A spectacular crash yesterday at the Men’s Downhill ski racing at Kitzbuhl, Austria on the famous Hahnenkamm. The notorious black run is home to the annual World Cup ski race including the circuit’s most important event – the downhill race on the famous Streif slope. This downhill is counted as one of the toughest downhill competitions in the World Cup.
A downhill crash at 60mph
And if you watch this you will see he walked away unscathed! Bruised perhaps… but fine.
Shaken … but not stirred
Fill is an all-round skier who first put on skis at the tender age of 3. In the the 2006/2007 season he was the first Italian athlete since the great Alberto Tomba to be among the leaders of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.
(FRANCE OUT) Peter Fill of Italy crashes during the men’s alpine skiing Super-G on day 8 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Creekside on February 19, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (courtesy of Getty Images)
When he finally stopped, he got up, smiled at the crowd and started twirling one of the ski poles still attached to him. Now that’s cool! He even skied away from the crash.
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