Colten Moore Suffers 120-Foot Fall During Winter X-Games Snowmobile Freestyle Competition (Video)
Those involved in the 2012 Winter X-Games have already been dealing with one tragedy, and they narrowly avoided having to deal with another following last night’s snowmobile freestyle competition, as 22-year-old Colten Moore lost control of his snowmobile while in midair and suffered a nasty 120-foot fall during his second run in the first heat of the elimination round.
Thankfully, Moore was able to rotate his body while in the air, causing him to land on his back and avoid any serious injuries. The fall still appeared to be a painful one, but Colten was able to shake it off in time to claim the gold medal in the competition, beating out Joe Parsons and his very own brother, Caleb Moore, who finished in second and third, respectively.
Here is a look at the fall than nearly prevented Moore from reaching the top of the podium.