Olympic wipeouts, dives and crashes

Olympians are just as susceptible to gravity as the rest of us mere mortals. Check out these falls, leaps slides, dives, tumbles and wrecks from the London Games. -- By Carla Thorpe, Yahoo! Sports

Japanese gymnast Kazuhito Tanaka

Japanese gymnast Kazuhito Tanaka slips while performing on the horizontal bar during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

German gymnast Plilipp Boy

German gymnast Plilipp Boy slips off the horizontal bar during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Olympics Day 2 - Gymnastics - Artistic

Jinnan Yao of China attempts to stay on the beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team qualification on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Judo

Nicolas Delpopolo of United States catches Dirk Van Tichelt of Belgium with a leg sweep to reach the quarter-finals in the Men's -73kg Judo on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by David Finch/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Equestrian

Yoshiaki Oiwa of Japan falls from Noonday de Conde in the Eventing Cross Country Equestrian event on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Kim Smith, Becky Hammon

Canada guard Kim Smith, top, collides with Russia guard Becky Hammon on a drive to the basket during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Olympics Day 4 - Beach Volleyball

Jefferson Bellaguarda of Switzerland dives for a shot during the Men's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Brazil and Switzerland on Day 4 at Horse Guards Parade on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Hockey

Matt Daly of Great Britain collides with Pedro Ibarra of Argentina during the Men's Hockey Match between Great Britain and Argentina on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Weightlifting

Rattikan Gulnoi of Thailand falls while competing in the Women's 58kg Weightlifting on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 2 - Cycling - Road

Taiwan's Hsiao Mei Yu (58), South Korea's Na Ah-reum (54), Brazil's Fernanda da Silva Souza (40) and Venezuela's Danielys Garcia (47) try to recover from a crash during the Women's Road Race Road Cycling Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini - IOPP Pool Getty Images)

Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

Lebron James #6 of United States falls to the ground after a play against France during their Men's Basketball Game on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 6 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Hannah Whelan of Great Britain falls on her landing on the vault in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Judo

Ki-Chun Wang of Korea competes against Jaromir Jezek of Czech Republic on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Beach Volleyball

Chen Xue of China dives for a shot during her Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match with Xi Zhang of China against Simone Kuhn and Nadine Zumkehr of Switzerland on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Women's Football - USA v Colombia

Abby Wambach (R) of USA clashes with Kelis Peduzine of Columbia during the Women's Football first round Group G match between United States and Colombia on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampden Park on July 28, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Volleyball

Maria Bertelli #7 of Great Britain dives for the ball in the third set against Russia during Women's Volleyball on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Handball

Heidi Loke of Norway clashes with Camille Ayglon and Alexandra Lacrabere of France in the Women's Handball preliminaries Group B - Match 6 between Norway and France on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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