U.S. Alpine Skier Narrowly Avoids Wipeout In First Olympics Training Run

Ryan Cochran-Siegle caught big air at the Beijing 2022 Games before successfully landing on one ski.

U.S. Alpine skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle had a heart-in-mouth moment during the men’s downhill first training at the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday.

Cochran-Siegle, 29, caught air and narrowly avoided wiping out, managing to land on one ski.

It was a “scary moment for sure,” an NBC Olympics commentator said.

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Cochran-Siegle, who hails from a family of Olympians, placed 15th at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre.

The team’s second training takes place Friday.

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