In addition to the big scare, this fall cost him his place in the competition final on Thursday.
Too much fear and, in the end, too little damage. Ben Harrington fell hard on Thursday, February 17, during the second qualifying round of Half Pipe. The New Zealander had almost completed his Genting Halfpipe Park tour when he entered for the fifth and final time. He was already having difficulty receiving the previous jump, and did not control his last well, falling on the cervix at the level of the angle of the tube.
Ben Harrington He remained several seconds on the ground, he looked. As anxiety spread to the Olympic site, emergency services helped the skater get up.
A few minutes after his amazing fall, Ben Harrington He was able to show that he was fine, even showing a smile in front of the cameras. The 20-year-old finished 13th in the standings, one of 12 qualifiers for the final, which will be attended by French flag bearer Kevin Roland.
In his first Olympics, a young kiwi will feel great emotions. Before the fall of Ben Harrington, the competition had already been marked by the great bowler of Finn John Salinen.
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