French skier Max Muzaton has left the sporting world in disbelief after one of the luckiest escapes you're ever likely to see.
The Frenchman was competing at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Italy's Cortina d’Ampezzo, when disaster struck.
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Travelling at an eye-watering speed of around 112km/h, Muzaton looked destined for a particularly nasty accident when he came unstuck on one of his turns.
Muzaton hit an edge which caused one of his skis to give way, before crashing face-first into the snow.
The 30-year-old Olympian then bounced off the snow and spun 180-degrees in the air at incredibly high speed.
Muzaton somehow managed to keep his composure and stick a barely believable backwards landing, before spinning another 180-degrees to face forwards.
The Frenchman's relief was clear for all to see as he finally came to a stop at the bottom of the run.
How the skier escaped unscathed from an incident that could quite easily have left him in a wheelchair was anyone's guess.
The official Twitter page for the Tokyo Olympic Games described it as the 'most incredible save in alpine skiing history'.
Terrifying close call leaves viewers in disbelief
Unsurprisingly, the remarkable incident sent social media into an absolute frenzy.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) February 14, 2021
— Chalet ❄️ Club (@ChaletClub2021) February 14, 2021
INCREDIBLE SAVE as French skier Max Muzaton ‘takes backwards skiing to new levels’ in the men's downhill at #cortina2021. @BBCSport #Skisunday “he’ll be pleased he went for dark ski pants today!” 😬 😂 pic.twitter.com/q8WtfIBrpu
— KING.I.AN (@KingIan) February 14, 2021
This is an absolutely wild recovery....this guy grew up as a kid in the ski park!!! https://t.co/dT2Vd4kwQe
— Paul Jozefak (@pjozefak) February 14, 2021
That’s an instant qualification for next year’s Knuckle Huck at X Games Aspen, Maxence Muzaton. What a save! https://t.co/Th6ynzXOOL
— skauniversal (@skauniversal) February 14, 2021
— Eemeli (@LosBrolin) February 14, 2021
Maxence Muzaton with the most wtf recovery EVER. Unbelievable. #Cortina
— wayne_inc (@wayne_inc) February 14, 2021
Could have been horrendous.
Luck and skill combined with amazing core strength ensured it wasnt.
Alpine Ski World Championships 2021: Maxence Muzaton saves himself from crash - https://t.co/GNCMu7hV5v
— ⚘Phil; Hearts on my Sleeve.💙 (@A_Guy_on_Here) February 14, 2021
Acrobat of the year! 🏆#fisalpine
— Christian P Paasche (@TV2Paasche) February 14, 2021