2 freestyle skiers were hospitalized with broken bones after a horrifying crash-ridden ski cross run at the Winter Olympics

  • Two skiers have been taken to hospital with suspected broken bones after suffering nasty falls at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
  • Other competitors collided into each other in what turned out to be a crash-filled course.
  • Canadian skier Kevin Drury was wiped out by a collision with another competitor but refused to blame the conditions or the course.
  • He simply said "it is kind of what happens" in ski cross.

 

A horrifying crash-filled ski cross event at the 2018 Winter Olympics left two athletes with suspected broken bones.

Ski cross is a timed event that requires athletes to race down a mountain while navigating big-air jumps and high-banked turns.

During one of the jumps on Wednesday, Canadian skier Christopher Delbosco lost control, flew awkwardly through the air, and landed painfully on his back.

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Canada's Christopher Delbosco (R) falls as France's Francois Place (2nd L) leads the men's ski cross 1/8 final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Canada's Christopher Delbosco (R) falls as France's Francois Place (2nd L) leads the men's ski cross 1/8 final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Freestyle Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Ski Cross Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 21, 2018 - Christopher Delbosco of Canada crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Canada's Christopher Delbosco falls during the men's ski cross 1/8 final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Canada's Christopher Delbosco falls during the men's ski cross 1/8 final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: Christopher Delbosco of Canada crashes during the Mens Skicross Finals at Phoenix Snow Park on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Getty Images)
Freestyle Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Ski Cross Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 21, 2018 - Christopher Delbosco of Canada crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
TOPSHOT - Canada's Christopher Delbosco is evacuated after being injured during the men's ski cross 1/8 final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Canada's Christopher Delbosco is evacuated after being injured during the men's ski cross 1/8 final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: Christoph Wahrestoetter of Austria, Erik Mobaerg of Sweden crash in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Cross 1/8 finals on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: Terence Tchiknavorian of France is helped by the emergency services after a crash in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Cross 1/8 finals on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: Terence Tchiknavorian of France reacts after a crash in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Cross 1/8 finals on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: Terence Tchiknavorian of France reacts after a crash in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Cross 1/8 finals on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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He received "lengthy" medical treatment at the scene, according to Reuters. Delbosco was then strapped to a stretcher, towed away from the slopes, and taken to hospital because of a possible broken pelvis.

Delbosco was not the only athlete to fall. French skier Terence Tchiknavorian was also hospitalised because of a suspected fractured shin.

Elsewhere, Austrian competitor Christoph Wahrstoetter clattered into Swedish skier Erik Mobaerg and "suffered a concussion."

See other crashes and falls from the games: 

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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Yuto Totsuka of Japan crashes during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Yuto Totsuka of Japan crashes during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Short Track Speed Skating Events ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Men?s 1000m Competition ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 13, 2018 - Roberto Pukitis of Latvia, J.R. Celski of the U.S. and Pavel Sitnikov, Olympic athlete from Russia, react after crashing. REUTERS/John Sibley
Alpine Skiing ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Men?s Alpine Combined ? Jeongseon Alpine Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 13, 2018 - Matthias Mayer of Austria crashes during the Men's Slalom part of the Men's Alpine Combined. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini SEARCH "OLYMPICS BEST" FOR ALL PICTURES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
Alpine Skiing ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Men?s Alpine Combined ? Jeongseon Alpine Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 13, 2018 - Pavel Trikichev, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, is seen in the net after crashing during the Men's Downhill part of the Men's Alpine Combined. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Pair Free Skating ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 11, 2018 - Miu Suzaki falls as she and her partner Ryuichi Kihara of Japan compete. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Halfpipe Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 13, 2018 - Emily Arthur of Australia crashes while competing. 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 - Men's Slopestyle Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 11, 2018 - Sebastien Toutant of Canada crashes. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Luge ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Women?s Singles training ? Olympic Sliding Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 11, 2018 - Emily Sweeney of the U.S. crashes. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Cross-Country Skiing ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Men?s 15km + 15km Skiathlon ? Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre ? Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 11, 2018 - Denis Spitsov, an Olympic athlete from Russia, Andrey Larkov, an Olympic athlete from Russia, and Simen Hegstad Krueger of Norway crash. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Charlotte Gilmartin of Great Britain and Petra Jaszapati of Hungary crash during the Ladies� 500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Figure Skating ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Team Event Men's Single Skating Free Skating competition final ? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Mikhail Kolyada, an Olympic athlete from Russia, falls. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: Tianyu Han of China and Yuri Confortola of Italy crash during the Men's 1500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Jussi Penttala of Finland crash lands during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Qualification at Phoenix Snow Park on February 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Elise Christie of Great Britain crashes during the Ladies' 500m Short Track Speed Skating final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Canada's Patrick Chan falls while competing in the figure skating team event men's single skating free skating during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Halfpipe Finals - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 13, 2018 - Emily Arthur of Australia after falling in her final run. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Freestyle Skiing ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Men?s Moguls Final ? Phoenix Snow Park ? Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 12, 2018 - Choi Jae Woo of South Korea falls during the race competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Sho Endo of Japan crashes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls 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 Clive Rose/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: 't Klaudia Medlova #26 of Slovakia crash lands during the Women's Slopestyle Snowboard competition at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Delbosco's Canadian teammate Kevin Drury was wiped out by eventual ski cross bronze medalist Sergey Ridzik, but he told Reuters that injuries and collisions are "part of the sport."

Drury added: "It is kind of what happens."

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