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How Nobody Died In This Bobsled Wipeout Is Anybody’s Guess


My knowledge of two-woman bobsled pretty much consists of this: there’s two-woman bobsled? And, the sled is not supposed to go down the track this way.

In their training session on Sunday, Brazil’s Fabiana Santos and Sally da Silva flipped their ride about two-thirds into their run, sliding down the remainder of the track sideways. Bobsled is terrifying enough when you do it right — but when your head is adjacent to one of the walls, that’s a recipe for disaster. But thankfully no one was seriously hurt.

Surreal component of this: as you’re watching the potential tragedy unfold, they keep showing the running time.

Video here.

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