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13/02/2018 13:23 SAST

Olympic Ski Champion's Epic Wipeout Makes The Media Eat Snow Too

Austrian Matthias Mayer wasn’t the only one who went flying.

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Austria's Matthias Mayer crashed into media personnel during the men's alpine combined event on Tuesday.

It wasn’t just Austrian skier Matthias Mayer who ate snow when he wiped out at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday.

Mayer, 27, also sent at least one member of the media flying when he crashed out of the slalom leg of the men’s alpine combined downhill event in spectacular style, reports Yahoo.

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Fellow Austrian, Marcel Hirscher, snagged the gold medal in the event. France’s Alexis Pinturault and Victor Muffat-Jeandet secured silver and bronze, respectively.

Mayer won gold in the men’s downhill event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He will defend his title on Thursday. Both he and the unidentified media member appeared uninjured following Tuesday’s incident.