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Sports Best wipeout photos from 1st week of PyeongChang 2018

23:56  16 february  2018
23:56  16 february  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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From the slopes to the curling arena, photographers at PyeongChang 2018 are always on the hunt for the money shot.

Capturing the perfect action shot or documenting medal winners usually get preferentially treatment, but there's a special place in the heart of every Winter Olympics fan for a perfectly-timed snapshot of a wipeout.

Click or swipe to take a look at some of the best wipeouts after one week in South Korea:

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Feb. 11: Simen Hegstad Krueger- Norway

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It was a disaster start for Simen Hegstad Krueger in the men's 15K x 15K cross-country skiathlon after the Norwegian took a tumble seconds into his Olympic journey. Unbelievably, Krueger overcame the rough start and passed 67 people en route to winning gold as part of Norway's clean-sweep of the podium.

Canada wins silver in luge relay

  Canada wins silver in luge relay PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Canada earned its second Olympic luge medal on Thursday in dramatic fashion, finishing second in the team relay at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. The team of singles sliders Alex Gough and Sam Edney and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith raced to silver in a time of two minutes 24.872 seconds. The powerhouse Germans won gold in 2:24.517 while Austria took bronze in 2:24.988. The Canadians mobbed Walker The team of singles sliders Alex Gough and Sam Edney and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith raced to silver in a time of two minutes 24.872 seconds.

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Feb. 12: Ikuma Horishima - Japan

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Ikuma Horishima hopes of winning the freestyle skiing men's moguls were dashed in an instant with an epic crash.

Feb. 12 Philippe Marquis - Canada

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Philippe Marquis of Canada also proved that the moguls at PyeongChang 2018 are no joke when he crashed out of the finals.

Feb. 13 Elise Christie - Great Britain

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Elise Christie was left devastated when her Olympic dream of winning the 500m short track speed skating final came to a cruel end.

Feb. 13: Pavel Trikhichev - Russia

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As any amateur skier knows, Russia's Pavel Trikhichev never had a chance to recover from this moment of panic ...

Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold medal in 10,000 metres

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Feb. 13: Matthias Mayer - Austria

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Matthias Mayer deserves a gold for his impression of a human bowling ball.

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Feb. 13: Anastasia Bryzgalova - Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Anastasia Bryzgalova proved that not even curlers are safe from the cruel laws of gravity.

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5 players who improved their NHL stock at PyeongChang 2018 .
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