A stumbling start for Austrian slopestyle rider Anna Gasser – literally

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Anna Gasser of Austria had been the top qualifier going into this morning’s women slopestyle snowboard final.

But just starting her first run of the day proved to be an adventure in itself for Gasser and a course worker, who went down the start hill to help her get back up it but narrowly avoided a fall himself.

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