Mistakes in Winter Sports

Sports and injuries are inseparable. All professional athletes have suffered from some bigger or smaller injuries during their career. A major part of cases is not fatal, but it costs a lot of time, effort, and money until athletes can return to their best form and professional sports. However, most injuries are the result of the mistakes made by the athletes. Sometimes such mistakes are ridiculous, but sometimes they can cost lives.

Mistakes in Winter Sports
Mistakes in Winter Sports

The Shortest Olympics

Artur Nogal did not work for four years to make such a mistake at the very beginning of the distance. The Polish athlete felt down at the starting line. However, the performance of this Polish athlete at the Pyongyang Olympics in 2018 was exceptionally short. Artur Nogal started in the 500-meter speed skating match, but he fell just after the start of the distance. The funny episode with his failure quickly spread on social media, and the BBC speculated if it was the shortest Olympic performance in history.

The athlete was upset for such a failure at the start. He said it was the first time and apologized to everyone who helped him prepare for the Olympics. He also thanked the South Korean audience for supporting him with applause at the finish. The athlete stood up and finished the distance after the failed episode, because in the Olympics, whatever happens, you must finish the distance to have a creditable score.

The Jump Ended in Coma

Puncture wound in the lungs, broken clavicle, and many wounds – such injuries were suffered by world champion Daniel Andre Tande during the ski jumping competition in Slovenia. Doctors said that the 27-year-old Norwegian was stable and immersed in an artificial coma to help the body recover more easily and faster.

The Jump Ended in Coma
The Jump Ended in Coma

A particularly dangerous incident occurred in Planica, Slovenia. Resisting the springboard, Tande soon lost his balance in the air. The descent of this Norwegian athlete looked horrible as he hit the ground with all its weight and then flipped over the entire slope of the mountain, as a result, it caused many bruises on different parts of the body, a few fractures of bones, abrasions, and brain concussion. Medical care was provided for 30 minutes there on the mountain in the area of accident, and later he was flown to the hospital by helicopter. The fall looked awful, and it seems that everything hurts only when you are watching the episode of the falling.

During the jump from the high springboard, the speed of the athletes is about 100 km per hour. According to the expert, the Norwegian athlete is responsible for the accident as it all was caused by the technical mistake. The weather conditions and the equipment were perfect. Daniel Andre Tande is an experienced athlete. He has become a world champion four times, and in 2018 helped the Norwegian team win the gold medal in springboard jumping at the Pyongyang Olympics. According to doctors it will take about half a year to fully recover.