The sky is falling: Skier Hirscher nearly hit by crashing drone during slalom
The sky was falling on the slopes in Italy, as Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher was very close to being hit by a drone carrying a TV camera while making his second slalom run at an evening World Cup event.
Hirscher får nesten en drone i huet, greit med hjelm si! pic.twitter.com/aWrm1njExE
— Jørgen S. (@josellgren) December 22, 2015
The four-time defending overall champion Hirscher apparenty did not notice how close he was to being hit and finished his run in second behind Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.
A photo posted by Marcel Hirscher (@marcel__hirscher) on
Let’s just say he’s lucky he’s so fast for more than just podium reasons. Though Hirscher did end up reclaiming the overall World Cup lead from Aksel Lund Svindal with his finish. Here it is again, because it’s just that crazy:
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) December 22, 2015
The Associated Press contributed to this report.