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Fourth-Place Medal

Three-way crash in men's skicross might be best finish at Sochi Games

Fourth-Place Medal

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The quarterfinals of the men’s skicross led to a photo finish that you likely won't see again at the Sochi Games.

With four skiers barreling toward the end of the race Thursday, Russia’s Egor Korotkov, Sweden’s Victor Norberg and Finland’s Jouni Pellinen all went down after the final jump, allowing Switzerland’s Armin Niederer to easily take the win. But Niederer’s win takes a back seat to how the other three competitors finished. Korotkov, who had the lead before crashing, ended up being the first of the three to slide across the finish line – courtesy of his flailing arm.

[ Related: French skicross team takes sixth podium sweep in Sochi, a new Winter Olympics record ]

Words do not even do justice to how close it was, so check out the series of photos that people are going nuts over on Twitter:

Is this better than the finish to the men’s 15-kilometer biathlon that almost saw the winner’s premature celebration cost him gold? You be the judge, but this certainly is tough to top.

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