Sochi 2014: Another Good Reason To Snowboard With A Helmet

The slopestyle event has taken a collarbone, a ruptured stomache muscle, countless undisclosed injuries, and nearly a noggin. In the women’s side of the event, leading up to the medals, the extreme slopes took another crash, and fortunately the blow was minimal – save for a cracked helmet.

That’s the Czech Republic’s Sarka Pancochova who gets the rag doll treatment from a really nasty fall that included a blow to the head. Many have speculated, including this guy, that she was briefly knocked unconscious, but somehow was able to board down the hill under her own power. And, really, how could she NOT have a head injury? Check out her helmet.

SPOILER: If you haven’t seen the Women’s Slopestyle Final…do it!