After viewing video of U.S. Olympic snowboarder Arielle Gold’s crash during warm-ups earlier this week, it’s not difficult to see why she pulled herself out of the halfpipe competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Gold was spotted with her arm in a sling as American teammates Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark took gold and bronze, respectively, in the halfpipe event in Sochi, and a video Gold posted on her Facebook page Saturday revealed why.
The 17-year-old appeared to catch an edge near the bottom of the pipe during a training run, causing her upper body to crash down hard into the snow.
It was a pretty rough spill, but check out the video for yourself right here.
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