COLOR PHOTO: SHOMA FUJIWAKI/ASAHI SHIMBUN/AP
The more graceful and athletic they are, the more shocking--and,
often, costly--their falls, which is why Olympians are forever
skating on thin ice.
After the spectacular pileup that cost him a gold in the 1,000
meters, Apolo Ohno (helmet 369) said, "This is short track. This
is the sport I live for."