THIS is the terrifying moment skier George McQuinn was knocked unconscious in a devastating collision and skidded head-on across the finish line.
McQuinn’s brutal raid took place in Deer Valley, Utah on Thursday, January 13, 2022.
The Olympic hopeful was skiing during the FIS Freestyle World Cup event when he hit his head on takeoff for his final jump.
After two headers, McQuinn slid down the snowy road to finish first.
The 23-year-old man regained consciousness shortly after the incident.
After the incident, McQuinn was Instagram Stories to comment on his “gnarly” crash.
He retweeted a video clip of him sliding downhill to the finish line and insisting he was “fine” following the terrifying mistake.
McGuinn later shared a photo of him giving his thumbs up when he saw blood stains on his face.
“Thank god for helmet technology,” he wrote in another photo shared on his Instagram Story, as he showed off the inside of his ski headgear.
Before regaining consciousness and taking to social media, the ski racer was immediately greeted by Team America paramedics and ski patrollers, The Salt Lake Tribune report.
After paramedics assisted McQuinn in unconsciousness, the skier was stabilized, placed on the backboard, and skied away from the scene.
His write-off brought the event to a 15-minute halt.
As the event resumed, Mikael Kinsbury of Canada, claimed his 100th gold trophy.
After the win, Kingsbury said: “This one is for him.
“I know this is his first super final. He’s an exciting skier with a bright future.
“I just hope he’s okay and we’ll ski together in a super final in the future.”
Shortly after, the US Freestyle team’s communications liaison, Lara Carlton, said McQuinn was “seeking medical evaluation.”
According to the Tribune, McQuinn was the only American to reach the super final in Thursday’s event.
Thursday’s World Cup moguls’ races also served as Team America’s final Olympic qualifier.
Nearly a month before McQuinn’s shocking knockout, he told the Durango Herald about his lifelong dream of skiing at the Olympics.
I said Ambassador Durango: “Even as a kid, I dreamed of the World Cup and skiing in the Olympics.
“Now I just need to focus and make it happen. (Team America) is going to take four boys and four girls, and I plan to be one of them.”
McQuinn, who started competing at the age of seven with the Purgatory Free Ski Team, added: “I love competing. I think it’s fun when everyone comes together on competition days and see who can throw down. .
“It’s all about skiing with friends and trying to get through the best laps.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategorized/17331276/skier-george-mcquinn-knocked-unconscious-crash/ Terrifying moment skier George McQuinn was knocked unconscious in a brutal collision and skidded head-on across the finish line