Olympic crashes and wipeouts

When these world-class athletes are spinning on the ice, racing down the slopes, or speeding around an icy track, they make it all look so easy. What they are doing is far from easy and this is what makes them elite athletes. Now and then the cards don’t fall in their favor and mistakes happen. Catch photos of all the "whoops" moments from competition.

Liang Wenhao of China crashes out in the men's 500m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Photos of the day - February 18, 2014

Yekaterina Smolina of Russia falls on the ice after colliding with Emma Terho of Finland during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Russia's Ilya Burov crashes after landing during men's freestyle skiing aerials qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Canada's Hamelin and Alvarez of the U.S. fall during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Canada's Charles Hamelin (L) and Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. fall during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 09 OF 20 FOR PACKAGE 'SOCHI - EDITOR'S CHOICE' TO FIND ALL SEARCH 'EDITOR'S CHOICE - 15 FEBRUARY 2014'

Brazilian bobsled

Brazilian women bobsledders Fabiana Santos and Sally de Silva sustained a scary crash during a training session Sunday.  The women came around a turn way too high, and their sled slid down the rest of the track upside down and sideways. Neither women was seriously injured, according to reports.

Fabiana Santos and Sally da Silvsustained a scary crash during a training session Sunday. (Twitter)

during the women's 1,500 metres short track speed skating final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

China's Li Jianrou (L) and Emily Scott ( 3rd L) of the U.S. crash out during the women's 1,500 metres short track speed skating final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)

Canada's Travis Gerrits crashes on landing during men's freestyle skiing aerials qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada falls as she competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada falls as she competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

France's Martin Fourcade falls next to Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen as they cross finish line in men's biathlon 15 km mass start event at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

France's Martin Fourcade falls next to Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen (L) as as they cross the finish line during the men's biathlon 15 km mass start event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 18, 2014. Svendsen finished first ahead of Fourcade and Czech Republic's Ondrej Moravec. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BIATHLON TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Photos of the day from 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics - February 16, 2014

Austria's Markus Schairer, top, and Canada's Robert Fagan crash during a men's snowboard cross heat at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Jackie Hernandez

U.S. women's snowboard cross racer Jacqueline Hernandez took a nasty spill on the qualifying course Sunday morning. The 22-year-old from Vermont went off a small jump and hit her head. She lay on the course for several moments, appearing unconscious, before she was able to sit up and be carted off the mountain by medics.

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 7

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Emily Cook of the United States crashes out competes in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Finals on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Canada's Hamelin crashes into Alvarez of the U.S. during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Canada's Charles Hamelin (2nd L) crashes into Eduardo Alvarez of the U.S. during the men's 1,000 metres short track speed skating quarter-finals race at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)

Olympic officials who maintain the ice jump out of the way as China's Kexin Fan crashes out into the barrier women's 500 metres short track speed skating semifinal event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Olympic officials who maintain the ice jump out of the way as China's Kexin Fan crashes out into the barrier women's 500 metres short track speed skating semifinal event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SPEED SKATING)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 6

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Henrik Harlaut of Sweden falls while competing in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Qualification during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 3

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Ville Miettunen of Finland crashes out in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Finland's Jussi Penttala crashes during men's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Finland's Jussi Penttala crashes during the men's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 3

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Dale Begg-Smith of Australia crashes out in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sjinkie Knegt of Netherlands, back, and Park Se-Yeong of South Korea crash out in a men's 1500m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 3

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Dmitriy Barmashov of Kazakhstan crashes out in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Short Track Speed Skating - Winter Olympics Day 3

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Sanne van Kerkhof of Netherlands falls into the wall while competing in the Short Track Ladies' 3000m Relay Semifinal on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sin Da-woon and Lee Han-Bin of Korea crash out in the men's 1,500 metres short track speed skating semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Sin Da-woon (L) and Lee Han-bin (R) of Korea crash out in the men's 1,500 metres short track speed skating semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 7

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Lydia Lassila of Australia crashes out in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Finals on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 6

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Russell Henshaw of Australia crashes out in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Finals during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Norway's Staale Sandbech crashes during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

Norway's Staale Sandbech crashes during the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING)

China's Kexin Fan speeds past Smith of the United States who crashes out while competing in the women's 500 metres short track speed skating heats event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

China's Kexin Fan (L) speeds past Jessica Smith (R) of the United States who crashes out while competing in the women's 500 metres short track speed skating heats event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING OLYMPICS)

Marissa Castelli stumbles as she and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete during the Team Pairs Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Marissa Castelli stumbles as she and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete during the Team Pairs Free Skating Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING SPORT OLYMPICS)

Stefania Berton falls as she and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the team pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Slovenia's Perko has blood on his nose after crashing during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center

Slovenia's Rok Perko has blood on his nose after crashing during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)

Slovenia's Rok Perko talks to a coach in the finish area after crashing in a men's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 7

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Hanna Huskova of Belarus crashes out in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Qualification on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Slovenia's Rok Perko has blood on his face during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center

Slovenia's Rok Perko has blood on his face during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)

Kircheisen, Moan, Riessle ski ahead of Rydzek, who crashes, in the cross country race of the Nordic Combined individual Gundersen 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

(L to R) Germany's Bjoern Kircheisen, Norway's Magnus Hovdal Moan, Germany's Fabian Riessle ski ahead of Germany's Johannes Rydzek, who crashes, in the cross country race of the Nordic Combined individual Gundersen 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 7

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Assoli Slivets of Belarus crashes out in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Finals on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Norway's Hedvig Wessel crashes during a qualification heat in women's moguls at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

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