Italian skiing star Peter Fill walked away from an incredible accident during Saturday's Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race at Kitzbuehel.
The 30-year-old - a former World Cup race winner and World Championship silver medallist - had got off to a stunning start in his run at the Tyrolean resort, having mastered the highly technical opening section of the piste.
But that's when things started to go horribly wrong: for some reason, the former mechanic lost his balance on a sharp right-hand turn at 60mph, hitting the barrier at the side of the course and pirouetting through the air.
Amazingly, Fill almost landed safely after a perfect 360-degree inverted spin, but he could not hang on and fell to the snow.
Still, his athleticism and quick thinking in spinning through the air turned what could have been a horrifying smash into a relatively soft landing, and Fill was able to ski away unharmed.
- Sports & Recreation