Join

Enter Details

Comment on stories, receive email newsletters & alerts.

@
This is your permanent identity for Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker and Business Insider Australia
Your email must be valid for account activation
Minimum of 8 standard keyboard characters

Subscribe

Email newsletters but will contain a brief summary of our top stories and news alerts.

Forgotten Password

Enter Details


Back to log in

An Incredible Picture Of The 3-Way Photo Finish In Olympic Ski Cross

The quarterfinals of men’s ski cross gave us one of the craziest finishes of the Olympics.

On the final jump of the race, three of the four skiers (Russia’s Egor Korotkov, Sweden’s Victor Oehling Norberg, and Finland’s Jouni Pellinen) all crashed.

They tumbled across the finish line at the same time, requiring a 3-way photo finish to decide which lone skier would move on to the semifinals.

Ultimately, Korotkov advanced because he threw his arms out in front of him as he crossed the line.

Some incredible images have come out of Sochi in the past two weeks. But this screenshot of the moment they crossed the finish line might be the best (via CBC):

Ski cross finish line photo

The official photo finish:

Ski cross photo finish

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn