During Wednesday’s ski cross competition, Team Canada’s Chris Del Bosco was in a horrific crash.
The Montreal native was attempting a push on one of the final jumps in the hope of moving on to the quarter finals.
Horrific crash for #CAN‘s Chris Del Bosco as he tries to make a desperate push in one of the final jumps.
More to come. pic.twitter.com/843XlqaEm4
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 21, 2018
Unfortunately, the 35-year-old lost control mid-air before crashing hard onto his side on the icy slope below.
The freestyle skier was on the ground for several minutes before being taken off the hill on a stretcher.
All of Canada breathed a collective sigh of relief as Chris gave a thumbs-up to the crowd as he was being carried off.
CBC reports that he is currently in stable condition in hospital.
#TeamCanada’s Chris Del Bosco of #Vail waves to cheering crowd from medical sled after absolutely nasty crash on #skicross course. He was advocating for course changes in training so skiers didn’t send too deep off the jumps. He sent way past the transition. Ugly ugly crash. pic.twitter.com/YSWuIU9Y6x
— Jason Blevins (@jasonblevins) February 21, 2018
Canada’s Brady Leman went on to capture gold in the ski cross event.