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A stumbling start for Austrian slopestyle rider Anna Gasser - literally

Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 2

competes in the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Cameron Spencer

Anna Gasser of Austria had been the top qualifier going into this morning’s women slopestyle snowboard final.

But just starting her first run of the day proved to be an adventure in itself for Gasser and a course worker, who went down the start hill to help her get back up it but narrowly avoided a fall himself.

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