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Czech slopestyle rider cracks helmet in final round crash

Sochi Olympics Snowboard Women

Czech Republic’s Sarka Pancochova holds her smashed helmet after she crashed during the women’s snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Sergei Grits

Today’s women’s snowboard slopestyle final (won by Jamie Anderson of the U.S.) took a scary turn when Czech Republic rider Sarka Pancochova took a hard fall in her second and last run.

VIDEO: Watch her scary fall

Pancochova was in medal contention before the fall, which saw her head whip back and hit the slope. Medical officials quickly tended to her when her slide stopped, but after a few moments, Pancochova got back up and completed the run to the relief and cheers of the crowd at Rosa Khutor.

(UPDATE: Pancochova says she’s “all good”)

Afterwards, it was revealed that her silver helmet had actually split open thanks to the impact on the fall.

Pancochova wound up fifth on the strength of her first run of the final, which netted a score of 86.25.

Sochi Olympics Snowboard Women

Czech Republic’s Sarka Pancochova holds her smashed helmet after she crashed during the women’s snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Sergei Grits

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

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

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