4 in 5 snowboarders crashed due to insane 31 km per hour winds during a 'dangerous' Winter Olympics slopestyle final

Weather at the Winter Olympics was so bad on Monday that the women's slopestyle gold medal event should have been cancelled, according to bronze medalist Enni Rukajarvi.

The slopestyle — a winter sports equivalent of skateboarding and BMX — is an event that showcases an athlete's creativity and courage as competitors conjure up tricks (like spins and flips) using a variety of obstacles like rails and ski jumps.

Wind can have a severe impact on an athlete's ability to land their jumps — and this was the case in Pyeongchang in South Korea as four out of every five Olympians crash-landed thanks to 31 kilometre per hour gusts of wind.

See images of crashes during the slopestyle event:

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Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Niklas Mattsson of Sweden crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 12, 2018 - Sina Candrian of Switzerland crashes. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 12, 2018 - Yuka Fujimori of Japan crashes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 12, 2018 - Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan crashes. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 12, 2018 - Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 12, 2018 - Carla Somaini of Switzerland crashes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 12, 2018 - Lucile Lefevre of France crashes. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 11, 2018 - Mark McMorris of Canada crashes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 11, 2018 - Sebastien Toutant of Canada crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 11, 2018 - Torgeir Bergrem of Norway crashes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Kyle Mack of the U.S. crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Mans Hedberg of Sweden crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Mans Hedberg of Sweden crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Mans Hedberg of Sweden after a crash. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Mans Hedberg of Sweden after a crash. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Stef Vandeweyer of Belgium crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Jamie Nicholls of Britain reacts after crashing out. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Nick Pope, a commentator for BBC Sport, said on Twitter that the Pyeongchang slopestyle was like "the world's most beautiful graveyard." Another BBC commentator said: "You wouldn't land an airplane in this."

British athlete Aimee Fuller was left "absolutely devastated" when she failed to finish in her second run. Speaking to the BBC, she said: "The wind ripped me sideways and was like riding into a wind tunnel."

Here is an example of the crashes the athletes endured:

Finnish snowboarder Enni Rukajärvi managed to secure a bronze medal, but fumed at the International Olympic Committee's decision to let the event go ahead. "They should have cancelled it, or moved it," she said, according to the BBC.

"It was pretty bad. I'm happy to land my run and get a good score but I'm most happy that no one got hurt bad. The weather was bad and too dangerous."

Dutch athlete Cheryl Maas called the event a "s--- show."

A tweet from Will Graves of AP highlights how it was far more common to crash during the event than it was to get over the finishing line.

However, not all slopestyle athletes criticized the wind.

USA Olympian Jamie Anderson, who successfully defended the gold medal she won at the Sochi games in 2014, said in the Washington Post that she was "kind of down for whatever."

This is not the first event at the 2018 Winter Olympics that has been hampered by weather. Wind created havoc at the men's downhill skiing event on Saturday and the women's giant slalom on Sunday. Both events were postponed.

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Jamie Anderson competing at the PyeongChang Games
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Jamie Anderson competing at the PyeongChang Games
Snowboarding ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Slopestyle Training ? Phoenix Snow Park ? Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 7, 2018 - Jamie Anderson of teh U.S. greets volunteers during training. REUTERS/Mike Blake
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Jamie Anderson of the United States competes in the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates winning the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
US Jamie Anderson reacts during a run of the women's snowboard slopestyle final event at the Phoenix Park during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US Jamie Anderson competes in a run of the women's snowboard slopestyle final event at the Phoenix Park during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Jamie Anderson of the United States competes in the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates in the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
US Jamie Anderson competes in a run of the women's snowboard slopestyle final event at the Phoenix Park during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)
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