Dec 29, 2013; Park City, UT, USA; Peter Frenette of the United States is airborne during his ski jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials at the Utah Olympic Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY Sports

Sochi 2014: Olympic ski jumper has scary crash in Austria (Video)


There was a scary scene in Austria when three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern was training for the ski flying World Cup in Austria. During the run it seems like he loses his balance mid air and begins to spin and lands in an awkward position. He briefly lost consciousness, was unable to speak shortly afterward but could move his arms and legs.

“Fortunately he was responsive, Thomas can move arms and legs. That’s very important,” team physician Herbert Leitner said, via ESPN. “He asked me what happened.”

It was also his second big crash in less than a month. The last one came on a jump at the World Cup in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany, on Dec. 15.

The 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi are less than a month away. He has won three gold medals previously: two at the 2006 Turin games, and one in Vancouver in 2010.

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