Sports An Olympic ski champion crashed into a camera operator and wiped out a course marshall in a dramatic slalom

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Matthias Mayer, a 2014 Olympic ski champion, crashed during the alpine combined downhill event in South Korea on Tuesday.

  • An Olympic gold medalist from the 2014 games suffered a nasty crash on the Gariwangsan mountain on Tuesday.
  • Austrian skiier Matthias Mayer tumbled down the slopes and clattered into a camera operator and a course marshall.
  • You can watch video footage of the incident right here.

An Olympic skiing champion suffered a nasty crash on Tuesday.

Austrian athlete Matthias Mayer was competing in the alpine combined downhill event at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre as part of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

But when he clipped a pole during the slalom he was sent tumbling down the Gariwangsan mountain.

With his skis in the air and his back on the slopes, Mayer slid down the snow and only stopped after he clattered into a camera operator and a course marshall.

Here's a video of the crash:

Fortunately, it appears nobody was left severely hurt by the accident as Mayer can be seen assisting a course marshall once he was back on his feet.

Mayer's compatriot Marcel Hirscher won the men's alpine combined event but Mayer has a chance to retain the gold medal he won in Sochi at the men's downhill event on Thursday.

Mayer assists a course marshall after the crash. play

Mayer assists a course marshall after the crash.

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