, a freestyle skier from the British Virgin Islands, competes in the men's halfpipe on February 18. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Czech short track speedskater Katerina Novotna falls as she competes in the 1,000 meters on February 18. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Taihei Kato of Japan crashes as he competes in the large hill Nordic combined event on February 18. Lars Baron/Getty Images
American Eduardo Alvarez loses his balance and crashes into the wall February 18 during a 500-meter short track speedskating race. Harry E. Walker/MCT/getty images
Tina Maze of Slovenia reacts after a run in the women's giant slalom on February 18. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Norway's Joergen Graabak, bottom, celebrates with Norway's Magnus Hovdal Moan after the large hill Nordic combined event on February 18. Graabak won gold and Moan won silver. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Canadian hockey player Catherine Ward falls after she was hit in the Olympic semifinal against Switzerland on Monday, February 17. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
David Morris of Australia celebrates after his jump in men's aerials on February 17. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Switzerland's Renato Ulrich crashes as he competes in the men's aerials on February 17. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Pavel Krotov of Russia crashes out in men's aerials. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Ilya Burov of Russia crashes as he competes in men's aerials. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Canada's Travis Gerrits crashes during men's aerials. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Denis Osipau of Belarus crashes during men's aerials. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Ukraine's Mykola Puzderko crashes in men's aerials. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Alexei Grishin of Belarus crashes in men's aerials. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Zhongqing Liu of China crashes in men's aerials. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Snowboarders fall during the quarterfinals of women's snowboard cross on Sunday, February 16. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Danish skier Christoffer Faarup crashes during the men's super-G on February 16. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Spain's Paul de la Cuesta competes in the men's super-G on February 16. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images
Canada's Erik Guay falls during the men's super-G. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Yuka Fujimori of Japan falls during the women's snowboard cross on February 16. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Petr Nedved of the Czech Republic falls to the ice after being checked by Switzerland's Yannick Weber during the men's hockey game on February 15. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
China's Alang Ki, in red, and the USA's Emily Scott crash into the wall after colliding during the finals of the women's 1,500-meter short track speedskating race on February 15. Harry E. Walker/MCT via Getty Images
U.S. forward T.J. Oshie goes flying into the boards during the first period of the men's hockey game against Russia on February 15. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images
Swedish hockey player Daniel Sedin, in yellow, vies with Latvia's Sandis Ozolinsh on February 15. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. skier Stacey Cook falls during the women's super-G on February 15. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Russian forward Yekaterina Smolentseva tumbles over Swiss goalie Florence Schelling during the women's hockey game on February 15.
Canada's Charles Hamelin crashes, taking out American Eduardo Alvarez during the quarterfinals of the 1,000-meter short track speedskating event. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Silver medalist Xu Mengtao of China lands while competing in the women's aerials on Friday, February 14. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Canada's P.K. Subban, bottom, collides with Austria's Oliver Setzinger during the men's ice hockey game on February 14. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images
Lydia Lassila of Australia crashes in the women's aerials on February 14. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu falls as he performs in the men's figure skating event on February 14. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Assoli Slivets of Belarus crashes in the women's aerials on February 14. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Patrick Chan of Canada falls during the men's figure skating competition on February 14. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT/getty images
Emily Cook of the United States crashes in the women's aerials. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
China's Li Nina crashes in women's aerials. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Hanna Huskova of Belarus crashes out in women's aerials. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Russia's Alexandra Orlova crashes during the women's aerials. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Cross-country skier Elisa Gasparin of Switzerland collapses at the finish line of the women's 15-kilometer race on February 14. Harry How/Getty Images
Belarus' Alla Tsuper competes in the women's aerials. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
French skier Alexis Pinturault crashes out during the men's super-combined event on February 14. ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
Norwegian cross-country skier Chris Andre Jespersen lies on the snow after crossing the finish line in the men's 15-kilometer classic on February 14. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
Switzerland's Dario Cologna crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 15-kilometer classic on February 14. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Latvia's Sandis Ozolinsh smashes into Milan Michalek of the Czech Republic during the men's hockey game on February 14. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images
Saevar Birgisson of Iceland collapses after competing in the men's 15-kilometer classic. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
Hockey player Martin Erat of the Czech Republic falls to the ice February 14. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen of Finland lies on the snow at the finish line of the men's 15-kilometer classic. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
French skier Adrien Backscheider lies on the snow after the men's 15-kilometer classic. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Yuri Danilochkin of Belarus crashed during the downhill portion of the men's super-combined event February 14. JUSTIN LANE/EPA/LANDOV
Ryan Kesler of the United States battles Slovakia's Michal Handzus for the puck during their men's hockey game on Thursday, February 13. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Jeremy Abbott of the United States hits the wall in front of his coaches, Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen, while competing in the men's individual event on February 13. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Cross-country skier Mathilde Amivi Petitjean of Togo sits in the snow after crossing the finish line in the women's 10-kilometer classic on February 13. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean speedskater Lee Bo-Ra falls during the women's 1,000 meters on February 13. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
German speedskater Monique Angermueller falls during the women's 1,000 meters. ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images
Skier Henrik Harlaut of Sweden falls during the men's slopestyle competition on February 13. Fehim Demir/Landov
Cross-country skier Charlotte Kalla of Sweden reacts after crossing the finish line during the women's 10-kilometer classic on February 13. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
From left, Italy's Arianna Fontana, Great Britain's Elise Christie and South Korea's Park Seung-Hi fall as they compete in the 500-meter short track speedskating final on February 13. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
Russell Henshaw of Australia crashes out in the men's slopestyle finals on February 13. Al Bello/Getty Images
Cross-country skier Alenka Cebasek of Slovenia falls to the ground after the women's 10-kilometer classic. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen of Finland reacts after crossing the finish line during the women's 10-kilometer classic. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Oscar Wester of Sweden falls during the men's slopestyle. Al Bello/Getty Images
Nicholas Goepper of the United States crashes in the men's slopestyle February 13. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Finland's Aleksi Patja crashes in the men's slopestyle. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Italy's Markus Eder crashes in the men's slopestyle. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Norway's Per Kristian Hunder crashes in the men's slopestyle. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Canada's Meagan Duhamel falls during her free skating routine with Eric Radford on Wednesday, February 12. HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA/Landov
Kamil Stoch of Poland crashes during a training session for the large hill ski jumping event on February 12. Grzegorz Momot/EPA/Landov
Kelly Clark of the United States falls during her first run in the women's halfpipe finals February 12. Brian Kersey/EPA/LANDOV
Czech hockey player Martin Erat, right, collides with Sweden's Erik Karlsson, bottom, and Patrik Berglund during their game on February 12. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images
Italy's Stefania Berton falls as she performs with Italy's Ondrej Hotarek during pairs figure skating on February 12. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
Skiers fall to the ground after the cross-country portion of the men's Nordic combined event February 12. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Megan Bozek of the United States, left, vies for the puck with Marie-Philip Poulin of Canada during their hockey game February 12. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Snowboarder Alexandra Duckworth of Canada crashes out in the women's halfpipe semifinals on February 12. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Riikka Valila of Finland takes a shot against Florence Schelling of Switzerland while teammates crash on the ice during a women's hockey game February 12. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Skier Marie Marchand-Arvier of France crashes during a run in the women's downhill event on February 12. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
Laura Benz of Switzerland checks Saija Tarkki of Finland into the boards during a women's hockey game on February 12. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Snowboarder Kent Callister of Australia crashes out in the men's halfpipe finals on Tuesday, February 11. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Italy's Stefania Berton falls as she performs in pairs figure skating on February 11. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
Russian speedskater Yekaterina Lobysheva falls while competing in the 500 meters on February 11. Artyom Korotayev/ITAR-TASS/Landov
Danny Davis of the United States falls during his first run in the halfpipe finals on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/AP
Snowboarder Seamus O'Connor of Ireland crashes during the men's halfpipe competition on February 11. Al Bello/Getty Image
Italy's Matteo Guarise falls during his performance with Nicole Della Monica during pairs figure skating on February 11. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Linnea Backman of Sweden, center, fights for the puck against Nina Kamenik, left, and Kerstin Spielberger of Germany during their Group B hockey game on February 11. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Norway's Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, top, and Maiken Caspersen Falla celebrate after finishing second and first, respectively, in the women's cross-country sprint on February 11. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Norway's Marit Bjoergen falls as she competes with Katja Visnar of Slovenia, left, and Denise Herrmann of Germany during the finals of the women's cross-country sprint on February 11. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Canadian skier Yuki Tsubota crashes in the slopestyle finals on February 11. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
France's Johann Baisamy crashes in the men's halfpipe semifinals on February 11. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Finnish snowboarder Markus Malin falls on the halfpipe on February 11. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin, center, collapses at the finish line of the women's 10-kilometer pursuit on February 11. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Sweden's Jenni Asserholt falls after missing a hit on Germany's Julia Zorn during their ice hockey match on February 11. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Russian skier Anna Mirtova falls during slopestyle qualification on February 11. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Austria's Philomena Bair falls during slopestyle qualification on February 11. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Devin Logan of the United States slides down the mountain at the end of her slopestyle run on February 11. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Italian skier Silvia Bertagna falls during slopestyle qualification on February 11. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Snowboarder Dolf van der Wal of the Netherlands falls as he competes in the halfpipe on February 11. Al Bello/Getty Images
Anna Mirtova of Russia falls while competing in the slopestyle event on February 11. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Anna Segal of Australia falls while competing in slopestyle. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Jack Whelbourne of Great Britain falls during the men's 1,500-meter short track speedskating final on Monday, February 10 Wang Yuguo/Xinhua/Landov
Chinese skier Liu Zhongqing crashes during aerials training on February 10. Andy Wong/AP
Speedskater Shi Jingnan of China crashes in a men's 1,500-meter short track race on February 10. Ivan Sekretarev/AP
Australia's Daniel Greig crashes February 10 in the first heat of his 500-meter speedskating race. Pavel Golovkin/AP
Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Barmashov falls during qualifying for the men's moguls event on February 10. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Dutch speedskater Stefan Groothuis falls February 10 during the men's 500 meters. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
Ville Miettunen of Finland crashes out in the men's moguls. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Russia's Sergey Volkov tumbles during the men's moguls. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Australia's David Morris falls February 10 during a training session for the men's aerials competition. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Dale Begg-Smith of Australia crashes in men's moguls. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Jussi Penttala of Finland crashes in men's moguls. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
U.S. skier Laurenne Ross crashes during the women's super-combined event February 10. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Sjinkie Knegt of Netherlands and Se Young Park of South Korea compete in a 1,500-meter short track speedskating race on February 10. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Swiss hockey player Angela Frautschi, left, clashes with Kendall Coyne of the United States during their game February 10. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Chilean skier Noelle Barahona lies on the snow after she fell during the downhill portion of the super-combined event on February 10. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Great Britain's Jack Whelbourne, right, falls as he competes in the 1,500-meter short track final on February 10. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
Snowboarder Otso Raisanen of Finland crashes during slopestyle training on February 10. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Short track speedskater Jessica Smith of the United States falls as Valeriya Reznik of Russia skates past her during the 500-meter preliminaries on February 10. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
South Korea's Sin Da-Woon, left, falls as he competes in the 1,500-meter short track semifinals on February 10. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
South Korea's Lee Han-Bin falls during the 1,500-meter semifinals. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
The Netherlands' Sanne van Kerkhof, right, falls next to Italy's Lucia Peretti as they compete in the 3,000-meter short track relay February 10. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
Canada's Charles Hamelin celebrates after winning the 1,500-meter final on February 10. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
Dutch speedskater Sjinkie Knegt, left clashes with South Korea's Park Se Yeong in the men's 1,500-meter short track race. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
Severin Freund of Germany crashes upon landing during the first round of the men's normal hill ski jumping event on Sunday, February 9. Lars Baron/Getty Images
Freund's crash continues. Lars Baron/Getty Images
Germany's Jacqueline Janzen, left, vies with Russia's Inna Dyubanok during a women's ice hockey match on February 9. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Jason Brown of the United States falls February 9 while competing in the men's free skate portion of the team figure skating event. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond falls as she performs in the women's free skate portion of the team figure skating event. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
Canada's Megan Heinicke, left, and Poland's Monika Hojnisz collapse in the snow after competing in the 7.5-kilometer biathlon sprint on February 9. Harry How/Getty Images
Biathlete Ekaterina Shumilova of Russia collapses on the snow February 9 after crossing the finish line in the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Biathlete Tora Berger of Norway collapses at the end of the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Simon Ammann of Switzerland reacts after landing his final jump in the men's normal hill ski jumping event February 9. Lars Baron/Getty Images
Italian skier Christof Innerhofer reacts after winning the silver medal in the men's downhill February 9. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images
Dario Cologna of Switzerland won the men's skiathlon February 9. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Yekaterina Smolina of Russia slides on the ice after being checked by Anja Weisser of Germany during their ice hockey game February 9. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Swiss skier Dario Cologna, foreground, lies on the snow alongside other competitors in the men's skiathlon. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Callum Smith of Great Britain rests at the finish line of the men's skiathlon. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Slovenia's Robert Kranjec lies in the snow after falling in the men's normal hill ski jumping event Saturday, February 8. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's Mao Asada falls as she performs in the team figure skating event on February 8. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
Slovenia's Robert Kranjec falls while competing in the men's normal hill ski jumping event. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Biathletes Simon Desthieux of France and Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic get their skis tangled during the 10-kilometer sprint February 8. Oktay Cilesiz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Dmitry Malyshko of Russia collapses in the snow after competing in the 10-kilometer biathlon sprint. Harry How/Getty Images
Switzerland's Nadja Jnglin-Kamer crashes near the finish line February 8 during a training run for the women's downhill. Christophe Ena/AP
Jnglin-Kamer is seen near the finish line after her crash. Christophe Ena/AP
Jeremy Abbott of the United States falls as he performs in the team figure skating event. Getty Images
Tarjei Boe, a biathlete from Norway, falls to the ground after competing in the 10-kilometer sprint. Oktay Cilesiz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Norway's Hedvig Wessel takes a tumble during qualifying for the women's moguls event on February 8. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star/Getty Images
Norway's Marit Bjoergen, Sweden's Charlotte Kalla, Norway's Therese Johaug, Norway's Heidi Weng and Finland's Aino-Kaisa Saarinen fall to the ground after the women's skiathlon on February 8. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Dutch speedskater Jorrit Bergsma is seen after the men's 5,000-meter race on February 8. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Hedvig Wessel of Norway crashes out in the women's moguls on February 8. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Snowboarder Lucien Koch of Switzerland falls during the men's slopestyle semifinals on February 9. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Germany's Nathalie Weinzierl takes a fall during the team figure skating event. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean ski jumper Choi Heung-Chul falls while competing in the men's normal hill event February 8. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images