Irish skeleton slider goes airborne, hits ice, still finishes

10:03 AM, Feb 14, 2014   |    comments
Ireland's Sean Greenwood takes part in a men Skeleton official training at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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KUSA - Ireland's Sean Greenwood loses control on his second run in the men's skeleton competition.


Greenwood attempts to regain control as he rounds a turn but ends up high on the wall, eventually finding himself airborne.

While Greenwood never actually lets go of his sled, he lands on his side, sliding down the track, momentarily in direct contact with the ice. Greenwood eventually rights his sled and finishes the run, seemingly unhurt.

Had he not, the Irishman would have been disqualified from the event.

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