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Skier Sofia Goggia Hits Head During Violent Crash, Caught on Video

Added 01-24-22 01:17:02pm EST - “Video captured Olympic gold medal skier Sofia Goggia crashing during a downhill run, sending her flying through the air. Thankfully, she avoided catastrophic injury.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “Skier Sofia Goggia Hits Head During Violent Crash, Caught on Video”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Scary moment for Olympic gold medalist Sofia Goggia ... the alpine skier banged her head and busted her leg during a violent crash at the World Cup on Sunday -- just weeks before she's supposed to defend her title at the winter games in Beijing.

The frightening incident was caught on video ... showing the 29-year-old going full speed downhill at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Super-G event.

Sofia Goggia won 8 of her last 9 downhills and, up until this morning, was probably the biggest Olympic gold-medal favorite in Alpine skiing. Now she has to come back from this crash, and a litany of leg injuries, in three weeks for the Olympic downhill. https://t.co/Atn4Tl9dtA pic.twitter.com/3EfatEa96u

Everything appeared normal until the Italian skier lost control on a turn ... sending Goggia flying through the air.

Goggia -- who was wearing a helmet -- eventually landed and slid headfirst down the mountain before finally coming to a complete stop.

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