A horrifying moment that makes a mogul skier cold on a ski jump before his limp body first slides down a hill – but he is conscious and says he is “okay”
- U.S. national team skiing mogul George McQuinn regained consciousness after a horrific crash in Utah on Thursday when he hit the back of his head on a slope.
- Colorado-born McQuinn on Instagram: “I missed today, but I’m fine”
- During the FIS World Cup match, he tried to jump with the second and last jump, but when he turned his back, his head crashed into the ramp
- From there, McQuinn’s limp body first slid across the rest of the hill
The US team Ski mogul George McQuinn has regained consciousness after a horrific crash in Park City. Utah on Thursday when he hit the back of his head against a ramp during a race and was immediately taken to hospital.
“I made a mistake today, but I’m fine,” he wrote Instagram after an accident next to a photo showing cuts and bruises on his face.
The Colorado the local tried to jump with the second and final jump during the FIS World Cup match, but when he turned his back, his head crashed into the ramp and he immediately lost consciousness.
From there, McQuinn’s limp body first slid down the rest of the hill as observers gasped and called for help.
“Okay, we’re going to need a ski patrol, please,” one official could be heard after the accident.
George McQuinn of the U.S. team crashed while running in the men’s mogul final during the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup in Deer Valley.
McQuinn has already qualified for the U.S. Olympic team ahead of Thursday’s eruption
McQuinn lost his sunglasses on the way down and scraped his face over the snow and ice
McQuinn’s limp body slid across the rest of the hill as observers gasped and called for help
McQuinn apparently had no control over his body as he slid down the hill after a failed jump
‘A serious accident today, but I’m fine,’ he wrote on Instagram after the accident next to a photo showing cuts and bruises on his face.
As reported Salt Lake Tribune, U.S. team doctors quickly stabilized McQuinn and placed him on a board before a snowmobile dragged him down the rest of the hill.
McQuinn was the only member of the U.S. team to qualify for the finals in Thursday’s race of the moguls in Park City. The event serves as the U.S. Olympics team’s qualifying match, and McQuinn has already qualified for the team with the third highest score in the six men’s superfinal.
Canadian Mikael Kingsbury finally won after a 15-minute delay and dedicated the race to McQuinn.
“This one is for him,” Kingsbury said after his 100th career podium. I know this was his first super finale. He is an exciting skier with a bright future. I just hope it’s okay and that we will ski together in the super final in the future. ‘
Kingsbury noted the harsh weather conditions in Park City, where it was unusually warm on Thursday.
“It wasn’t easy,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then. And because it was warm in the afternoon, the snow started to crunch. This makes it harder and faster for your feet. And when that happens, yeah, you have to breathe and somehow disconnect the fact that the guy you know got badly hurt. You need to focus on staying in the present moment.
“I hope it’s okay,” he said of McQuinn.