Japanese snowboarder Yuto Totsuka avoids 'big injury' in horrifying crash

Japanese snowboarder Yuto Totsuka avoids'big injury in horrifying crash

Japanese snowboarder Yuto Totsuka had a scary crash during the 2018 Winter Olympics men's halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, resulting in paramedics bringing the 16-year-old off the course on a stretcher.

Totsuka was attempting a double corkscrew and hit the top of the halfpipe on his landing. His body slammed against the edge, and he continued to fall 22 feet down into the center of the pipe. Totsuka managed to sit up on his own, but he was attended to by medics and eventually stretchered off the halfpipe.

Totsuka came crashing to the snow on his upper back, just missing his head, before flipping and sliding on the snow and coming to a halt with his head in his hands.

According to TIME, Totsuka was taken to the hospital for a CT scan of his hip.

After a short delay the final continued, where American Shaun White went on to take gold, Hirano won silver and Aussie Scotty James claimed bronze.

Related News:

  • Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil

    Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil

    To expedite the process of obtaining the antibiotic they used high-speed computer processing to sift through the soil samples. Brady says there are at least 10,000 bacteria under each footprint of soil, majority still unidentified.
    New Method to Keep Mardi Gras Out of the Sewers

    New Method to Keep Mardi Gras Out of the Sewers

    A participant in the Red Beans and Rice Mardi Gras Parade walks through New Orleans, Feb. 27 2017 in preparation for fat Tuesday. An estimated 15 million beads are thrown by the Endymion Krewe alone, with millions more being thrown from balconies.
    Who is the youngest American gold medal victor  in Winter Olympics history?

    Who is the youngest American gold medal victor in Winter Olympics history?

    White scored 97.75 on his final run to pip Japan's Ayumu Hirano as he claimed his third Olympic gold and his country's 100th. Women's soccer player Kelly O'Hara, a World Cup and Olympic victor was clearly moved by White's celebratory tears.
  • Investment and development pledges for Iraq at $30 billion: Kuwaiti FM

    Investment and development pledges for Iraq at $30 billion: Kuwaiti FM

    Kuwait's ruling emir says his country will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq . The United States under President Donald Trump also seems uninterested in directly investing in Iraq's reconstruction .

    Fraudulent transactions worth Rs 11500 crore detected from PNB's Mumbai branch

    The amount of fraudulent transactions is equivalent to eight times the bank's net income of about Rs 1,320 crore ($206 million). Other lenders give credit based on the letter of undertaking issued by a bank.
    Woman suffering from rare disease, wakes with British accent

    Woman suffering from rare disease, wakes with British accent

    FAS is extremely rare and usually appears as a outcome of a stroke, brain damage, and in Meyers' case, underlying medical issues. A United States woman woke up one morning with a British accent and has had it ever since due to a rare medical condition.
  • Mike Pereira: Eagles were in illegal formation on trick play

    Mike Pereira: Eagles were in illegal formation on trick play

    It included non-stop play, too, with few penalties and fewer intrusions by Alberto Riveron and the NFL's officiating department. I know what the league has said, but they would have been a lot more comfortable if they would have called an illegal formation.
    United States Hockey Team Allows Slovenians to Believe in Miracles

    United States Hockey Team Allows Slovenians to Believe in Miracles

    Slovenia drew within one about five minutes into the final period and then dialed up the heat. After four seasons with the AHL Griffins, he made his Red Wings debut in the 2010-11 season.
    'Star Wars' hotel to connect to Hollywood Studios, Disney says

    'Star Wars' hotel to connect to Hollywood Studios, Disney says

    And perhaps the way the shot was supposed to be composed didn't allow for Tom Hardy to just stand on an apple box or something. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released on December 15, 2017, and was the UK's biggest film of 2017.
  • Snapchat gives creators new audience analytics, including views, engagement, and demographics

    Snapchat gives creators new audience analytics, including views, engagement, and demographics

    With this feature, businesses have some assurance that their ads will be paired with "professionally developed shows". Snapchat needs the support of these creators more than ever before.
    Worms removed from eye of OR  woman

    Worms removed from eye of OR woman

    They said the study indicates that North Americans may be more vulnerable than previously understood to such infections. Human Thelazia eye infections are definitely rare, but cattle fall victim to these worms pretty regularly.
    South Africa's ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday

    South Africa's ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday

    The vote-of-no-confidence, requested by opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters, had initially been scheduled for February 22. Zuma still commands significant support and respect in the party, as a prominent member of the struggle against apartheid.


Most liked

Sen. Graham Calls 'Odd' Susan Rice E mail Into Query
Rice said that Obama then asked about how to proceed, given national security concerns about the investigation. Furthermore, Rice's email may also have revealed the beginnings of the Obama "deep state" operation.

Saakashvili Arrives In Netherlands After Expulsion From Ukraine
Saakashvili and a small crowd of supporters shoved their way through a line of guards from Poland into Ukraine in September. Saakashvili's wife, Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs-Saakashvili, was born in the Netherlands and has Dutch citizenship.

Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster Reportedly in the Works
Video game publisher Activision successfully brought back " Crash Bandicoot " past year with the "N". Sony's PlayStation 4 will enjoy a full year of exclusivity for the Spyro remake.

Man Who Posed as Twin to Escape Prison Is Found
Alexander Delgado spent 13 months on the run after drugging his twin brother and leaving him in his prison cell. Alexander drugged his brother, changed into his clothes and walked out of the jail, the BBC reported .

Missing from NY mountain, skier found at airport in CA
Ramagnano called the response from fellow firefighters "tremendous", with about 100 volunteering to aid in the search efforts. The two are expeditionary studies majors at their college and received emails about joining the search for the lost skier.

House panel launches investigation of Rob Porter's security clearance
He tweeted on Saturday, for example, that "lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". A senior administration official told the AP that that number could be as high as two dozen.

Omarosa offered sex to Piers Morgan to win 'Celebrity Apprentice,' he says
Morgan claims she said: "Piers, do you want a showmance?" "As a Christian, that's just par for the course", Shepherd said. Omarosa, as she is mononymously known, has yet to respond to these inflammatory accusations. "I couldn't believe it".

Powder sent to United Kingdom parliament found to be harmless
A police vehicle leaves the Palace of Westminster during the investigation into a suspect package. A House of Commons representative affirmed before that officers were "examining an episode".

Tom Daley expecting a baby with husband Dustin Lance Black
Since tying the knot, Black has moved to London to live full time with his husband, who now own a home together. The pair have been dating since meeting at an industry party in 2013, and got engaged two years later in 2015.

FBI, CIA Warn Against Buying Huawei Phones
The closest successful attempt to do so happened earlier this year as Huawei was preparing to launch their Mate 10 device. Wray warned that such level of power will allow Chinese agencies to exert control over the US communications networks.

Michigan State interim president blasts ESPN report
In a statement released on Tuesday, Engler discussed a number of issues dealing with the university, Larry Nassar and more . Some professors have criticized the selection of John Engler, a former governor of MI , as interim president there.

Credit Suisse trims 4Q loss, cites upside of U.S. tax reform
Credit Suisse had flagged a 2.3 billion franc write-down for the year in December, after the USA rewrote tax law for corporations. Yet many of Credit Suisse's markets businesses went on to struggle throughout 2017 as volatility declined.

Xiaomi rolls out Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro in India
It has the same release date as the Redmi Note 5 - February 22 - and will also be available via Flipkart, Mi Home, and Mi.com. At the front there will be a 20MP ( Sony IMX378) camera with a dedicated LED flash and Beautify 4.0 selfie software.

France to strike Syria if chemical weapon use is proved, Macron says
Speaking to reporters at Elysee Palace, Macron said the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria is France's "red line". Assad has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons, but worldwide organizations have offered convincing evidence to the contrary.

US Intelligence Head: Russian Meddling Is A Global Problem
The three testified in Congress on the same day that the intelligence community released its annual report on global threats. Cyber attacks against the US are happening every day, says National Intelligence Director Dan Coats .