Austria’s Matthias Mayer is attempting to do what no one has done yet. On Sunday Mayer will defend his Olympic title as downhill ski champion. To do that he will have to remain healthy, but on Tuesday Mayer took a nasty spill during the slalom, taking out a cameraman as he tumbled down the slope.
Mayer knows he will have a tough road ahead, even if he manages to avoid anymore falls:
You can definitely say that it will be a tight race. Who will be up on the podium — that will be decided by a hundredth of a second. The fastest guys are all here and the best will win tomorrow.
People are glad he and the cameraman are okay:
Also Matthias Mayer hurtling into the cameraman and taking some officials with him too 😳 Just glad he is okay 🙏🏻— Lucy Sophia (@lucysophiaj) February 13, 2018