Winter Olympics 2018: Snowboarder Yuto Totsuka taken to hospital after ugly crash

Totsuka suffered "no big injury" except pain in his hip after a nasty crash during his second run of the men's halfpipe competition.

Japan snowboarder Yuto Totsuka was taken to the hospital Wednesday after a nasty crash during his second run of the men's halfpipe competition at the Winter Olympics.

According to Japan’s press officer, via USA Today, Totsuka suffered "no big injury" except pain in his hip.

Totsuka crashed while attempting a double-cork jump. The 16-year-old bounced off the lip of the halfpipe and fell over 20 feet, sliding down face-first.

Although Totsuka was moving, he wasn't able to get up on his own. Medics quickly attended to him and he was taken off the mountain on a stretcher.


Totsuka was in ninth place after his first run.