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16-year-old Japanese snowboarder suffers horrifying fall in men's halfpipe and gets taken out on stretcher

Business Insider Australia logo Business Insider Australia 14/02/2018 Scott Davis

a person on a snowboard © Provided by Business Insider Inc 16-year-old Japanese snowboarder Yuto Totsuka suffered a horrifying fall in the men's halfpipe final at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday in Pyeongchang.

On his second run of the final, Totsuka dropped in and went for his first jump, twisting several times in the air. Totsuka missed his landing, however, crashing into the lip of the halfpipe, which NBC described as "frozen concrete."

Totsuka smacked into the ground, falling face-first into the middle of the halfpipe, lying still.

Here's a sense of how high Totsuka had gotten:

Yuto totsuka 1 © Provided by Business Insider Inc Yuto totsuka 1

And where he fell:

Yuto totsuka © Provided by Business Insider Inc Yuto totsuka

Paramedics immediately came out, and Totsuka was taken off in a stretcher.

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