Olympic gold medalist in ski jump horror: Daniel-Andre Tande from Norway suffers from broken collarbone and falls into medical coma after losing control in the air and crashes
- The 27-year-old was participating in an individual competition on Thursday when he fell
- Tande lost control in the air, turned on his side and hit hard up the slope
- It bounced and tumbled a few hundred yards before coming to a stop
- He was put in a coma and flown to hospital, where doctors said he had a broken collarbone and his injuries were not life-threatening.
Norwegian ski jumping champion Daniel-Andre Tande was taken to hospital by helicopter after a terrible fall during the World Cup ski jumping in Slovenia.
The 27-year-old, who won gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, competed in the individual major hill jump competition in Ljubljana on Thursday when he lost control.
Terrifying video shows Tande spinning in mid-air and losing one of his skis before hitting the slope on his side, then bouncing and rolling hundreds of meters downhill.
Norwegian team officials said Tande had been placed in a medically induced coma before being flown by helicopter to a hospital in the Slovenian capital for treatment.
Norwegian Ski Jumping Champion Daniel-Andre Tande suffered a terrible fall during the World Cup Ski Jumping in Slovenia on Thursday
The 27-year-old lost control in mid-air, turned on his side, hit the slope hard and bounced and rolled a few hundred meters downhill
Tande, who won gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, had to be put into a medically induced coma after the accident and flown to hospital by helicopter.
Medics said he was treated on the ramp for nearly 30 minutes and given oxygen before boarding the helicopter.
Team bosses later said he had suffered a broken collarbone and would be kept in a coma for 24 hours while his condition is being assessed, but added that his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Dr. Tomislav Mirkovic, who treated Tande in the hospital, said on Thursday that the preliminary tests were “very positive” and will be repeated within 24 hours.
More results were expected on Friday afternoon, he said.
Team leader Clas Brede Brathen said: “We are extremely grateful for the highly professional first aid and medical care after the fall.
“The fall looked dramatic and we are relieved after the initial diagnosis that Daniel’s injuries are not life-threatening.”
Tande helped Norway claim gold in the men’s team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Team bosses said Tande suffered a broken collarbone, but initial tests were positive and his injuries are not life-threatening
Tande remains in a medically induced coma in the hospital where he is being monitored, and more tests will be done today
The fall came during the individual leg of the Ski Jumping World Cup, which took place this year near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.
Tande (file image) helped Norway claim gold in the men’s team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang