Clyclist Annamiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands was in the lead, holding off a pack of challengers in the final stages of the women's road race on Sunday on Copacabana beach, before suffering a scary crash during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Van Vleuten was trying to make a quick, right turn on a steep corner, but was going a bit too fast. She toppled over the front of her handle bars and hit her head on the pavement. Thankfully, she was wearing a helmet and was somehow unharmed.
BBC presenter Dan Walker tweeted that the 33-year-old cyclist was "OK," nothing she was "conscious but in shock say the Dutch federation."
Annemiek van Vleuten who crashed in the #RoadRace is ok. Conscious but in shock say the Dutch federation.— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 7, 2016
The Unicon Cycliste International gave an update on her condition via Twitter, saying, ".@AvVleuten continues to be under examination but apparently no serious medical problem. Thank you to all medical staff and UCI Commissaires."
.@AvVleuten continues to be under examination but apparently no serious medical problem. Thank you to all medical staff and UCI Commissaires— UCIWomenCycling (@UCIWomenCycling) August 7, 2016
You can see the crash here. Her teammate Anna van der Breggen won the gold medal after a furious chase down the home stretch of the race.